Verco

Energy and sustainability advisory services

Sustainability projects

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.

Armajaro: Global Carbon and Energy Strategy

Armajaro: Global Carbon and Energy Strategy

Verco undertook an international carbon and energy assessment of Armajaro - one of the world’s largest suppliers in soft commodities

Anvil Knit Wear product comparison

Anvil Knit Wear product comparison

Project working with Anvil Knit Wear to caluclate the GHG impact from the production, use and disposal of an Anvil t-shirt

PureCircle

PureCircle

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

North London retrofit potential

North London retrofit potential

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.

Affinity Sutton (FutureFit)

Affinity Sutton (FutureFit)

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.

The Energy Bill Revolution

The Energy Bill Revolution

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.

Armajaro - Agroforestry carbon project feasibility study

Armajaro - Agroforestry carbon project feasibility study

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

Mey Selections

Mey Selections see the carbon label as an exciting opportunity to support sustainable locally produced food.

Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest

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

Arla Foods UK plc

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.

Whole house low carbon refurbishment

Whole house low carbon refurbishment

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’.

The Existing Homes Alliance

The Existing Homes Alliance

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.

Northstowe: an exemplar of sustainability

Northstowe: an exemplar of sustainability

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.

Shell Springboard competition

Shell Springboard competition

We have supported Shell UK’s Springboard competition every year since its launch in 2005.

BBC carbon management scoping study

BBC carbon management scoping study

We undertook a carbon management scoping study for the BBC, co-funded by the Carbon Trust.

One Brighton

One Brighton

A Sustainable One Planet Living® Community

Wembley City

Wembley City

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.

Bath Western Riverside

Bath Western Riverside

Integrated sustainability in the South West

CDP accredited provider