Go Net-Zero: In June 2019, the UK became the first country in the world to declare a climate emergency and parliament passed laws to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050.
WHAT DOES NET-ZERO MEAN?
Net-zero means achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere, or simply eliminating carbon dioxide emissions altogether known as ‘carbon neutral’.
There are two different routes to achieving net-zero, reducing existing emissions and actively removing greenhouse gases.
When the amount of carbon emissions produced are cancelled out by the amount removed, the UK will be a net-zero emitter. The lower the emissions, the easier this becomes.
WHICH MARKET SECTORS WIILL BE MOST AFFECTED BY NET-ZERO?
The four highest-emitting sectors are transportation, energy supply (generating electricity from burning fuels), business (commercial and industrial use of electricity), and residential (heating homes). Collectively these sectors account for around 78% of current emissions.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT WAYS TO GO NET-ZERO
You and your business can help the UK take a big step on the road to go net-zero by being more energy-efficient. Changing to renewable power sources, installing LED Lighting, Solar PV Panels and SMART Electric Heating Systems (Gas-Free) are just some of the energy-efficient ways you could make to help reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint.
LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
Going net-zero is as much about improving energy efficiency as it is about generating your own energy. By making a few simple changes such as fitting LED lighting, you can reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your operations and maintenance costs by up to 80%.
Additional benefits of LED Circadian rhythm lighting are it is proven to make people happier, improve productivity and general health and wellbeing.
LED lighting is a great investment and way to future-proof your business, reduce your CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change.
SOLAR PV PANEL SOLUTIONS
Solar power uses the sun’s energy to generate electricity and currently provides around 6% of the UK’s total electricity supply. Investing in solar photovoltaic systems will not only help your business save money on your electricity bills it will also provide protection against increasing fuel prices.
By generating your own power will help to secure your future energy supply stabilising the costs of your power usage, reducing energy bills, and offsetting your carbon footprint.
Solar PV is a great source of green renewable energy and future investment not only will it help to preserve our environment as it does not release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants, but it is also a long-term cost-effective innovative solution to achieve net-zero.
SMART ELECTRIC HEATING SOLUTIONS
ELe® offers cost-effective solutions to deliver sustainable green housing for developers and landlords. Reducing energy usage, minimise ongoing maintenance costs and achieve the government’s 2025 targets for delivering affordable gas-free homes.
ELe® innovative SMART home system in an integrated electrical building solution that enables housing developers to be more intelligent, energy-efficient, and safe. The system monitors, controls and delivers low voltage electric heating, lighting and power to reduce energy bills, carbon outputs, which makes this system the perfect low energy net-zero solution.
Key Benefits of using ELe(tric)™ Radiant Heating Systems (Gas-Free) include up to 50% less energy used than Gas or Oil-fired boilers – 10-15% energy cost reduction, with very simple installation – plug and play heating with no pipes or water.
HOW ELe® CAN HELP YOU GO NET-ZERO
At Extreme Low Energy Ltd we pride ourselves in designing and delivering the most energy-efficient ultra-low energy building and housing solutions helping the UK transition to a net-zero carbon environment.
Contact us today to find out how your business can reduce carbon emissions and how ELe® can help you lead the way to go net-zero, with our green renewable power technology solutions.