£800m Energy Efficiency contract goes live in Scotland

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