Monday, 22 August 2016

Job Vacancy - Quality Inspection Officer - revised post

We currently have a vacancy for a Quality Inspection Officer, Area Based Schemes.  This is a revised post.

Post Title:                Quality Inspection Officer - Area Based Schemes

Salary: 26,316 - £28,835 (SCP55 -61) p.a. plus contributory pension
Contract Length: Temporary post to 30 September 2017 with possible extension

Workplace:               Energy Agency, Watson Peat Building, Auchincruive, Ayr, KA6 5HW

Responsible to: Deputy Director

Primary Purpose: The post has three main functions:

1. Ongoing quality inspections of installations in domestic properties through a variety of insulation contracts in South West Scotland.  The inspections will take place at various stages throughout the installation of External Wall Insulation (EWI) and Internal Wall Insulation (IWI). The inspections will assess compliance with the specifications issued by system designers, the Councils and the Energy Agency. There may be some instances of other insulation measures like cavity wall and loft insulation to inspect.

2. Liaising with contractors to feedback results of inspections, failures, concerns and good practice. Issuing instructions to contractors to remedy failures and snagging. Attending site meetings, contractor pre-start and progress meetings.

3.  Providing customer care support, assisting with council reporting and contractor information where required on the area based schemes.

Closing Date:         2nd September 2016

Interviews:              13th September 2016

Venue:                     Energy Agency Offices, Auchincruive, Ayr, KA6 5HW

To read more or to apply click here

Thursday, 11 August 2016

September CPD Seminar

The CPD seminar for September is Modular Small Buildings - Sam Booth, Echoliving, Edinburgh

Date & Time: 14th September 2016, 11am - 12pm

Venue: Troon Room, County Buildings, Ayr

To book a place email

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Taking the Temperature: A review of energy efficiency and fuel poverty schemes in Scotland

Citizens Advice Scotland in association with Glasgow Caledonian University, Andrew Faulk and the Energy Agency, published a report recently reviewing energy efficiency and fuel poverty schemes in Scotland.

The research, commissioned by the Consumer Futures Unit (CFU), is to enable CFU to further understand the full range of impacts that past and current energy efficiency and fuel poverty activity has had on Scottish consumers.  It is believed that important lessons can be learned that can help refine current and inform the design of future schemes. To read the full report click here

Monday, 1 August 2016

Electric Vehicle Charging Point

The Energy Agency has a charging point open to the public from Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

The charging point is  22Kw dual outlet.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Energy Agency achieves Resource Efficiency Pledge, Bronze level

The Energy Agency is delighted to have achieved our first Resource Efficiency Pledge – Bronze level. We did this by satisfying the following actions:

1.            Develop an Environmental Policy
2.            Reduce transport emissions
3.            Lease electric Vehicles

We now intend working towards the silver level.

The Pledge scheme has been developed by Resource Efficient Scotland, a Scottish Government-funded programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, to demonstrate an organisation’s commitment to a low carbon economy for Scotland.

Liz Marquis, Director Energy Agency, Helen McBride, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce & Abbe Cusack, Resource Efficient Scotland

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Scotland exceeds emissions targets six years early

Figures have been announced that Scotland has hit its 2020 target of reducing climate change emissions by 42%, compared to 1990 levels, six years early.

To read BBC news release click here
To read Stop climate Chaos release click here

Call for improving 'scourge of cold homes' to be Scotland's next big infrastructure project

A coalition of environmental, health and anti-poverty campaigners has called for major infrastructure investment to boost energy efficiency in Scotland’s homes.

The Existing Homes Alliance is calling for significant investment in a National Infrastructure Priority for energy efficiency, with the overall aim of making all housing warm and healthy by 2025.

To read more -