Ginger Energy appointed as a participant in a feasibility study for decarbonisation initiatives across the UK’s education estate

In a time of increasing concern over climate change and the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, governments around the world are taking proactive measures to combat this global challenge. One such initiative is has been commissioned by the UK’s Department for Education (DfE) and Ginger Energy are delighted to have been appointed as a participant in the initial feasibility study.

LocatED, the specialist government-owned property consultancy, has announced the start of a feasibility study for its Net Zero Accelerator programme – a scheme that aims to facilitate the rapid rollout of decarbonisation initiatives across the education estate.

Delivery partners including Ginger Energy have been selected to take part in a feasibility study that will work with schools from across England to explore the commercial viability of a range of decarbonisation interventions.

Commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to create and run the programme, LocatED launched the Net Zero Accelerator in August this year with a market engagement session attracting over 270 participants. Following an Invitation to Tender in September 2023, LocatED and the DfE appointed Barker Associates in consortia with the below partners to deliver part of the feasibility study:

Place Group

Ashden Climate Solutions/Let’s Go Zero

Lloyds Bank

Caladen Consulting

Ginger Energy

The concept of the Net Zero Accelerator is to create a ‘one stop shop’ to fund and deliver decarbonisation initiatives across the education estate through a new national service. This will provide responsible bodies, such as local authorities and multi-academy trusts, with a low burden service to address building condition and energy efficiency to help improve their estate including the delivery of decarbonisation interventions.

Decarbonising school estates is a critical step towards achieving a sustainable future. As now a government-appointed advocate, the journey towards reducing carbon emissions in educational institutions will be both challenging and rewarding. By implementing sustainable infrastructure upgrades, and overcoming obstacles, we can create a greener and more environmentally conscious educational system. Most importantly we can inspire change and lay the foundation for a better tomorrow.