Carbon Architecture has recently held a number of webinars to introduce its cutting-edge proprietary building analytics service, InMetriks Analytics. The NHS faces a maintenance backlog of more than £9 billion, and its NetZero 2040 strategy also means that the entire estate is going through a process of rapid decarbonisation. Together, […]
The InMetriks Analytics Team has been given the unique opportunity to support the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, following its award of £80M in funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS). The InMetriks Analytics service is now providing an advanced data management platform, which is enabling the accurate reporting of […]
Carbon Architecture has recently co-authored the Public Sector Smart Meter Guide for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This guide was commissioned to provide guidance to those public sector decision makers who are working in energy and sustainability management, in broader estates management, and in the implementation […]
Within the UK healthcare sector, it is well established that there is generally a performance gap of 2-5x between the design specification and the real-world operation of new builds and retrofits. The inefficiency of hospital building systems has serious implications beyond energy and carbon, especially in acute health care settings. […]
As the Brexit transition period ended on 31st December 2020, the department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, BEIS, along with the devolved governments, announced that the UK ETS would replace the outgoing EU ETS. This came into effect on 1st January 2021. The European Union Emissions Trading System at […]
NHS England commits to net-zero emissions by 2040 Last week the NHS announced its commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, and net zero within its supply chain by 2045. The full report can be found here: Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service. The report outlines both the direction […]
Introduction, background studies and experience Hi, my name is Jonny and I have recently started work as a Process and Energy Improvement Engineer at Carbon Architecture. Having grown up in Nottingham I moved to Birmingham to study for an MEng in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. My interest […]
Carbon Architecture are excited to be helping BrewDog deliver their ‘BrewDog Tomorrow’ program. Through this BrewDog aims to be carbon neutral in 24 months. In a recent LinkedIn post by BrewDog co-founder James Watt, he describes Brewdog’s carbon neutral aspirations, including an ambitious target of being carbon neutral in the […]
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Introduction, background studies and experience My name is Ara and I recently joined Carbon Architecture as a Business Development Executive. I am originally Kurdish; my parents fled the war in Iraq back in the 80’s, then I was born and raised in North-West London. I went on to study Mechanical […]
Introduction, background studies and experience Hi, my name is Tamer and I’m working as a process and sustainability consultant here at Carbon Architecture. I grew up in the UAE where I completed my A-levels before moving to the UK to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds. At university […]
Carbon Architecture have successfully secured over £850k of funding to replace the lighting at a London NHS Trust. The majority of lighting at an acute London hospital will be replaced by eco-friendly LED fittings by the end of Summer 2020, saving the equivalent of 800 homes’ electricity use. Carbon Architecture […]
Introducing Welcome to our new Green Mark branding. Throughout 2019 we carried out valuable customer feedback surveys and are excited to share our first response. We have updated our brand to something more recognisable, energetic and authoritative. We are also excited to share with you soon a full list of updates and […]
The Project. The Croydon Health Services engineering team, along with Carbon Architecture, who manage Energy projects for the Trust, were keen to explore the possibility of upgrading the tired, old, belt driven fan in one of its AHU’s. The aim was to reduce energy consumption and increase the available airflow […]
IHRS Programme There is up to £18m of grant funding available to support the uptake of industrial heat recovery projects which will be allocated through a competitive process. Assessments will be carried out between 28th December 2018 and 30th September 2019. This programme includes grant funding for feasibility studies, preliminary […]
In July 2018 the UK government announced its proposed approach to simplify the energy and carbon reporting framework for business and industry. This is being put in place to replace the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme with a new streamlined energy and carbon reporting (SECR) framework. Why is the SECR framework […]
The BBPA invites its members to a briefing on Smart Meter Implementation Holding Date: 15th November 11.00am to 2.30pm Venue: Birmingham Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham B2 5NY The BBPA wish to invite you to a briefing on Thursday the 15th of November. Guest speakers from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial […]
Carbon Taxes Climate Change Levy (CCL) This is a carbon tax paid by all businesses on every kWh of elec, gas and solid fuels purchased. It is typically the largest carbon tax in monetary values and the simplest to understand as it is charged on a £/kWh purchased basis. The […]
