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9 out of 10 small businesses have no idea of their environmental impact

Research published this week by the British Chambers of Commerce  based on a survey of 1,000 UK small businesses reveals that only one in ten (11%) are measuring their carbon footprint. Furthermore, only one in seven (13%) have set targets to reduce their emissions. Almost two thirds (64%) of businesses surveyed say they don’t see net zero targets as a high priority after the…

Red Flags or Green Credentials: get the right recognition for your organisation’s climate change action

Connor Enright is a Consultant at EP Group (formerly EnergyPro Limited) – one of the three project partners working on Energy Solutions Oxfordshire. In this article he explores the good and bad of corporate action against climate change – including useful advice for organisation’s who are looking to reduce the environmental impact of their energy…

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Understanding the energy usage of your organisation

A crucial step in the process of making energy efficiency improvements to a building is understanding your existing energy performance and use in order to identify improvements. Oxford Brookes’ Environmental Information Exchange team (one of our three project partners) are experts at undertaking energy assessments and audits, and in this webinar we were joined by…

How energy efficiency cut bills & carbon emissions at Chapman Robinson & Moore’s office building

Chapman Robinson & Moore – Business type: accountancy firm– Building age: 1990s– Primary goal: to reduce the environmental impact of the building– Measures: replacing storage heaters with air source heat pumps, double glazing windows, draught-proofing, employee awareness. Chapman Robinson & Moore is an accountancy firm, located in a 1990s office building on a small business…

Energy improvements are helping The Granite House become the first carbon neutral stone shop

The Granite House – Business type: manufacturing– Building age: 1970s– Primary goal: to reduce the environmental impact of the business– Measures: LED lighting, absence detectors, installing radiant heaters in workshop, replacing front door. About the building The Granite House have a long-term lease at a premises on an industrial estate in Bicester, Oxfordshire, with the…

Upcoming event: school energy improvements – measures & funding options (inc. Salix)

The event in brief Topic: Energy improvements for schools: typical measures, funding options (inc. Salix), and sharing Windmill Primary School’s experienceDate: Wednesday 26 May 2021Time: 8.30-9.30amLink to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkd-itqzMrE9BY8cQqsHf4z4GvFNX1FRcH More details Oxfordshire’s buildings are old, inefficient, and constantly wasting energy. In fact, in the UK buildings are responsible for 29% of total carbon emissions– and…