What we do
Energy & Carbon
If we are to solve the energy crisis that we undoubtedly face, there needs to be widespread recognition that all the assumptions we have ever made about energy need to be challenged, and probably rejected.
Energy can no longer be regarded as something that is freely available at the flick of a switch; we are coming to realise that is it is a hard-won and valuable commodity that must be conserved and used efficiently for the good of all.
Prime Minister David Cameron placed energy at the top of the national agenda when he said that he planned to lead the 'greenest Government of all time'. Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global climate change, which he says is a greater threat to world peace than terrorism. Gestures and statements such as these go some way to reinforce the urgency with which the issues relating to energy must be dealt.
Our activity in this sector has led to our involvement at a high level with blue-chip international companies and Government bodies, advising on energy reduction and enhanced efficiency, and providing a long-term strategic view of the energy implications for the future.
Group Chairman Peter Rolton served for four years as a Government advisor on the Renewables Advisory Board, helping to shape the built environment platform on which UK energy policy is based. As such, he brings a rare level of knowledge, insight, and expertise to the debate.
Among many other notable strategic projects, we have recently carried out energy reviews of Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London for British Gas, with whom we have a five-year framework agreement to provide engineering expertise and advice. We have also recently worked for the Crown Estates on a UK-wide review to include the applicability of renewable energy technology at Windsor Great Park, and for the Ministry of Defence on strategic reviews of energy and the use of renewables to reduce carbon footprint.