Julia Campbell

Join us for our Seminar on Demystifying the NHS Net Zero Building Standard

Since October last year the NHS Net Zero Building Standard has applied to all investments in new buildings and upgrades to existing facilities that are subject to the HM Treasury business case approval process.

Everyone involved in the construction and upgrading of NHS buildings has a role to play in the achievement of the Standard. Do you know what is expected of you?

We have extensive experience of performing the NHS Net Zero Coordinator role, supporting NHS Trusts, the design team and contractors in working towards the Standard and advising them on compliance with the Standard.

We have organised a free seminar where we will take you through:

  • The key points of the NHS Net Zero Building Standard
  • What is net zero in terms of the Standard
  • How does a project secure compliance with the Standard
  • The responsibilities of the client, each member of the design team and the contractor
  • A snapshot of the measurement metrics we have to undertake as the Net Zero Coordinator

If you would like to attend our event on Thursday 9th May at Elliot House, Manchester, M3 3WD, please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/demystifying-the-nhs-net-zero-building-standard-tickets-868337178877

The event will start between 8 am and 9 am for a light breakfast and tea or coffee. The presentation will begin at 9 am, followed by a Q&A session, which will close at 10 am. You are welcome to stay for a further tea or coffee until 10.30 am.

Secure your grant to unlock Heat Decarbonisation on your estate

Phase 5 of the Government’s Low Carbon Skills Fund has been announced.  This Funding is aimed at helping public sector organisations engage the specialist and expert advice and skills required to put in place or improve an existing heat decarbonisation plan.

Applications will open on 17th April at 2pm, and will be closed two weeks after the portal opens on 1st May at 2pm.

Our team has a proven track record of helping clients successfully secure funding through this programme, such as Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue.  We are confident we can do the same for your organisation.

Our experienced team can provide tailored advice and recommendations on the most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint and transition to more sustainable heating solutions, as well as designing low-carbon mechanical and electrical systems that are customised to your organisation’s needs.

We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity and act quickly to secure your application. Don’t miss out on the chance to access funding that can help your organisation become more sustainable and reduce your carbon footprint.

Please contact Head of Net Zero UK, Matthew Pickford to discuss this further on 0161 393 9310 or email: m.pickford@netzerouk.com 

Celebrating 1-year as a carbon-neutral company

We’re marking one year since we became a carbon-neutral company.

We are proud to say that we have maintained our carbon-negative status in accordance with the global PAS 2060 standard for 2023.

Upon our certification in January 2023, we were able to further reduce our carbon footprint by 4.5 tonnes of carbon in gas usage, 4.5 tonnes of carbon in business travel and 1.2 tonnes of carbon in commuting and home working. This data covers our Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, resulting in a cumulative total of 62.057 tCO2. This is a total saving of 7.263 tC02 compared to the previous year.

We remain committed to reducing the carbon impact of every project we deliver. For instance, we have recently identified decarbonisation strategies for various buildings in a site-wide decarbonisation masterplan for Buckinghamshire New University and have identified decarbonisation strategies for the Royal Oldham General Hospital that will be used as a long-term strategic roadmap for the hospital to follow over the next 15-20 years.

We are proud to have achieved this status for the second year, as it is an essential part of our net-zero journey.  We are committed to following its criteria year-on-year.

Net Zero UK is attending MIPIM 2024

Our Director, David Stafford, will be attending MIPIM 2024, which is the world’s largest international real estate event taking place in Cannes 12th-15th March.

MIPIM brings together people from all areas of property investment, development and construction for face-to-face discussions, seminars, and thought leadership. This year’s theme, “Getting Beyond,” looks at how we can work together to combat climate change and connect and inspire the construction world to create a more sustainable, liveable, and prosperous place for all.

Director David Stafford commented, “Last year, MIPIM launched its dedicated Road to Zero area, showcasing sustainable ideas that will help the property sector on its journey towards net zero. As sustainability is at the core of everything we do, this is a perfect platform to promote our knowledge and expertise in net zero and decarbonisation services.”

