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.
A new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework came into effect from 1 April 2019, replacing the existing Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme. As part of the scheme, companies will need to report their UK energy use from electricity, gas and transport, and scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis. In addition, these companies will have to report their intensity ratio, which is a measure of the energy inefficiency within a company.
At SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions asking for feedback from our customers is a vital part of understanding how our customers are feeling about our products; service and organisation. It also shows our customers that we value their opinion and are listening to any concerns that they have.
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