From July to October 2021, the Scottish Government issued a consultation on Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) reform. Proposals included renaming the current metrics and adding a third metric such that EPCs display separate ratings for energy efficiency, cost, and carbon emissions. The consultation asked for responses to seven specific questions. Each has been analysed and the summary of responses will be outlined individually in this document. This summary report outlines the key findings from the EPC Reform consultation responses. It does not provide an updated Scottish Government position.
In the consultation, we advised that there would be three stages of consultation on EPCs. Following a review of consultation responses, further research and wider consideration of heat in buildings policy, the structure of our planned consultation has been modified. Stages two and three of the EPC consultation, and our final proposed policy position, will be provided in the planned consultation on our proposed regulatory framework for heat and energy efficiency. This is due to be published within the next year.
Profile of Consultation Respondents
A total of 65 respondents returned their views on the seven consultation questions. Responses came from sectors as outlined in the table below.
|Number of Responses
|Percentage of Total
|Industry and manufacturers
|Housing providers and representative bodies
Not every respondent replied to every question. Details are provided for individual questions at the appropriate section.
The consultation was developed by the Scottish Government and was hosted online on Citizen Space between 23 July and 8 October 2021. Responses received were collated into the Scottish Government database. The analysis was carried out systematically, with reviews of each qualitative answer examined and key themes identified. These have been amalgamated and summarised.
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