Net Zero with SLC Rail

May 2022: CFG completed Net Zero Policy and Strategy work for SLC Rail.

Springham Biodynamic Farm

May 2022: CFG completed energy strategy and scoping assessment for Springham Farm

Innovation Feasibility Pilot: Festival 2022

Aug 2021: CFG beginning renewable energy innovation feasibility study for DCMS

Net Zero for Halton Tennis Club

Mar 2020: CFG delivered energy and sustainability strategy work

Net-Zero/Sustainability Strategy Work

Jan 2022: CFG is drafting net zero and sustainability strategies for FE Colleges

Year 1 Net-Zero Plan for FE Colleges

Jan 2022: CFG began preparation to deliver goals for sustainability strategy

Newham Health Centres Decarbonisation

Mar 2022: Health and Care space Newham engaged CFG on their net zero NHS projects

Sustainable Procurement for Kent FE

Mar 2022: CFG will advise Morley, East and Mid Kent Colleges on sustainable procurement

Biodiversity Net Gain Pilot

Mar 2022: CFG began biodiversity net gain R&D for Morley, East and Mid Kent Colleges

Market research and IP Assessment

Mar 2020: CFG begins technology, market & IP assessment for innovative CHHRV technology

IP Assessment for DLT in the energy sector

Aug 2020: CFG commenced IP assessment and patent application for Power Transition

"A multi award winning sustainable boathouse"

The multi award winning project to build a sustainable boathouse facility that is accessible to disabled people, includes a secure storage for boats and equipment, suits the historic site aesthetically and fits with the natural landscape.

The facility at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre will be used by groups taking part in lake activities like canoeing, raft building and fishing as well as by campers using the adjacent field. The building will be timber framed, the south facing roof will have solar panels and the north side will be a green living roof.

Fitted with a hybrid solar thermal, photovoltaic and accelerative heat pump system, the boathouse will be able to convert enough solar energy to heat 6,000 litres of water every day for the facility’s shower block. Not only will the lakeside structure generate all the energy it needs to operate but it will also feed surplus energy back into the grid providing the charity with valuable additional income from the Government’s Feed-in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive schemes.

Within seven years the technology will have paid for itself and in approximately a further eight years, the cost of the entire building will have been covered by revenue received from the renewable energy it produces.

The development is part of a series of phased improvements at Avon Tyrrell to cater for the growing demand for holidays and activities there. It will replace a mixture of existing temporary structures and be designed to cater for guests with disabilities.

As well as a shower and toilet block, the boathouse will also feature a secure equipment store. More than 10,000 young people every year are expected to use the new facility including those visiting the activity centre for water sports, camping and fishing.

The project helps to:

  • conserve the biodiversity of the National Park by providing a facility that is in keeping with the cultural heritage and natural landscape of the surrounding area
  • reduce carbon emissions within the National Park by installing sustainable energy technology
  • promote environmental awareness to more than 10,000 young people expected to use the centre every year.

The project was designed and delivered through HPW Architects using various Carbon Free Group members for specific areas of expertise including the design of the integrated renewable energy solution that enabled the building to obtain its zero-carbon status.

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