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Support for energy policy

We help clients to select the most appropriate energy and carbon reduction solutions for their business operations and premises.

BRE's Strategic Assessment and Evaluation Team have an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions from non-domestic buildings.

We help clients to select the most appropriate energy and carbon reduction solutions for their business operations and premises. We specialise in identifying the savings potential of implementing specific efficiency measures and their corresponding operational and financial benefits.

We provide bespoke independent and impartial advice to enable our private and public sector clients and their stakeholders to assess the sustainability of proposals and design choices. We strive to incorporate sustainable development into everyday business streams and processes.

Our specialist work areas include:

  • Regulatory impact assessment
  • Programme evaluation of the financial and carbon benefits arising from energy and climate change programmes
  • Cost benefit analysis
    • Evaluation of options for low carbon buildings
  • Economic modelling
    • assessing the impact of fuels prices of low C technology options
  • Energy strategy evaluation
    • Assessing the financial and carbon benefits arising from energy strategies
  • Energy supply studies
    • impact of changing demand patterns on peak electricity consumption
  • Low carbon technologies
    • Renewable and energy efficiency technologies for buildings
  • Carbon abatement options
    • Evaluation of the carbon abatement potential of policy and technology options
  • GHG emission factors
    • Development of GHG emission factors for use with delivered energy data
  • Building energy efficiency
    • Energy efficiency of alternative fabric, technology and behavioural aspects of buildings
  • Energy data analysis
    • Statistical evaluation of energy consumption data and trend analysis
  • Building stock modelling
    • Characteristics and energy consumption in buildings now and in the future
  • Energy demand patterns
    • Fuel and electricity consumption patterns across different building types, e.g., shops, offices etc.
  • Scenario modelling
    • Development of scenarios to explore the cost and carbon impacts of possible future building stocks.