An estimated 1.48 million households currently live in homes rated below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C, according to data compiled for the Existing Homes Alliance. That is 62 per cent of the approximately 2.42 million households in Scotland. There are seven parliamentary constituencies in Scotland where more than 75 per cent of households are estimated to be living in a cold home: Na h-Eileanan an Iar; Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch; Caithness, Sutherland and Ross; Shetland Islands; Orkney Islands; Argyll and Bute ; Banffshire and Buchan Coast. The Western Isles is the worst affected area with an estimated 88 per cent of homes rated band D or above for energy efficiency and 74 per cent of households living in fuel poverty. Only three constituencies in Scotland have more than half of the properties in the target A to C bands for energy efficiency: Glasgow Anniesland, Glasgow Shettleston and Edinburgh Northern and Leith.
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