The BRE set to support the £100m “Green Retrofit” programme for non-domestic customers

In a bid to help non-domestic customers implement energy efficiency retrofit projects, the BRE (Building Research Establishment) has partnered with Sustainable Development Capital Ltd in order to launch a new scheme, designed to provide capital investment for the aforementioned works.

The brand new Green Retrofit Investment Programme has up to £100 million available for investment in building retrofit projects and energy infrastructure projects where clear energy and carbon emissions savings will result. £50m of the fund has come from the Government’s Green Investment Bank.

The scheme will support projects that deliver reduction in energy demand, cost and greenhouse gas emissions for four areas: building retrofits, renewable heat, combined heat and power (CHP) and urban infrastructure.

The fund is open to projects of £2 million plus and provides backing for up to 100% of project cost, and the return on investment will come from a proportion of the savings in energy bills. The programme is now open for applications.

Speaking at the fund launch, Rufus Logan, Director of BRE Scotland said that BRE’s role would be to provide strategic and technical support: “We will provide the hard evidence to help in assessing the risks, delivering performance and ensuring that projects get the recognition they deserve, through standards like BREEAM.”

Jonathan Maxwell, founding partner and chief executive of SDCL said, “As a fund we have significant capital to invest in the UK. If you have a project that is ready, we would be happy to look at how we can help.”

Non-domestic customers who decided to implement energy-saving measures within their building should seriously consider going for HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, given the fact that it enables users to save up to 20 to 30 percent on their gas and electricity bills by optimizing consumption levels across any building, depending on its specific heat-loss profile.

What really makes HeatingSave stand out from the crowd is the fact that it grants energy managers an extensive level of control over the building’s heating patterns, meaning that heating will not be on during weekends or holidays unless the building is actually in use.

Additionally, the system also enables automatic occupancy detection allowing the temperature to be reduced to a background when areas are not used and quickly brought up to temperature when they are being used.

It’s also very important to mention that HeatingSave can take an automatic decision on whether to use electricity or gas for heating during summer, and also enables users to set a night setback temperature, reducing the night heating by a few degrees to still keep 24/7 operations warm whilst saving energy and money.

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