Energy efficiency is an essential element of meeting climate protection targets, with potential for delivering energy demand reductions across the world.

Our research addresses energy efficiency policy and delivery challenges in a European context. It explores evaluation of energy efficiency projects to learn lessons on design and programme delivery, organisational capacity and governance, and use of policy mechanisms such as innovative financing and subsidies. Our research primarily draws from experiences in Scotland, UK, Germany and Denmark.

Multi-level Governance and Energy Demand

How are devolved, regional and local authorities responding differently to goals of low energy, low carbon development and building retrofit?

Energy Efficient Scotland Programme – Pilot evaluation

A multi-criteria evaluation of 25 low carbon heat and energy efficiency projects led by local authorities across Scotland.

Reframing Energy Demand – Innovation for Sustainable Heat

How are the ‘problems’ of sustainable heat and energy efficiency understood in different countries and different cities, and how can they be solved?

Heat and the City project

What role do ‘cities’ play in sustainable energy transitions in the UK and elsewhere in Europe?

Energy retrofitting in Scotland event: skills and the supply chain slide pack

( 2019 )

Presentation

Heat and the City response to Energy Efficient Scotland March 2019 Consultation

Faye Wade, Janette Webb, Margaret Tingey and Henry Myers ( 2019 )

Consultation response

Energy Efficient Scotland – Phase 1 pilots evaluation final report
Funding for Local Authority-led energy retrofitting pilot projects, designed to inform development of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme, was announced in 2016. This report evaluates the first phase of projects.

Ruth Bush, David McCrone, Janette Webb, James Wakelin, Leyla Usmani, Debbie Sagar ( 2018 )

Report

Energy Efficient Scotland Phase 1 & 2 Event October 2018 Slide Pack

( 2018 )

Presentation

Working Paper: The problem of heat and its solution – dynamics of sustainable heat policy visions in the UK, Denmark and Germany

David Hawkey ( 2018 )

Working paper

Response to Scottish Government’s “Energy Efficient Scotland Consultation: Making our homes and buildings warmer, greener and more efficient”

Faye Wade, Ruth Bush and Janette Webb ( 2018 )

Consultation response

Scottish policy for energy efficiency and buildings workshop June 2018 slide pack

( 2018 )

Presentation
Energy retrofitting in Scotland: skills and the supply chain

Energy retrofitting in Scotland: skills and the supply chain June 2019

Energy Efficient Scotland pilots: experiences and lessons from Phase 1 and 2

Energy Efficient Scotland pilots: experiences and lessons from Phase 1 and 2 October 2018

Workshop on Scottish policy for energy efficiency and buildings June 2018

Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) Evaluation –  Kick-off local authority workshop

Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) Evaluation – Kick-off local authority workshop February 2017

University of Edinburgh

Scottish Consultation Events on Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating

Scottish Consultation Events on Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating March 2017

Inverness and Edinburgh