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 […]
Cooler Projects asked Quantum to develop a training pack in Carbon Literacy for Social Landlords across Greater Manchester to train both staff and residents. The Carbon Literacy Project aims to provide everyone who lives, works or studies in Manchester a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy training. The training covers climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do […]
Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub have launched a community energy innovation project. Funded by DBEIS and supported by Oldham Council, the project has awarded four community energy groups grant funding to develop innovative ideas for sustainable community energy business models to give the sector a boost in the wake of cuts to the Feed In […]