Energy Efficient Scotland Consultation: Making our homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient

Closed 27 Jul 2018

Opened 2 May 2018

Published Responses

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Energy Efficient Scotland will span 20 years and is aimed at delivering improvements in energy efficiency and low carbon energy. Energy Efficient Scotland has two key objectives; to remove poor energy efficiency as a driver for fuel poverty and to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions in line with the targets set out in Scotland’s Climate Change Plan.

Energy Efficient Scotland will set out a framework for energy standards for buildings. The main purpose of this consultation is to detail the proposed framework and gather the views of organisations and individuals on feasibility and delivery mechanisms. This consultation builds on earlier consultations on energy efficiency and fuel poverty. A Route Map has been produced giving a more holistic overview of the timelines, measures and practicalities involved in Energy Efficient Scotland. The Route Map should be read alongside this consultation.

Why We Are Consulting

Energy Efficient Scotland will require minimum energy efficiency targets to be met by all buildings in Scotland and so it is vital that the views of individuals and public bodies are taken into consideration and used to shape the programme. We are gathering your responses to ensure that the Energy Efficient Scotland framework is both supported and deliverable. This consultation is not simply a tick-box exercise and so we encourage you to share any views, ideas or concerns that you may have regarding this consultation.

Download the consultation paper.

What Happens Next

This consultation has now closed. We are currently analysing responses submitted through Citizen Space, email and at stakeholder engagement events. We will provide a link to our consultation analysis report in due course. These responses will be used to shape the Energy Efficient Scotland framework, to ensure that it is feasible and that it meets the specific needs of each of the groups that it affects.



  • People of Scotland


  • Business, Industry and Innovation
  • Building and Planning
  • Children and Families
  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Economy
  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Health and Social Care
  • Housing and Regeneration
  • Work and Skills