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1 from Energy Saving Scotland advice centre Kasia Buczak Energy Advisor

2 Who we are... Funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust. Five advice centres located around Scotland.

3 Energy Saving Scotland advice centre our goals Encourage householders and smaller businesses to increase low carbon activities and actions. Make it easier and more convenient for householders and smaller businesses to take up sustainable energy products, services, and solutions. Provide ongoing support for clients who are committed to a low carbon lifestyle.

4 Summary of Services Domestic advice on energy efficiency, grants & loans Community outreach support Home renewables advice Small business support & business loans Sustainable transport advice

5 Business Services Energy reviews Business transport advice and reviews Interest-free and low interest loans Employee engagement Endorsed advice service Energy Saving Trust recommended Green Deal certification Resources for housing professionals Signposting to partner organisations (Carbon Trust, Zero Waste Scotland, Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, etc.) Green Network for businesses

6 Energy Saving Scotland energy reviews Available to: Sites with annual energy bill below 30,000 Businesses and non-for profit organisations New builds and major refurbishments What is provided? Typically half a day on-site consultancy Produces a detailed report Typically highlights potential savings of 30% Follow-up support available

7 EST mini audit Annual energy bill under 3k Telephone review Written report EST audit Annual energy bill from 5k to 30k Site visit Written report Carbon Trust audits Annual energy bill 30k and over Site visit from a consultancy firm Written report EST Design Advice Major refurbishment or new build expected annual energy spend under 30k Free advice on how best to design an energy efficient building

8 Recommendation summary The potential energy savings which it is considered would result from implementing the actions are summarised below:

9 Energy Saving Scotland small business loan You can borrow from 1,000 to 100,000 Interest-free for implementing energy efficiency measures 5% for renewable projects where you intend to claim FIT or RHI If you are not intending to claim FIT or RHI then the interest rate is 0% Monthly repayments are based on expected energy savings Loan can fund labour and materials relating to energy saving project Renewable installations can receive 100% of the cost (pay back over 8 years) Energy efficiency measures receive 5 times the annual saving (paid back over 4 years)

10 Small Business Loan How can it be used? Various measures recommended in your Energy Review report can be funded through the small business loan. Note: any electricity-generating renewable system, which the energy review suggests will result in the site becoming a net exporter of electricity over the course of a year, is not eligible for a loan. Building, pipework and hot water tank insulation Heat recovery High efficiency heating Energy efficient lighting and controls New plant/machinery High efficiency electric motors Compressed air fittings Boiler, heating and hot water controls Renewable energy installations (solar photovoltaic, wind, solar thermal, wood fuel heating systems, heat pumps)

11 Sustainable Transport Advice Advice on buying an efficient car Electric vehicles Fuel efficient driver training Low Carbon Transport Loan Sustainable transport review Site visit form Sustainable Transport Advisor Report with recommendations Travel planning Free resources case studies, reports and publications, webinars

12 Interest-free low-carbon transport loan Available to all organisations in Scotland Borrow from 500 to 50,000 Repayments over up to 6 years Funded by Transport Scotland What can I get a loan for? Video and teleconference facilities Cycle facilities (bicycles, storage racks and lockers) Fleet management software Vehicle efficiency devices Electric and plugged in Hybrid vehicles Soft measures (season ticket loans, fuel efficient driver training)

13 Support for Private Sector Landlords Tenants Energy Assistance Package Assisted Connections Home insulation Scheme area specific Green Deal and ECO Landlords Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance (LESA) Green Homes Cashback Scheme Small Business Loan Home advice service Green Deal and ECO

14 Contact your local Energy Saving Scotland advice centre for further information Kasia Buczak Business Advisor T: E:

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