Place Shaping | England, Wales & Northern Ireland
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Net Zero by SCAPE
Your net zero places strategy requires a strong business case to ensure you have the right funding and processes in place to make change happen.
The place transition will need public and private funding, and with our support, this process can be made simpler.
Before you begin, certain processes need to be in place to ensure you are investment ready.
This includes identifying available funding and understanding the scope for decarbonising your estate.
You also need robust policy, governance and mechanisms for delivery in place - or readily available.
Your carbon strategy sits within your overarching sustainability strategy and should complement your existing processes.
Having the right procurement structures in place will also enable you to commission projects at speed, once your business case has been approved.
A diverse range of funding streams exist to support you, from targeted public sector investment to national public-private investment opportunities. A few examples are:
The UK Government's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, which helps fund energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation measures.
The UK Infrastructure Investment Bank, the purpose of which is to support levelling up and the transition to net zero.
With most of these, timelines can be tight, so it is important that elements such as asset viability are assessed up-front to gauge relevant technologies and agree the approach, as well as to set realistic baselines for performance measurement.
As you enact your place-based strategy, identifying mechanisms for the governance and practical delivery which manage, measure and demonstrate outcomes linked to your funding criteria are important.
This can be made quicker, easier and more efficient through the use of net zero frameworks, where a team of carbon-literate contractors is assembled and performance managed to ensure your decarbonisation targets are realised throughout delivery.