Environmental and Low Carbon

Balehaus Bath, University of Bath campus

Internationally recognised activity at the cutting-edge

The Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services "sector" covers a range of activities spread across many sectors such as transport, construction, and energy.

The high technology and engineering skills base in Bath and Bristol is helping to keep the West of England at the forefront of a lower carbon world, and Bristol's status as European Green Capital 2015 has drawn further attention to the West of England's strengths in this field.

Sustainable construction, retro-fit and micro energy installation firms have a strong presence in the Bath area.  Companies such as ST8, Bath Restoration, Ecovane and Green Power Installations help domestic and commercial customers to cut carbon and save energy.

The University of Bath’s BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials, and its Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, bring together academic expertise with industry to carry out research, training and outreach.

Get connected

The University of Bath's Innovation Centre - providing workspace and business support for technology start-ups, including those developing LCEGS.

Low Carbon Southwest -  runs a series of networking and learning events across Bath and Bristol. Members receive regular newsletters containing updates on policy, technological developments and funding streams.

Regen SW - a membership organisation which helps local authorities, communities and businesses to develop and deliver renewable energy solutions.