Transforming Energy – Buildings Net Zero Energy

Decarbonisation for buildings-based organisations

Reducing your energy emissions is a great way to take practical action in response to the climate crisis. The Transforming Energy programme is here to help cultural organisations become more energy efficient and decarbonise their buildings.

To support organisations to work towards net zero whatever stage they are at in their emissions reduction journey, we have designed two strands of activity to join.

  1. Buildings Net Zero Energy – for those who are just starting out, or have begun to work on energy reduction but are keen to do more. Full details below.
  2. Capital Investment Ready – for organisations already making significant progress with energy reduction. Find out more.

About Buildings Net Zero Energy

Cultural organisations are at different stages in their carbon reduction journeys. Many have already made good progress in reducing their energy-related emissions, through energy monitoring, improving controls and energy efficiency upgrades, while others are just starting out, or keen to do more.This programme aims to support cultural organisations at all stages to reduce their energy emissions and progress towards Buildings Net Zero Energy.

To achieve this we’ve put together a programme with self-service resources, opportunities to seek support from our technical partners, Pilio, and training on good energy management practice provided by Julie’s Bicycle.

Full details and criteria for taking part can be found in the link below. If you need this document in another format please get in touch.

Buildings Net Zero Energy Programme Criteria (PDF)

Find out more about the programme

NPOs are encouraged to sign up to this programme to receive the additional support. We understand that organisations are busy, so participants who sign up are able to move the the resources at their own pace and access help when they need it via drop-in sessions, energy management webinars and training opportunities.

If you’d like to find out more about the programme before you sign up, then check out the recording from our recent online introductory webinar.

Join the Buildings Net Zero Energy programme

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If your organisation has already made significant progress on reducing your energy consumption then our Capital Investment Ready programme strand might be better suited to you.

To ensure the best results and biggest impact is achieved on this programme, we recommend that a member of your governance team also joins our Boards Environmental Champions Programme. Running in parallel, the Boards Environmental Champions programme supports Trustees and governing officials to build the capacity, skills and confidence to champion environmental responsibility and embed this Investment Principle at a governance level.

Buildings Net Zero Energy Resources

Below you will find the resources that accompany this programme. They have been broken down into five parts and are available to download for free, whether you are part of the ACE portfolio or not.

For those who are moving premises, or embarking on a capital project, please take a look at our Fit For the Future guide to help you to embed environmental sustainability in your capital projects from conception through to completion.

You can also visit our Resource Hub which for helpful documents such as energy reduction guides, case studies and webinars.

Full presentation and resources

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1. Policy commitments

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2. Understanding energy needs & use

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3. Identifying opportunities

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4. Implementing projects and processes

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5. Communications

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