5. Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH)
5.1. Following the EESSH consultation in 2012 it was agreed that social landlords were well placed to act as forerunners for the housing sector due to their ability to plan and manage improvement programmes. It was also recognised that action was required for private sector housing and a working group was set up to develop regulations for a consultation to set minimum energy efficiency standards for private rented housing. Development of EESSH was directed by a stakeholder working group throughout, with representatives from individual local authority and Registered Social Landlords, their representatives and other key stakeholders. Social landlords, individual tenants, tenants groups and other stakeholders also took the opportunity to engage in the consultation process.
5.2. When EESSH was introduced in 2014, a review was proposed for 2017 to assess progress towards the 2020 target and to consider future milestones and activity post 2020. The EESSH Review Group was set up in March 2017 and recommended the proposals contained within the EESSH2 consultation. The Review will be completed following the conclusion of the EESSH2 consultation and confirmation of its outcomes.