Edinburgh Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Delivery Plan

Closed 4 Mar 2024

Opened 19 Dec 2023

Results updated 1 May 2024

Thanks to those who took part in our consultation.  We received 174 responses. The responses are being assessed and a draft consultation report has been written. The actual Edinburgh Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Delivery Plan will be updated over the coming months to reflect the consultation results, stakeholder engagement and changing regulatory and funding landscape and will be re-presented to the Policy and Sustainability Committee later this year.


The Edinburgh Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) and Delivery Plan aim to:

  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Reduce fuel poverty

The Edinburgh LHEES identifies where and how to adapt buildings to reduce emissions and identifies potential heat network zones.

The Delivery Plan concentrates on actions between 2024 to 2028. It prioritises areas where actions may be easier, cheaper, or have a known outcome. For example, adding loft insultation means less heat escapes through the loft.

Actions are designed to be achievable under current policy, economic and operational restraints. The Delivery Plan covers preparation, followed by learning and piloting phases, and activity increases as resources permit.

You can view the Edinburgh LHEES and Delivery Plan here.

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Please contact Interpretation and Translation Service (ITS) on its@edinburgh.gov.uk and quote reference number 23-9364.


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