Regulator publishes new indicators for monitoring social landlords’ performance against the Energy Efficiency Standard


26 March 2021

The Scottish Housing Regulator today published the indicators it will use to monitor social landlords’ performance against Energy Efficiency Standard for Scottish Social Housing (EESSH).

This follows consultation with tenants, landlords, and others with an interest in social housing. The indicators set out the information landlords need to provide to demonstrate their performance against the Standard.

The Scottish Government’s milestone for all social homes to meet the Standard is 31 December 2032.

Ian Brennan, Director of Regulation, said "The Energy Efficiency Standard is important to ensure tenants and their families have warm, affordable homes. Monitoring performance against the standard is an important priority for us.

“We’ve kept the number of indicators to a minimum to make the collection of information as simple as possible. We’ve also reflected the temporary exemption category of ‘acute housing need’ added by the Scottish Government to acknowledge the pressures landlords may face, particularly in rural areas.

“Consultation respondents showed broad support for our proposals. The vast majority said we are asking about the right things.

“In the Summer, we will publish technical guidance to support landlords to make their first return under the new indicators on 31 May 2022. I’d like to thank all of the tenants, landlords and others who responded to our consultation.”

Read the consultation outcome

See the EESSH indicators for social landlords for returns due on 31 May 2022

See all of the documents and responses 

Notes to editors

  1. The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. Its objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and others who use local authority and RSL housing services. The Regulator operates independently of Scottish Ministers and is accountable directly to the Scottish Parliament. It assumed its full regulatory responsibilities on 1 April 2012. The Regulator consists of the Chair and six Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at
  2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.
  3. The Scottish Government guidance on the EESSH is available on its website Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH): guidance for social landlords (revised February 2019) - (


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