Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Energy Agency receives accreditation as a Living Wage employer

Nominations open for Scottish Fair Trade Awards 2017

Do you know an amazing Fair Trade volunteer? An inspiring Fair Trade group? A creative campaign that has helped to spread the Fair Trade message in a new way?
Nominations for the 2017 Scottish Fair Trade Awards are now open across six categories. The Energy Agency is a sponsor of the Fair Trade & Climate Change Award. The categories are:
Volunteer of the Year Award - any volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment to Fair Trade over the past year can be nominated.
Community Award - any individual, group or organisation eg faith group, school, business or community) that has done exceptional campaigning for Fair Trade in their community can be nominated.
Innovation Award (sponsored by Reflex Blue)  - any individual, group or organisation that has created an innovative campaign or taken a new approach to campaigning for Fair Trade can be nominated.
Campaign of the Year Award - any campaign carried out in the past 12 months which has made a significant contribution to Fair Trade can be nominated.
Fair Trade & Climate Change Award (sponsored by The Energy Agency) - any project which raises awareness of the links between Fair Trade and combatting climate change or any individual who has worked towards raising awareness of these links.
Outstanding Achievement Award - Any individual, group or organisation that has demonstrated consistent outstanding commitment to Fair Trade and continually made significant achievements through Fair Trade campaigning can be nominated.
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

October CPD - Passivhoos - Making Passivhaus Standard Homes Affordable

Speaker, Matt Bridgestock, John Gilbert Architects

11th October 2017 11am - 12pm

To book a space contact annemcgonigle@energyagency.org.uk

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Energy Agency wins Award 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