Heat in Buildings delivery report: 2019-2020

Seventh annual summary report of the HIBs (formerly HEEPS) programme which includes the outcomes achieved from the 2019-2020 programme and an overview of cumulative progress since 2013.

2. Warmer Homes Scotland

Warmer Homes Scotland (WHS) is the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme. It is at the forefront of the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle fuel poverty by providing home energy efficiency measures to households who are living in, or at risk of fuel poverty. The scheme achieves this by providing measures, including insulation and heating measures including renewables and micro generation, to those households who are most in need of help to heat their homes.

Warmer Homes Scotland takes a ‘whole house’ approach to energy efficiency, often installing multiple measures to ensure homes are warmer and more affordable to heat. More than 40 measures are available under this scheme including new energy efficient boilers combined with thermostatic heating controls, Air Source Heat Pumps, Solar PV, loft cavity insulation and energy efficient glazed doors.

The Scottish Government invested £24,000,000 in WHS projects in 2019/20. Throughout the year, WHS installed 21,129 measures in 3,607 households with an average annual fuel saving of £296 per household.

Measures Delivered by Warmer Homes Scotland 2019/20
A bar chart showing measures delivered by WHS throughout 2019/20. WHS installed 3313 heating systems and reported another 17109 under ‘other measures’. These types of measures include hot water systems, room thermostats, fire and smoke alarms and more.


Email: SGareabasedschemes@gov.scot

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