Energy services company Veolia is to deliver energy efficiency measures to charity Glasgow Life that will guarantee savings of over £106,000 per year, it was announced on 4 March 2019. Delivered under the Scottish Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency (NDEE) framework, the Energy Performance Contract will also save 1.7 GWh of grid electricity demand.
Under the contract, Veolia will deliver building management system upgrades, install variable speed drives and retrofit modern lighting at the Scotstoun, Gorbals and Bellahouston leisure centres.
The upgrades will be funded by the energy cost savings delivered, with the initial investment provided through Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme – a scheme initiated by the Scottish Government to accelerate the pace and scale of progress in transforming the energy efficiency of public sector buildings.
Richard Kirkman, Veolia’s Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, said: “Enabling the public sector to become more sustainable, and helping to deliver budget efficiency, is very important as it enhances the services for the local communities. Our energy performance contracts can play a key role in meeting these aims by delivering the necessary investment and the guaranteed results that both reduce carbon emissions and build long term energy resilience. We look forward to working with Glasgow Life and supporting Scotland’s ambition on energy demand reduction and tackling climate change.”