The Self-Funded ZERO Carbon Solution
For Non-Domestic Buildings


Save Money And You Save Carbon

We are able to demonstrate how local authorities and
buildings owners can achieve net ZERO carbon using
3 highly sophisticated software platforms.

This is ‘self-funded solution, where the software identifies where energy can be reduced, which saves money that pays for the software many times over and also the appointment of an Energy Champion to drive behavioral change.

Saving money, therefore, results in the required carbon reductions.

Customers have the flexibility to choose one or all of the software packages depending each requirements

Software Platform #1 and #2:

• Achieve up to 59% carbon reductions
• Cost £660 for a single building reducing to £450 for 50+
• An energy bill of £3,300 and 20% energy reduction justifies the software cost

Software Platform #3:

• Achieve up to 41% carbon reductions
• Cost £640 per building
• Full financial modelling and grid connection assessment

Finally, the financial savings achieved are annual, where as the software can be a one off cost.
This means extensive annual financial savings can be achieved.

Our suggestion is to commence with a pilot of 10-20 buildings to first evaluate the software.
Watch the video for full justification of the self funded model to achieve net ZERO carbon.

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Carbon BaseLining and Measuring

We license software from CBN Expert that calculates your
building’s carbon emissions (scope 1, 2 and 3) and is the perfect
starting point to measure all the carbon reductions achieved in
real time on an interactive dashboard..

This is important because 83% of people reported that
when energy consumption data was made available to them,
their consumption behaviour changed. This software allows you

  • calculate the carbon emissions for each building (the baseline)

  • measure in real-time the reductions to the carbon emissions every time to make a change to operation/fabric of the building

  • create an interactive dashboard that shows all the results using 4 metrics

This meets PSDS and Salix Funding requirements for 'measuring and validation' and demonstrates best practise for a local authority.

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This is an extremely cost-effective platform priced at £240 plus vat per building reducing to £180 for 50+ buildings. The price includes a 10% discount to ZERO Carbon Places members and includes :

  • Set up of the software for each building

  • 2 months licensing of the software platform

  • 12 months support

  • Online training modules

  • End of year certificate of the carbon reductions

Bulking up loading of data can be achieved through an API,
which we will set up for you.

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Energy Efficiency Report

We licence sophisticated software from Arbnco Insight that can assess your building to identify ways to reduce energy and also wasted energy. This saves both money and carbon.

This is an energy platform and the summary report identifies reductions in the following 4 areas :

  1. Buildings Operation

  2. Behavioural Change

  3. Wasted Energy - out of hours operation

  4. Wasted Energy - base load reductions

Each building is assessed using 10 different parameters as shown in the image. This includes the possible inclusion of 35 types of technology or fabric improvements, including air source heat
pumps, where the results are expressed in the following ways :

  • Most Cost Effective

  • Best Green Initiatives

  • Quickest Wins

The performance of your building is also benchmarked against other similar buildings so you can analyse its energy efficiency in different ways.

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You receive the full report and access to energy efficiency platform for £420 plus vat per building reducing to £370 for 50+ buildings. The price includes :

  • Set up of the software for each building

  • 12 months licensing of the software platform

  • 12 months support

  • Uploading of all information on to the platform

There is minimal time input from the building owner, as
We just require 5 simple pieces of information.

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Renewable Energy Assessment

This consultancy service is structured in two parts.

PART 1 : is to assess the financial viability for different technologies for the chosen building(s) via a desktop study. 


We produce for the most suitable technology a full profit and loss and 20year cashflow based on 5 different forms of assessment including :

  1. Unoptimised - maximised area of roof, with/without a battery

  2. Maximise the modified internal rate of return (MIRR) 

  3. Maximise net present value (NPV)

  4. Minimise the payback period

  5. Maximum CO2 reduction

This allows the client to choose the ideal size of system in relation to capital investment and carbon emission savings achievable.

PART 2 : every form of renewable technology requires a grid connection. It is therefore imperative to test the electrical grid to understand if there are any constraint issues connecting to the grid. Higher than expected connection costs is likely to result in the project becoming financially unviable.

We therefore test a range of import and/or export connections to determine where issues could commence and the most cost effective connection capacity.

This two part strategy demonstrates the viability to allow an authority to commence a procurement process for that project. 

The cost of this service is £640 plus vat per building.

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Grid and Project Risk Assessment

Absolutely key to the delivery of any form of renewable technology is a financially viable grid connection.

Unless an authority  'tests' the connectivity of the grid, it may be that the carbon action plan will fail. 

For many local authorities this may prove difficult as much of the grid is already constrained and the demand for electric vehicle charging points and other renewable technology is utilising what spare capacity there is.

This consultancy tests the grid and the local authority's renewable energy projects to demonstrate what can and cannot be connected. This eliminates both wasted application fees and months of time, whilst proving reassurance the carbon plan can be delivered.

A risk assessment of all private and pubic sector projects to (say) 2030 can be undertaken to demonstrate the economic impact of grid constraints to an authority. 

As well as saving both time and money, the key benefit to an authority, is that this grid and project assessment will prove the deliverability of the carbon action plan.

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