Consultation on the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing post-2020 (EESSH2)

Closes 27 Jul 2018

Opened 2 May 2018


The Consultation on the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing post-2020 (EESSH2) will be a critical part of Energy Efficient Scotland, and realising its vision that by 2040 our homes and buildings are warmer, greener and more efficient.

It will build on progress already underway in the social housing sector throughout Scotland, with three quarters of the social housing stock already meeting the energy efficiency ratings in the first EESSH milestone set for December 2020.

EESSH2 proposes a longer term approach to removing poor energy efficiency as a driver for fuel poverty in social housing, and we are seeking views on proposals to set a challenging and aspirational target to maximise the number of social rented homes meeting an EPC band B by 2032.

Why We Are Consulting

When EESSH was launched in 2014, a review was proposed for 2017 to assess progress towards the 2020 target and consider future milestones beyond 2020. Phase 1 of the Review assessed progress and concluded with publication of revised EESSH Guidance for Social Landlords in December 2017. Phase 2 of the Review considered milestones and activity post 2020, with the EESSH Review Group recommending the proposals set out in this public consultation. We want to hear your views on these proposals for new milestones for the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing. Your responses will help inform how we continue to improve energy efficiency in social housing in Scotland.

Download the consultation paper.

With support from the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) and the Tenants Information Service (TIS) we are organising a number of events aimed at social tenants and social housing landlords. These will be held throughout the country - TPAS and TIS will be promoting these events.

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