We’ve taken the pleasure of summarising the latest Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) newsletter from the Environment Agency for you. Phase 2 Qualification and Compliance You can start your ESOS audit work now, there is no need to wait for the qualification date of 31st December 2018. The deadline for […]
Introduction, background studies and experience Hi, I’m Reece. I started working as a Process and Energy Consultant at Carbon Architecture at the end of June and am now coming to the end of my second week. I grew up on the Isle of Wight before heading to the University of […]
Introduction, background studies and experience My name is Niel and I have recently joined Carbon Architecture as an Energy and Process Consultant. I studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham, where I was able to explore and develop my interest in process design and optimisation. I have previous […]
Kingston Hospital, one of our clients has been featured in EMA magazine. The article describes many of the challenges facing the Trust and highlights findings from several Carbon Architecture reports. Carbon Architecture are continuing to work with the Trust to help reduce energy use through implementation of an eSight EMS system. […]
Following the recent achievement of Carbon Architecture being awarded onto the London Procurement Partnership Dynamic Purchasing System for Estates Professional Services, they have now also seen success with being selected onto the Crown Commercial Services RM3800 Utilities Management Software, Metering & Ancillary Services procurement framework. Carbon Architecture are now in position to […]
Introduction, background studies and experience Hi, my name is Emma and I started working at Carbon Architecture in March. I am originally from Manchester, and I went on to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath. There I became interested in water and waste treatment and focused my studies […]
Tim Roebuck explains “Acceptance on to the Estates Professional Services DPS provides us with exposure to all NHS and Public Sector organisations that are registered to use the DPS. For our company to now be recognised allows project expansion into our existing client base as well as introductions to know […]
A large brewer wanted to reduce their Anaerobic Digestion Effluent Plant steam demand. The site was using 10% of their steam on the preheating demands of the plant worth £215k/year of natural gas. The primary goal was to develop a solution to satisfy the effluent plant heating demand using alternative […]
Gas metering installations have configuration requirements that if not followed can lead to inaccuracies in reporting. With ever increasing utility costs, carbon taxes and resource scarcity the importance of utility metering is now greater than ever. However correctly metering utilities within a site is more complex that generally thought. Whether it […]
A recent published ESOS Phase 1 report from The department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) revealed some fascinating insight Evidence from the report shows that many organisations delayed the start of their ESOS assessments until a time close to the compliance deadline. This may have been down to […]
Carbon Architecture’s Will Todd will delivering the keynote speech on: the challenges of renewable energy, including an overview of renewable and alternative energy generation technologies in the brewing industry. Wednesday 15th February 2018 12:00 Noon for 12:30pm Musk Engineering, Astron Business Park, Hearthcote Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DW The 2018 Annual […]
Phase 2 of ESOS has officially started – Audits can be completed now! According to a government report early submitters only paid half the amount compared to companies submitting on the deadline ESOS Participant Qualification As with phase 1, Organisations that are operating in the UK and meet the […]
Steam metering installations have specific installation requirements that if not followed can lead to inaccuracies in readings and poor reporting With ever increasing utility costs, carbon taxes and resource scarcity the importance of utility metering is now greater than ever. However correctly metering utilities within a manufacturing site is more […]
We are looking for a self-motivated and results oriented person with a strong desire to succeed to join our team. See link for further details: https://www.indeedjobs.com/carbon-architecture/_hl/en
Gennie Dearman, chief operation officer for EDT (Engineering Development Trust) on why organisations should hire student interns Eloise (Ellie) Knights who recently finished her “Year in Industry” with Carbon Architecture Using a student intern is not a route that many employers consider, as many will associate this with larger companies. […]
The Medium Combustion Plant Directive or MCPD (2015/2193) will pass into UK Law on the 19th of December 2017. It will apply to all operators and owners of combustion plant rated between 1 MW and 50 MW thermal input. For existing plant it doesn’t apply until 2024 (or 2029) depending on […]
Two of Carbon Architectures NHS clients have received awards for sustainability reporting from NHS England. NHS England, HFMA and the NHS Sustainability Development Unit teamed up to award 40 Trusts nationwide for excellent sustainability reporting with two of Carbon Architecture’s clients receiving awards. Further information on the awards can be […]
