Decarbonising public sector buildings to help achieve net zero

As the climate change crisis continues to accelerate, and with an estimated 40% of the UK’s emissions coming from households, it’s clear we must adapt the way we live to reduce our carbon footprint.

Public sector bodies have been given zero-carbon targets to help reach net zero by 2050. But with some 300,000 public properties contributing 3% of all carbon emissions in the UK, in many cases this will mean retrofitting whole buildings - even estates - to ensure they’re energy-efficient. Such scale of work requires additional expertise, skills and resource capacity.

Our experienced property specialists can help, providing advice, planning and business case submission on energy efficiency measures across your buildings and social housing. We work side by side with your teams, applying advanced data analytics skills and funding knowledge alongside construction and building surveying expertise to deliver the best value to you.

Wherever you are on your decarbonisation journey, we can help - each stage of our approach can be provided in isolation or as part of a ‘one stop shop’ package to support you throughout your journey.

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Key statistics

In numbers: Capita and decarbonisation

£2.5 million

➥   Funding secured for the decarbonisation of Blackburn with Darwen Council’s public estate

2.5 million kWh

➥  How much our decarbonisation plans with Blackburn with Darwen Council have saved each year

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Helping local authorities to realise energy efficiency programmes

Our decarbonisation planning and support is already making a positive impact. We’ve helped Blackburn with Darwen Council to secure funding and planning permission for schemes that will reduce the carbon footprint and electricity bills of 23 council buildings through the installation of sustainable power and heating technologies. These projects will reduce emissions from the council’s estate by around 5% and we are helping to make sure they are delivered on time and on budget.

  • £2.5 million funding secured for the decarbonisation of Blackburn Council’s public estate
  • Our decarbonisation plans with Blackburn with Darwen Council have saved 2.5m kWh, 307 tCO2e and £259,000 in energy bills each year
  • We’re also working with other local authorities, including Flintshire County Council, to decarbonise their social housing estates - ranging from existing housing stock to setting the baseline for new build housing projects.

How we help

Reduced cost

We bring cost efficiencies through integrating carbon and business planning packages.

Project management

We deliver end-to-end project management and technical expertise to support your journey and shape your strategies.

Data analytics

We use data to deliver the best outcomes by creating data models to demonstrate the impact of refit interventions and to support funding bids.

Low carbon knowledge

We ensure that the right suppliers and the right low carbon solutions, coordinating multiple suppliers for, say, insulation, electrics, mechanics, heat pumps and solar panels, into a single refit.

Regulatory compliance

Our team includes planning and building control experts who can help steer the programme through its regulatory journey to ensure that compliance and safety are assured.

Procurement and supplier management

We support your procurement process to ensure that suitably qualified local suppliers are engaged to provide expertise and value for money.

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