The CBCS is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Centre for Business and Climate Solutions (CBCS)
CBCS support south west based businesses in the development of expertise, products and services to:
- Adapt to and mitigate against future climate change and extreme weather events.
- Support carbon reduction targets and take advantage of commercial opportunities from climate change.
- Innovating climate change related technologies.
CBCS have already supported businesses such as WITT Energy Ltd to launch new products.
CBCS can help to solve problems in multiple industries.
- Identifying and targeting the key uses of energy and water in your business.
- Communicating with staff and customers so that they join in your efforts to save.
- Ensuring that you are prepared for extreme weather conditions.
- Making sense of new technology for saving and generating energy and heat.
- Clarifying the changing financial incentives for your business to tap into.
- Weather prediction software to aid the design of climate change resilient buildings.
- Monitoring and assessment services to identify excessive energy use, saving you money and helping you to meet carbon reduction requirements.
- Thermal modelling software to ensure maximum efficiency and comfort to residents.
- Models that can determine the most efficient amount of daylight you should allow for in your building designs.
- High CO2 impacts - climate change, ocean acidification.
- Ecosystem health indicators, modelling, forecasting and mapping.
- Near real-time and archive processing of ocean colour and sea surface temperature data.
- Water quality monitoring.
The Centre is able to provide monitoring, feasibility studies and technological evaluations which can help you to make informed decisions on the appropriateness of renewable energy technologies. These include:
- Photovoltaic installations.
- Wind turbines.
- Marine renewable energy.
- Biomass boilers.
- Solar thermal hot water.
The Centre can also offer biomass resource assessments to assist in developing long term supply relationships.
Sustainable water management by the regions businesses is a key challenge for the future that is strongly addressed by the Centre's activities which include:
- Water reuse technologies.
- Rainwater harvesting.
- Grey water recycling.
- Water saving micro-components.
- Life cycle analysis.
- Sustainable drainage systems.
- Carbon foot printing.
- Decision support systems for water management.