National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED)

This series brings together all documents relating to National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED).

The National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED) was set up to provide a better understanding of energy use and energy efficiency in domestic and non-domestic buildings in Great Britain. The data framework matches gas and electricity consumption data, collected for BEIS sub-national energy consumption statistics, with information on energy efficiency measures installed in homes, from the Homes Energy Efficiency Database (HEED), Green Deal, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Feed-in Tariff scheme. It also includes data about property attributes and household characteristics, obtained from a range of sources.

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The June 2011 publication is on the National Archives website.

Statistical releases

Impact of measures data tables

Consumption data tables

Record level data

Accessing NEED data


NEED data explorer

Ad hoc requests and other documents

Published 17 October 2013
Last updated 25 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED) report 2020 and related documents added.

  2. NEED: accessing property level data added.

  3. Energy Trends December 2019 special feature article, Energy consumption in new domestic buildings 2015 to 2017 (England and Wales), National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED): anonymised consumption data 2019 added.

  4. Privacy Impact Assessment 2019 added.

  5. We've added: National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED) report: summary of analysis 2019, impact of measures data tables 2019, consumption data tables 2019 and data explorer.

  6. 2018 NEED report added.

  7. NEED report 2017 published.

  8. minor text change and latest stats added

  9. 'National Energy Efficiency Data-Framework (NEED) report: summary of analysis 2015' published today.

  10. Non-domestic NEED document publishd.

  11. New document added.

  12. Off gas data December 2013 added to the NEED collection of data and stats.

  13. New NEED analysis and consultation published today.

  14. First published.