Councils and Housing Associations set to improve efficiency of housing stock.
Scotland Excel has officially launched their largest ever national energy efficiency contract opportunity worth up to £800 million over a 4 year period. The framework has secured the services of 26 Scottish companies as suppliers – 21 of which are micro or SME organisations (Full list below).
The objective of the project is to help councils and housing associations drive forward energy efficiency measures in their properties, to tackle fuel poverty, create warmer homes and cut carbon emissions. Julie Welsh, director of Scotland Excel (right) has praised the launch of the innovative contract “With sustainability at its core, the contract will support councils and housing associations in their efforts to deliver energy efficiency improvements which will bring benefits to homes for current and future generations”.
According to the official press release published by Scotland Excel “The framework will provide easy access to contractors for a range of efficiency measures including wall, floor, loft, window and door insulation, gas boiler and heating systems, electrical storage heaters, solar panels, and domestic and non-domestic energy assessors”.
EAM has spoken to a source within Scotland Excel who explained that despite the contract being largely aimed at domestic properties, there is still significant attention being paid to non-domestic, particularly schools, meaning both NDEAs and DEC assessors in Scotland could also be looking at a welcome increase in work.
Despite the substantial project being rolled out officially, it is yet unclear just how much work this will bring to DEAs across Scotland as our source at Scotland Excel did not confirm that each installation will require an EPC. Nonetheless, this project shows a clear step in the right direction towards reduced carbon emissions and fuel poverty whilst increasing energy efficiency.
Here’s to hoping the rest of the UK follows!
There are 30 suppliers to the new framework. They are:
**if bold, they are suppliers of EPCs**
A.C. Whyte and Co. Ltd (medium), Barrhead
Absolute Solar and Wind Ltd (Small), Glasgow
Alternative Heat Ltd (micro) Castle Wellan, NI
BCA Insulation Limited (medium), Glasgow
Campbell & Kennedy Ltd (medium), Glasgow
CCG (Scotland) Ltd (large), Glasgow
CircoSense Ltd (small), Glasgow
City Building (Contracts) LLP (large), Glasgow
City Technical Services (UK) Ltd (medium), Glasgow
CMS Enviro Systems Ltd (medium), Glasgow
E.ON Energy Solutions Ltd (large), Coventry
Easy Heat Systems Ltd (medium), Perth
Emtec Energy Ltd (small), Uddingston
Energy and Compliance Technology Limited (small), Wakefield
Energywise Scotland Ltd (small), Livingston
Everwarm Limited (large), Bathgate (Domestic + non-domestic)
Evolve Partnership Limited (micro), Edinburgh (non-domestic EPCs only)
FES Support Services Ltd (large), Stirling
Fibreglo Insulations Limited (micro), Cumbernauld
GMG Contractors Ltd (medium), Glasgow
Ingen Technical Services (Central) Ltd (small), Uddingston (non-domestic EPCs only)
Insulated Render Systems (Scotland) Ltd (medium), Airdrie
IQA Operations Group Ltd (medium), Paisley
Miller Pattison Ltd (medium), Falkirk
MP Rendering Ltd (small), Glasgow
Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, trading as Richard Irvin Energy Solutions (medium), Aberdeen
SERS Energy Solutions (Scotland) Ltd (medium), Lockerbie
Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd (medium), Skelmersdale
T K Murray Electrical Ltd (small), Kilsyth
Turner Facilities Management Limited (large), Glasgow