The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is a funding programme delivered by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, providing grants for public sector bodies to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures.
To support local government bodies in accessing this and other opportunities, the Net Zero Hub has launched its North East & Yorkshire Public Sector Estate Decarbonisation (NEYPED) Programme. We have appointed global professional services company Turner & Townsend to deliver this programme of support which will drive the decarbonisation of public sector buildings across the region.
Working in collaboration with technical consultants Locogen, Turner & Townsend’s sustainability advisory team will assess existing public sector properties across up to 30 local authorities and create a technical strategy to develop heat decarbonisation plans for 60 sites to reduce carbon emissions associated with their heating systems. They will also deliver training and knowledge sharing to local authority project participants to help them deliver their wider net zero plans, enhancing capacity building beyond the specific timeframes of the project.
Turner and Townsend have significant previous experience in this field, including work leading on the Retrofit Accelerator with the Mayor of London and the GLA, and an appointment by Norfolk County Council (NCC) to support a major new programme of public sector decarbonisation works.
This programme is being delivered to support local authorities in applying for future rounds of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, as well as other funding sources, to address common issues linked to the creation of Heat Decarbonisation Plans for publicly owned assets including time/capacity, data acquisition and technical skills to help organisations develop robust cases for funding. Further notices regarding scheme delivery will follow, keep updated via our website and LinkedIn feed.
As part of the Hub’s NEYPED programme, Turner & Townsend is delivering a suite of free online training workshops for public sector organisations.
Two upcoming sessions on developing energy audits will cover the process of preparing and delivering an energy audit for various building types and highlight the key data, technologies and assessment methods which can be used to assess current energy performance.
The sessions will take place on 24th January and 7th February – organisations only need to attend one of these. Find out more on the Hub’s events page.