Julia Campbell

Achieving carbon-neutral status

Having successfully calculated the carbon impact of our entire business operation for validation by NQA and offsetting our residual carbon emissions, we are pleased to announce that we have achieved carbon-neutral status in accordance with the global PAS 2060 standard.

PAS 2060 is the only internationally recognised guideline for verifying carbon-neutral business operations or products and was created out of the need for a standard, consistent and transparent approach to demonstrating carbon neutrality.

Consistent with our approach to reducing the carbon impact of every project we deliver, making our company carbon neutral is an essential milestone on our net-zero journey and provides us with the scope to focus on reducing our total emissions year on year.

The data covered Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions: direct and indirect emissions relating to the energy used in our offices and emissions relating to business travel with a cumulative total of 69.32 tC02e which was offset by the sponsorship of a net zero project.

We have always been mindful of the impact of our actions on the environment, having invested in renewable technologies in our office in the form of solar photovoltaics together with fabric improvements and the installation of high-efficiency LED lighting. Still, we have aspired to go beyond by offering an additional 10 % of our total carbon emissions by supporting a Hydro electric power project.

There is still plenty for us to do and accomplish in our net zero and carbon reduction ambitions. However, being granted PAS 2060 status and committing to following its criteria year-on-year is a great way to start the year.

Net Zero UK exhibiting at IHEEM Healthcare Estates 2022

We hope to see you at this year’s Healthcare Estates exhibition on 4th and 5th October.

This is the largest event for Healthcare Estates, Engineers and FM Professionals. The exhibition brings together specialists who design, build, manage, and maintain healthcare facilities within the NHS and the private sector; and is a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in the sector

Our team will be on hand at Stand F32 to discuss the range of services we offer through Net Zero UK.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Vacancy for Senior Building Physics & Sustainability Lead

Net Zero Uk is the sustainability division of S I Sealy & Associates Limited, the leading building services engineering consultant in Greater Manchester and one of the world’s first engineering consultant to be certified carbon neutral to PAS2060. Our sustainability team is at the heart of the built environment’s response to the climate and ecological emergencies and advises leading public and private sector organisations on decarbonisation. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join and lead a new brand at its formation and be a key part in its success and ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years

S I Sealy’s leading Sustainability, Wellbeing & Building Physics team, NetZeroUk is a key part of our business and growth strategy. We are a PAS2060 Carbon Neutral company that is committed to delivering sustainable design strategies that look well beyound standard compliance solutions to deliver outstanding carbon reduction results for our clients. We pride ourselves on our award winnning track record of designing innovative, sustainable and energy efficient solutions, that minimise the use of natural resources.

  • Our team works with high profile clients, locally and nationally – on projects which make a difference
  • We are at the forefront of helping businesses and organisations towards net zero, with the support of cutting edge and sophisticated modelling software
  • Our team is ambitious, dynamic and focused on delivering for our clients
  • We are proud of our culture, which is open, friendly and supportive
  • We will support your personal and professional growth – providing you with opportunities to challenge yourself and continually learn
  • With hybrid working, we encourage you to achieve a work-life balance; whilst developing strong relationships with your colleagues, in and out of work
  • We have a strong social and environmental conscience – supporting our local communities

The Role

As Building Physics & Sustainability Engineering Lead, you will lead a team in undertaking calculations & reporting to support public and private sector clients to meet legislative and environmental/net zero commitments and targets. Deliver high-quality and clearly written outputs, and undertake building performance analysis, including Part L compliance, overheating assessment (CIBSE TM59), BRUKL reports and TM54, whilst staying abreast of legislation changes, regulations, and guidance.

You will have an in-depth understanding of thermal analysis, including peak plant sizing, annual energy analysis, lighting control, daylighting, and natural ventilation. The ability to undertake site inspections, covering thermal analysis inputs, including plant inspections and review of O&M manuals, along with a well-rounded understanding of the principles of building physics, from concept design input, options comparisons and thermal modelling.

  • IES modelling experience is essential, Apache HVAC and/or EPC accreditation is desirable
  • A science, engineering or building-related degree; a building sustainability/energy-related MSc is desirable
  • Accreditation as Low Carbon Consultant (design and DSM) and Energy Assessor (level 5) would be favourable;
  • CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant – desirable
  • Working knowledge of BREEAM
  • Interested in developing design tools to enable more efficient and accurate production of project deliverables.

To apply or discuss this role further – please email Matthew Pickford at m.pickford@netzerouk.com or phone 0161 519 4365

Salix Finance announce Phase 3 Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (Phase 3 LCSF)

Salix Finance has announced the launch of the third phase of funding for the Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) in partnership with the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which offers up to £14 million of grant funding for public sector organisations.

LCSF Phase 3 builds on the success of the first two phases of LCSF funding, with the aim of supporting public sector organisations to develop heat decarbonisation plans (HDPs) for their estate.

The scheme provides grants to obtain expert advice and professional skills to create or improve upon an existing HDP setting out the steps and proposed timeline for decarbonising the building’s heating systems. Having a robust HDP will put organisations in a strong position to take the next steps in decarbonising, including enabling them to develop detailed project proposals that will help them to apply for any future grant funding for capital decarbonisation measures or alternative sources of finance. This enables organisations to think more strategically and be better prepared for future decarbonisation opportunities.

Applications for Phase 3 of the LCSF are open Wednesday 15th June at 2 pm for all eligible public sector bodies.

How can we help?

Net Zero UK can help you to produce your HDP by providing expert advice on all aspects of building & energy modelling, climate change, comfort, and wellbeing, and provide quantified decarbonisation reports identifying improvements to both building fabric and services to help reduce carbon emissions.

We can also provide detailed mechanical and electrical designs for all types of decarbonisation works together with construction phase monitoring, helping to ensure that the energy efficiency goals targeted are met.

We have already helped several clients to produce their HDPs, such as Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Find out more about the Low Carbon Skills Fund here: https://www.salixfinance.co.uk/P3LCSF

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