Energy efficiency



Funding boost for home improvements in North Lanarkshire

Homeowners in North Lanarkshire are set for to benefit from warmer homes and cheaper bills after North Lanarkshire Council received £2.9 million to improve energy efficiency following a successful funding bid.

Published 28 May 2015

Lochaber families to benefit from warmer homes

Works have been completed on 181 homes in the Caol and Lundavra areas of Fort William to install external wall insulation, making homes warmer and reducing the carbon footprint of the Highlands.

Published 27 May 2015

Ninety per cent of Scots consumers support energy policy devolution

Nine out of ten Scots think the Scottish Government should have full responsibility for energy policy matters in Scotland, a survey of over 12,000 consumers has found.

Published 27 May 2015

Third of Scots households ‘suffering from energy fuel poverty’

A survey of over 11,000 Scottish consumers has found that more than one in three Scottish households are suffering from fuel poverty.

Published 26 May 2015

GHA tenants have solar energy savings down to a tea

A project to fit 500 GHA homes with solar panels has been hailed a success after saving tenants £388,000 on their energy bills.

Published 26 May 2015

Housing associations ‘at the forefront’ of energy efficiency technology

Photovoltaics (PV) are the most popular choice of sustainable technology for housing associations, a new report by the NHBC Foundation has found, with around three quarters saying they would use PV products again in the future.

Published 20 May 2015

MSP visits £9m scheme to transform homes in Greenock

Stuart McMillan MSP has praised a £9 million scheme to make 500 homes more energy efficient in Greenock.

Published 18 May 2015

Innovative eco house designed by students takes shape

An eco-friendly house designed by New College Lanarkshire students has begun to take shape.

Published 12 May 2015

Scottish people power energy campaign launches today

A Scotland-wide people power campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Scotland is being launched today.

Published 12 May 2015

Call to make heating a part of building law

Scottish Renewables has called for a change in planning rules in Glasgow to force developers to consider low cost communal heating systems.

Published 6 May 2015

Edinburgh approves prescription boilers scheme

Edinburgh Council has approved a ‘boiler on prescription’ scheme to improve residents’ health and reduce emergency NHS admissions.

Published 29 April 2015

Tender opens for new Heating Services Framework in Scotland

LHC Scotland would like to hear from contractors experienced in providing heating services for social landlords and other public sector bodies.

Published 29 April 2015

Angus solar park to power 6,670 homes

Construction work on a commercial-scale solar park in Angus will start at the end of this year, according to developers.

Published 22 April 2015

Fife Council commits £2.6m for warmer homes

Fife Council is to spend £2.6 million on making local homes warmer, more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat.

Published 10 April 2015

Scottish Gas home improvement investment spreads to Greenock

Scottish Gas is beginning work on a major project in Greenock that will transform the homes of families in over 500 properties.

Published 8 April 2015