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: CFG starting site evaluation work for Health and Care Space Newham

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

You can engage fully as members or even just join us on social media or participate in community forums to develop the Carbon Free products, projects, processes and policies through connected innovation. Complete this short form to request to join.

What one group designs, another must build, and others to live and work in. We all need to speed up the offer of responsive designs that enable improved team building practices that support behavioural change to speed up Carbon Free solutions in the places and spaces where we work, live and play. Carbon Free futures need ground breaking solutions. We will pursue these in ways others would find difficult. Our collaborations will engage Corporates, SMEs, government, development agencies, builders, artisans, academia, communities and individuals to share their skills, experiences and learning in innovative ways.

Corporate

  • Create commercial opportunities and decarbonise the built environment
  • Provide a platform and network to innovate without the risk
  • Manage innovation in projects, products, process and policy
  • Satisfy shareholder/employee desire for sustainable solutions
  • Rapid innovation without the risk to reputation
  • A powerful network that provides a shortcut to hitting targets

SME

  • Innovation without the cost and risk, at a much greater pace than would otherwise be possible for an SME
  • Access to a valuable network at every level and a safe platform for collaboration
  • The ability to participate on projects bigger than otherwise possible
  • To provide solutions your customers want

Community

  • Membership also suits independent experts, thought leaders, research institutions, media, local government and many others
  • Joining connects you to a thought leadership network
  • The CFG is changing the built environment by uniting industry leaders for the first time
  • A movement with embedded values, purpose-driven and driving sustainable change

Benefits

From small innovative product manufacturers, to large construction companies and community or public sector organisations, all CFG members benefit through being connected, and the opportunities for collaboration that this brings.

  • Client organisations benefit through a ready, robust and highly innovative supply-chain.
  • Designers benefit from connection with client projects, and to the product suppliers that can implement their creations.
  • Technical product companies and individuals benefit from connection with a pipeline of projects on which to implement their solutions

Overall Benefits

  • Solve challenges and create opportunities rapidly
  • Access financial and management consultancy support to bring new and innovative low-carbon products to market
  • Get the strategic and financial advantages of rapid innovation
  • Take advantage of a tax-efficient opportunity to innovate
  • Be a pioneer, thought leader and influence a network of change-makers
  • Satisfy shareholder, employee and people's desire for sustainable solutions, with all associated risk deferred away from the member organisation
  • Gain access to a wide variety of projects from construction and natural capital reporting to IT (Blockchain development) and energy infrastructure

Specific Benefits

  • New member consultancy meeting with CFG directors to identify group-wide opportunities and synergies for your organisation or product
  • Discounted use of the multi-award winning Pines Calyx building in St Margaret's Bay, one of the UK's most sustainable buildings, for meetings or events
  • Free attendance at CFG membership meetings and workshops
  • Opportunity to sponsor and/or exhibit at specific CFG events
  • Free attendance at all CFG networking events
  • Access other member organisations and opportunities that this brings
  • Additional CFG promotional or marketing opportunities as they arise

Membership Fees

Membership of the Carbon Free Group is paid via an annual membership fee, based on the size and nature of your organisation. There is also a recommended charitable donation to the Carbon Free Group's nominated charity. This donation, which can be claimed back against your organisation's taxable profits, is used to help fund new carbon-free or sustainable innovations. Complete the form below to request to join.

MEMBERSHIP TYPE/FEES Corporate SME Individual/Sole trader/ Micro-SME**
Annual membership fee £4,500 £1,500 £500
Recommended charitable donation £25,500 £8,500* Discretionary

*subject to tax payments by the SME allowing this level of donation to be offset. ** 5 employees or less.

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