FairHeat are equipped to develop thorough and efficient Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) funding applications.

What is the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS)?

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) supports the aim of reducing emissions from public sector buildings by 75% by 2037, compared to a 2017 baseline, as set out in the Government’s 2021 Net Zero and Heat and Buildings strategies.

Previous rounds of PSDS have committed a total of over £2 billion in funding to eligible public sector bodies from 2021-2025.

The most recent round of PSDS funding (Phase 3) will provide £1.425 billion of grant funding over the financial years 2022-2023 to 2024-2025.

Eligible public sector bodies and projects could apply to Salix, the administrators of the grant, for funding, on any of the following:

  • Heating system decarbonisation
  • Building fabric upgrades
  • Solar PV
  • Lighting
  • Other eligible measures

Recent rounds of PSDS funding have had a stronger emphasis on heat decarbonisation in order to deliver greater carbon emission reductions.

The application process is set up to ensure that the public sector body takes a “whole building” approach when decarbonising, as well as decarbonising the heating supply to their estates.

You can find more information on the scheme and current status of future rounds in the link below.

Read more about the scheme

How Can FairHeat Help You with your PSDS application?

To date, FairHeat’s Specialist Operations Team has been engaged to develop funding applications by 4 public sector bodies, covering 14 buildings, with a total value of around £19 million in funding.

The applications included:

  • Connection of public sector buildings to a low carbon district heating network.
  • Upgrades to building level heating and hot water systems to permit more efficient operation and enable the connection of low carbon heat technologies through flow and return temperature reductions.
  • Upgrades to fabric performance of the building and installation of solar PV.

FairHeat’s Specialist Operations team have experience in crafting thorough funding applications. Additionally, FairHeat possess extensive knowledge in heat decarbonisation and various other decarbonisation approaches specifically tailored for public sector buildings. These services include:

  •  Conducting surveys and options appraisals to identify opportunities for decarbonisation
  • Producing design documentation, energy savings calculations and cost plans
  • Supporting on the PSDS application process with respect other elements – e.g. programme, planning, DNO engagement

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