New ‘decarbonising’ fund launched for ‘public’ buildings

A NEW funding scheme has been launched, offering up to £20 million in grants to support local authorities, universities and what is being described as “arm’s-length external organisations” ‘decarbonise’ their buildings.

Launched by the Scottish Government, the new funding replaces the existing Scottish Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme, which has been running since 2006 and offered zero-interest loans for energy-efficiency improvement projects.

Says a Scottish Government announcement, here: “The funding forms part of the £200 million already committed to the public sector for energy efficiency and renewable heating over the next five years – part of the wider plan to spend £1.8 billion in this current parliamentary session on decarbonising Scotland’s buildings.”

Pictured: Old College, University of Edinburgh, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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