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November 2016

New energyPRO Webinar and Course Dates Released
Below are dates for EnergyPRO demonstration webinars and training courses. energyPRO Webinars (free) Tuesday 29th November, 2016, 11-12.30am Thursday 26th Jan, 2017 11-12.30am Wednesday 15th March, 2017 11-12.30am Thursday May 18th May, 2017 11-12.30am energyPRO Training Courses 2017 7th & 8th Feb, London 23rd & 24th May, London 12th & 13th September, London 5th & 6th December, London

October 2016

New Faster Version of BluePrint Released
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...

August 2016

energyPRO Webinar
Join us for a webinar demonstrating EnergyPRO software on Friday 2nd September 11am Register here .

November 2015

New Version of BluePrint Released
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.

September 2014

NEW DATES: Want to know how to model CHP and low carbon energy systems?
Are you involved in analysing or operating CHP, Trigen, Biomass Boilers and other low to zero carbon energy systems? Want to know more about how to size thermal stores, decide between absorption cooling or conventional electric systems or determine optimum control strategies based on financial or carbon performance? Then come to our 2 day course in energy systems modelling using energyPRO software. The course will be held on 4th and 5th December 2014 at the Energy Institute in London. Click the header for more details.

December 2013

Want to know how to model CHP, district heating and low carbon energy systems?
Are you involved in analysing or operating CHP, Trigen, Biomass Boilers and other low to zero carbon energy systems? Want to know more about how to size thermal stores, decide between absorption cooling or conventional electric systems or determine optimum control strategies based on financial or carbon performance? Then come to our 2 day course in energy systems modelling using energyPRO software. The course will now be held on 9th and 10th January 2013 at the Energy Institute in London.

November 2013

VantagePoint developments
This year we have been hard at work adding a whole new set of functionality improvements to VantagePoint which include: * Compounding energy savings * Ability to add and edit baselines * Ability to define more detailed BAU forecasts * New Edit measure functionality. We'll keep you posted when this new version will be available.

Improvements to our BluePrint software
One of the functionality requests that we've had from users is the ability to use take photos from within BluePrint, tag them and have them appear in the audit report automatically. Over the past few months we've been working on building in that functionality. We've also been out on the road ourselves using the software in practice and have identified a number of improvements we’ll be making to speed up the process of data collection within the software.

July 2013

New eneryPRO energy systems modelling training course dates announced
Our next training session in energy systems modelling using energyPRO software will be held on the 26th and 27th September 2013

September 2012

Carbon Descent partner search
We are looking for partners for a new European call for proposals under the Smart Cities Programme.

The workshop held at the IMECHE and led by William Orchard was a huge success
The free workshop 'The role of heat networks to deliver the 2050 carbon dioxide targets - Can you really trust your models? ' Led by William Orchard, Managing Director of Orchard Partners London Ltd, was a huge success.

August 2012

Free workshop 'Can you really trust your models?' - The role of heat networks in delivering 2050 carbon targets
Can you really trust your models? This is a free workshop on the 29th of August explaining the role of heat networks in delivering 2050 carbon targets

Version 2.1 of BluePrint now available
Version 2.1 of BluePrint, Carbon Descent's Energy Auditing Tool, is now available to trial and for purchase.

July 2012

Ecostiler holds final project meeting in Demark
Managing Director Chris Dunham was in Holstebro, Denmark, to attend the closing meeting for Ecostiler, part of the EU project CONCERTO, which we have been involved with since its inception in 2005

First training session for BluePrint completed
Carbon Descent have delivered the first training session for Islington Council, London.

Haringey Commission for Green Deal Scenarios
Carbon Descent’s highly experienced consulting team have been commissioned to provide a range of carbon modelling and carbon accounting services to the LB Haringey

May 2012

So you think your boilers are condensing?
Our workshop led by William Orchard on the 25th was a huge success.

March 2012

Greenwich carbon scenarios
We are working with Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency to develop local based carbon scenarios for three wards within the borough

Software demonstration webinars
Due to the success of our last event, we are holding a series of free workshops (webinars) to demonstrate our VantagePoint, EngineRoom and energyPRO tools.

Hyde Farm district heating study
Carbon Descent has been instructed by Hyde Farm Climate Action Network (CAN) to assess the feasibility of CHP and a community heating network for the Hyde Farm area of Lambeth.

February 2012

EngineRoom demo version now available
Our CHP and local energy network feasibility tool can now be downloaded for a free 30 day trial.

Ethical Eats
We are currently partnered with Sustain to produce information leaflets for restaurants on best practice for lighting, heating and ventilation.

Energy and environmental audits
We provide a range of energy and environmental assessment services for commercial buildings and their occupants

Carbon Descent goes to Brazil
Chris Dunham, Managing Director of Carbon Descent, recently visited Rio to discuss how we can assist the Brazilian Government.

