As an Energy Efficiency contractor, A.C. Whyte are launching a month of activity that will cultivate debate and support the discussions being held in Glasgow, as our city welcomes 120 Heads of State and over 20,000 accredited delegates as host of COP26. The focus of the conference is to accelerate action to tackle climate change, as our planet is approaching devastatingly dangerous temperatures with catastrophic consequences. The main goals are to: Secure global net zero emissions by midcentury; adapt to protect communities and natural habitats and mobilise finance and finalise the Paris Rulebook.
A.C. Whyte regenerate over 2000 properties per year, insulating over 1200 of them across social and private housing. Much of the focus of future net zero activity will be around decarbonisation and changing how we heat our homes, but fundamental to any real change is ensuring our homes and buildings are energy efficient, we must adopt a fabric first approach.
Our activity over the coming weeks is showcasing how innovation can take many different forms and also about educating our youngsters on what ‘green jobs’ can look like and the opportunities available as we venture into our energy efficient future. A.C. Whyte are forward thinking and the work we have been doing for over 40 years has allowed us to create training and job opportunities that will underpin the journey to net zero.
Over the coming weeks we will be meeting with Kate Forbes, Minister for Finance and Economy to discuss how we can support the drive to net zero, stimulating the economy post pandemic and how we can create a skilled workforce for the future. We will also be launching the 5th year of the A.C. Whyte Energy Efficiency Skills Academy with West College Scotland and welcoming 25 Renfrewshire Council, My Future Pathway Students to our offices to explore the opportunities our industry offer and how collectively we can deliver the COP26 legacy.
As always there is much more going on in the background, stay tuned to hear all about our buzz of activity and do get in touch if you want more details, we are always available for discussion and sharing of best practice.