For general enquiries about OxFutures please contact Mairi Brookes on 01865 252212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our partners’ contact details are below if you would like to know more about specific projects.
Low Carbon Hub
The Low Carbon Hub is a social enterprise that works to lower carbon emissions across Oxfordshire by developing renewable energy and energy reduction projects for the benefit of local communities. Under the OxFutures umbrella, the Hub is developing a pipeline of 3.2MW of community renewables across the county as well as creating a model to retrofit local households to create warmer more energy-efficient homes, and protect against the inevitable rise in fuel prices.
The Low Carbon Hub have recently been shortlisted for the Observer Ethical Awards in the Community Energy Project category and in the 2degrees Champions Awards Social Value category.
Register your interest in investing in local energy with the Hub here
Oxford City Council
Oxford City Council is a local authority with an ambitious carbon management plan in place for their own estate and a variety of live partnership projects working towards a reduction in the city’s overall carbon emissions. In 2011 Oxford City Council achieved their target 25% reduction in their own carbon emissions by employing a range of energy and fuel saving measures, investing in renewable energy generation and engaging their workforce around positive behaviour change.
Oxford City Council have been named as an exemplar local authority by the Carbon Trust and are leading other partner organisations in the city to achieve a 40% reduction in carbon emissions in Oxford by 2020.
Oxfordshire County Council
Oxfordshire County Council manages a diverse property portfolio – offices, libraries, fire-stations and schools. It has recently signed a ten year contract with Carillion to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by 25% on top of the reductions already achieved. The contract includes remote monitoring of energy use to engage staff in managing their own energy use.
The County Council has also supported the CAG (Community Action Group) Programme for many years. Initially focused on waste reduction, CAGs are now including renewable energy and energy efficiency in their activities.