At Net Zero UK, our teams work with clients from all sectors, offering expertise in reducing carbon emissions and achieving regulatory compliance. We provide a wide range of services to help our clients achieve “Net Zero Carbon” status in their buildings’ operational carbon. Additionally, we advise our clients on reducing the embedded carbon emissions of their buildings and help deliver buildings that are truly net-zero carbon in both construction and operation.

If you are also attending MIPIM 2024, please contact us to arrange a meet-up out in Cannes

Net Zero UK sponsors Place North West’s annual Place Party

We are proud to be the drinks reception sponsor at Place North West’s annual Place Party.

The must-attend event dedicated to dancing, dinner and informal networking brings together more than 700 of the region’s professionals and is an absolute staple in the UK property event calendar.

The Place Party will take place at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester on Thursday 4th October, with team members from Net Zero UK in attendance. For more information, visit Place Northwest.

Vacancy for Building Physics Engineer

Net Zero UK is the rapidly growing 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 opportunity to join 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 a Building Physics & Sustainability Engineer, you will work with our team and undertake surveys, calculations & reports to support public and private sector clients to meet legislative and environmental / net zero commitments and targets. Deliver high-quality and clearly written outputs, undertake building performance analysis, including Part L compliance, overheating assessment (CIBSE TM52/59), 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.

We are nice people – who look to make a difference. If that also describes you, come join us.

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

Net Zero UK exhibiting at IHEEM Healthcare Estates 2023

Join us on 10th & 11th October at this year’s IHEEM Healthcare Estates exhibition.

The IHEEM Healthcare Estates exhibition is the largest event for Healthcare Estates Managers, Engineers, Property Professionals and FM Professionals and is a fantastic opportunity to connect with professionals and provide valuable insights into the latest innovations.

Come and visit us on stand G13, where our team will be available to discuss the array of services offered Net Zero UK, a division of S I Sealy, including our recent work on developing a “NHS Net Zero Standard” for Trafford General Hospital, the birthplace of the NHS.

We look forward to seeing you there

Net Zero UK appoints Senior Building Physics and Sustainability Engineer

Muhammad Umar has joined Net Zero UK as a Senior Building Physics and Sustainability Engineer. Muhammad brings extensive experience as an energy and sustainability engineer having developed low carbon strategies for various NHS hospitals and has a strong track record of assisting numerous clients in their transition towards Net Zero carbon.

With a joint MSc in Smart Cities and Communities from Heriot Watt, and Mechanical Engineering with Professional Focus in Energy Engineering from the University of Mons in Belgium, Muhammads knowledge and skills include: high energy performance envelopes, high performance HVAC systems, building system and fabric engineering, building modelling, energy efficiency optimisation and the implementation of renewable and low carbon technologies.

Director, David Stafford commented: “ The appointment of Muhammad enables our team to effectively manage the increasingly workload while upholding the high service standards and commitment to helping our clients in achieving Net Zero carbon emissions for their buildings. We are delighted to welcome Muhammed to the team and look forward to witnessing Net Zero UK’s ongoing growth.”

Celebrating World Engineering Day 2023

Happy World Engineering Day! Today, we join the world in celebrating the fascinating world of engineering and the engineers behind the innovative solutions propelling us towards a sustainable future.

This year’s theme, “Engineering innovation for a more resilient world”, is significant to us as we support our clients in their objectives to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. As leading decarbonisation experts, we help clients deliver high-quality, sustainable solutions.

We are proud of the part we play in many key projects aimed at making our world a better, more resilient place. Such projects include: the Liverpool Heart & Chest decarbonisation reports; Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Low Carbon Skills Fund, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Low Carbon Surveys and the Co-operative low carbon store.

At the heart of each project is a team of experienced building physics engineers whose knowledge and dedication play a key role in our success. Today, we’re excited to celebrate our team and engineering professionals worldwide whose contributions are integral to a better tomorrow.

To find out more about World Engineering Day, visit: https://worldengineeringday.net/

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!

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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