The sustainable energy supply chain programme organises and hosts events designed to help you, your employees and your business grow and prosper.
These include training opportunities, networking events, focus groups and workshops. The best way to keep up to date with our upcoming events is to sign up to our email updates.
We also regularly host informative webinars designed to give you the information you need to work efficiently and effectively.
The Scottish Government has published a report looking at quality assurance for the Energy Efficient Scotland Programme. Energy Saving Trust is running two consultation workshops where you can feedback on this to the Scottish Government these are:
Why is the Scottish Government consulting?
To ensure there is high quality work done through the Programme, the need for consumers to be protected and to allow maximum participation from suppliers in Scotland, the Scottish Government are consulting on a number of areas. These areas include a need for:
the development of quality assurance criteria which will detail the key requirements for suppliers wishing to participate in the programme
robust vetting and verification requirements that must not place undue administrative or financial burdens on SMEs (particularly micro-businesses)
independent inspections of installations to ensure quality standards are consistently met
Energy Efficient Scotland installations to be based on robust skills and competencies.
They are also seeking suppliers' views on how potential changes to the Programme's timescales would impact them. Please note sections 2 and 4 of the published report will be of particular interest to suppliers.
The call for evidence on the future of low carbon heat for off gas buildings explores how the Scottish Government can support Scotland’s supply chains and ensure the Scottish economy capitalises on the opportunities arising from decarbonising heat. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 17 June 2019.
Energy Saving Trust are holding free workshops for suppliers to find out more about the consultation and to also give their feedback.
The workshops will take place on Wednesday 8 May in Inverness and Thursday 9 May in Stirling. You can book you places below:
Book Stirling workshop here
Book Inverness workshop here
Energy Saving Trust are one of the sponsors of the up coming Dcarbonise event on the 15 and 16 May at the SEC Glasgow.
This is the first year that Dcarbonise has taken place, and the event will focus on the low-carbon built environment and transport solutions to improve our energy efficiency.
Aligned to the Scottish Government’s ‘Energy Efficient Scotland’ programme, one of the events' main target audiences are private sector landlords. This is due to the imminent introduction of minimum energy efficiency standards for the privately-rented sector in Scotland. However, we expect a wide range of other potential customers and stakeholders to attend as well, including local authorities, small businesses, home-owners and many more.
We will also be exhibiting at the exhibition and look forward to seeing you at our stand.
You can register for tickets here.
Energy Saving Trust, in partnership with West College Scotland, offered a free to attend half-day workshop for installers in Scotland tointerested to be involved with energy storage systems. The workshop took place at West College Scotland, Paisley Campus, Renfrew Road, Paisley PA3 4DR on June 2016.
The workshop covered:
Energy Saving Trust in conjunction with Greenskills Scotland offered contractors such as installers and assessors, the opportunity to attend free tailored customer service training.
This one day training course helped contractors deliver a high quality service to their customers. The training took place at the Wise Group, 72 Charlotte Street, Glasgow on June 2018.
Topics covered included:
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:
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.
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Whether you are an installer or an assessor getting the right certifications if vital if you would like to get work that is related to government funded schemes. There are many different schemes run by both the Scottish and UK governments and they have different certification requirements for installers.Find out more