Free Expert Energy Advice

We provide a free , professional energy advice service to private landlords and tenants to help them reduce their energy bills and meet Scottish Government Energy Efficiency Targets. Our project area covers Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie and Rattray, Pitlochry, Dunkeld and Birnam and Aberfeldy.

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Welcome to The HEAT Project

We have been funded by the Safe Deposits Scotland Charitable Trust to provide a free energy advice service to private landlords and tenants to help them reduce their energy bills and meet Scottish Government Energy Efficiency Targets.

Our project area is Eastern and Highland Perthshire, including Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie and Rattray, Pitlochry, Dunkeld and Birnam and Aberfeldy.

Private landlords must be able to provide a valid energy performance certificate for every property they rent, and make this EPC freely available.

Any new tenancy will need to have an EPC of at least band E by a date to be announced (previously 1 October 2020 but delayed due to the Covid emergency), and band D by 1 April 2022.

Going forward, all rented properties need to have an EPC of at least band E by 31 March 2022, and band D by 31 March 2025.

Scottish energy performance certificate

While it is the landlords responsibility to ensure that a private rented property meets required standards for energy efficiency, there are lots of things that you can do to reduce your energy bills.

This ranges from simple behaviour changes through to using energy efficient electrical equipment. Please see our hints and tips section for more information.

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The work of The HEAT Project is instrumental in helping to provide households, businesses and communities with energy savings advice to help them reduce their energy bills and water usage. It’s engagement with the local communities to research and review initiatives also helps towards reducing the carbon footprint and increasing environmental sustainability.

Perth and Kinross Council
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The North East Home Energy Scotland advice centre fully supports The HEAT Project and strongly believes that the aims of the project are both worthwhile and achievable.

Home Energy Scotland
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The HEAT Project has supplied a great deal of information along with support for the general public to use as a reference for “best practice” guide to insulate the property with any grants or loans which may be available at the time.

Caledonia Care and Repair
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Private landlord energy saving plan

October 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Turning an Energy Bill Nightmare into a Highland Dream Home This case study illustrates a private landlord owned lovely cottage in our project area. Due to the exposed location and solid walls, the cottage was [...]