26/05/22 - Decarbonising the Public Sector Estate in the Wider South West

The UK public sector estate produces 2% of national greenhouse gas emissions. Modern Energy Partners (MEP) was a £12.6 million innovation programme that ran from 2018 to September 2021, in collaboration between the Cabinet Office and Energy Systems Catapult, the Birmingham-based innovation centre, to explore ways of decarbonising infrastructure across 42 public sector sites: prisons, hospitals and Defence establishments. The work included application of smart-metering and energy management systems, LED lighting, alternative air conditioning systems, and photovoltaic (PV) energy generation.

On the 26 May 2022 (10am – 11:30am) South West Net Zero Hub is hosting a Teams webinar to explore what MEP discovered and achieved, its future significance for the public built estate in the region, and the work that is currently undertaken daily to manage and reduce utilities consumption locally.

This event is for public sector employees only. Please use a public sector email address to register. Once your email address has been verified, you will be sent a confirmation email.

The South West Net Zero Hub (formerly Energy Hub) has been funded by BEIS to support public sector organisations to identify and deliver building energy efficiency and decarbonisation measures with a focus on reducing direct emissions. This funding is part of a wider programme of works funded by BEIS available to the Public Sector initially to deliver Capital Projects as well as low carbon skills funding to support decarbonisation.

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The Activities of the South West Net Zero Hub to support public sector decarbonisation include :

  • Support low-carbon opportunities in public sector organisations.
  • Develop Net Zero organisational plans to identify pathways for emissions reductions.
  • Develop investment grade proposals suitable for organisations to resource appropriate funding
  • Develop and deliver any proposals that have either stalled or been abandoned.
  • Maximise the use of resources made available through other government low carbon initiatives such as Modern Energy Partners.

The focus of the work will be on heat decarbonisation and looking at setting out Decarbonisation Plans for the organisation to take forward to internal approval and to secure funding opportunities.

For this workshop, we will be joined by:

  • Christine St John Cox – Head of Modern Energy Partners at Catapult Energy Systems
  • John Allen, Buildings Decarbonisation Manager at South West Net Zero Hub
  • TBC –Estate/Utilities Manager for a local organisation

Decarbonising the Public Sector Estate in the Wider South West


Thursday 26th May 2022



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Duration: 1.5 Hrs

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