Our core business in ReEnergise is developing comprehensive decarbonisation plans for complex, multi-faceted education sector estates; and managing the projects that follow-on logically from the plan.
In recent years we have engaged with scores of schools, and we are regular speakers about net-zero and decarbonisation in a practical sense at education conferences. Some common themes have emerged:
- Senior staff are alive to the requirement and concerned about excessive energy usage and expenditure but have more pressing demands on their time.
- The related legislation and processes seem confusing.
- Schools and colleges often lack the funds to invest and accessibility to funding is complex.
- Knowing whether to use in-house capabilities or to call upon external technical expertise can be tricky.
- The market is seen as hazardous, because there are so many technology options, so many suppliers, and so many vested interests.
- Recent energy price hikes have made it all the more important to find ways to reduce operating costs.
In short, good opportunities are being lost through lack of time and money, overly complex legislation, and a difficult and confusing renewable energy market.
Our approach is to find a way through all this for our clients and guide them along our step-by-step risk-reduction process.
We are impartial consultants and project managers, sitting on the school’s side of the contractual fence.
We guide schools through a step-by-step risk-reduction process that avoids them wasting time and money on dead-end projects or expensive mistakes.
Each step qualifies the risk entailed in the next step, so that clients can make properly informed investment decisions as a project is developed. Each step is subject to its own contract with ReEnergise and the process can be stopped after any step if it becomes apparent that there is no merit in proceeding further. In other words, schools only pay for work done.
"I have contacted several organisations for support with the net zero agenda, alongside ReEnergise. Whilst there are, of course, other people who have detailed technical knowledge and/or who have zero-carbon advisory experience across a range of sectors, I am yet to come across another organisation who understand so well how their work sits in the context of independent education. It saves so much time and money not having to get them up the curve on that."
"The recent successful conversion of much of our heating and hot water to a ground source heat pump system at St George’s College has been the most challenging project I’ve undertaken over the past 12 years. Why? Because so much of the project entailed work underground, which always incurs a degree of risk, no matter how careful the planning and preparation. I’m very grateful to ReEnergise: without their expertise and support this project would not have happened or been successful. I particularly valued their project management and engineering insights, and their communication of complex engineering and commercial issues in a straightforward and forthright manner."
"ReEnergise were carefully chosen to write our self-funded Estate Decarbonisation Plan with a view to the School making an application for a PSDS grant. The EDP process was managed efficiently from the initial phase of data gathering to production of the final report. The School was kept engaged in the process and from the presentation of options, we were able to confidently select our future low- carbon heating solution. ReEnergise supported us every step of the way with the PSDS application process right through to award of the grant. We are very excited to continue to work with ReEnergise to deliver our low-carbon solutions and to start our decarbonisation journey."
"ReEnergise are a breath of fresh air in the energy business. They bring a novel approach to energy procurement, and evidently know a lot about energy account management. They’ve saved us a small fortune; and they are fun to work with. I highly recommend them."