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Question reference: S5W-24858

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 22 August 2019
  • Current status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 21 October 2019


To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent since September 2016 to make public sector buildings more energy efficient.


Since 2016, the Scottish Government has made available the funds listed below to the value of £80,526,000 to support public sector energy efficiency.


Made Available Since September 2016


Non Domestic Energy Efficiency Procurement Framework and Project Support Unit



Supports public bodies to implement energy efficiency retrofit projects using Energy Performance Contracts

Since 2016, £32 million of capital investment in public sector energy efficiency projects has been supported.

The capital funding used is provided by the PSEELS or by Public Bodies capital funds.

Scottish Government Public Sector Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme (PSEELS) delivered by Salix Finance Ltd




Interest free loans for public energy efficiency measures. Energy efficiency investment is delivered on an “Invest to Save” basis.

These loan funds are revolving, whereby loan repayments are used to fund subsequent projects.

Scottish University Carbon Reduction Fund and Universities for the Future




Loan fund for installation of energy efficiency measures in universities

Energy Efficient Scotland Pilots and Decarbonisation Fund




Pilot projects designed to increase understanding of design, delivery and impact of energy efficiency approaches.


Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland




Loan scheme for registered social landlords to install energy savings improvements.