Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Friday, 14 April 2017
With spring blossoming and summer on our doorstep, now is the time to give your home an inside-out appraisal. What can you do to keep your largest investment in good shape this year?
Southern Scotland's traditional stone-built houses may be beautiful to look at, but keeping them weatherproof and in their best condition can feel like a full-time job. Taking care of your sash windows, chimneys, doors and external fixtures can also be a challenge for properties with historic features. And if your home was built before 1919 and you’ve not had the full range of energy efficiency measures installed, you could be leaking money from your walls, roof, floors and windows every day.
Home Energy Scotland offers free, impartial energy efficiency advice from simple draught-proofing to insulation for all types of homes, as well as referrals for available funding.
We’d like to invite you to a free 'Ask the Experts' event in Stranraer’s exquisite North West Castle Hotel on Tuesday 20th June from 12-4pm.
Bring your specific questions to our panel of experts, including Moses Jenkins of Historic Environment Scotland who will be one of our speakers sharing expert advice on repairing your home and installing different types of insulation, glazing, draught-proofing and other measures in his presentation between 12.30-1pm . Notepads and pens will be provided and if you arrive between 12 and 12.30 you'll be welcomed with a free bowl of soup!
You can even get a free, impartial energy audit for your home from one of our qualified advisors so you understand all the options available to you.
To book tickets for the event click here
What can I bring into the event?
Just yourself and your questions will be great! Bags may be checked on arrival. Notepads and pens will be provided and if you arrive between 12 and 12.30 you'll be welcomed with a free bowl of delicious soup.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions about the event, please call Andrea Gardner on 01292 525505 or email email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring either a printed ticket or phone notification to the registration desk.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that's fine. It's all free, so just let us know before the event or on the day.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
The Energy Agency has won first prize for the Best in Scotland category for Large Scale Project of the Year at the Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards 2017.
The Energy Agency in partnership with the Local Authorities of South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and NHS Ayrshire & Arran, were awarded first prize at the Scotland Regional Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Award 2017. The award recognises excellence in large scale projects that help householders reduce their energy bills, tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions. It also recognises excellent customer service and quality workmanship.
The Energy Agency manages the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Schemes on behalf of the 3 local authorities and are funded by Scottish Government.
The schemes install solid wall insulation in targeted fuel poor communities with hard to treat homes. In partnership with NHS Ayrshire & Arran, research is taking place into the health impact of these improvements.
The winners were announced at an Annual Dinner in Glasgow on 2nd March 2017 and presented by the category sponsor ‘Area Eco, supporting sustainable communities’
Photo from left to right - Ernie Tew East Ayrshire Council, Cassandra Dove Energy Agency, Chris Carroll South Ayrshire Council, Ian Cuthbert Energy Saving Trust, Alan McGonigle Energy Agency, Liz Marquis Energy Agency