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Carbon Descent is an independent environmental consultancy and software company with the experience, expertise and commitment to create strategies and deliver solutions that measurably reduce carbon footprints, creating a sustainable and equitable future


VantagePoint is designed specifically for local and regional authorities to develop climate change mitigation strategies. A range of scenarios made up of energy generation, behaviour change, infrastructure and policy measures can be generated and compared


Carbon Descent's BluePrint software has been designed to automate and streamline the energy audit process, saving time on data collection, analysis and reporting, against a conventional paper based auditing approach.

Engine Room

This software is for use by anyone regularly doing CHP and local energy network feasibility studies. EngineRoom models power, heat, CO2 saving, set up and capital costs and ongoing income from sale of power.


A Windows-based modelling software package from EMD International. Designed for combined techno-economic analysis and optimisation of both cogeneration and trigeneration projects as well as other types of complex energy projects.

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Latest News

New Version of BluePrint Released

24 November, 2015

A new version of BluePrint has been released today. This is the culmination of 18months intensive effort to significantly upgrade BluePrint's functionality and adapt it for ESOS audits.

Case Studies

Ecostiler Solar Schools

The EU project Ecostiler deals with inefficiencies in building constructions by retrofitting and installing on-site energy generation on a range of properties in Europe

Latest Blog Entries

Electricity “Foregone”- Maximising CHP’s Virtual COP

26 February 2014

In the Introduction to the government’s Heat Strategy (The Future of Heating), the chief Scientific Advisor to DECC, Professor MacKay, makes the point that waste heat from power generation isn’t free. When you make use of the waste heat for space heating or industrial processes,...

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