HEED is a database of recorded activity which provides information on work which has been completed in the housing stock. However, HEED does not make any attempt to model the rest of the housing stock, limiting its ability to enable the targeting of future interventions.
Energy Saving Trust therefore developed Home Analytics, a statistically modelled profile of Scottish housing stock, to provide a picture of all homes and their likely property characteristics, energy efficiency potential, renewable energy potential and householder demographics/eligibility.
The analysis uses data from:
- the EPC Register
- other relevant datasets, such as the Scottish House Condition survey and Index of Multiple Deprivation
- datasets from other partners.
This is coupled with several statistical and geospatial modelling techniques to predict the characteristics of every home in an area at address level.
The model allows assessment of the numbers and location, down to address level, of potential opportunities for retrofit and to target interventions effectively. It is designed to assist local authorities to take maximum advantage of opportunities presented by HEEPS:ABS, ECO, the Green Deal, and renewables funding schemes.