Improving Energy Efficiency in Public Sector Buildings

Energy efficiency is a National Infrastructure Priority and significant amounts of funding are being invested into improving the energy efficiency of Scotland’s building stock.

 

The context 

 

The Scottish Government’s new energy strategy re-affirms the commitment to improving energy efficiency, with plans to set a proposed new target of 30% for 2030. It also sets out plans to review the Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-Domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 with the intention of further regulations from 2020 to improve the performance of existing non-domestic buildings.

The event

Receive an up-date briefing on current and future policy and legislative developments for improving the energy efficiency of non-domestic buildings in Scotland before examining next steps and gaining insights from emerging examples of good practice.

Key issues to be addressed

  • The Scottish Government's Energy Strategy: The Future of Energy in Scotland
  • Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP): progress and next steps in improving the energy efficiency of domestic and non-domestic buildings 
  • Funding and support streams to drive commercial and public sector energy efficiency retrofit
  • The Energy Company Obligation and the role of energy companies in driving forward greater efficiency
  • Utilising new technologies for improving energy efficiency 
  • The role for regulation in the development of energy efficiency strategies as a part of SEEP
  • Achieving zero-carbon buildings
  • Cost savings through improved energy efficiency
  • Encouraging behavioural change as a part of efforts to drive improvements in efficiency
  • Good practice and learning from examples of success

 Agenda

09:15  Registration and Refreshments 

09:45  Welcome and Introduction from the Chair 

09:50  Session 1: Policy Context and Overview 
  • Implementing the Scottish Energy Strategy: The Future of Energy in Scotland
  • Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP): progress and next steps in improving the energy efficiency of domestic and non-domestic buildings 
  • The business case for improved energy efficiency - releasing savings for use in other areas
  • Funding and support streams to drive commercial and public sector energy efficiency retrofit

10:50  Questions and Discussion

11:20  Networking and Refreshments 

Session 2: Key Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Energy Efficiency 

  • The role for regulation in the development of energy efficiency strategies as a part of SEEP
  • Addressing key challenges and barriers to success
  • Encouraging behavioural change as a part of efforts to drive improvements in efficiency

11:40 Aberdeenshire Sustainable Community Halls Initiative, key challenges and lessons learned

Eric Wells, Sustainable Development Officer (Climate Change), Aberdeenshire Council

12:00 Shane Donnellan, Senior Behaviour Change Specialist, Changeworks

12:45  Networking Lunch 

13:35 Session 3: Good Practice and Next Steps 

  • Achieving zero-carbon buildings
  • Utilising new technologies for improving energy efficiency
  • Driving efficiency through improvements and changes in social and technical areas

14:30  Questions and Discussion 

15:00  Close of Event 

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

Central Edinburgh, venue to be confirmed

Cost

Delegate rates (excluding VAT)

  • Discounted rate: £145 (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 | 2+ places £195 (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 | 2+ places £245 (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635

Dates
5 December 2017
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