Energy and carbon advisory services
We’ve delivered a wide range of sustainable development and carbon reduction projects across many different industries and global markets.
The technologies we have experience of include those related to industrial energy efficiency, waste gas and heat to power, small-scale wind and hydro as well as biomass and biofuels.
In an advisory capacity, our work has covered forestry and land use change, sustainable development, strategic policy, energy and resource management, emission assessment and carbon management.
Verco undertook an international carbon and energy assessment of Armajaro - one of the world’s largest suppliers in soft commodities
Project working with Anvil Knitwear to caluclate the GHG impact from the production, use and disposal of an Anvil t-shirt
PureCircle published that its high purity stevia sweeteners have a carbon footprint that is as much as 82% lower and a water footprint that is as much as 97% lower than other publicly available sweetener benchmarks
Verco was commissioned on behalf of six North London boroughs to develop an area based retrofit action plan. This is one of the most thorough pieces of analysis on Green Deal opportunities, including the range of risks, values and delivery options for Local Authorities.
FutureFit is Affinity Sutton’s flagship project that aims to provide unique insights into how the Green Deal could work in social housing. Verco helped to show how low carbon activities can be mainstreamed to deliver significant energy and CO2 savings.
This mainstream campaign was commissioned by Transform UK, the Co-operative Group and Consumer Focus. Verco provided comprehensive analysis on Green Deal/ ECO opportunities and fuel poverty alleviation potential across the UK.
The Sofala Community Carbon project began working with the Nhambita community and resident small-scale subsistence farmers in the Gorongosa National Park buffer zone in 2004.
This study was undertaken to provide UNDP and Conservation and Management of the Eastern Arc Mountain Forests (CMEAMF) with information about the potential for mobilizing carbon finance towards the conservation and restoration of forests in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania.
The objective of this project was to assess the viability of developing a voluntary carbon offset project that generates voluntary emission reductions (VERs) through the establishment of cocoa agroforestry systems in Saint Vincent and Ghana.
Mey Selections see the carbon label as an exciting opportunity to support sustainable locally produced food.
Dairy Crest is one of the UK's leading chilled dairy foods companies, with twelve manufacturing sites and over two hundred doorstep milk depots across the UK
Arla Foods UK plc is the country’s largest supplier of fresh milk and cream to the top seven retailers as well as the market leader of the butter, spreads and margarine sector. It is also a major supplier of other added value products including flavoured milk, cheese and yogurt. UK employees total approximately 3,000 nationwide.
Camco Advisory Services Ltd (CAS) worked with Aggregate Industries to develop a strategic approach to carbon management. The programme identiﬁed a series of CO2 emissions reduction projects within the company’s UK operations. The carbon management strategy includes a business case, an opportunities register, an implementation plan and on-going strategic support.
We investigated the potential for whole house low carbon refurbishment to deliver 80% carbon reductions in existing homes. The work involves identifying the whole package of carbon reduction measures that are required, the cost per house of installing all these measures, the key barriers to a whole house approach and the main policy instruments for delivery. Our research fed into the UK Government’s ‘Heat and Energy Saving Strategy’.
We helped establish the Existing Homes Alliance, which sets out the action required from businesses, housing and environmental organisations and government to put the UK housing stock on the road to deep cuts in carbon emissions and energy bills.
Large, long term, phased developments such as the 9500 home Northstowe exemplar of sustainability pose critical challenges for the delivery of community energy systems due to the requirement for early investment in shared generation and distribution infrastructure set against uncertainty in the timing, value and size of the customer base and associated revenue streams.
Verco has supported Shell UK’s Springboard competition every year since its launch in 2005
Through the Carbon Trust’s original carbon label pilot programme, ECCM, part of Camco Advisory Services Ltd, undertook an assessment for Innocent Drinks, the results of which are published on their website at www.innocentdrinks.co.uk.
Camco Advisory Services Ltd (CAS) worked with Royal Mail Group on a number of aspects of their Group Carbon Management Programme, ranging from technical work developing carbon-related performance indicators and a carbon calculator for transport, through to more strategic advice on carbon management goals, alternate vehicles and assessing potential for building-integrated renewables.
We undertook a carbon management scoping study for the BBC, co-funded by the Carbon Trust.
The Zero Carbon House is a low energy demonstration project to show how renewable energy can create a unique living experience on a remote island in a severe climate. A holistic approach has been taken to eliminating household carbon emissions that would normally result from heating and powering the home, running the family car and growing and transporting food.
Delivering low and zero carbon growth
Expansion of pioneering biomass heating syste
Stratford City is a £4bn mixed use regeneration project in Newham, East London on derelict former railway lands. Camco Advisory Services Ltd (CAS) worked alongside the design team to develop a sustainable energy strategy that responds to public policy aspirations whilst being technically and commercially viable. This work fed directly into detailed planning negotiations on energy performance for the development. Planning permission was granted in September 2004.
We helped Crest Nicholson BioRegional Quintain to secure this site in east London as part of the Mayor’s competition to build a flagship Zero Carbon development.
A Sustainable One Planet Living® Community
The £2bn redevelopment of land around the stadium is a flagship project for London and formed an important part of the London 2012 bid. We initially developed a Site Wide Energy Strategy to fulfill the requirements of the s106 planning agreement with the London Borough of Brent which has subsequently been approved.
Camco Advisory Services Ltd (CAS) helped BioRegional Quintain Ltd (BQL) to secure and develop this English Partnerships site in the North East. The team responded to a development brief that set stringent energy standards by proposing an exemplar highly sustainable community based on principles of Zero Carbon, Zero Waste and efficient use of water and materials.
Camco Advisory Services Ltd (CAS) was commissioned by the Greater London Authority, on behalf of the London Energy Partnership, to define and develop the concept of ‘Energy Action Areas’ for London. These were then translated into a workable programme of action to deliver results on the ground. We proposed that a series of pilot Energy Action Areas should be centered on large scale regeneration projects where there was momentum building upon and large scale energy infrastructure being established.
Camco Advisory Services Ltd (CAS) worked in collaboration with BioRegional Consulting on a project for English Partnerships, now the Homes & Communities Agency investigating appropriate sustainability standards for a number of their developments, including the carbon neutral Heart of East Greenwich scheme.
Integrated sustainability in the South West
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