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Businesses – we need your input!
Changeworks is running a focus group to find the views of representatives from all commercial sectors, relating to funding for increasing energy efficiency of business properties in Edinburgh. This will inform the roll-out of a scheme which has been proposed for the area under the Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP).
This focus group will offer stakeholders an opportunity to have their say. They will contribute to the discussion regarding opportunities and barriers that might influence accessing funds and grants. This will provide the first step to jointly ‘own’ the roll out of the scheme with the Scottish Government and direct action going forward.
Background: SEEP and businesses
To achieve the carbon emissions reductions targets, Scotland’s homes, commercial properties and the public sector estate will need to be near carbon zero by 2050. The cornerstone programme to meet this challenge will be Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) which is under development and will be rolled out in 2018. SEEP has already been guaranteed an £11m investment which to support householders and business owners to make their properties more energy efficient. Critical to its success will be the integration of both domestic and non-domestic properties into planned programmes of work aimed at realising low carbon heat and energy efficiency.
City of Edinburgh schemes
A number of pilot schemes will be run to inform the development of SEEP, across localised areas in the City. If these bids are accepted by the Scottish Government, funding will be available to businesses in the area to enhance the efficiency of their properties. To guide the direction of SEEP going forward, the experiences and opinions of business owners and representatives are sought to explore their perceptions of energy efficiency and motivations to improve their properties.
Only a limited number of spaces are available. Register now to have your say.
Please share the event details with anyone who you think may be interested in participating. If you have any questions, please contact Shane Donnellan or call 0131 538 7955.
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