Powering the higher education sector

We help universities and other higher education providers to deliver safer, healthier, and more productive learning environments, while reducing carbon emissions and energy costs.

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Sustainability is one of the key factors that students consider when choosing a university. So much so, that a survey of 2,000 students found that a university’s commitment and reputation for sustainability is more important to them than the university’s location1. It’s clear that environmental action must be a priority, for universities to remain an attractive destination for students.

In response, many universities have made net zero commitments – and now is the time to deliver them. But this may not feel as simple as it sounds. It must be balanced with other critical responsibilities: creating safer, healthier, and more productive learning environment, against a backdrop of ageing campuses with high maintenance demands, and strained budgets that must be focused on student acquisition and education.

Delivering cost and carbon benefits

We help universities and other higher education institutions to reduce their carbon emissions, while reducing energy costs, improving building comfort, and freeing up resources for student-facing activities. Our extensive experience in helping to solve the energy challenges in education ensures the maximum return on investments, increased efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.

The choice for higher education is clear. Act now, decarbonise using the suite of options and funds available, reach your own net zero targets, and position yourself as an institution of choice. Or wait for the impending government regulation that will force the decision.

1. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/sites/default/files/breaking_news_files/innovation_and_impact_summit_presentation_slides_v01.01.pdf


By implementing a range of energy efficiency upgrades, Marino College cut their carbon emissions by 50%

Energy solutions for higher and further education providers

We deliver a full range of technologies and services that help universities and other higher education institutions to analyse, finance, install, operate and optimise energy – including Solar PV. Combined with our whole building approach that encompasses fabric upgrades such as window replacements and roof and wall insulation, our solutions deliver cost efficiency, resilience and sustainability.
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A structured, data-driven action plan
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A range of financing options
We can help you to access funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) or offer a range of our own in-house flexible financing options.
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Delivery for the Public Sector

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We help the Public Sector assemble the right technology to achieve your economic and environmental goals – using our unique combination of full lifecycle support, flexible financing and end-to-end accountability.

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