Supply chain training and events
Energy Saving Trust held an Innovation Event at Glasgow Science Centre.
Supporting the Scottish Government's ambition to decarbonise energy systems and reduce fuel poverty through Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP), the aim of the event was to stimulate discussion, knowledge and interest amongst buyers and suppliers on the latest innovative products and services within the Scottish energy efficiency and renewables markets.
The event covered the up-to-date and commercially available energy efficiency and renewable products. It also shared knowledge of innovative approaches to retrofit work and best practice through project case studies.
A number of manufacturers also attended on the day to showcase the latest low carbon heat, energy efficiency and smart energy products.
Speakers included, Scottish Government, ClimateXChange, National Energy Foundation,CAG Consultants and BBA CIT.
You can read copies of the speaker's presentations from the event below:
Please note: any claims made by exhibitors about their products, services or projects are those of the exhibitor only and are not necessarily endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust
Energy Saving Trust took part in Scotland Build at the SEC Glasgow.
Speakers from Energy Saving Trust also took part in the Sustainability Summit on day two of the exhibition, Thursday 23 November.
Scotland Build is a key annual event focusing on the future of Scotland's built environment and construction industry.
It provides opportunities for leading industry bodies, suppliers and buyers from across Scotland's built environment to network, create new business and to position themselves as leaders within this marketplace. The exhibition also brings together leading architects, developers, contractors, SMEs, home builders, local councils and Government bodies.
Energy Saving Trust in partnership with the Energy Skills Partnership held a workshop on energy efficiency for contractors on the Shetland Islands.
The workshop took place to both inform contractors of the latest opportunities available on the islands and get feedback on the level of support contractors need to effectively participate in this market. The insights gained from this workshop will help inform further support for contractors.
It included representatives from the following organisations:
Shetland Islands Council
Shetland Construction Training Group
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Energy Saving Trust ran a half day consultation workshop to discuss Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) and minimum energy efficiency standards for private rented sector housing on Thursday 4 May in Perth.
The strategy seeks to improve energy efficiency and decarbonise the heat supply to Scotland's 2.4 million homes, businesses and public sector estates, in a way that is socially and economically sustainable.
This session saw industry representatives provide comments on these consultations.
Read the speakers presentations from the workshop.
Links to the consultations are below:
The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016, made in response to Section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, form part of the Scottish Ministers' action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions arising from building use, and came into affect on 1st September 2016.
These regulations apply to the sale or rental (to a new tenant) of most buildings over 1,000 square metres in size. Owners of qualifying buildings are required to assess their building and make an 'Action Plan' available in support of the sale or rental process. These 'Action Plans' are carried out by Section 63 Advisors.
The owner must then either undertake improvement work to meet the energy performance and emissions targets identified in the Action Plan or, alternatively. may defer such work by reporting annual operational energy use. The latter is achieved by production of a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and, in response, the DEC Assessor role is being introduced into Scotland for the first time.
These advisors are persons who have demonstrated competence and understanding in identifying practical energy improvement measures for existing buildings. They will be non-domestic EPC assessors who are either construction professionals who are members of a professional body or institution or have demonstrated competence by other means.
The key skills for the advice aspect of this role are drawn from elements already defined in relation to the non-domestic Green Deal Advisor role.
If you are interested in becoming a Section 63 Advisor (or a DEC assessor) then you should contact one of the Scottish Government's Approved Organisations appointed to register and manage Section 63 advisors and DEC assessors.
Find full details of the new regulations and their application. This includes a guide for building owners and a 'frequently asked questions' document.
You can view the slides from this webinar.
On 21st March 2016 the Carbon Trust opened the Green Business Fund* for small and medium sized businesses in Scotland, England and Wales. The Green Business Fund is designed to help SMEs identify energy saving opportunities and to develop a robust business case for the purchase of the appropriate equipment. The programme of support includes a capital contribution of 15% of the project cost (up to a max of £10,000) to small and medium sized businesses installing energy saving equipment. This could mean up to £10,000 towards energy saving measures to help reduce costs, save energy and save carbon.
For SMEs to access this capital they must use a supplier / installer who is accredited by the Carbon Trust. Suppliers must accredit and become listed on the Carbon Trust Green Business Directory in order for their customers to take advantage of the fund. The aim of this webinar was to inform the supply chain about the Green Business Fund and how they can take advantage and help their customers.
The webinar is part of a series of events funded by the Scottish Government through the Sustainable Energy Supply Chain programme from the Energy Saving Trust.
Topics covered included:
*subject to criteria, terms and conditions apply
You can view a recording of this webinar.
The output of this workshop will be a report highlighting the key barriers facing the industry in Scotland which will be shared with the Scottish Government. The report is also expected to include recommendations for overcoming these barriers.
A webinar is simply a presentation you can join online from the comfort of your own home or office. Using your computer and telephone, you can hear a presentation (like a conference call) and also see the presenter's slides (watching over an internet connection). You won't be able to see the presenter or the moderator, or others attending the program and they won't be able to see you. Webinars are usually relatively short, perhaps between 30 and 45 minutes long.
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