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.

3. Energy Efficiency Loans

The Scottish Government’s energy efficiency loans schemes are open to all households across Scotland, helping to deliver a range of energy efficiency measures. The various loan schemes are set out below.

Home Energy Scotland (HES) Loans launched in May 2017 offering owner occupiers and some private sector landlords interest free loans of up to £15,000 per property, for the installation of a variety of eligible energy efficiency measures such as solid wall insulation, double-glazing or a new boiler and other improvements. The HES loan also includes (from 2017 onwards) the previous Energy Efficiency and Renewables Loan which supports the installation of renewables measures in Scottish domestic properties.

Registered Social Landlords (RSL) Loans offer interest free loan funding of up to £1 million to RSLs to support the installation of energy efficiency measures for their stock. The scheme is open to all eligible social landlords in Scotland. Successful applications cover bids for funding the installation of solid wall insulation or hard to treat cavity wall insulation and/or energy efficient heating systems to assist them in achieving the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing.

The Equity Loan is a pilot programme designed to help homeowners and private landlords make energy improvements and repairs to their properties. The Energy Saving Trust partnered with local Care and Repair to deliver this scheme. Care and Repair services have remained on hand to support householders throughout the process.

Delivery of Loans 2019/20

HES Loan

  • Households Receiving a Loan 1478
  • Measures Installed 1804

RSL Loan

  • RSLs Receiving a Loan 3
  • Measures Installed 247

Equity Loan

  • Application Forms Issued 192
  • Loans Offered 44


Email: SGareabasedschemes@gov.scot

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