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Ecodan visits Scottish Borders Housing Assoication

A mobile exhibition unit showcasing the advantages of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) paid a visit to Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) last week.

Published 10 February 2020

Peebles to benefit from new project to reduce energy costs

Peebles householders, businesses and community groups can benefit from a new energy cost reduction project that has been launched in the town.

Published 31 January 2018

Households given expert advice in bid to be energy smart

Scores of residents in and around Edinburgh are set to benefit from free insight and advice on their energy use, as part of a smart technology research initiative.

Published 10 October 2017

Manor Estates completes third phase of insulation projects

Manor Estates Housing Association has completed the third phase of its external wall insulation programme on houses and flatted properties.

Published 2 August 2017

Research details pros and cons of face-to-face fuel poverty advice schemes

A new report has found that face-to-face advice schemes for Scots who are in fuel poverty are a necessary service for certain consumers but that improved monitoring and evaluation of projects is needed.

Published 23 June 2017

Regulation, finance and monitoring critical to success of district heating schemes

Wider regulation, more technical and financial support and better monitoring systems are priority requirements for promoting district heating in the social housing sector, according to a new research report.

Published 4 May 2017

Blog: My vision for Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme

To coincide with the announcement of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme pilots, which is expected any day now, Changeworks is developing a series of insight papers to inform the debate on how to best deliver the programme.

Published 30 August 2016

Survey into social landlords’ views and experience of district heating

Researchers on a project jointly managed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Changeworks are calling on social landlords to give their views and experiences of district heating.

Published 23 August 2016

Call for improving ‘scourge of cold homes’ to be Scotland’s next big infrastructure project

With six months to go until Scotland’s newest bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, is set to be opened, campaigners are calling for the country’s next big infrastructure project to be one that makes a difference to people’s homes in every part of Scotland, whilst also helping to realise a more socially-just and low-carbon future.

Published 6 June 2016

Applications still welcome for £224m warm homes scheme

With more than £200 million of support still available, the 2000th customer of a Scottish Government scheme to help vulnerable people trapped by fuel poverty has urged people to take advantage of its “life changing” impact.

Published 16 May 2016

Call for action to rid Scotland of its 1.5 million cold homes

Political parties have been urged to commit to ridding Scotland of the “scourge” of cold homes by 2025 after new data revealed that there are up to 1.5 million cold homes in the country.

Published 11 April 2016

Highland business wins slice of fuel poverty scheme contract

A Highland home-grown business has been awarded a contract to help the Scottish Government roll out its latest scheme to tackle fuel poverty.

Published 4 November 2015

New research into metering and billing of district heating schemes

Social landlords in the UK need to carefully consider how they bill residents for heating in district heating schemes, says new research findings published by environmental charity Changeworks.

Published 28 October 2015

Eildon welcomes Big Lottery bid success

Eildon Housing Association has supported Changeworks to secure Big Lottery funding for five years to set up the ‘Canny Tenants’ project.

Published 27 October 2015

Life changing support for Midlothian and Borders tenants

Some of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders’ most vulnerable residents can make their hard earned cash stretch a little further thanks to funding for an initiative by Changeworks.

Published 12 October 2015