The ways in which we generate, distribute, and use energy can be carbon intensive and wasteful. But there are proven ways to make our energy greener and options for more efficient energy systems that reduce costs as well as CO2 emissions.
We advise developers, councils and organisation on energy efficiency programmes and new renewable and energy balancing technologies to reach net zero carbon in the shortest time.
We partner with cleantech firms and academic institutions to research and develop innovative new software and hardware solutions to energy problems, such as making full use of renewable energy generated locally, reducing demand to keep within grid constraints, and balancing demand with generation, through astute use of battery, water and ground source energy systems via world leading forecasting, modelling, machine learning, artificial intelligence and block chain technologies, to deliver zero energy bill homes.
We set up energy communities and project manage real-life trials and pilots on behalf of the UK and EU governments to deliver meaningful results for a better clean energy future for communities across the region.
How can existing homes and businesses use less energy? How should new housing developments or commercial buildings be built so they release less CO2 in construction and benefit from clean efficient use of ongoing?
We advise local authorities and developers how to viably build ultra-efficient carbon neutral and carbon negative new homes. Sustainable, environmentally-friendly communities that promote active travel and use the least carbon to build and to live there.
We promote and are experienced in delivering projects employing new technologies that support this vision, such as Modern Methods of Construction (MMA), community battery storage, inter-seasonal heat storage, air and ground source heat pumps, solar and thermal generation, Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems.
We work with partner organisations and builders to construct exemplar homes and new communities, like Etopia Corby, which is now a Building for 2050 case study.
Low emission cars, trucks and public transport options are changing the way we travel and ship goods. How can we help the transition to cleaner vehicles and make existing vehicles greener?
We advise councils on EV charge-point infrastructure and strategic planning for electrification of their fleets. We have developed models for community car clubs and e-mobility as a shared service hubs.
We work with cleantech firms on testing and developing new technologies using our infrastructure as test resources. We have installed electric vehicles charge point infrastructure in existing neighbourhoods and new housing developments.
We advise developers on planning and implementing EV charging infrastructure within grid constrained areas.
We work with universities on developing and testing advanced grid services at the micro community level using artificial intelligence and machine learning to forecast and optimize EV charging within local grid constraints and site capacity demands.
We use data from our network of EV chargers to support research and development into new technologies and innovations which may help improve energy poverty, efficiency and the move towards zero carbon for the communities it serves.