SSE Enterprise has been re-awarded a place on The National Framework for Energy Performance Contracting, designed to help the public sector address the climate emergency and set a firm path towards reaching net zero carbon emissions.
The Framework is an integral part of Re:fit – the highly successful programme originally developed by the Mayor of London and now available for use nationally – and provides a critical means of improving the energy efficiency of public buildings and assets. By combining an EPC framework with expert advice and support to public sector organisations, Re:fit cuts costs by achieving significant guaranteed energy savings and clean energy generation, whilst simultaneously reducing carbon emissions.
This is the fourth iteration of the Re:fit framework, with up to £500m of contracts expected to be let during the four years that it will be in place. Retrofitting opportunities include a wide range of zero and low carbon technologies such as insulation, Building Energy Management Systems, LED lighting, solar PV, battery storage, ultra-efficient HVAC systems, and water saving measures. Typical beneficiaries are Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, Universities and Central Government departments, which own a substantial property portfolio and have set ambitious decarbonisation targets.
SSE Enterprise is unique in not only having decades of experience in building retrofits, but also combining its track-record and expertise in district heating and cooling, smart grids, street lighting, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and state-of-the-art IoT platforms.
SSE is currently working with Harris Federation in London and Monmouthshire Council in Wales to develop Re:fit projects across 45 buildings, including schools, leisure centres and offices.