Route Zero

meeting the future

The carbon challenge

In global environmental terms, we face a collective and urgent imperative to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by human activities to create a sustainable world for all life; and move towards a carbon neutral future.

For many organisations, achieving Net Zero is an overwhelming challenge. Whatever the complexities for your organisation, we provide a bespoke Route Zero strategy for you, ensuring energy efficiency and carbon reduction across your entire building portfolio, delivering positive environmental impacts, reducing cost and in most cases improving return on investment.

We have entered into a strategic partnership with leading environmental consultancy Verco, an award winning energy management and sustainability business. Together we are combining facilities solutions and end to end engineering excellence with environmental impact strategy, data driven insight and real-world solutions which actively make a difference. 

Route Zero offers a road map to a sustainable Net Zero world, turning building and asset performance knowledge into data led insights, and intelligent action through our One Data World platform.

We align our class-leading analytics expertise with our long-proven capabilities in facilities, asset management and engineering solutions. Route Zero is overseen by Verco’s team of carbon experts and energy specialists. Together, we create the optimal strategic mix to deliver real and lasting sustainable impacts. We will be with you throughout your Route Zero journey, and we will ensure deployment stays simple. Strategy, monitoring, procurement, facilities solutions, and funding options are all aligned to your strategic objectives and business needs.

A roadmap to zero

We deliver Route Zero through our partners Verco using a three-stage process:

AIM for Zero defines a strategic roadmap to sustainably achieve Net Zero through strategic assessment, practical advice, and planning - making positive impacts through energy efficiency.

  • Understanding climate risks
  • Setting ambitious targets
  • Developing Net Zero plans

DELIVER for Zero drives your journey to achieving Net Zero targets. By using all our expertise in energy management, asset management, energy procurement, and capital investment solutions (including advice on investment funds and grants), we will reach your targets.

  • Bottom-up carbon and energy delivery plans and projects
  • Data solutions to optimise efficiency
  • Stakeholder Training

REPORT for Zero assures progress is measured accurately; with independently verified monitoring, managing, and reporting protocols which meet all new carbon disclosure requirements.

  • Value chain reporting solutions
  • Tracking performance and providing insights
  • Meeting requirements of voluntary and mandatory reporting

Find out more about our Aim, Deliver and Report services with Verco.

The right strategy for you

Any journey to Net Zero must start with an expert analysis of your current energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from across your buildings and workplace. We measure scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions across all your facilities, buildings, HVAC and infrastructure. In turn, a baseline is set which allows us to create a strategy that’s uniquely aligned to your business and operational requirements, and your carbon reduction targets - ensuring compliance with all regulatory standards. We recommend the best Renewable Guarantee of Origin (REGO) backed alternative energy sources for your business and reassess all current and planned carbon offsetting solutions.

Cloud based measurement and verification

Understanding where you are on your journey isn’t easy. Our cloud based agnostic data platform, One Data World, is operated by our analytic experts and pulls information from multiple sources into a flexible data capture engine. Our data led approach provides you with ongoing sensor driven performance monitoring, data management and reporting solutions including automated and bespoke control strategies for BMS and HVAC.

Intuitive dashboards and recommendations make carbon performance a core measurable criterion for management. They enable a simpler and more accurate fully compliant disclosure. Route Zero supports the UK Government’s Net Zero targets and is fully aligned to both The Paris Agreement and UN Global Sustainable Development Goals. To find out more on how we support the Global Sustainability Goals to create a better world at work, visit our Business Responsibility Page.

Making the changes

We’re proven experts in the management of asset upgrades as well as facilities maintenance and replacement programmes. Working together with global energy management leaders Verco, we aim to maximise both carbon and whole life cost benefits. Our Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) upgrade and procurement solutions support enhanced performance and reduced total cost. We operate a sustainability dashboard across our supply chain - monitoring, assuring and elevating sustainability standards with our supply partners. Our expertise covers funding solutions including: upfront investment for energy saving projects (EPC), Revolving Green Fund (RGF) rebates, and Power Purchase Agreements with capital-investment-free power generation installation.

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