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Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES): phase 1 pilots - technical evaluation

Findings from the technical evaluation of the first phase of LHEES pilots, in which 12 local authorities participated between September 2017 and March 2018.


Appendix A. Data sets utilised

Data Set Description Source Publicly Available Free of Charge
Ordnance Survey Master Map The definitive and authoritative source of highly detailed geographic data of Great Britain. This is a core foundation for spatial data mapping. It is provided under licence through Ordnance Survey (OS). The Scottish Public Sector can access and share OS data free of charge through the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA). https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/mastermap-products.html Yes No
One Scotland Gazetteer The national address gazetteer brings together address information from local authorities and Ordnance Survey to create a 'national address gazetteer database', providing one definitive source of accurate publicly-owned spatial address data for the whole of the public sector. To deliver this, the Local Government Group and Ordnance Survey have entered into a joint venture partnership, 'GeoPlace™', from which address products have been created. This provides the building Unique Property Reference Number, often shortened to UPRN, that is the anchor for allowing all building data to be linked and thereby be used in this work. This is made publicly available through the One Scotland Gazetteer - an address database made up of all 32 individual local authority gazetteers. All addresses are created in accordance with the national standard for addressing, BS7666:2006 and the Scottish Gazetteer Conventions. Key features include: Spatially referenced address records and Property lifecycle details. https://data.gov.uk/dataset/national-address-gazetteer Yes Commercial license required. Available to OSMA members.
Built and Historic Heritage Data Such as Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Gardens and Designated Landscapes, Scheduled Monuments. https://www.historicenvironment.scot/ Yes Yes
Natural Heritage Protected under the Sites of Special Scientific Interest. https://www.nature.scot/information-library-data-and-research/snhi-data-services Yes Yes
Scottish Census 2011 Provides a snapshot of the Scottish population to guide future planning and provision of services. Census output area is the lowest level of geography for which statistical outputs from Scotland's Census 2011 are generally available. A census output area averages around 50 households and 100 residents. http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/ Yes Yes
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) The Scottish Government's official tool to identify areas of multiple deprivation in Scotland. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland in a consistent way. It allows effective targeting of policies and funding where the aim is to wholly or partly tackle or take account of area concentrations of multiple deprivation. SIMD ranks small areas (called Data Zones) from most deprived (ranked 1) to least deprived (ranked 6,976). People using SIMD will often focus on the Data Zones below a certain rank, for example, the 5%, 10%, 15% or 20% most deprived Data Zones in Scotland. SIMD provides a wealth of information to help improve the understanding about the outcomes and circumstances of people living in the most deprived areas in Scotland. http://simd.scot/2016 Yes Yes
Scotland Heat Map A framework of data provided both as separate linked datasets and as collated layers and combined datasets showing existing heat demand in Scotland. The Scotland Heat Map contains data on Scotland's circa 2.8 million buildings (covering both domestic and non-domestic), energy generation and supply opportunities, district heat networks, geothermal energy and social housing. It is owned, created and updated by the Scottish Government. A building level version of the dataset is provided under agreement to all Scottish local authorities. This data can then be used or sub-licenced to enable planning for energy and heat. A public interactive web version of the Scotland Heat Map is also available. Scottish Government No Yes
Home Analytics Provided by the Energy Saving Trust through funding from the Scottish Government. It provides a profile of the domestic building stock, with data regarding energy efficiency, micro renewable technologies and alleviation of fuel poverty. It is available under agreement to named public bodies. A significant portion of the dataset is based on modelled or extrapolated data. http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/businesses-organisations/data-services/home-analytics No Yes
Energy Performance Certificates

The Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register (SEPCR) is the data repository for energy performance data used in the production of Energy Performance Certificates in Scotland. This data is lodged to the SEPCR by registered Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Assessors registered with one of the Approved Organisations appointed by Scottish Ministers. A basic dataset containing key environmental data from all current lodged EPCs is now published and available in csv format on the Scottish Government website. This contains each element of energy and environmental information presented in the current EPC and Recommendations Report formats taken from a full data extract made in May 2017. A separate dataset is published for domestic EPCs and for non-domestic EPCs.

More detailed data was made available for the purposes of this project through a data sharing agreement with the Scottish Government.

https://www.scottishepcregister.org.uk/ https://www.gov.scot/epc Yes Yes
Assessor Data This is data collected for assessing council tax and business rates. It is the most comprehensive set of building data held by the public sector in Scotland. From local authority heat map data (not provided through national heat map dataset). No Yes
Local Authority There are a wide range of datasets collected and managed by the local authorities themselves. These can in some cases have significantly more detailed information than national datasets. Coverage of data may be limited and not always cover the whole authority boundary or interests. Data may be only collected once and not subsequently available as updates in future years. The data can be made available under agreement. Data is likely to only be shared in a non-personal data format. To be requested from the relevant local authority No Yes
Changeworks Fuel Poverty Map The Changeworks Fuel Poverty Map was produced using data from the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) and the Census 2011. The variables from the SHCS were analysed to see which of them were best in predicting fuel poverty. From this we found that, in order of their weighting, the following variables would predict fuel poverty levels best:
1. Unemployment status (highest income householder is under 60 and unemployed)
2. Households with single pensioners (households with one adult resident aged over 65, if a man, or over 60, if a woman)
3. Number of properties with an EPC lower than D
4. Long-term illness of householders (highest income householder)
5. Households looking after family members (highest income householder)
6. Central heating system other than gas or electricity.
To be requested from Changeworks No No

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Email: emily.creamer@gov.scot

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