Built Environment

Solar Energy: The Key To Powering Hull’s Carbon Neutral Future

Hull City Council have appointed specialists in the renewable energy sector, including Locogen, to assess the feasibility of the council’s corporate sites for the installation of a number of green energy projects. The council are looking at installing rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV), solar farms, wind turbines, and solar canopies across their corporate sites. Locogen have …

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Nominate leading examples of zero emissions heating systems in non-domestic buildings in Scotland

Can you nominate a non-domestic building in Scotland for its use of a low carbon heating system? We’re proud that Locogen has been appointed by the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Directorate to research leading examples of zero emissions heating systems in non-domestic buildings in Scotland. This includes heat sources such as heat pumps, …

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Tackling Soaring Energy Prices: Strategies for Business

The current energy crisis has shone a harsh light on the UK’s energy supply and the response of the markets. Domestic consumers have been protected from recent sharp increases by a government price cap. Such legislation is well-intentioned to limit escalating household bills but has been directly responsible for the recent slew of energy companies …

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UK Heat and Buildings Strategy: Pump priming for the white heat of low-carbon technology or just hot air?

The Westminster Government yesterday (19th October 2021) published their long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy (HaBS).  This frames the policy context not just for England but for the whole of the UK. The key take-away points from our analysis include: The UK Government sets an ‘ambition’ to end new gas boilers from 2035.  To progress this there …

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John Maslen Joins locogen as Low Carbon Solutions Manager

John Maslen, Low Carbon solutions Manager, Locogen We’re delighted to welcome John Maslen to Locogen. Here we catch up with John to talk renewables in the third / public sector. And rewilding… How did you get into renewables? My interest in environmental and social issues has stuck with me since university days in the 1980s, …

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Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative Solar Installation

Low carbon heat and energy storage for borders and edinburgh schools

Locogen are proud to be working with community groups and public sector bodies to deliver on the country’s net-zero goals. It’s important that the transition to net zero is an inclusive one and here are just two projects where we are helping such organisations maximise their investment in renewable and low carbon solutions, while providing …

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Locogen Helps Bring Green, Low-Cost Power To 112 City Of Edinburgh Council Homes

Despite the impact of Covid restrictions over the summer, we’re delighted to be nearing completion of an innovative project with the City Edinburgh Council, supplying solar PV and battery installations to 112 homes at Kirkliston, to the west of the city. This innovative project involves the installation of 2.5kW roof mounted solar PV systems and …

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Low Carbon Heat For Scottish Borders Nurseries

Amid all of the Covid restrictions, it’s great to see that it’s still possible to get on, safely, with some excellent projects. Locogen is currently working to install air source heat pump systems at Priorsford Nursery in Peebles and St Ronans Nursery in Innerleithen. Each of these new build nurseries is being built adjacent to …

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Locogen Win Work With The City Of Edinburgh Council

Locogen are delighted to have recently been awarded a contract with The City of Edinburgh Council to supply and install roof mounted solar PV and battery storage technology on existing social housing in Kirkliston, Edinburgh. The project, which will help The City of Edinburgh Council reduce their carbon footprint whilst providing more affordable homes, will …

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Carrots and Sticks: The Value of Renewables to Housebuilders

The success of renewable technologies such as onshore and offshore wind, solar PV and hydro has contributed to the large-scale decarbonisation of the electricity grid. But in order to meet our climate change targets, attention is turning towards heat. As can be seen in the diagram below, in Scotland, 51% of the energy we consume …

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