Impact Evaluation and Research

Impact Evaluation

Our Impact Evaluation service offers proportionate, tailored and cost-effective solutions. We are experts in evaluation that combines social and technical data, including assessing the effectiveness of energy efficiency and renewable technology measures. We develop an appropriate framework and methodology, and use the findings to present innovative solutions to improve future projects.

In 2022-23, our Impact Evaluation team:

  • Worked on 34 projects, ten more than in 2021-22 (42% increase)
  • Reached out to over 1,700 householders, 24% more than in 2021-22
  • Increased temperature and humidity monitoring Area Based Schemes by 73% compared to 2021-22
  • Reported on Area Based Schemes for four clients
  • Commenced or continued data collection 14 Area Based Schemes across six clients


Our Research team provides bespoke research to understand complex challenges and provide recommendations for governments, businesses, local authorities, social housing providers, community organisations and others.

We work with organisations to help them make decisions on a range of topics, such as:

  • Understanding the impacts of different energy efficiency and low carbon technologies
  • Protecting vulnerable consumers
  • Facilitating a just transition to net zero
  • Financing home upgrades across housing tenures
  • Understanding and overcoming supply chain challenges.

Click here to download a PDF version of our Impact Evaluation and Research report for 2022/23.

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A Perfect Storm: Fuel Poverty in Rural Scotland

Our report ‘A Perfect Storm: Fuel Poverty in Rural Scotland’ highlighted that fuel poverty is disproportionately high in rural Scotland. The report looked at the extent of this inequality, its drivers, and the health and the social impacts of this.

Read the report

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