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1 Free Energy Saving Services from the Energy Saving Scotland advice centre Louisa Coursey Business Advisor Energy Saving Scotland advice centre April 2010

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 - Goals Persuade citizens and smaller businesses to view low carbon activities and actions favourably and to feel compelled to act Make it easier and more convenient for householders and smaller businesses to take up sustainable energy products, services and solutions Ensure that society visibly supports low carbon lifestyles through appropriate levels of commitment, leadership and exemplary actions

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 Domestic Advice & Support Energy Assistance Package - The Scottish Government's EAP offers real help to people in Scotland who find it hard to heat their homes. Home Insulation Scheme - Scottish Government funded and local authority endorsed. It offers insulation free of charge or at a discounted rate, to specifically chosen areas in Scotland.

6 Domestic Advice & Support cont. Advice on home improvements and products Home Energy Checks after answering a few simple questions, we can generate a free personalised report, providing solutions to help you save energy and money in the home. Interested in any of the domestic schemes? Advice can be sought from: - Website - Freephone advice line or visit us at our stall here to today!

7 Renewables Support Home renewable advisor available for personalised energy efficiency & renewable reports, supported telephone advice, site visits & follow-up discussions Grant of 30% up to 4000 available for heat generating renewable installations (biomass boilers, heat pumps and solar thermal) Interest free loans of between 500 & 10,000 are available for insulation, renewable systems & for replacing inefficient boilers. (Loans are only available up to a maximum of 4,000 for; solar PV, wind turbines & small scale hydro)

8 Community Support Green Communities Energy Saving Scotland advice centres can provide a number of communities with in-depth onthe-ground support aimed at reducing a communities carbon footprint. Community Outreach Officers - encourage public engagement - provide funding support advice for community projects - promote energy saving grants & offers to the public

9 Sustainable Transport Advice Three messages of sustainable transport : Eco-driving Choosing a lower carbon car Using the car less

10 Increasing greenness/ cheapness/ fitness Sustainable Transport Pyramid Avoid unnecessary journeys Walk Cycle Coach Train Bus Decreasing emissions/ carbon footprint Use the car less Park & Ride Car-share in lower-carbon car following eco-driving tips Eco-driving Choose a lower carbon car Car-share Drive alone in lower-carbon car following eco-driving tips Drive alone in small car Catch a plane Drive alone in large car

11 How can we help? Travel Plans Green Fleet Reviews Local Sustainable Transport Advisor

12 Travel Plans Travel Plans reduce employee/visitor car dependency increase use of public transport increased use of walking/cycling economic benefits carbon savings Consultancy support to meet the needs of the applicant Open to businesses, local authorities, publicly funded organisations

13 Travel Plan Thresholds No Employees (workplace) < ,000 1,999 2,000 3,999 4,000 5,999 6,000 9,999 10,000+ No visitors per year (attractions) <10k 10k 40k k k k 800 1,200k 1,200 2,000k 2,000k+ Support available Technical helpline (up to 2 hours) Phone interview initially with a decision to allocate time between 3 or 4 days thereafter 5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days 9 days 10 days

14 Green Fleet Reviews Green fleet reviews environmental review of fleet specify cleaner vehicles improve fuel economy reduce mileage Consultancy support to meet the needs of the applicant Open to businesses, local authorities, publicly funded organisations

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