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Energy Efficient Scotland - Area Based Schemes

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What is it?

The Scottish Government's Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Schemes 2020 is a successor to the Home Energy Efficiency Programme (HEEPs) Programme.

The programme has been delivering energy efficiency measures to owner occupied and private landlord owned properties for over 7 years. In addition the council works with Registered Social Landlords to assist owners in mixed tenure blocks where the Housing Association are planning to deliver energy efficiency measures to blocks of flatted properties. 

Home Energy Scotland provides free, independent and impartial energy advice to householders, community groups and businesses throughout Scotland.

The scheme is supported by funding from the Scottish Government in partnership with a range of advice providers and energy companies and supported by Glasgow City Council and other local authorities.

Aims of the Scheme

Energy Efficient Scotland will continue to build on the key objectives of the area-based approach which are to:

  • Upgrade Scotland's housing stock
  • Tackle fuel poverty 
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Lever in Energy Company Obligation funding
  • Support the local economy and sustainable local economic development
  • Provide home owners and landlords with access to grant funding which meets the Scottish Government's future minimum energy efficiency standards. 

    View the Route Map published in May 2018 which sets out the standards for each of the housing sectors. 

Eligibility Criteria

Residents will have received a letter from the council inviting them to participate in an Area Based Scheme project.  The letter will tell you about the proposed Energy Efficiency Works planned for your area and ask if you would be interested in joining in the project.

Only those who receive a letter about a future project are eligible to participate. 

The projects areas are identified in line with the guidance issued by the Scottish Government.

How do I express interest in the Scheme?

Important: Please read the Guidance Notes before completing an Expression of Interest Form.

If you have received a letter from the council advising that your property is part of a project area and you wish to express an interest in this scheme please complete the Area Based Schemes : Expression of Interest Form. This can be found on the right-hand side of the page.

Glasgow City Council will provide your contact details to the Scottish Government's Home Energy Scotland advice service who will contact you within 7 working days to note your interest in participating in the proposed works and they will assess your circumstances to see if you are eligible for any other measures at this time.

Expressing an interest, at this stage, does not commit you to participating in the project. It is an indication of the willingness of residents within the area to have the energy efficient measures installed in their property.

Further information will be provided once we have appointed a contractor. This will include the level of financial contribution required should you wish to proceed.

 

 

 

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