Energy Efficient Scotland consultation: Improving energy efficiency in owner occupied homes
The Alliance submitted its response to the most recent Energy Efficient Scotland consultation, strongly supporting the introduction of a legally-binding energy efficiency standards for owner-occupied housing. This will make homes warmer, healthier and more affordable to heat – addressing both climate change and fuel poverty targets.
For this to succeed, it is essential for the standard to be introduced with a five year lead in period, with engagement, advice and financial support mechanisms in place, as well as quality assurance and supply chain support and training to prepare for the growth in demand.
To inform its response, the Alliance commissioned Catrin Maby, a consultant with strong expertise in Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and energy policy more generally, to write a report exploring the questions in the consultation. The full report can be found here Energy Performance Standards in owner-occupied homes_FINAL_April 2020