We held a successful event to equip building owners and developers with the information needed to understand the benefits of community energy, identify whether there are opportunities for community energy on their estate and how to develop successful partnerships with community energy organisations. It was fascinating to hear from Bev and Mark, both leading large […]
Quantum coordinated and faciliated a workshop to develop the Community Energy Action Plan for Greater Manchester and to write up the results into the Action Plan for the COALESCCE project and a summary for the Green Summit 2019. We devised the event format,recruited speakers, produced an event pack and carried out marketing and participant recruitment. […]
Bradford Trident commissioned Quantum to carry out two feasibility studies. Firstly, to investigate the potential to install solar PV on six of its buildings and to model whether a community energy model would be viable to install, own and run the solar PV schemes, selling electricity to Bradford Trident. Secondly, to investigate the viability of […]
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.