Home Energy Efficiency Equity Loan pilot: homeowner feedback survey - analysis of responses

Impartial analysis of the independent survey of homeowners who participated in the pilot. The analysis covers the impact that the measures implemented had on wellbeing and energy bills, the carbon reductions achieved and homeowner experience of the Equity Loan process and offer. Read the call for evidence: https://www.gov.scot/publications/equity-loan-scheme-call-evidence/pages/1/

Appendix 1: List of eligible measures

  • Repairs that reduce heat loss through the building fabric and/or reduce damp or moisture penetration
  • Insulation (including the external wall, internal wall, cavity wall, lofts, rooms in roofs, flat roof, underfloor and primary pipework)
  • External doors
  • Solar (PV, thermal and PVT)
  • Warm air unit
  • Draught proofing
  • Electrical storage heaters
  • Hot water tanks
  • Heating controls
  • Double glazing (new or replacement) and secondary glazing
  • Radiator panels
  • Gas connection (to the mains or to a district heating system)
  • Repairs to existing systems (if this is more cost-effective than a full replacement)
  • Gas, oil or LPG boiler
  • Biomass boilers and stoves
  • Low energy lighting
  • Heat pumps (air source, ground source and water source)
  • Works that improve water efficiency
  • Roof structure, coverings and flashings
  • Rainwater goods
  • Chimney stacks and heads (including removal)
  • Work to eradicate rising and penetrating damp
  • External wall repairs including finishes
  • Work required to make god plaster and/or decoration after a repair
  • Active and passive ventilation systems
  • Repairs considered essential to allow an approved measure to be carried out, for example if re-wiring is needed to allow electrically powered energy efficiency measures to be installed
  • Wet and dry rot
  • Other repairs to be considered on a case by case basis (not including purely cosmetic)


Email: heatinhomesequityloan@gov.scot

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