Energy Efficiency Standard

An overview of the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing in North Lanarkshire

House with SAP rating

The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) was introduced by the Scottish Government to improve the overall energy efficiency of social housing by 2020.  To achieve this, a minimum energy rating was introduced for gas or electric heated social rented homes. 

The standard will help reduce the amount of heat loss from our housing stock.  This will reduce the amount of energy you need to heat your home, making it warmer and will also reduce carbon emissions which contribute to climate change.  

If your home does not already meet the standard we will look at what we can do.  For example, we might change your boiler to a condensing boiler, fit heating controls or top up your loft insulation.  Below is a guide to the summary table for EESSH. 

Energy Efficiency Ratings

Dwelling typeEE Rating (SAP 2009)EE Rating (SAP 2012)
4 in block flats65656562
Houses (other than detached)69656962
Detached Houses60606057


Over the next 5 years, we will focus on the homes that do not already meet this standard.  For more information about the standard please refer to:  Tenants Guide to the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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