Know your home

Homes can have an energy rating,like appliances.

Home energy Scotland will give you an eneergy report at no cost.     0808 808 2282.

If you sell your home you need a full Energy Performance Certificate. Your estate agent may do it..

Why the contribution is important

Better energy eficiency of homes will help us use less fuel. Currently most  homes are level D while the government would like all to be C or better

by MJMcD0ugall on September 06, 2020 at 07:35PM

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  • Posted by MJMcD0ugall September 06, 2020 at 19:37

    Current should say level D
  • Posted by Yvonne_CEC September 09, 2020 at 09:34

    Hi, thanks for your idea. I've edited your idea to include level "D". This information is useful, thank you.
  • Posted by Voiceofreason September 09, 2020 at 14:31

    How many people actually care about the energy rating of a property when purchasing - has anyone actually undertaken any research to determine whether or not this is a metric that anyone looks at and which is therefore just a waste of money for a seller to have to incorporate into the property report.

    More importantly, what would be the average cost of upgrading a property from D to C and how many tonnes of emissions would that generate versus how many tonnes of emissions could it save? If there's no realistic return, then there's no point in investing.

    As an example, the Tram business case (written by a relative of the brothers Grimm) gushed enthusiastically about "modal change" as a benefit. Unfortunately, nobody bothered to tot up the emissions generated by building the tram infrastructure and manufacturing and transporting the trains so that EVEN if any figures (let alone credible ones) were produced to show how many kilos or tonnes are being saved per year, it would be impossible to gauge whether it will take centuries or millennia for a net benefit to result.
  • Posted by Mmunro49 January 22, 2021 at 15:17

    I bought my house based on its energy rating (C), it’s aspect for solar panels, it’s south facing garden. It’s a house in a cheap part of Edinburgh. The overheads, are small as the parts of it are made from easily replaceable materials. It’s well insulated. While it’s true, the legacy of Edinburgh’s past is old buildings that cost a lot to run and are expensive to upgrade, if you look carefully there are accommodations that do fulfil our needs and our Carbon foot print:)

    But we do have a long way to go, either to create more Carbon neutral self sufficient houses or offsetting that Carbon footprint in other ways.
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