Putting place at the heart of net zero
Reaching net zero is an imperative that isn’t going away any time soon. With zero-carbon targets for public organisations sharpening the focus on what needs to be achieved by 2050, it’s clear we need to transform the way we build, heat and use our homes, offices and public buildings.
As a result, many local authorities are considering how they can create greener communities. On the one hand, they’re looking at how they can decarbonise their property portfolio, even if that means retrofitting entire buildings and estates to make them energy-efficient. On the other, they’re looking at how they can inform, educate and empower their residents to adapt the way they live .
We can support you with your decarbonisation plans, whatever stage you’re at, with our experienced property specialists, data analysts and funding expertise. Take a look below at our insights, videos and other useful resources designed to help you with reducing your carbon footprint.
In numbers: Capita and the decarbonisation agenda
funding secured for the decarbonisation of Blackburn Council’s public estate
each year saved in energy bills for Blackburn with Darwen Council
funding secured to optimise the public estate
How we help
Carbon neutrality in public places
Wherever you are on your decarbonisation journey, we can help. We work side-by-side with you to provide planning and business case support to enable energy efficiency measures across your buildings and social housing. We apply advanced data analytics skills and funding knowledge alongside construction and building surveying expertise to deliver the best value to you.
The road to net zero is far from clear. Our research has found citizens are confused about who’s responsible for delivering carbon measures in their local area, highlighting that local authorities have plenty to do to raise their profiles and provide the information and inspiration needed to drive change.
Watch the video to hear from Hannah Dunkerley, Financial and Economic Consultant in Capita’s place and assets solutions team, on the decarbonisation agenda >
Funding your net zero plans: the opportunities
The funding environment to aid the public sector’s role in decarbonisation is constantly evolving and shifting. Find out what funding opportunities are available to you.
Five steps to kickstart the decarbonisation of local authority estates
Public sector estates comprise 300,000 properties which contribute to 3% of all UK carbon emissions. See how you can start your decarbonisation journey.
Using low carbon energy to reduce emissions and power consumption
Find out how we helped Blackburn with Darwen Council to significantly reduce the carbon footprint and fuel bills of 23 council buildings.
Using smart technology to monitor CO2 in East Renfrewshire schools
We worked with East Renfrewshire to implement sensors and gather data in every teaching space to help meet guidelines for assessing air quality in teaching areas.
Decarbonising public sector buildings to help achieve net zero
Discover how our experienced property experts can provide advice and support on your decarbonisation journey.
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Our solutionsSupporting your property asset decarbonisation
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.