Collaboration Between Green Net Zero and Warneford Consulting: Supporting Schools with Energy and Carbon Reduction

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By James Smurthwaite

Green Net Zero is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Warneford Consulting, a partnership that marks a significant stride towards decarbonising the education estate in England. This relationship is founded on a shared vision of helping schools on their journey to net zero by improving the condition of their buildings with more efficient and sustainable solutions.

Together, Green Net Zero and Warneford Consulting aim to drive innovative solutions that not only meet but exceed environmental standards, setting a new benchmark for sustainability in education. This collaboration is particularly focused on supporting capital investment and Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) projects for schools, ensuring that educational institutions can operate efficiently and sustainably for years to come.

About Green Net Zero

A Brief History: Founded in 2022, Green Net Zero specialises in transforming buildings into models of energy efficiency and low carbon emissions. This mission is crucial for schools and universities, as the majority of educational facilities predate the latest green standards. These institutions are now facing the urgent need to adapt, reduce their energy costs, and comply with future environmental regulations.

Our Services

  • Energy Audits and Assessments: Comprehensive evaluations of energy use in buildings, identifying key areas for improvement. Our detailed audits help clients understand their energy consumption patterns and identify opportunities for significant energy savings.
  • Low Carbon Heating Solutions: Design and implementation of efficient heating systems that minimise carbon footprints. We specialise in modern heating technologies that not only reduce carbon emissions but also lower operational costs.
  • Sustainability Strategies: Development of tailored strategies to achieve net zero carbon emissions, aligning with global environmental goals. Our strategies are customised to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring effective and sustainable outcomes.
  • Renewable Energy Integration: Consultation on the adoption and integration of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal. We help clients harness the power of renewable energy to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and lower their environmental impact.

Key People

  • James Smurthwaite, Founder: An expert in sustainable building solutions with a passion for the environment. James leads Green Net Zero with a vision for a greener future, leveraging his experience to guide the company’s strategic direction.
  • Kim Jenkins, Operations Director: Oversees the coordination of energy and environmental surveys, manages the delivery of energy reduction projects, leads project teams, engages with stakeholders, monitors performance, and contributes to the company’s strategic planning for sustainable building solutions.
  • James Carsley, Low Carbon Building Services Engineer: Implements and optimises energy-efficient solutions in school buildings, focusing on reducing operating costs and carbon emissions. James conducts energy assessments, recommends sustainable technologies, and ensure compliance with environmental standards to help achieve net zero carbon targets.

Selling Points

  • Expertise and Experience: Years of hands-on experience in the industry ensure that our solutions are both practical and innovative. Our team is composed of experts with a deep understanding of sustainable building practices.
  • Customised Solutions: Tailored strategies that meet the unique needs of each school, ensuring maximum efficiency and sustainability measures are delivered. We work closely with our clients to develop solutions that are both effective and feasible.
  • Proven Track Record: A history of successful projects and satisfied clients stands testament to our capabilities. Our portfolio includes numerous successful projects that have delivered significant energy and cost savings.

Relevance to Warneford Consulting

The partnership between Green Net Zero and Warneford Consulting is a natural fit, bringing together complementary skills and expertise. Green Net Zero’s focus on energy and carbon reduction aligns seamlessly with Warneford Consulting’s commitment to improving the education estate. This collaboration involves identifying the available building upgrade options for replacement, budgeting costs, and establishing a comprehensive scope of works. By integrating Green Net Zero’s services into Warneford Consulting’s offerings, clients benefit from a holistic approach to sustainability, encompassing energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and renewable energy integration in all their building upgrade projects.

This partnership ensures that schools and other educational institutions can operate efficiently and sustainably, providing a better learning environment for students. Our combined expertise allows us to offer comprehensive solutions that address both immediate needs and the Department for Education’s long-term sustainability targets and goals.

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Join Us on the Path to Sustainability

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