Thursday 9 February, 12.30pm to 3pm

Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9RH

Free, but must be booked in advance – SOLD OUT


Do you want to reduce your community building’s energy costs and carbon emissions? If so, the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is here to help.

Funding and support is available to communities to decarbonise community buildings by installing renewable technologies such as heat pumps and solar panels.

Join us at Civic House in Glasgow where you’ll:

  • learn about how CARES can help your community
  • find out about the funding available to install renewable technologies
  • hear how Agile City plans to install battery storage at Civic House, and new solar panels and battery storage at the Glue Factory, all with the support of CARES
  • see the technologies up close and hear more about how they work
  • have time to network with other communities attending.

Local Energy Scotland, which manages CARES for the Scottish Government, will have development officers on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We’ve put some approximate timings together to help you plan your travel arrangements.

  • 12.30pm – arrivals and refreshments
  • 12.45pm – a first tour of the building
  • 1pm – Presentation by Local Energy Scotland and time for questions
  • 1.30pm – lunch
  • 2pm – presentation by Civic House and time for questions
  • 2.30pm – a second tour of the building
  • 3pm – event closes

You can choose which building tour to attend to help you plan your travel arrangements.

How to book 

This event is now sold out.

Please look out for more events coming later in 2023, like our ‘How to decarbonise your community building‘ event in Lesmahagow on Thursday 9 March.

How to get to Civic House

Plan your journey by visiting the Traveline website.

By bike

The NextBike station is a 15-minute walk from Civic House, heading north on Garscube Road.

For cycle route planning, try CycleStreets.

By bus

Catch the 7, 68, 71A, 72, 75 or M3 from Buchanan Bus Station and get off at the Garscube Road bus stop.

By subway

Civic House is a three-minute walk from Cowcaddens subway station, or a seven-minute walk from St George’s Cross subway station.

By train

Civic House is a seven-minute walk from Charing Cross or Queen Street train stations.

By car

Civic House is a two-minute drive from the M8 motorway (exit at Junction 17). There is no dedicated or free parking at Civic House, but there is a loading bay in front of the building. Paid parking bays can be found on Civic St and adjoining roads.