Our Mission

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 Faster Version of BluePrint Released

5 October, 2016

A new version of BluePrint is now available to download. This is the culmination of 6 months intensive effort to significantly improve the speed of BluePrint. This work has involved moving the backend database from Access to MS SQL Server. No more waiting for forms to load as you conduct your site survey...

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

Ofgem’s Proposal to Remove Triad Payments from Embedded Generators

30 August 2016

If you’ve been involved in any CHP/DH feasibility studies you will probably know that many projects are quite marginal. The high cost of building a heat network that has to compete with an existing gas network means that that very few projects are huge money spinners. One of the...

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