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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21552: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) social housing, (b) private rented sector and (c) owner occupier properties do not currently have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least band C.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 26 February 2019

Estimates of the number and percentage of households at each EPC energy efficiency band are published annually in the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) Key Findings report. The most recent data for 2017, published in December 2018, estimates that 45% of social sector dwellings, representing around 279,000 dwellings, had an EPC energy efficiency rating below C. The equivalent figure in the private rented sector stood at 61% of occupied dwellings (212,000 dwellings), and 62% (930,000 dwellings) for owner-occupied dwellings. These figures are summarised in Table 1.

Table 1: Grouped EPC Band by Broad Tenure in 2017, SAP 2012. SHCS 2017.

 

EPC band

 

C or above

Below C

 

000s

%

000s

%

Owner occupied

561

38%

930

62%

Private rented

135

39%

212

61%

Social sector

347

55%

279

45%