New Scot.Govt rules on energy-efficiency create £300m market in public sector building works

Energy efficiencyA new Scot-Govt. programme to make public sector buildings more energy efficient gets underway today.

Twelve suppliers have been appointed to deliver energy-efficiency retrofit works and services that will improve the energy performance of public sector buildings.

The scale of the retrofit opportunity across the Scotland is estimated to be £300 million, with associated savings to public sector energy bills of up to £30 million per year.

Contracts that the framework will cover include retrofit to public sector buildings and grounds, building fabric, environmental services systems, heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, water systems and local energy generation – including combined heat and power systems and district heating systems.

These pre-approved suppliers will ensure buildings are fitted with modern, efficient technology that support Scot-Govt. policies on energy-demand reduction and climate-change.

All Scottish public sector organisations, registered social landlords and third sector will be able to access the scheme.

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “This scheme could transform our public sector buildings and has the potential to save taxpayers millions of pounds.

“Improving the energy efficiency of all of Scotland’s buildings is a  Govt. National Infrastructure Priority, and this is a significant step forward in the drive to cut energy and maintenance costs and reduce carbon emissions.

“These projects pay for themselves as energy savings will, over time, pay for the installation costs and will also deliver a variety of wider community benefit including employment opportunities and business growth opportunities for the Scottish supply chain.”

Iain MacLean, Head of Services, East Renfrewshire Council said:” Energy efficiency retrofit provides a real opportunity to explore estate wide improvements that will ultimately pay for themselves.”

The pre-approved suppliers comprise:

Alternative Heat Ltd
Ameresco Ltd
Blackbourne Ltd
British Gas Trading
Cofely Ltd
Cynergin Projects
Matrix Control Solutions
Robertson Construction Group
SSE Contracting Group
Vital Energi Solutions

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