The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH)

The Sustainable Housing Strategy (SHS) sets out a vision for warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes and energy efficiency has a major part to play in achieving that vision. The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) has been developed to help improve the energy efficiency of the social housing stock in Scotland and we are working with the private sector too. Read more...

Minimum SAP ratings to pass the EESSH

  EE Rating (SAP 2009) EE Rating (SAP 2012)
Dwelling type Gas Electric Gas Electric
Flats 69 65 69 63
Four-in-a-block 65 65 65 62
Houses (other than detached) 69 65 69 62
Detached 60 60 60 57

Property before energy efficiency measures installed.

Example property – mid floor flat, cavity wall before external insulation installed. EPC-EE rating 63 (image courtesy of IRT Surveys)

Property after energy efficiency measures installed.

Example property – mid floor flat, cavity wall after external insulation installed. EPC-EE rating 76 (image courtesy of IRT Surveys)