Carbon + Sustainability

The UK is 'committed' to a Net Zero future
2050 Net Zero carbon emissions target
18 Offices across the UK

In 2019, the UK Government agreed to legally binding international targets to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, a target which needs significant and sustained action to be achieved. The Government are intending to invest a significant amount of money in to the energy sector by 2030.

We are well placed to help our clients work towards their energy and sustainability goals. From planning and technical services advice to analysis of your carbon emissions and usage, we will work with you to determine realistic and cost-effective solutions. Our wide geographical reach allows us to respond quickly to our clients’ requests and gives us national coverage – something many of our competitors cannot match.

Everything we do is designed to add value. We’ll work closely with you to provide a bespoke solution to your specific needs. Our comprehensive range of services includes:

Electric Vehicle Charging

In November 2020, the UK Government took decisive action to bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 10 years to 2030, and hybrids by 2035. In support of this, the Government announced it will invest £1.3 billion to accelerate the development of the infrastructure required to for the electrification of vehicles. With the need for a network of charging and rapid charging points across all UK cities and towns, there is demand across the country to secure suitable sites for development. Contact us if you have a site that may be suitable for EV charging.

Energy Efficiency Surveys

Our team has years of experience in identifying practical and cost-effective ways of reducing energy demand and carbon impacts for clients in a wide range of sectors. These include hospitality, hotel and leisure, office, retail, industrial, and third sector and community organisations. We can identify energy efficiency opportunities that will benefit your operations, and can quantify their carbon and cost-saving potential and payback periods. We can also source energy efficiency funding for qualifying organisations.

Net Zero Roadmap Development

We provide a tailored, practical programme of support to help our clients reach their Net Zero carbon reduction objectives. We will complete a detailed Baseline Carbon Assessment as the starting point for your journey, from which we will develop a roadmap which identifies a clear emissions mitigation pathway with achievable milestones.

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Our Expertise

Our department provide a friendly service alongside national reach and local expertise. We understand how complex this sector can be and are able to provide the necessary support and advice to ensure that projects progress successfully from start to finish.

We have a successful track record of getting results and specialise in finding creative solutions to complicated environmental and energy efficiency issues. We can also provide strategic and financial advice to help you with achieving your energy and sustainability goals.

Our network of offices means we can provide a fast, responsive service and a deep understanding of National legislation, Government initiatives and viable solutions. Our extensive corporate resources allow us to work as long-term partners with our clients and support them across a range of locations and services.

Technical Services Advice

Our building surveyors are experienced at identifying effective ways for landlords to make their properties more energy efficient. Our surveyors can also highlight potential renewable energy options for single buildings or whole developments. We also provide building consultancy, Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and Project Management advice. These services all add value and will give you the peace of mind that everything is being taken care of to the highest standard.

Building Surveying

Our building surveying team can prepare a Schedule of Condition for clients taking on new leases. This helps protect their interests by reducing any potential dilapidations claims at lease expiry. We can also act for either landlords or tenants in relation to dilapidations. We have significant experience dealing with all aspects of negotiations, including appointing sub-consultants to undertake the environmental analysis of sites.

Planning

Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the planning system, we can advise on the feasibility of planning permission being granted for a potential development, and work to get such permission in place. We provide a full range of planning services (including appeals) and have a strong track record of getting planning consents. We work with specialist technical and public affairs consultants to ensure that any issues (such as complaints from the public) are dealt with professionally and in good time.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

As one of the leading firms of Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, we provide a fast and cost-effective EPC service for residential and commercial properties. We have specially trained and accredited surveyors in each of our offices who can prepare EPCs and associated action plans.

Acquisitions

We offer high-value, results-driven acquisition, marketing and sales services. These are all delivered in a friendly and professional manner by our RICS-registered agents. Our team offers an unrivalled mix of commercial consultancy services including agency, valuation and strategic planning.

Roadside Services

Our specialist roadside services department offers focused advice on all aspects of roadside property and business management. We can advise on new business opportunities such as new retail options and the installation of renewable energy services such as electric vehicle charging points.

Advice + Consultancy

We provide advice on all aspects of environmental policy and management, including:
• legislative compliance
• ISO environmental, energy, and quality Management System support
• carbon assessment, monitoring and
reporting
• environmental and carbon education and training
• operational aspects (e.g. building management, fleet management, electrification, hydrogen fuel cell, electric vehicle charging, funding and incentives)
• process efficiency assessments

Sustainable Technologies + Services

We provide support on a range of sustainable technologies and strategies, including:
• Solar photovoltaics
• Solar thermal
• Renewable heat
• Wind energy
• Building systems controls
• Process efficiencies
• Sustainable strategies

Carbon Assessment, Monitoring + Reporting

We offer a wide range of energy and carbon assessments and reporting services including:
• carbon Footprint baselining
• sector carbon + energy programmes
• compliance + management system
support – ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 9001
ISO 30001, SECR, ESOS Stage3
• operational and process efficiency surveys
• independent internal systems audits