Case Studies

We have worked for some great companies and organizations and they trust us to do a good job of advising them, training them and undertaking complex calculations they can rely on. But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at the case studies:

  • Accsys Technologies

    We were called upon by Accsys Technologies to verify their Accoya® decking and cladding EPD under the International EPD system.

    “Dr Andrew Norton undertook his work thoroughly but efficiently in a manner that allowed us to keep to our timescale. I would have no hesitation in using Renuables for similar work again.”

    Justin Peckham, Sales Manager, UK Eire Scandinavia & Baltics, Accsys Technologies

  • BLP Insurance

    Renuables worked closely with BLP Insurance as a technical advisor on the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) funded Butterfly Project. The project created a low carbon design and decision tool that quantifies both economical and environmental impacts for new and existing dwellings over the whole life cycle.

    ‘Andrew provided us with valuable insights and guidance on the current state of the art in life cycle assessments (LCAs) and carbon footprints.”

    Kim Vernau, Chief Executive Officer, BLP

  • BioRegional

    We provided BioRegional with one to one LCA advice and training on SimaPro software to help build their expertise in modelling systems as well as accessing the results required to perform in-depth comparative LCAs of building systems.

    “very professional… the clearest explanation of carbon sequestration I’ve seen”

    Jane Hersey, Footprinting Manager, BioRegional

  • The World Bank

    We worked on a policy development exercise, assessing the difficulties that less developed countries may have in meeting the demands of product carbon footprinting schemes and developing guidelines on how to design more development-friendly carbon footprinting and labelling schemes. We reviewed all major worldwide product carbon footprinting methodologies available and analysed issues of Land Use Chance (LUC), soil carbon sequestration/release, transport, data quality and IPCC guidelines.

    “Very easy to work with… extremely knowledgeable of the complexities surrounding farming and processing systems”

    Dr Katharina Plassmann, Technologie- und Förderzentrum Straubing, Germany

  • CAP’EM

    The CAP’EM (Cycle Assessment Procedure for Eco-Materials) Project is a North-West European INTERREG IVB programme drawing together the expertise of 11 partner organisations to improve the production, distribution and use of eco-materials in construction. In a technical advisory role, we developed a user-friendly LCA methodology to simplify data entry and presentation as well as perform a great deal of assessments and peer reviews.

    “Andrew proved to be an invaluable team member who continually simplified the art of LCA work”

    Jodie Bricout, Senior Project Manager. CD2E

  • UPM

    We provided UPM with an energy, global warming potential and economic appraisal of stump and forest residue harvesting for use in their combined heat and power units. The study covered soil carbon, sequestration and transportation to provide figures compatible with the method prescribed by the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC

    “Renuables provided a very comprehensive report. The conclusions of which have been presented and well received at many conferences, as well as help to shape UPMs policy on this topical subject and in particular UPMs more with less approach which underpins our sustainable business philosophy.”

    John Gallacher, Senior Ecologist, UPM Tilhill

    [See: http://www.upm.com/EN/RESPONSIBILITY/Climate/Energy_use_and_Sources/Pages/default.aspx].

  • NNFCC

    Renuables was commissioned through Davis Langdon to provide DECC with a study of how sequestered carbon is dealt with in LCA and carbon footprint standards to assess its’ importance in the development of renewable building products.

    “The results of the study have provided the background to a great many further projects”

    Dr John Williams, Head of Materials, NNFCC

  • BioComposites

    We were asked to work on a high profile project involving Marks and Spencer, Wells Plastics and Youngs Seafood to carry out an LCA based critical assessment of novel bio-based packaging material and food preservation methods.

    “I found Andrew to be efficient, effective and very thorough in his research, I look forward to working with him again.”

    Dr Rob Elias, Director, The Biocomposite Centre

  • EPD

    Renuables was the first UK approved individual Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verifier under the International EPD system. Details of this prestigious international system can be found on their website – www.environdec.com.

  • BSI

    Renuables has worked closely with the British Standards Institution as a Technical committee member, representing IEMA in developing BS 8905, the guide to sustainable use of materials, as well as the development of standards for bio-based Products.