The social rented sector plays a fundamental role in providing genuinely affordable housing. High quality, energy efficient social housing is vital to Scotland’s communities. Scottish Government data shows that the energy efficiency of housing in the social rented sector has improved over recent years. However, while there have been some reductions in fuel poverty in this sector, the number of households in fuel poverty remains stubbornly high and greater than the national fuel poverty rate.
CAS welcomes the Scottish Government's proposals to further improve energy efficiency standards in social housing, and this publication sets out our detailed responses to its consultation on an energy efficiency standard for social housing post-2020.