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TAKE CONTROL OF ENERGY – 21

What is an EPC? Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented. An EPC contains: • Information about a property’s energy. • Recommendations about how to reduce energy use. An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. To produce...
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TAKE CONTROL OF ENERGY – 20

Saving building energy Buildings last a long time (80% of housing and 70% of commercial buildings standing today will still be standing in 2050). Their energy consumption won’t change much in that time, so it is important that they are initially built to the highest thermal performance. Scotland will tackle the problem by retrofitting new...
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Take Control of Energy – 19”

Portable Monitoring Scotland is leading local air quality management with “Cleaner Air for Scotland”, an initiative which places emphasis on monitoring. The majority of urban pollution is particulate and NOx from vehicle emissions. To date, fixed kerb-side air quality monitors have been used. These don’t always provide a representative reading because they are not always ideally placed....
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Take Control of Energy -18

Scotland’s electricity is coal free Two months ago, Longannet power station ceased operations. This was a historic moment for Scotland in moving towards renewable generation. In line with last year’s Paris agreement, to limit global temperatures to 2 degrees, Scotland has led the way in renewable electricity in order to meet carbon targets. The coal-fired power plant...
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