NHS Tayside energy officer John Ruddy (left) and property environmental and quality manager Philip Wilde at Ninewells Hospital Staff at NHS Tayside are learning how they can save energy at home and in the workplace as part of a new energy efficiency campaign.
Specialist heating contractors from across Scotland are being invited to submit bids to take part in a new £600 million procurement framework specifically designed to help registered social landlords meet their obligations under the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH). The new fra
GHA tenant Mark Johnstone with GHA fuel advisor Maureen McMahon Tenants of Scotland’s largest social landlord have been helped to save more than £360,000 on their fuel bills in the past year.
A new service will be launched tomorrow which aims to provide affordable, Passivhaus-standard social housing in Scotland. John Gilbert Architects and contractors Stewart & Shields have developed Passivhoos – homes designed specifically for Scottish social housing providers that meet internatio
A near £4 million programme of external wall insulation is to be installed into Dundee City Council homes thanks to the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland, councillors will be told next week. Members of the neighbourhood services committee will hear that properties in Tullideph, Marshall
James Forbes What price will we pay for cheaper heat? James Forbes from Burness Paull looks at district heating schemes, fuel poverty and regulation.
River Clyde Homes (RCH) is set to begin a major programme of improvement works that will see significant upgrades to heating systems at high-rise blocks at Eastern View, Kilblain Court and Royal Court. The £4 million investment is part of an ongoing £20m initiative to help reduce fuel poverty in I
Willie Rennie A housing and infrastructure development bank will be created to stimulate major capital investment across the UK under new plans by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Sarah Boyack The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to two major energy consultations by calling for long-term investment in the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes.
With the general election just two weeks away, the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA) has revealed its five-point plan to reduce the damaging impact of welfare reforms. The membership body said welfare reforms have increased the vulnerability of tenants and impacted on the ability of
Aberdeen City Council has agreed to press on with a full business case for the proposed Phase 1 heat network in Torry which would be connected to about 800 homes and public buildings. The energy for the heat network would be generated by the Energy from Waste (EfW) plant which was given planning per
Scottish pensioners will receive Winter Fuel Payments regardless of their income, despite plans to introduce means testing in England and Wales, The Times reports. Following the launch of the Conservative manifesto, which pledged to end the universal benefit south of the border, the Scottish Conserv
Fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has called for the next UK government to implement three action points to ensure the UK can reach the point where domestic energy is an affordable commodity for all and housing is energy efficient. In a briefing note published ahead of next month’s gener
A national energy efficiency contract worth up to £800 million over four years is launched today. The new framework is Scotland Excel’s largest ever contract opportunity, with 26 Scottish companies securing places as suppliers - 21 of which are micro or SME organisations.
Nicola Sturgeon announces investment funding for 13 projects at yesterday's All-Energy event District heating networks and fuel poverty initiatives across Scotland are among 13 low-carbon infrastructure projects to share £43 million of direct investment from the Scottish Government, First Minister