To date, Equans has supported public sector partners to secure and deliver £95m worth of important decarbonisation work from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS).
From the initial application through to project delivery, which involved carrying out feasibility studies, identifying areas where the highest carbon and energy savings could be achieved and producing a net zero roadmap. Equans created tailored plans which were developed to get projects off the ground; and we are currently working with several of the successful organisations to help deliver the projects.
Newcastle City Council was awarded £27m from the last round of funding and Equans was tasked using these funds to decarbonise 12 significant buildings across the region, including museums, libraries and theatres. Read more about this project here.
The path to net zero carbon will be challenging, but Equans has the capabilities and models available to push this forward and our success across both the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme and the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund has cemented our reputation as a specialist within the sector.
We have also seen first-hand how strong the appetite is to access this funding. It has pushed those in the public and social housing sectors to fully assess their carbon baseline and put plans in motion. Importantly, it has encouraged us as a company, together with our peers, to continue innovating and offer bespoke solutions for customers.