• Reflections on OxFutures: delivering low carbon growth through collaboration

    In March 2023 the £4.2M OxFutures project came to an end.  It delivered on its ambition to grow Oxfordshire’s low carbon economy and has created a significant legacy. Alison Grunewald reflects on the importance of collaboration in achieving such a successful outcome. It takes two to tango, but OxFutures choreographed a dance of six partners,…
    11 July 2023
  • [COMPLETE] Energy Solutions Oxfordshire webinar series – the importance of energy efficiency for businesses

    Join us for webinars on energy efficiency for businesses This autumn Energy Solutions Oxfordshire is holding a series of fortnightly online webinars exploring topics relating to the importance of energy efficiency for businesses – how it can help organisations save money on their energy bills, improve comfort for staff and customers, and do their bit…
    13 August 2020
  • The impact of OxFutures on the low carbon economy in Oxfordshire

    The impact of OxFutures so far: case studies OxFutures is a programme that offers free energy audits to SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in Oxfordshire to identify energy-saving opportunities, which will reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions. The project also has grants available to part-fund implementation of the measures recommended by the audit, as…
    17 April 2020
  • OxFutures Programme Extension

    Three more years of OxFutures! We have some extremely exciting news: a three-year extension to the OxFutures programme has been approved, meaning we are now able to continue the programme through to 2023. The extension will be continued by partners, Low Carbon Hub and the Oxford Brookes Environmental Information Exchange team, and means that we…
    8 April 2020
  • Oxfordshire consortium wins government contract to launch energy efficiency service for local businesses

    In Oxford, our buildings are responsible for the largest proportion of our annual carbon emissions – as outlined in the Oxford’s Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change in September 2019. The Low Carbon Hub is bringing an exciting new service to Oxfordshire, designed to help local enterprises in Oxfordshire to tackle this problem. Small and medium…
    18 March 2020
  • [Closed] Job vacancy: Finance Manager

    Note: this post is now closed. The Low Carbon Hub has a vacancy for a Finance Manager to join our expanding team. The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the finance function, ensuring the systems and processes are robust and efficient, as well as being agile and adaptable to cope…
    2 March 2020
  • [Closed] Job vacancy: ESCO Business Development Manager

    Note: this post is now closed. The Low Carbon Hub have a vacancy for a Energy Services Company (ESCO) Business Development Manager. The ESCO is a new company being set up by the Low Carbon Hub, which will increase the take up of energy efficiency measures by SME businesses in Oxfordshire. The Business Development Manager…
    28 February 2020
  • Row of buildings on Oxford's Broad Street

    The role of home energy efficiency in our climate emergency

    Home energy consumption accounts for around 30% of total energy used in the UK, and around 20% of our total carbon emissions. According to Ofgem, the average UK home with a medium energy consumption uses 12,000 kWh of gas per year and 3,100 kWh of electricity per year. That represents total carbon emissions of 3,067kg…
    25 November 2019
  • Solar panels on the rooftop of CTG in Banbury, owned and managed by Low Carbon Hub

    CTG solar roof expansion

    In November 2019 we installed an extension to our existing solar project on the roof of UTC Aerospace Systems CTG in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The background This solar roof array was already our largest rooftop solar install, and thought to be the UK’s largest community-owned rooftop solar array. When first installed, there were 2590 solar pv…
    18 November 2019
  • Solar panels on the rooftop of CTG in Banbury, owned and managed by Low Carbon Hub

    A birds eye view of CTG’s solar panels

    This video, courtesy of Stone’s Throw Media, shows an unused roof at UTC Aerospace Systems CTG in Banbury being transformed into a people’s power station. Work with us We want to work with more local businesses to develop ‘people’s power stations’ for community benefit. 
    21 November 2016
  • Solar panels on the rooftop of CTG in Banbury, owned and managed by Low Carbon Hub

    Press release: UK’s biggest community-owned solar roof is up at UTC Aerospace Systems CTG

    First project for social developer Low Carbon Hub within new FiTs regime Oxford, 21 November 2016 ~ CTG, a Banbury-based site of UTC Aerospace Systems, is now host to the UK’s biggest community-owned rooftop solar array. At 712kW, the 2590 panel project will generate 593,304 kWh of clean electricity every year — enough to power 150…
    20 November 2016