Improving the energy efficiency of Scotland’s buildings is a National Infrastructure Priority. The scale of the energy efficiency retrofit opportunity across the built estate of Scotland’s public sector is estimated to be £300 million, with associated savings to public sector energy bills of up to £30 million per year.
To accelerate the pace and scale of progress in transforming the energy efficiency of public sector buildings, the Scottish Government, through Scottish Procurement have put in place a Framework of Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency (NDEE) contractors.
The 12 suppliers appointed to this procurement Framework can deliver energy efficiency retrofit works and services at scale for public sector organisations, rapidly delivering modern, efficient technology that supports Scotland’s ambition on energy demand reduction, helping to cut costs and tackle climate change.
The economies of scale and standardised approach this provides are attractive to both the public sector and private sector. It will also offer better solutions and better value for money than single project procurement exercises run by individual public sector bodies.
All Scottish public sector organisations, registered social landlords and third sector organisations are eligible to access the Framework.
Early adopters, such as East Renfrewshire Council, North Ayrshire Council and Falkirk Council, are already moving forward, having been directly involved in the development of the approach over the last two years.