The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) was launched by the Scottish Government in March 2014. The EESSH will contribute towards the carbon emissions reduction targets set by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) will monitor and report on social landlords’ compliance with the EESSH. From 2015/16, we will expect all social landlords to submit data to us on their compliance with the EESSH on an annual basis.
The EESSH categorises the property and fuel types by which housing stock should be apportioned, and sets out the ratings to be achieved by each property. Full details on the property types, fuel types and ratings which make up the EESSH are available on the Scottish Government’s website here, landlords should review this in conjunction with our Technical Guidance.
Our Technical Guidance for landlords
The Technical Guidance sets out information on our approach to monitoring compliance; the arrangements for landlords reporting data to SHR on an annual basis; and the reporting indicators which will make up the annual data return:
A copy of the data template that landlords complete electronically is available here.