Will Todd is presenting “driving utility efficiency through data” at a free Gardner Denver energy efficiency seminar Gardner Denver is inviting local businesses in the North West to its free energy efficiency seminar at Old Trafford football stadium, covering all aspects of improving compressed air efficiency. Taking place on Thursday […]
Carbon Architecture featured on Decentralised Energy Website Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has benefited from an improvement of its combined heat and power technology that could serve as an example for the rest of the cash-strapped British health service. The Trust appointed Twickenham – based Carbon Architecture to analyse its […]
Project Background In a dairy transfer losses can represent 30% to 60% of the total waste cost of the site. In this case, the total product loss to effluent was estimated at £2m per year or 2% based on site mass balance and corroborated with COD load. What we […]
Dan Jackson examines the story behind the latest NHS ‘Estates Return Information Collection’ (ERIC) report and discovers how benchmarking success is proving enlightened for energy managers The Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) is the main central data collection for hospital estates and facilities services from the NHS. It’s a resource […]
A new book aimed at saving money in pubs and hotels has been published by the British Beer and Pub Association BBPA and Carbon Architecture Available from Amazon or email us The book ‘Pub and Hospitality – Energy Best Practice Guidelines’ is a hands-on series of practical fact sheets looking at all types […]
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has scooped the Energy Champion Public Sector Award at the annual Excel London event. The award was presented to Petros Antoniou, Project Manager and Sustainability Lead at Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust (photo right) by Lord Redesdale (centre) and Carbon Architecture Managing Director, Will Todd […]
Energy Reduction Experts Carbon Architecture announce takeover of Green Mark Green Mark is the tailored environmental certification scheme started in 2011 as the result of a joint initiative between the Mayor of London, the European Union European Social Fund and Newable Business Loans Ltd. Green Mark specialises in helping businesses […]
At the end of June the Government agreed to set the fifth carbon budget at the level recommended by the Committee on Climate Change.
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CHiP the dog is an expert in saving energy! Watch below to see what he has to say about energy taxes!
If you’re an energy manager then the only thing that’s guaranteed post-Brexit will mean government spending cuts and more taxes.
Most of our climate change legislation raises taxes, so the government is unlikely to do anything to change that.
Will ESOS change? Yes – it raises no taxes so ISO 50001 is most likely to be the common ground.
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“Most of our climate change legislation raises taxes, and the government is unlikely to do anything that will reduce that status,” explains Will Todd, MD of CarbonArchitecture.co.uk which advises high-energy users such as the brewing, drinks and food manufacturing industries and NHS Trusts on energy efficiencies, benchmarking and tax implications. […]
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Carbon Architecture featured in Brewing Business Magazine
Take a look at @follow_fridays’s Tweet 'Simplified' #carbon policy means more #tax see latest EM https://t.co/vPZakq99O4 @carbonarchitec @CarbonArchitect pic.twitter.com/ZHNRd3VMGl — Richard McCann (@follow_fridays) May 23, 2016
Will Todd shares his perspective on Carbon Tax changes
@CarbonArchitect talking pubs and beer energy savings
Richard McCann discovers how big energy users such as the NHS are meeting financial pressures through rigorous external audit and control…
The challenge A large food evaporator & dryer operation wanted to better understand the performance of their spray dryer and the cost impact of operating at different settings, plus identify the sources and scale of opportunities to improve its energy and process losses. The primary goals were to understand the relationships between input levers […]
BFBi Members Call to Abolish the Carbon Reduction Commitment and Recoup Through a Higher Climate Change Levy. Ahead of The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change announcing ‘new direction’ plans for meeting the fourth and fifth carbon budgets next year, Carbon Architecture – […]
1. Industrial Bakery freezers Our client, an industrial bread bakery in West London was using 216 MWh per year on refrigeration for two of its freezers. We were able to significantly reduce the energy consumption on their 1.4 MW ammonia system which comprised two Grasso screw compressors and an Evapco […]
The UK government is currently consulting on proposals to reform business energy efficiency taxes. As part of its response to the consultation on behalf of its clients and associates, Carbon Architecture are keen to hear views about the current energy regime and the potential impact of reforms. The answers will be collated and a response provided to DECC on behalf of the respondent group.
