Green Heat in Greenspaces Mini-Conference 2021

April 27, 2021
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Date(s) - April 27, 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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ParkPower is running its second conference to share the results of the 8 month Green Heat in Greenspaces (GHiGs) project.

The event is aimed at officers, managers and elected representatives across Scotland working in national and local government, NHS, housing associations, higher education, utilities and others involved in managing land assets. The content should be of interest to staff working in areas of energy, sustainability, property and asset management, greenspace management, planning and regeneration, housing, transport and community empowerment. It will have direct relevance to those involved in energy masterplanning, Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES) and Climate Action Plans.

The conference will share the results of the Green Heat in Greenspaces (GHiGs) project, a collaboration between greenspace scotland and Ramboll that involved partnering with more than half of Scotland’s local authorities together with many other public bodies. Its aim was to understand the potential of urban green and blue spaces across Scotland to support low carbon heat services.

It will be reporting on the potential that Scotland’s rivers and greenspaces offer for generating low carbon heat to meet the needs of our urban settlements where 90% of Scotland’s population resides. It will also highlight the range of reports, data and digital tools that the project has made available.

The conference will position this work in the context of recent policy developments on heat in buildings by the Scottish Government. We also have speakers from local government involved in the LHEES Knowledge Sharing Group together with suppliers of market leading heat solutions in ground source heat, water source heat and heat networks to share their experiences of project delivery.

For further details of the programme please see our Eventbrite page where you can register to attend for free. This will be an online event.

Please feel free to extend the invitation to colleagues as well as appropriate elected members.

We hope you can joint us at this event to explore the role that urban open spaces can play as key assets to support our low carbon energy decarbonisation challenge.

More information is available here.

Get in touch

AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise