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Locogen to support public sector decarbonisation strategies in North East and Yorkshire

Locogen, in partnership with Turner & Townsend, are delighted to be working with the North East and Yorkshire (NEY) Net Zero Hub to drive the decarbonisation of public sector buildings across the region.

We will be helping to deliver programme management services for the North East & Yorkshire Public Sector Estate Decarbonisation (NEYPED) Programme creating and supporting heat decarbonisation strategies that will help schools, museums, and other public buildings to realise the region’s net zero ambitions. 

Our 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.

The project will also deliver training and knowledge sharing to local authority project participants to help them deliver their wider net zero plans. This capacity building activity will create a lasting legacy from the programme beyond the specific timeframes of the project.

“Locogen are delighted to be appointed by the North East & Yorkshire Net Zero Hub in partnership with Turner & Townsend to deliver this major project to support decarbonisation of the public estate in the region.  This project builds on previous work we have undertaken for this client to highlight best practice in the production of building Heat Decarbonisation Plans.  We are looking forward to working with all the local stakeholders across this region to assess the suitability of their building assets, to undertake energy audits for short-listed sites to assess carbon reduction opportunities, and to boost the capacity of stakeholders to carry out work in this area in future.”

John Maslen, Low Carbon Solutions Manager at Locogen

Karen Oliver-Spry, Manager of the NEY Net Zero Hub said: ‘The NEY Net Zero Hub is delighted to appoint Turner & Townsend as its contractor in delivering the NEYPED programme. Turner & Townsend, along with their collaborators, Locogen, have significant expertise in this area and will provide valuable support to public sector bodies in addressing the challenges that confront them in decarbonising their estates. This is vital work that will realise the Hub’s mandate in rolling out the net zero agenda across the North East and Yorkshire region, creating opportunities for shared learning and capacity building across the public sector’.

David Kemp, associate director and sustainability lead, North at Turner & Townsend, said: “As investment begins to develop greener, more efficient ways to heat properties in the region, we need to see our public buildings playing their part by reducing energy usage and using less carbon intensive heating solutions.  With the scale of the country’s building stock, collaborative, cross-authority programmes like this will be critical to delivering net zero ambitions at pace. 

The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is at the centre of the region’s ambitious efforts to drive a low-carbon, clean-growth future.

Funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Hub is one of five across the country, all focusing on helping the UK reach Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The Hub combines six Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the region, bringing local authorities, businesses, organisations and communities together to help us achieve the region’ goals.

A Net Zero Hub Manager and small core team are based in Tees Valley Combined Authority with a Hub funded Energy Project Manager based in each of the six LEP areas. The LEPs are driving the transition to a zero carbon economy with ambitious energy strategy and innovative project delivery.

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