SSN Member updates

This week we have three updates from member organisations

Dundee City Council: External Wall Insulations for Council Houses

More than £642,000 worth of work will see external wall insulation being installed in to both council and private properties in the Lawton Tenements. This particular project comprises of 92 properties with a client contribution for 47 tenanted properties.

The project, if approved, will receive funding from Dundee City Council, Energy Company Obligation (ECO) AND Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland – Area Based Schemes (HEEPS – ABS) funding. SSE are managing the work on behalf of the council and Robertsons will carry out the work, which is due to be completed by May 2017. For more information, please see: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/news/article?article_ref=2912


Dundee City Council: 100th ECO Star

An energy efficiency scheme for HGVs, buses, coaches and vans that aims to improve effectiveness and reduce air pollution has welcomed its 100th member. Dundee City Council’s ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme saluted Harry Lawson Ltd at a special ceremony in City Square on the 14th February.

The scheme provides tools and on-going support for fleet operators to reduce costs and impact on the environment, as well as contributing to the council’s drive to reduce air pollution. Members of the scheme receive access to independent fleet specialist advice, including an assessment on each of their vehicles by an industry expert and an overview of the way their assets are managed.

This process leads to a star rating between one and five, with members also receiving tailored guidance on measures to take to increase their star rating and continue to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Dundee City Council launched the ECO stars scheme in December 2013 following investment from the Scottish Government. For more information, see here: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/news/article?article_ref=2910


NHS Lothian: Combined heat and power to reduce energy and CO2 at new Edinburgh hospital development

Edina have been awarded the contract to supply, install and maintain the combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Edinburgh’s new Royal Hospital for Sick Children redevelopment. The new £150 million co-located building will see services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC), Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service brought together in a modern and high-quality setting.

Electricity produced through the CHP plant will be used to power the buildings infrastructure, with the waste heat generated from the CHP used for heating applications throughout the hospital. The system uses significantly less primary energy than traditional generation because power distribution losses are eliminated and the waste heat is utilised to provide a portion of the building heating demand, giving an energy out efficiency of around 80%, compared to grid supplied power efficiency of between 35% and 50%. It is anticipated that the CHP plant will save the hospital approximately £300,000 per annum of energy costs, reduce its carbon emission by 1,790 tonnes per annum, and offer a return on investment period of 3 years.

As part of the building's design philosophy, the hospital will also incorporate additional features which reduce carbon emissions, reduce water consumption, and improve energy efficiency.  These design features will be integral to the support and attainment of world leading sustainability assessment certification BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation. For more information, see here: http://www.theade.co.uk/chp-to-reduce-energy-and-co2-at-new-edinburgh-hospital-development_4601.html

01 March 2017


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