Local heat and energy efficiency strategy (LHEES)

In line with Scottish Goverment guidance, we have prepared a

The LHEES sets a plan for decarbonising heat in buildings in Edinburgh and improving their energy efficiency. The LHEEDP sets out the first stage of actions for delivering this strategy.

The LHEES and LHEEDP have been published following approval by the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee on the 15 December 2023.

The consultation for the Edinburgh LHEES and delivery plan ran until the 3 March 2024. An updated Edinburgh LHEES and delivery plan which considers the response will be presented to Councillors in due course.

An interactive map, showing the different zones established in the LHEES is under development. A draft version of the map is available to view here. 

Similar to the LHEES is the Climate ready Edinburgh plan. The plan explains why we need to adapt our city to the impacts of climate change including the most up-to-date projections of how Edinburgh’s climate is likely to change in the future, the impacts of this and the implications this has for the city.

Find out more about heat networks and building assessment reports.

Contact local heat and energy efficiency strategy