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HVAC and Retrofit Experts Needed for Public Sector Decarbonisation Framework

HVAC and Retrofit Experts Needed for Public Sector Decarbonisation Framework
29 April 2024

Consultants and specialists in energy efficiency, HVAC and renewables are being urged to apply to the new public sector Retrofit and Decarbonisation (N9) framework.

The framework offers public sector contracts with local authorities and social housing providers, to meet essential retrofitting and net-zero targets. Local authorities will use the framework to ensure they meet the government’s target to cut 75 per cent of carbon emissions by 2037 across 1.9 million commercial public buildings.

The framework can also be used by hospitals, schools, leisure centres, museums and universities to source built environment professionals who specialise in low-carbon heating, renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, via the £400 million Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

LHC Procurement Group (LHC) – a not-for-profit built environment, compliance and consultancy framework provider – is seeking specialists in energy efficiency, heating and ventilation, renewables, electric vehicles and solar PV.

Retrofit and Decarbonisation (N9) will be available through five business units: London and South East (LSE); Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC); South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA); Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA); and Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA).

Tender documents are available via, where expressions of interest can be registered.

Clive Feeney, Group Managing Director of LHC said: “Retrofit and decarbonisation is a huge task for the public sector and social housing providers and requires a skilled workforce who can meet the complexities of this challenge.

“This framework will deliver the expertise needed and offers a huge opportunity for specialists and consultants to make a difference to communities throughout the UK, delivering projects for years to come.

“Housing represents 28 per cent of the UK’s carbon emissions and the government’s Clean Growth Strategy is targeting all social housing to meet EPC C by 2030. Meanwhile, public buildings emit 2 per cent of carbon emissions – a significant figure at an estimated 7.66 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). LHC frameworks are already relied upon by the public sector to deliver a pool of pre-approved suppliers and consultants, and they are now looking to N9 to provide experts who can ready housing and building stock for carbon net-zero and a decarbonised grid.”

Picture: a photograph showing a roof with solar PV panels. Image Credit: LHC

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 29 April 2024


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