I was recently shortlisted for the ECO ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR category at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. I’m pleased with this as a recognition of my contribution to this space. 2015 Shortlist
2 minute video introducing the InMetriks tool
The challenge A large dairy processing operation wanted to identify the sources and scale of losses in product waste from its supply chain. We applied our ‘Process Insight Methodology’ at one of its sites to identify, map and significantly reduce the waste levels across the process and packing operations. […]
Due to continued growth we are now looking for an Energy and Process Improvement Consultant to join our team. Full details are given on our careers page.
The old expression “waste not want not” has even greater relevance today. The UK food & drink manufacturing industry accounts for….. Don’t waste the opportunity; implement business improvement through product waste management. The bottom line really will benefit.
Sustainability, accounting, language and law. Steve Priddy outlines what he sees as an anomaly in the government’s approach to carbon accounting.
The London School of Business & Finance’s Dr Steve Priddy and consultant Steve Bailey explore how the low-carbon corporate vanguard is tackling the virgin field of green metrics.
We need to educate a new generation in sustainability skills or see our businesses become extinct, say the London School of Business and Finance’s Dr Steve Priddy FCCA and consultant Steve Bailey FCCA.
We are currently looking for a highly motivated Business Development Manager to be a key team member in our ambitious fast growing business.
Every so often, a piece of technology is created which changes the way we think about particular problems. A ‘Game Changer’, if you like.
Effbox is just that, an intelligent control device which tackles inefficiency in refrigeration plants and chillers so brilliantly, you will ask yourself, why hasn’t someone invented this before?
In 1989 Volac acquired the milk processing site at Felinfach, West Wales. Today, Felinfach produces milk based products for the feed and food markets. The challenge Volac use large oil fired boilers to meet process steam and heating requirements. With ageing plant and a fuel bill of £5M per annum, […]
Two interesting technologies for energy storage overviewed on the IMechE website. Liquified Air and Air Fuel Synthesis. I have not heard of the latter before so will be keen to hear more about how it can work and its efficacy. Energy storage is a major issue to address, regardless of energy source.
The challenge Our client has four manufacturing sites covered by CCA’s (Climate Change Agreements) and the EU ETS (European Emissions Trading Scheme). With the next phase of these schemes coming in 2013 they wanted to identify opportunities to minimise what they expected to be significantly increased costs of compliance. At their […]
Carbon Architecture launch their Floating Head Pressure Controller, a device for minimising the energy of refrigeration plants.
In temperate climates like the UK, floating the head pressure of a refrigeration plant to match weather conditions and plant loading can increase the efficiency of refrigeration systems by over 20%.
A simplified explanation of how hydrogen can be used as an energy storage medium and fuel. The article would benefit from some data to back up what it says and more attention could be paid to the inefficiencies in the conversion process. Nonetheless a credible read. http://tpt.to/a2Q6g99
An interesting fact based report dispelling the myth that wind turbines do not actually reduce carbon emissions. http://tpt.to/a2NcxdP
The function of a steam boiler is to reliably deliver dry saturated steam at the desired quantity and pressure, not a mixture of steam and water.
Carbon Architecture is sponsoring Sainsbury’s Chris Armishaw in the Race Across America ‘the world’s toughest bike race’ in June 2012. Chris will be completing this 3,000 mile bike race solo in only 10 days. We felt the challenge that Chris was rising to was something to be really admired (some would say superhuman).
Carbon Architecture have just secured a contract which will see them acting as technical partners to the Carbon and Energy Fund, a partnership with the NHS, set up to reduce the carbon footprint of hospital buildings.
All businesses listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange will have to report their levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the start of the next financial year under plans announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at the Rio+ 20 Summit
Coming in our next installments will be a guide to steam systems design
How do I calculate carbon emissions from fuel, electricity and transport?
Well its actually quite simple in many cases. Defra / DECC publish a spreadsheet detailing commonly required emissions factors.
A high temperature hot water heat pump is a mechanism for the recovery of waste heat from existing centralised site refrigeration systems to generate hot water which can subsequently be used to heat processes.
There are some fundamental thermodynamic rules which apply to refrigeration, which determine both the optimal design and efficiency of all refrigeration systems.
The Challenge Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust operates across two main sites at Queen’s and King George hospitals serving a population of around 700,000 making it one of the largest acute hospital trusts in England. The trust has two combined heat and power plants, large boilers and […]