Consultation workshop on the draft Edinburgh Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) and Delivery Plan

6.00pm - 8.30pm Mon 29 Jan, George Square and Online

Relevant to all citizens, community led groups, voluntary organisations, responsible people and elected representatives in both private and public bodies …

The City Council has recently published its Edinburgh LHEES, at the request of the Scottish Government. The LHEES sets a plan for decarbonising heat in buildings in Edinburgh and improving their energy efficiency. The LHEEDP sets out the first stage of actions for delivering this strategy.

The Council’s consultation on them is now live and will remain open until the 3rd of March 2024. It’s a complex and important issue, which should be considered by us all, and which will benefit from good information and well informed consideration.

To enable this, our friends in Clean Heat Edinburgh Forum (CHEF) invite you to a Consultation Workshop in the evening of 29th January.


5.30pm Doors open / Refreshments and drinks / Networking

6.00pm Registration

6.30pm Welcome – Dr Ellen Grünewald, Director, Porty Community Energy

6.35pm Context / The need for change: UN and Scot Gov approach – Drew Murphy, Team Leader, Local Heat Planning, Scottish Government

6.45pm Outline of proposals – Hilary Blackman, Energy Officer, CEC LHEES Office

7.00pm Introductions to the three Breakout groups:

  1. Insulation & Ventilation – approaches to retrofit for buildings
  2. Heat Pumps – for individuals or a group of homes
  3. Heat Networks – building on the experience of others

7.15pm Discussions in Breakout groups – for beginners and those already engaged

8.15pm Sharing of key questions emerging / comments on draft documents

8.25pm Final word and next steps – close at 8.30pm

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