January 2012

BluePrint has now been launched!
Our energy auditing software, BluePrint, was launched on the 13th December with an opening presentation from Phil Jones, chair of CIBSE's CHP group and Energy Performance and Buildings group

December 2011

Brazil energy efficiency project
Carbon Descent is delighted to be engaged by the British Embassy in Brasilia to assist the Brazilian Government with their project to increase energy efficiency implementation in the residential sector.

November 2011

Chinese delegates visit Carbon Decent
We received some international visitors when a Chinese delegation from Shanxi Power Corporation came to learn about the state of Renewable Energy and Smart Grids in the UK.

August 2011

Kirklees Warm Zone - Final Report
Kirklees Warm Zone is a Kirklees Council initiative which won the Ashden Award for the best local authority sustainable energy scheme in the UK.

Carbon Descent signs deal with EMD International
Carbon Descent is pleased to be the sole UK agents for the EnergyPRO software sales and training.

July 2011

Carbon Descent consultancy work
Carbon Descent has been engaged by Local Government Yorkshire and Humber to conduct a detailed analysis of the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan

June 2011

Low Carbon Communities: Partnering Design and Engagement Conference. Wednesday 13th July 2011
Conference date for the diary!

Carbon Descent staff wins awards
Jonas and Loukas, two of our Carbon Consultants, had their graduation ceremony on the 4th of May in the Royal Albert Hall.

May 2011

Yorkshire and Humber region buys VantagePoint
Twenty of the twenty-two authorities in Yorkshire and Humber have signed up to our carbon scenario planning tool.

McDonald's, Superdrug and Barnardo's get energy audits
We deliver energy audits as part of the Low Carbon Green Business project in Brixton.

Greening the office
Our roof vegetable garden is now well under way.

Carbon Descent's Managing Director speaks at the Low Carbon Wandsworth event
Organised in partnership with South thames College, the event was held to support efforts to 'green' up the borough.

'Power of the Sun' community event
On the 18th of May Jessop Primary School hosted an event for pupils, parents and the local community.

April 2011

Workshops for professionals
10th May see the last of our collaborative workshops with CEREB, LSBU and Lambeth Council.

Phase 2 of Solar Schools now complete!
The second round of primary schools in the Ecostiler project now have their solar panels up and running.

The East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (EM IEP)
Carbon Descent have been commissioned to deliver a carbon reduction analysis for the East Midlands.

EST DeCReASE Carbon Reduction Analysis
The full report is now available to view.

March 2011

Ethelred monitoring equipment now installed
The energy monitoring equipment, capturing information about resident’s energy usage, is now in place.

Elm Wood Primary School energy audit
The pupils in year 5 at Elm Wood Primary have helped Carbon Descent carry out an energy audit of their school.

Brixton Low Carbon Zone Green Business Project
The aim of the Brixton Low Carbon Zone Green Business Project is to involve every business within the Zone in carbon reduction to help realise the objective of a 20.12% carbon reduction by 2012.

February 2011

New: VantagePoint demonstration video
A 10 minute demonstration of VantagePoint 2.62 software. This software allows a local authority or region to model carbon reduction scenarios.

January 2011

Personalised energy advice to residents begins at the Ethelred estate
Now that refurbishment works are near completion, residents on the Ethelred estate are receiving free, detailed energy surveys for their homes.

Carbon Descent run Ethical Eats workshops
Carbon Descent have teamed up with London Food Link on it’s Ethical Eats project, an informal network of London restaurants and catering businesses that care about sustainability.

Huge carbon savings at the Ethelred Estate
The regeneration of the Ethelred estate has seen an 80% reduction in carbon (CO2).

November 2010

Filming begins at Ethelred
Filming has begun at the Ethelred Estate in Lambeth as part of the Ecostiler regeneration project.

Ecostiler Solar Schools goes live!
The first round of primary schools in the London Borough of Lambeth have installed their solar PV and solar thermal panels, as part of the Concerto Solar Schools project.

January 2010

Friends of the Earth launch Carbon Descent report
Friends of the Earth launch Carbon Descent report for local authorities 'Pathways to 40%'

December 2009

Access to Energy for Vietnamese community
The outreach project 'Access to Energy' is currently working with Vietnamese groups to help individuals tackle fuel poverty

June 2009

70,000 new green jobs if councils tackle climate change - new research
Friends of the Earth recent press release, based on research by Carbon Descent, revealing that thousands of jobs could be created by councils taking steps to cut C02 emissions.

January 2009

Green boom in jobs
Chris Dunham provides expert comment in 18th January Sunday Times.

October 2008

Car club for ECHO Action group
Two days after an ECHO Action Car Club event on the Mawbey Brough Estate, Streetcar and Lambeth council agreed to place car club vehicles on the estate, giving residents alternatives to using private cars

September 2008

CHP modelling survey
We are conducting a survey in partnership with London South Bank University on Combined Heat and Power (CHP) modelling.

Gordon Brown visits our Low Carbon Community
The Prime Minister paid a visit to one of our Low Carbon Community and Echo Action homes

July 2008

Greener Food
Eco Chef Arthur Potts Dawson shares his top tips to being green