Green Home Systems appointed to £800M framework contract

Month: February 2022

Easton Capital portfolio company, Green Home Systems, has been appointed to Scotland Excel’s £800M national energy efficiency contractors’ framework. The appointment will see them work alongside local authorities to upgrade their housing stocks and facilitate the installation of energy efficiency measures in homes throughout Scotland to cut carbon emissions, tackle fuel poverty, and create warmer homes.

Green Home Systems has been appointed to Lots 2 and 3 within the framework that includes fabric insulation measures, renewable heating, and ventilation. Founded in 2014, Green Home Systems specialise in domestic energy efficiency projects such as thermal insulation, smart heating systems, renewables, and electric vehicle charging points. The company has completed more than 10,000 energy efficiency projects to date that have prevented more than 500,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere.

Scotland Excel is a non-profit organization providing procurement expertise to 32 local authorities and over 100 associate members from across the public and third sector. Their second-generation energy efficiency contractors’ framework will provide an effective and efficient way to upgrade housing and offers the capability to source whole-house retrofitting. The framework is in place for four years from 1st February 2022 and is valued at £200M per year.

The Scottish Government has set a target of achieving net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045. With buildings accounting for about one fifth of emissions, and fuel poverty affecting an increasing number of households, addressing domestic energy efficiency is a top government priority. The Scottish Government has already imposed strict energy efficiency targets on social and private landlords, and is expected to extend these to owner-occupiers soon.

Green Home Systems was founded by Easton Group directors, Peter Easton and Steven Easton, who now provide strategic guidance and oversight as non-executive directors and board members. The business is operated by an independent senior management team led by Managing Director, Alastair Macphie, and Operations Director, Steven Porch, who have the ambition and remit to deliver continued high growth for the business in the green economy.

“Being appointed to this framework is a terrific opportunity for Green Home Systems and highlights our commitment to a more sustainable and greener Scotland. It allows us to increase our investment in our staff and help them to further develop their skills in our industry.

This contract will underpin our company’s growth strategy, and we are extremely excited to take the next step forward in our business plan. We cannot wait to help more customers create energy efficient homes through Scotland Excel.”

Steven Porch

Operations Director at Green Home Systems
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“We are very proud to be able to work alongside Scotland Excel and its members to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes throughout the country. Fuel poverty and climate change go hand-in-hand and by investing in domestic energy efficiency both issues can be tackled at once, and this framework provides an effective and robust delivery model for social landlords to achieve their net zero targets.

Congratulations to Steven Porch and his team for a great effort in securing this tender. This result builds on our prior successes and will drive our business forward into new markets.”

Steven Easton

Director at Easton Group and Chairman at Green Home Systems

Easton Group launch into space with Ayrshire Hospice

Month: February 2022

The Ayrshire Hospice is making a giant leap as the first Scottish charity to go into space, and Easton Group is proud to announce that they will be onboard to support them as Corporate Pioneers. The purpose of the space launch is to raise awareness and funds for a £13 million redevelopment of the Hospice’s site and facilities.

The space launch will take place on 22/2/22 in partnership with experts, ‘Sent Into Space’, when a bespoke time capsule, containing a piece of the original Hospice, will be blasted 50km above the earth’s atmosphere. Upon its return to earth, the time capsule will be placed within a sculpture at the heart of the redeveloped Hospice. During the flight, the capsule will be filmed making its way to the curvature of the earth, followed by its safe return, with Easton Group onboard as Corporate Pioneers.

The Ayrshire Hospice was originally founded in 1983 and the facility is in urgent need of redevelopment to ensure that it can continue to provide care to people with life limiting illnesses, across the whole of Ayrshire, for many years to come.

At the heart of the £13 million redevelopment, will be a brand-new In-Patient Unit which will contain 18 single, en-suite rooms with private patio, enabling bed access outside. Each room will have space for loved ones to visit and stay overnight. Another bed can be hooked onto the patient bed to allow loved ones to sleep beside the patient, and the rooms have been designed to create more natural light and the patio can be used in all weathers, anytime of year. There will also be two patient and family respite rooms, a seamless linking corridor to the Day Services wing, clinical and community nursing hubs, a contemplation space, as well as a dedicated playroom for children and a separate teen space for young people who are visiting their family at the Hospice.

As a Corporate Pioneers, Easton Group are supporting the public phase of the capital campaign which seeks to raise £250,000 from a 4-day Crowdfunder, over 84 hours between 18th and 21st February, with the space launch taking place the next day.

“As an Ayrshire-based family business, Easton Group is proud to support this worthy project. Many of our staff, clients, partners, and their families, have benefitted from the important services the Hospice provides, and this capital build project will safeguard the future of palliative care for the whole of Ayrshire and Arran for many years to come.”

Steven Easton

Easton Group director