Green Matters - Decoding the decarbonisation puzzle
By United Capital
It is clear that a problem exists, and that the attention of the world is on it, but no one has yet cracked the puzzle of how best to improve sustainability in the existing markets.
This podcast will discuss carbon reduction plans, renewable energy options, and retrofitting requirements as the business world attempts to meet the green requirements of the future.
Green Matters - Decoding the decarbonisation puzzleMar 25, 2022
Mano Lavan - Carbon Trade Exchange
In this episode we are joined by Mano Lavan, Sales Manager at the World's first carbon credit exchange, Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX). We discuss carbon credits, how CTX are improving transparency and confidence in the global carbon exchange market, and some of the basic steps business leaders should take to ensure reliability of there offsetting program.
Carbon Trade Exchange is the first global electronic exchange for the voluntary carbon market, trading millions of tonnes of CO2.
For almost a decade the CTX team has assisted corporates, project developers and brokers to Buy and Sell carbon credits. Their Sales & Trading team trades Gold Standard, Verified Carbon Standard and United Nations CDM credits, including VERs, CERs, VCUs, EUAs and EUAAs. To find out more visit ctxglobal.com
Poonam Gupta OBE - PG Paper
Welcome to the Green Matters podcast, where we curate the conversations around decarbonisation, sustainability, and renewables. We bring together experts from all areas of the Green marketplace including, technology, leadership, R&D, finance, investment, and governance, or government intervention.
In this episode we are joined by Poonam Gupta OBE, founder and CEO of PG Paper, one of the lead paper suppliers across many local and previously unsought markets across the world, who distribute to over 60 countries, across every continent in the World, managed from it’s head office in Greenock, Scotland. Poonam discusses how PG Paper has been focussed on sustainability since its inception, and how she believes the World will continue to adapt to address the climate change challenge.
Ryan Russell - Doorstep Glass Recycling
Often the most simple ideas create the greatest impact. From an concept dreamt up during the first Covid lock-down, Ryan Russell created a simple yet hugely impactful eco-business, Doorstep Glass Recycling. For a small monthly fee, subscribers can have their household waste uplifted, and sustainable disposed of, plus the business implements a number of socially conscious initiatives to support local communities.
To find out more about Doorstep Glass Recycling visit www.doorstepglassrecycling.co.uk
Paul Holden - Carbon Profile
This week we are delighted to be joined by the hugely passionate Paul Holden, Net Zero Director at Carbon Profile, a net zero consultancy that delivers energy performance improvement services. Having delivered energy performance improvement projects in the build environment/ real estate sector for many years, Paul bring considerable experience and exert opinion to this conversation. This chat covers loads of topics and discusses the challenges faced by both current and future leaders as they attempt to carve up responsibility and outline the ideal route to tackle the climate change challenge.
Jonathan Bourke - Elmhurst Energy
Today we welcomed Jonathan Bourke, Scotland & Northern Ireland Manager at Elmhurst Energy, the UK's largest independent provider of energy assessment training, software and accreditation. Established in 1993, Elmhurst has grown to become an industry leading and government approved membership for energy and retrofit professionals.
Jonathan goes into detail of the importance of understanding your baseline, before starting on your decarbonisation journey, and how Energy Performance Certificates, the most widely used mechanism for monitoring the energy efficiency of buildings.
Martin Kenzie - 2G Energy Ltd
In this episode of Green Matter, we are joined by Martin Kenzie, Sales Manager at 2G Energy Ltd, an internationally leading manufacturer of combined heat and power systems for the decentralised provision of power and heat. The business which was founded in 1995, is headquartered in Germany with another production site in USE, and operations across Europe.
Martin brings bags of energy (pun intended!) as he explains the value of hydrogen, how 2G help their clients meet sustainability targets, and also his vision for the future of energy.
Jon Salazar - Gazelle Wind Power Ltd
On this episode we are joined by Jo Salazar, Founder and President of Gazelle Wind Power, a business founded to accelerate the transition to renewable energies by introducing the next generation of advanced offshore wind platforms.
Jon is a highly experienced leader in his field and offers expert insight and opinion into the future, not only of offshore wind, but of the decarbonisation market as a whole, and how working together is they only way to meet government climate change targets.
This podcast is sponsored by The Carling Group, the family investment office of Graeme and Leanne Carling, that invests in the consolidation and decarbonisation of the healthcare, real estate, and building services sectors.
Fraser Kirk & Paul McGillvery - United Capital
In this introductory episode, hosts Fraser Kirk and Paul McGillvery chat about their plans for the podcast, discussing some of the big environmental challenges we face, and how we see the business community coming together to address them.
This is Green Matters
The building services industry is responsible for as much as 40% of carbon emissions globally, so there’s a lot to be done if organisations and countries are going to meet their zero-carbon obligations.
Many of the solutions you see and hear about in the news are focused on embedding sustainability in new-build infrastructure, and that will certainly contribute to decarbonisation over time.
But the conversations in this podcast are focused on decarbonising the existing infrastructure in this country. Without decarbonising the existing built environment, no country can meet its zero-carbon commitment.
Let’s be honest, decarbonisation is a giant global puzzle that everyone is trying to solve. Nobody knows yet all of the pieces we need to solve it. So what we’re doing is bringing together industry leaders, renewable energy experts, and technology boffins to help map out a route to a solution.