greenspace scotland is working with a wide range of partners across the public and private sector on a Scotland-wide programme to explore the contribution that urban green and blue spaces can make to the Scottish Government’s ambitions to decarbonise the energy system.
The ParkPower programme emerged from a previous research project looking at the development of climate resilient greenspaces. This resulted in feasibility work to understand how heat pump technology can support the heat demands of buildings sited in and around urban greenspaces and ultimately led to the development of Scotland’s first low carbon park, Saughton Park, in Edinburgh.
Further phases have focused on ‘opportunity mapping’ - a strategic, data-driven process to help owners of site portfolios to identify those with the most potential to support green energy services. We continue to work at a national scale with the aim of supporting a number of Scottish Government policy areas, particularly around Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES).
The Green Heat in Greenspaces (GHiGs) project outputs were released between March and May 2021, with the National Findings report being published on 20 May 2021 - read the media release
If you want to know more about ParkPower or Green Heat in Greenspaces, please get in touch at [email protected]
Understanding the green energy potential of urban green and blue space across Scotland
Latest news from the ParkPower Programme (incorporating GHiGs)
Background and outputs from the Green Heat In Greenspaces (GHiGs) project for Scotland
All publications from the ParkPower programme will be published here along with a dashboard to enable users to explore our data outputs.
Selection of relevant reference sites in the UK and worldwide.
Links to websites relevant to our research on green energy in greenspaces.