Within the past week, news appeared of an English District Council that had issued their first ever Civil Penalty to a landlord under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015 for failing to meet the required energy efficiency standard in their property.
Scottish landlords wishing to avoid such a fate would be wise to attend Dcarbonise the new event co-located with All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, being held at Glasgow’s SEC on 15 and 16 May.
As Event Director, Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions explains:”Dcarbonise’s primary role is to provide useful information and practical help Scottish private sector landlords, non-domestic landlords and the public sector because minimum energy efficiency requirements for privately rented properties come into effect in Scotland on 1 April 2020. Assistance is available in the form of the extensive conference and seminar programme featuring some 90 speakers; workshops; exhibitors showcasing innovative solutions; and 1-2-1 advice readily on offer. Admission to all elements of the event are free of charge, registration is at www.dcarbonise.com .”
The conference in brief
Sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland and aligned to the Scottish Government’s ‘Energy Efficiency Scotland’ programme, Dcarbonise brings the latest solutions and know-how to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings including the important role of low carbon heating technologies. The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, will be speaking in joint Dcarbonise/All-Energy plenary conference sessions.
The three Dcarbonise sponsors will have a central hub at the heart of the exhibition where 1-2-1 advice will be available. The free-to-attend conference sessions on both energy efficiency (Day 1) and low carbon heat (Day 2) look at policy and solutions including currently open consultation to which input is needed; opting right now to improve energy efficiency to a higher level than regulations decree; the support Home Energy Scotland can offer; deep retrofit; sustainable renovation; opportunities for circularity in heat; establishing a price for heat; support to develop low carbon projects; UK district heating policy challenges and solutions; and more.
The two show floor theatres, one dedicated to energy efficiency and sponsored by E.ON, the other to low carbon heat, run throughout the two days. The energy efficiency seminar theatre covers a wide range of topics relating to retrofit – including tenements, case histories presented by Home Energy Scotland; organisations that can help landlords – such as the Scottish Association of Landlords; behaviour change; practical advice including reducing moisture risks and the vital role of ventilation; and necessary information on available financial support. The low carbon heat seminar programme looks across the wide range of solutions ranging from district heating to geothermal, heat pumps to hydrogen; local energy systems to financial support. ‘Quality control and risk management in retrofit’ is just one of four workshops to be held on 16 May. The full conference programme is at www.all-energy.co.uk/Conference/2019-conference-programme/#
Expert content and support are also offered to SMEs and corporate energy buyers on reducing energy consumption within the industrial sector including workshops on ‘How to grow a greener, more energy efficient business’; and ‘Industrial sector support’.
The latest ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) and infrastructure needed to meet Scotland’s low carbon transport transition targets are covered by 7.5 hours of sessions in the Smart Urban Mobility Solutions conference stream; also by the wide range of vehicles on display in the exhibition hall some of which can be tested in the Arrive and Drive feature.
About the Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland
Energy Saving Trust is an organisation providing evidence-based advice and ground-breaking research to help people save energy, every day. Trusted by consumers, businesses and organisations for their expertise and independence, their goal is to find new and better ways to drive change and reduce energy and fuel consumption. In Scotland, they deliver a number of programmes for the Scottish Government designed to help householders and landlords. These include Home Energy Scotland, CARES at Local Energy Scotland, transport programmes, home renewables and energy efficiency loan programmes.
They also work closely with businesses via their Sustainable Energy Supply Chain Programme. The programme supports and advises anyone working in the Scottish energy efficiency and renewables markets. It helps businesses by providing training and events to help businesses gain skills and certifications, as well as providing free practical support to help businesses grow and develop.
The Scottish Government’s new Energy Efficient Scotland programme will see a range of new regulations and rules that will apply across the country. The Energy Saving Trust is uniquely placed to help businesses including landlords, installers and other key parts of the energy supply chain to realise the benefits of these changes and to maximise the opportunities that are out there.
As they say: “Talk to us to find out what support we can offer to make the most of the big changes being made”, and that’s just what you can do at Dcarbonise.
Dcarbonise brings together key energy programmes funded by the Scottish Government including the Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) programme, which is delivered by Zero Waste Scotland. Since 2013 the RES programme has helped businesses and organisations to implement lifetime savings of close to £240m and over a million tonnes of CO2e through on-site support and provision of training and specialist guidance.
Heating and cooling Scotland’s buildings accounts for more than half of Scotland’s total energy consumption. The programme also helps a wide range of private and public sector organisations to identify and implement innovative low carbon heat solutions.
Dcarbonise is sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland, with E.ON as its seminar theatre sponsor.
Shepherd and Wedderburn is All-Energy’s headline sponsor (other All-Energy sponsors include ScottishPower, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, SP Energy Networks, Black & Veatch, CSWind, Natural Power, Shell, Dieselec Thistle Generators, and Schneider Electric). All-Energy is supported by a long list of trade associations, government departments, professional bodies and learned societies, and is held in association with the Renewable Energy Association; Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Scottish Enterprise; UKRI and Innovate UK; Sustainable Glasgow; and the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with Glasgow as its Host City, and the Society for Underwater Technology as Learned Society Patron.
Full information on the exhibition, conference, Civic Reception and Giant Networking Evening, accommodation and travel is available on the show’s website at www.all-energy.co.uk and www.dcarbonise.com
Caption: The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon will deliver a keynote address at the opening conference session at Dcarbonise and All-Energy
Notes to Editors:
The news of the fine to a landlord appeared here https://residentiallandlord.com/district-council-issues-first-landlord-energy-efficiency-fine/
Press registration is at: https://all-energy-2019-press.reg.buzz/
All-Energy, the history: All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy and clean growth exhibition and conference has been held annually since 2001; the first SUMS was held in 2017. The first 14 All-Energy events were held in Aberdeen; the show moved to Glasgow in 2015. Dcarbonise, sponsored by the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust and Zero Waste Scotland is being held for the first time in 2019 – it features low carbon heat, energy efficiency and low carbon transport.
Energy Saving Trust
Energy Saving Trust is an organisation providing evidence-based advice and ground-breaking research that helps people save energy, every day.
Trusted by consumers, businesses and organisations for our expertise and independence, our goal is to find new and better ways to drive change and reduce energy and fuel consumption. www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
Zero Waste Scotland
Zero Waste Scotland exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted.
Our mission is to influence and enable change – from gathering evidence and informing policy, to motivating practical behaviour change in individuals and organisations through our programmes and brands. We also make direct interventions to effect change, commonly in the form of finance, business support, technical advice, training and competence development or communications support.