This guidance will help you to project manage the installation of decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures and effectively manage your decarbonisation partners

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These guides, tools and case studies on project management of installation and implementation of a project can help you to monitor progress against programme of works and implement quality assurance processes.

Who should use this guidance?

This Public Sector Decarbonisation Guidance was commissioned by the the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), formerly Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Cabinet Office to help public sector bodies and their decarbonisation partners understand the best route to Net Zero. We aim to help deliver decarbonisation projects at scale, as well as support grant funding applications, to enable rapid progress on reducing carbon emissions.

This Guidance takes learnings from the Modern Energy Partners (MEP) programme and expertise from across Energy Systems Catapult to provide guidance on heat decarbonisation and energy management.

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Public Sector Decarbonisation Guidance - Installation

Main Guide - Installation

This guide covers the areas you need to think about when project managing the installation of decarbonisation measures on site. It covers the skills you might need, roles and responsibilities and managing risks.

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Installation: Tools & Tutorials

Discover one available tool


  • Risk register template

Risk register template

A downloadable template that you can use to track risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies (RAID) associated with the installation of your public sector decarbonisation project.

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Installation: Case Studies

Discover four available case studies


  • Goole District Hospital case study
  • HMS Collingwood case study
  • HMP Elmley case study
  • Quarry House case study
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Goole District Hospital case study

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HMS Collingwood case study

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HMP Elmley case study

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Quarry House case study

Net Zero Go

Net Zero Go is a unique, powerful, easy-to-use platform bringing together all the tools and support that local authorities need to develop successful, locally-focused zero carbon projects, taking initiatives from a standing start to operational and beyond.

Visit the Net Zero Go page

Next Theme: Commissioning and Handover

Helping you maximise the benefits delivered from a completed project, including the handing over process, the commissioning, correct set-up of equipment, and staff training.

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