Quantum developed a resource pack to help Local Authorities to tackle climate change adaptation. It was developed over the last 6 months of 2010 in conjunction with 5 North West local authorities, whose experiences are shared to assist others. The pack provides information on how to conduct inclusive risk assessment workshops to incorporate climate risks […]
The effects of climate change are already being felt in Cheshire & Warrington through an increase in frequency of severe weather events such as intense rainfall, high winds and prolonged periods of ice and snow. At the same time such events also present opportunities for local companies to develop products and systems to combat the […]
We sourced and researched case studies to illustrate the importance of climate adaptation for transport infrastructure for Climate UK’s report Creating and Managing Resilient Local Highways outlining how local authorities are planning for extreme weather and flooding in maintaining and investing in their transport infrastructure, and how they are involving the local community.
We investigated the environmental, economic and social impacts of four ERDF funded energy efficiency and renewable energy programmes in social housing in the North West. We interviewed local authorities, housing providers, procurement organisations, main and sub-contractors to learn key lessons about gaining the maximum benefits from such funded schemes. We examined what measures worked best […]
We provided bespoke training sessions to North West local authority elected members on six key topics, along with written briefing packs: 1 Developing your Local Low Carbon, Green Economy for Enterprise and Jobs 2 Helping Households Save Energy – Delivering Social and Economic Opportunities 3 Local and Low Carbon Energy Opportunities 4 Assessing and Understanding […]
Identifying options, investigating sites (ownership, planning, technical capacity & output, grid connection, off-site PPA) and project planning for Wirral Community Renewables. This involved assessing a long list of 20 sites to reach a plan to progress with 1-2 confirmed viable projects. UCEF funded 2017-18.
Quantum project managed a multi-partner PV project on behalf of CCE including share offer and PPA negotiations, detailed design, site access and safety arrangements, lease negotiations, project delivery and FITs registration. Delivered in September 2016.
Development of a plan to install a renewable energy based low temperature district heat network and integrated private wire supply for new homes in Burneside, owned and operated by Burneside Community Energy. Applying for social finance to deliver this £4m+ scheme. Ongoing management of the next phase of the project: detailed design and financial […]
In 2013 – 14 we joined with University of Cumbria and Fiona Reed Associates to help a group of Cumbrian businesses to develop new opportunities. Cumbria is one of three NW universities running an ERDF-funded Knowledge Action Network programme to support small businesses to grow. In Cumbria, the focus of the programme is on businesses […]