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Introduction to Home Analytics Scotland

Home Analytics Scotland provides essential data on the Scottish housing stock. This data is provided down to the address level and is available to the Scottish Government and local authorities in Scotland to assist them in developing, targeting and delivering policies, schemes and programmes designed to:

  • improve energy efficiency
  • install renewable microgeneration technologies
  • alleviate fuel poverty.

The core datasets that make up Home Analytics Scotland are:

  • Energy Performance Certificate data
  • Home Energy Efficiency Database (HEED) data
  • Energy Saving Trust Home Energy Check (HEC) data
  • Ordnance Survey AddressBase, MasterMap Topography layer and StreetMap data
  • Scotland Gas Networks data
  • Scottish Census data
  • Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) data.

Home Analytics Scotland contains elements of HEED but is designed to provide a more comprehensive profile of the housing stock, taking into account every address and systematically accounting for skews and biases in the underlying datasets.

What sort of data is available in Home Analytics Scotland?

The following data variables are available in Home Analytics:

UPRN, address and location Property type
Property tenure Property age
Building footprint (m2) and height (m) Number of dwellings in building
Total floor area (m2) Number of habitable rooms
Listed building grade Conservation area
Wall construction and insulation Loft insulation and presence of room in roof
Glazing type Exposure to wind driven rain
Multi-storey building (>3 storeys) Narrow uninsulated cavity risk
Primary and secondary fuel type Boiler efficiency band
Cylinder insulation type and thickness Energy efficiency (SAP) rating and band
Total energy consumption (kWh/year) RdSAP fuel bill (£/year)
Meter type RdSAP CO2 emissions (tCO2/year)
EESSH compliance Probability of being in excess cold
Potential for solar PV system Potential for solar thermal system
Potential for ASHP Potential for GSHP
Potential for biomass boiler Potential for wind turbine
Roof orientation (compass point) Solar PV potential (kWh/kWp pa)
Wind speed at 10m above ground level Size of adjoining parcels
Distance to next dwelling Distance to gas grid (m)
ECO CSCO eligibility ECO HHCRO eligibility 
SIMD income domain  Vulnerable circumstances indicators
(children, elderly, economically inactive)
Probability of being in fuel poverty EPC marketing opt-out

Who can access Home Analytics Scotland datasets?

Home Analytics Scotland can be accessed by individuals from any of the following organisations engaged in activities related to the energy efficiency of Scotland's housing stock:

  • Central and Local Government
  • Registered Social Landlords (RSLs)
  • Organisations contracted by any of the above to carry out domestic energy efficiency related projects (provided that an individual from the contracting organisation requests the account on behalf of the commercial organisation).

Because of the restrictions outlined in the agreements for obtaining the data, access to Home Analytics Scotland is not available to:

  • Individuals from commercial organisations
  • Individuals from organisations intending to use this data for anything other than activities related to the assessment and improvement of the energy efficiency of the Scottish housing stock.

How do I access Home Analytics Scotland datasets?

Home Analytics Scotland is accessed securely through the Local Homes Portal. The Local Homes Portal represents a centralized data hub for Home Analytics, HEED and EPC data that is designed to be accessed by a variety of users (e.g., householders, local authority users, supply chain users, etc.). In order to access Home Analytics data, users need to login to the portal.

Home Analytics Scotland users can have two levels of portal access:

  • Reporting access (can download Excel reports and run aggregated or address-level queries).
  • GIS access (reporting access plus use of the ArcGIS Online mapping tool).

Prospective users of Home Analytics Scotland are required to sign a Data Sharing Agreement with the Energy Saving Trust before access is granted. The recipient is then responsible for ensuring that use of the data complies with the terms of the Data Sharing Agreement which reflects the restrictions placed on use of the underlying datasets.

For more information, please contact the Local Homes Portal team at Login details will be supplied to you when your account has been setup.


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