Monday, 10 December 2018

Launch - Guide to Sustainable Renovation 16th Jan 2019

     Launch - Guide to Sustainable Renovation
Wednesday 16th January 2019
County Hall, County Buildings, Ayr
11am – 1pm

                      11am               Introduction by Councillor Ian Cochrane
                      11.05               Chris Morgan, John Gilbert Architects
                      11.50               Jim Whiston, Ayrshire Housing
                      12.10               Questions
                      12.20               Lunch


Are you involved in the renovation of existing buildings? This is an event aimed at everybody in the retrofit sector from policy makers and development managers in housing organisations, to architects, builders, surveyors and those simply interested in upgrading their own homes.
Scottish Government is directing large amounts of money into this sector in an effort to combat climate change and fuel poverty. The Pebble Trust, supported by SEDA (Scottish Ecological Design Association) and Historic Environment Scotland has seized on this timing to commission a guide to help ensure that this effort is as effective and sustainable as possible.

The launch will feature lead author, Chris Morgan, John Gilbert Architects, who will take us through the ten ways in which we can ensure retrofit projects are more effective at saving energy, reduce risks to health and the building itself, engage better with people and learn lessons from our built heritage. This will be followed by Jim Whiston, Ayrshire Housing, who will tell us how they are trying to go beyond building requirements when improving their own housing stock.

The work is based heavily on BPE (Building Performance Evaluation) studies in which investigators study the actual performance of buildings once built, rather than the calculated predictions routinely used, and the real experience of people within these buildings.
Lunch Provided

If you would like to attend please register at


Energy Agency sponsors Scottish Fair Trade Award 2018

The Scottish Fair Trade Awards took place at Gavin's Mill, Milngavie on 29th November 2018.

The Scottish Fair Trade Awards are held each year to reward new volunteers, encourage the communication and sharing of fresh ideas whilst also recognising long-time advocates.

The Energy Agency sponsored the Fair Trade and Climate Change Award which was won by Ayr Fair Trade Partnership.

The Ayr Fairtrade Town Partnership is working to renew its Fairtrade town status and in this process has greatly promoted action against climate change and good environmental practice. The partnership established the annual Schools Fairtrade Conference, where schools involved in Fair Trade and eco-education make presentations to promote theses causes. This has prompted more schools to get involved. On top of that, they work to raise awareness about Fair Trade and Climate Change through displays at different events and even hosted workshops on the topic at Provost’s Schools Eco Challenge.

Click here to see all winners of the different categories

The Energy Agency does not cold call, click to read more

The Energy Agency only visits householders by appointment and does not cold call.

Always ask to see staff identification when they call at your home.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Glenluce Energy Fair

The Energy Agency partnered with Energy Action Scotland to host an Energy Fair for the residents of Glenluce.

The church hall was filled to capacity with residents gathering energy saving information, energy saving freebies and LED lightbulbs.

Pupils from Glenluce Primary School took part in a calendar competition to help raise awareness of energy issues.  13 winners and 19 runners up all received a certificate and a goodie bag. The winning artwork will feature in a free desktop calendar soon to be available. 

A short video of Glenluce and the surrounding area was made highlighting the beautiful village. To view it click below.