Councillors in Dumfries and Galloway are due to discuss proposed projects on the Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland: Area Based scheme (HEEPS:ABS) in the region. A report on the initiative, which will go before the Housing Sub Committee today, will ask member to note the funding allocation of
A map showing the highest concentrations of cold homes across Scotland Political parties have been urged to commit to ridding Scotland of the “scourge” of cold homes by 2025 after new data revealed that there are up to 1.5 million cold homes in the country.
David Baptie, senior building surveyor (planned) at Dunedin Canmore and George Donaldson, managing director at Insulation Solutions Scotland, celebrate with their award A project to help tackle fuel poverty for 200 Dunedin Canmore tenants has scooped a top energy-efficiency award.
Health and social care professionals across Scotland should be trained to spot the signs of fuel poverty and refer households for help, according to Shelter Scotland. The national housing and homelessness charity, which this week will launch the national Healthy Homes project, the reach and influenc
A campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Scotland using people power is being launched today. One Big Switch has launched the Big Energy Switch in Scotland in response to the current energy affordability crisis gripping Scotland in which one in three Scottish households is suffering from
Annie Mauger The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has welcomed the additional funds committed towards affordable housing within the Scottish Budget for 2016-17 but urged the Holyrood to maintain further increased housing supply “as a top priority”.
Cruden directors David McEvoy (centre left) and Raymond McCafferty (centre right) are presented with Most Innovative Contractor Award A Retrofit App designed to assist social landlords reduce fuel poverty has helped Cruden Building & Renewals take home the prize for Most Innovative Contractor at
The number of Scottish households in fuel poverty fell by around 15,000 between 2013 and 2014 but still represents 34.9 per cent of all households, according to a new report. A briefing update from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), estimated that there were 845,000 households livin
A project to develop Scandinavian-style urban district heating networks in Scotland and another to make all of the country’s buildings warm, healthy and affordable to heat have been named on a shortlist of low carbon, future-proof engineering projects fit for the 21st Century and beyond. Speaking
Energy giant Scottish Power has announced plans to cut standard domestic gas prices by an average of 5.4 per cent from mid-March, the third of the big suppliers to do so in the space of two weeks. The company said the reduction, which will take effect from March 15, would benefit more than one milli