Net Zero sites made simpler… we help you to make energy savings and cut emissions across public, commercial or industrial estates with award-winning teamwork, ground-breaking guidance and the latest innovative thinking

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Turbocharging sites to Net Zero across government and industry

Our Sites platform helps you decarbonise non-domestic estates with simplicity, speed and scale thanks to our industry-leading guidance, tools and insights. Whether you are a customer, partner, or supplier, we harness the trailblazing work of government and industry to ensure you and your project benefit from the latest best practice and innovation.

Decarbonising public sector buildings, sites and estates… with simplicity, speed and scale

The public sector is key in turning the UK’s climate change declarations into real action. Our Public Sector Decarbonisation Guidance – part of an award-winning partnership with BEIS, the Government Property Function and industry leaders – provides teams with a consistent, cost-effective approach to cut emissions. A step-by-step ‘greenprint’ for public sector decarbonisation projects, it addresses common barriers, complements BEIS funding schemes, and helps support sector-wide action.

Decarbonising Commercial and Industrial sites

We help you find the opportunities in the difficult challenge of decarbonisation. Working together with site operators, we develop methods that minimise cost, employ the right technologies, and support the business case for sustainable, seamless, Net Zero sites. By taking on the challenges that others can’t, and fusing the best of government, industry and research, we turbocharge your progress.

Driving real-world impact with Data you can depend on

For successful decarbonisation, you need a deep understanding of how estates are performing. We use reliable, real-world data to build better solutions, driving decarbonisation best practice and unlocking progress. And by sharing our trusted data with innovators and those delivering decarbonisation projects, we can support the success and scale needed to realise the UK’s Net Zero ambitions.

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Pioneering a whole systems approach to accelerating sites to Net Zero

Case Studies

Modern Energy Partners

Modern Energy Partners (MEP) was a two-year, £20million innovation pilot exploring how to decarbonise complex  sites across the public sector estate to help Government reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2032.

The project was a collaborative cross-departmental programme, coordinated and delivered by Energy Systems Catapult and funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office, with additional match funding from pathfinder sites.

MEP investigated a test bed of 42 sites responsible for over 4 million tCO2e carbon emissions – equating to 3.2% of Ministry of Defence (MOD), 13% of Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and 3.5% of NHS sites, including three pathfinder sites:

  • HM Sheppey Prison Cluster
  • HMS Collingwood – Royal Navy base
  • NHS Goole and District Hospital

MEP developed Public Sector Decarbonisation Guidance – systematic, repeatable and scalable approaches to decarbonising sites. Firstly, the rapid deployment of data gathering technologies and techniques to appraise the net zero potential of sites – including installing telemetry across 23 sites.

Secondly, a range of tools and templates allowing sites to develop decarbonisation plans – including plans for 24 sites to reduce emissions on average by 70% by 2032. Thirdly, MEP carried out initial carbon reduction works at the three pathfinder sites – including installing 21,515 LEDs light bulbs and smart Building Management Systems that now control 176,990 m2 of buildings.

How to work with us

We are not-for-profit, independent and technology-agnostic – building a trusted track record of delivering thought leadership, collaborative R&D and commercial commissions – so are uniquely placed to take on the challenges that others cannot tackle.

Collaborate with us: We work with partners from the public and private sectors to secure funding and collectively deliver the innovation projects and thought leadership that tackle the hardest challenges in the way to Net Zero.

Commission us: We offer independent support, evidence and insights – with technical, commercial and policy expertise – to identify and deliver Net Zero innovation priorities. Then actively support clients to develop actionable plans for implementation.

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