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Road to Net Zero

We’re here to partner you on your journey to Net Zero

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Start your Net Zero journey

Finding the right path to work towards Carbon Net Zero is becoming increasingly challenging and brings together many aspects of an estate. But it's not something you have to do alone. We're happy to help.

Here's our guide on where to get started...

Step 1 - know your data

The first and most important step in your journey is being able to access and understand your energy data.

Like any project, you need to know what you're working with and where you're starting from so you can understand where to make improvements and measure the success of those changes.

Getting access to your energy data will help you to see how much energy you use and how that impacts your energy bill. The more granularity in your data, the more you can do with it - such as understanding the busiest times of the day or where waste is happening.

Smart and AMR metering

Smart and AMR meters give you much greater detail about how you use your energy than a standard Non-Half Hourly meter. 

Step 2 - manage your demand

Now you understand your data, you’ll be able to identify opportunities to manage your demand, people and reduce consumption. Not only that, you'll have access to the data you need to measure the success or return on investment (ROI) of an efficiency measures you've put in place - helping you to justify budgets, demonstrate cost or carbon savings, and make future investment cases.

  • Monitor your ongoing consumption
  • Identifty the major users across your estate
  • Actively manage out of hours consumption
  • Consider Building Management Systems (BMS)
  • Identify opportunities with sustainability and policy teams

Efficiency case studies

See how we've helped CCS members identify savings in their organisation and how to get your energy savings programme started.

Step 3 - make the changes

Now you know where you're starting from, have identified key targets for change and have the means to measure success - it's time to make changes! 

With a variety of solutions available to you, you can choose where to place your effort for the biggest impact. There are even some quick win options like choosing a low carbon energy source to consider.

These solutions are designed to help you reduce and control your energy consumption and costs. Take a look below as we walk you through the different solutions available to you:

Ancillary services

A number of ancillary services are built in to your agreement with CCS and provide easy access to a wealth of innovative energy solutions. These additional service offerings are fully incorporated in to RM6011 making procurement and call-off much simpler and fully OJEU compliant.

Zero Carbon Supply Choices

The type of energy source your choose to power your organisation can help you towards your zero carbon goals.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Solutions

You can access a full end-to-end charging infrastructure solution, including funding, installation and project delivery.

Step 4 - generate your own energy

Low carbon energy

If you’re interested in generating your own energy but not sure which renewable technology would suit your sites and operations, talk to us

Selling and generating energy

If you're an energy-savvy organisation generating your own electricity (or thinking about doing it), we can help you understand how the PPA market works.

There's never been a more urgent time to start your Net Zero journey

But it's not something you have to do alone. We're happy to help. Wherever you are on the road to reducing your carbon emissions, we've suggested nine planet-saving changes your organisation can do right now.

So, what are you waiting for?

One Account Manager. A whole family of Net Zero specialists.

EDF has announced a £50 billion investment in zero carbon electricity to support UK plc’s transition to Net Zero. That’s good for the economy, good for jobs and good for your business too. Because you already have your own Account Manager, dedicated to looking after all your business’ Net Zero electricity needs.

They’re behind you all the way – and behind them is a family of Net Zero specialists ready to help you on every step of your journey to meeting your Net Zero ambitions. One change at a time. We’re doing everything we can to help your business cut your carbon emissions to nothing.


The right zero carbon supply solution to help drive efficiencies

The right mix of wind, nuclear and solar to power your net zero credentials

The right charge point solution powered by zero carbon electricity

The right tips, tools, training and tech to help your team save money, hassle and carbon

The right Net Zero specialists to help you go for zero, one change at a time...

Energy saving services

From monitoring your electricity use to ways you can save energy and even generate your own, our experts can help.

CCS Framework membership benefits

Crown Commercial Service is delivering value for the nation through outstanding commercial capability and quality customer service. EDF Energy is one of the UK's largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity. Together, we're working to help public sector organisations simplify their energy purchasing, understand the market and save time and money. Find out more