NetZero Collective has been awarded a contract by Crawley Borough Council to complete survey works on 19 non-residential buildings in the local area.

The aim is to analyse Crawley Borough Council’s commercial buildings to assess their energy efficiency and identify opportunities for decarbonisation.

One of the key buildings included in this contract is the renowned K2 Crawley Leisure Centre, managed by Everyone Active on behalf of Crawley Borough Council, which is the largest council-owned building in the town and is at the heart of the Crawley community.

NetZero Collective are experts in decarbonising buildings, known for their work supporting social landlords, to make their homes net zero. Their surveys use cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to identify ways to reduce emissions and make buildings more energy efficient.

For example, recommendations may include installing solar panels, electric vehicle charging points and installing greener alternatives to gas-fired boilers, such as ground-source or air-source heat pumps.

In addition, NetZero Collective’s subcontractor, CoreLogic UK, is conducting visual and measured surveys of the buildings, utilising advanced Matterport 3D scanning technology, which creates digital twins of buildings.

Incredibly the 3D scan of the K2 Crawley Leisure Centre, completed in May 2023, stands as Europe’s largest Matterport 3D scan. This comprehensive scan provides a complete 3D visual representation of the building, inside and out, which will be instrumental in facilitating future decarbonisation plans for the building.

“NetZero Collective is proud to be at the forefront of sustainable solutions and harnessing cutting-edge technology like that offered by CoreLogic UK. It’s great to be building on our existing partnership with Crawley Borough Council and to continue collaborating on their journey toward achieving carbon neutrality,” says, Neil Waite, Managing Director of NetZero Collective.

“This project marks another significant step toward a greener future and exemplifies NetZero Collective’s commitment to providing innovative and impactful services.”

Last year, NetZero Collective worked on a retrofit programme for Crawley Borough Council that saw 10 homes benefit from renewable technologies.

Councillor Bob Noyce, Cabinet member for Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change at Crawley Borough Council, said: “We have ambitious carbon reduction targets and this study of 19 of our buildings is a major step towards meeting them.

“We have a duty to ensure that K2 Crawley and other council-owned buildings are as energy efficient as possible so I look forward to seeing the recommendations from NetZero Collective.”

David Price, Managing Director of CoreLogic UK (ehouse) said: “Having the largest network of Matterport capture technicians in the UK, we have produced thousands of digital twins for all kinds of spaces, but this project has been our most challenging and biggest to date, covering 180,000sqft and according to Matterport, the biggest single digital twin in Europe.

“Using the latest Matterport technology with fast capture capability, our highly trained operatives have been able to capture a seamless 3D digital twin of the entire leisure facility, completed in 1937 scans over seven days, making it an efficient method to survey a building of this scale.”

Together with low-carbon energy specialists and academic research partners including the University of Southampton, NetZero Collective is supporting landlords across the UK to produce evidence-based decarbonisation plans, aligned to PAS2035 and PAS2038.