A network of local authorities working together to create the road map
net ZERO carbon
Members benefit from being part of a network of local authorities whose aim is :
Promote and share best practice
Expertise in scaling-up processes
Shared knowledge and collaboration
Place Based approach
See prospectus for full details.
The RACE TO ZERO has started.
Time is running out and with less than 10 years to go to reach climate declaration commitments, we felt a defined focus and direction was required.
We therefore started the Local Authority RACE TO ZERO.
This is for those authorities who are serious about reducing their carbon emissions, wish to be part of a focused group that shares ideas and their successes. These authorities will also benefits from all the positive publicity that we will be organising.
We are supporting all our member authorities with workable solutions with free webinars and training to :
measure their carbon baselines
reduce the carbon emissions
measure the carbon reductions monthly
All local authorities are invited to join ZERO Carbon Places for FREE and then be part of the RACE TO ZERO if they wish.
Road Map to ZERO Carbon
Includes these three parts :
PART 1 : Baseline Analysis - Where are we?
PART 2 : CO2 Gap Analysis - How much carbon do we need to save?
PART 3 : Delivery Options - How do we get there ?
Business Case Delivery Options
Instead of having a strategy that represents an idealistic set of objectives, Stage 2 is focused on defining the business case behind each of the technologies and projects defined in Stage 1.
An opportunity then exists to create a municipal energy vehicle (such as an ESCO) whereby an authority can generate revenue from energy projects, which can then be re-distribute into new energy or community projects.
Delivering the Energy Projects
Stage 3 is to deliver the energy projects to achieve the identified carbon savings via the private sector, or alternatively could utilise centre of excellence skills within existing local authorities.
This network will promote public sector delivery models which may include ESCO formation, retrofitting of residential properties, delivery of district heating, air/ground pump projects as examples.
STARTING POINT : Carbon BaseLining Your Buildings
Before introducing carbon reduction measures, it is essential to know how much carbon is first being emitted by the building.
We have created a cost effective service that will :
calculates a building's carbon emissions to produce a carbon baseline
provides software with a customised dashboard that measures the monthly carbon emissions that the authority can control
allows the authority to demonstrate in real time the carbon emission reductions being achieved
generates an annual certificate that the authority can hang in the building to promote its carbon reduction success
We also input all the data and set the system up for the authority. Basically it's a 'plug and play' product.
This service puts the authority in control of its carbon emissions for its non domestic buildings to support the authority develop its Heat Decarbonisation Plan (HPD).
This is a cost effective service at just £385 plus vat per building with reduced prices available for multiple buildings.