Carbon Reduction Strategies

Balancing the complex alternatives to achieve the best system requires sophisticated knowledge of the available options, their relative costs and benefits

Effective Carbon reduction (like cost cutting or weight loss!) needs a cycle of measurement of the current emissions, analysis of the potential routes to cut Carbon and action to implement these savings. Then back to measurement to assess the impact of the change and continue to plan further reductions. We can help you set up this cycle for your organisation.

On site generation

PV can often be the quickest win on Carbon reduction and although Business Rates currently erode the business case, it remains a self funding Carbon reduction tool.

We can provide a fast and effective assessment of the PV potential for your organisation and model how this will match to your energy usage pattern.

Wind generation

Despite all efforts to block new wind through the planning system, it remains the cheapest form of renewable generation by far and in addition to the potential to develop new sites, many sites developed in the last 10 years are coming onto the market. We can assess the wind potential for your site quickly and efficiently and model how this matches your energy usage.

Low carbon heat

Low carbon heat comprises both ground and airsource heatpumps and district heat networks. The economics of low Carbon heat are uncertain with RHI eneded and new support to be announced but remain a core part of any Carbon reduction roadmap. We can assess the potential for your site from the wide range of possible options available.

Insulation retrofit

Improving energy efficiency through upgrades to building fabric is an essential consideration. By reducing energy use, other steps such as moving to low carbon heat, will be simpler and lower cost to implement and operate.

Most buildings – even listed heritage buildings can significantly improve their insulation and reduce ventilation losses with new technology and reduced cost systems hitting the market.

Energy storage

On site storage can be appealing where it avoids low value export and reduces higher cost purchase, but the economics are marginal and the revenues from aggregation uncertain. We can give clear and unbiassed advice on your options while also reducing Carbon. Remember that when you store electricity on site 25-30% of it is lost into charge/discharge efficiency so it may not be the best way to cut your Carbon emissions.
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EV infrastructure

EV charging for your staff and visitors will be essential and there is a great deal of unnecessary complication being created by EV charging equipment suppliers whose goal is to maximise the value of their sales. We can cut through the sales pitch and help you specify a cost effective system to meet your needs without expensive grid upgrades and complex adminstrative systems.