Become carbon neutral
We are now all on the road to becoming carbon neutral since the UK Government committed the UK to becoming a ‘net zero’ carbon economy by 2050 and expecting businesses to have reduced their emissions by at least 20% by 2030.
What does Carbon Neutral and ‘Net Zero’ mean?
Carbon neutrality or having a ‘net zero’ carbon footprint means eradicating carbon emissions altogether. When this is not possible, where the use of fossil fuels is unavoidable (e.g., air transport where the technology is not yet available), you can balance carbon emissions with carbon removal, this can be done by offsetting emissions.
How we can help your business:
BCR Associates can help your business at any point of your journey, whether you are just starting or already on the road to becoming carbon neutral. We have a team of experts who can support you at any of the steps along the way to help you meet your CSR and environmental goals. We provide an end-to-end service from planning to implementation and ongoing support. As part of our service we provide:
- Full energy audit and development of strategy to reduce emissions
- Analysis and management of energy data and consumption
- Optimisation of energy for short-term wins and improved efficiency
- Guidance on implementation of suitable solutions that fit your business needs
- Installation of renewable energy sources, on site or making the switch to renewable energy suppliers as appropriate
- Guidance on buildings and appliances to improve efficiency
- Installation of renewable heating and cooling systems to replace fossil fuels
- Electric vehicles and charging
- Infrastructure and connections to support plans for growth
- Procurement of equipment and commodities
- Advice on compliance to government legislation and regulation.
Every business is unique with various environmental and Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) goals but more and more businesses are committing to being carbon neutral ahead of the government deadline and many are prioritising climate action in their recovery from Covid-19.
The government has already started driving this change through recent legislations such as Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) and Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), forcing larger businesses which fit the criteria to provide detailed reports on their energy consumption and greenhouse emissions (GHC) as part of their annual report, and its highly likely that these legislations will filter down to businesses of all sizes in the near future.
It is important to have a clear understanding of what ‘net zero’ means for your business and how you are going to get there.
Our 7 key considerations for your journey to carbon neutrality and reducing your carbon footprint:
- Develop an energy strategy – This will provide you with future planning and a framework to work towards.
- Energy data analysis and management – Understand and measure your energy usage, this will provide insight to quality data and identify patterns, establish ROIs and levels of carbon reduction achieved.
- Procurement – Switching your energy supply to a sustainable source.
- Energy efficiency measures– Reducing consumption and emissions, improving and optimising energy systems, building and operations, encourage greener ways of working.
- Implementation of renewables and new technologies – renewable energy sources, onsite power generation, heating and cooling systems, EV, solar etc
- Infrastructure - Planning for the future – Ensure your businesses has the right infrastructure to meet plans for grow.
- Compliance – Complying to new environmental legislations such as SECR and ESOS.