UK invests £10m on heat efficiency of buildings

The UK Government is to invest up to £10 million on ways to improve the thermal energy efficiency of existing buildings. The grant scheme aims to develop innovative technologies, processes […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The UK Government is to invest up to £10 million on ways to improve the thermal energy efficiency of existing buildings.

The grant scheme aims to develop innovative technologies, processes and business models by providing businesses and researchers with funding worth between £200,000 and £2 million.

It will focus on proposals enabling existing or new measures to be installed in buildings with solid walls or buildings that have previously been difficult and expensive to treat.

The scheme will cover all kinds of insulation as long as energy performance is improved or energy consumption is reduced.

Firms must outline the potential impact of their innovation on 2030 and 2050 carbon reduction targets, prove it is applicable to a wide range of existing buildings across the country and be able to reach widespread market deployment by 2025.

Technology specifically designed for new builds is not eligible for funding.

Registration is required by the 19th of December 2017, with applications to be submitted by the 2nd of January 2018.

This week the UK Government has set out its Clean Growth Strategy to boost national income and output whilst simultaneously improving energy effiency and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy efficiency will be part of the discussions at Energy Live Expo on 2nd November at the QEII in London. There are limited free tickets for energy end users.