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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University partners with climate tech startup OakTree Power to boost buildings’ energy efficiency by 40% 1st February 2023: Manchester Metropolitan University has partnered with leading climate-tech startup OakTree Power to develop a Sustainable Energy Management Systems (SEMS) to increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings by up to 40%. The system, which will … Read more

Future-proofing offices

energy efficient

How businesses can shield workplaces from energy costs in 2023 and beyond Just when we all thought that working from home would become the norm, the cost-of-living crisis pushed many to return back to the office. Energy costs went through the roof, and employees saw the office comeback as an opportunity to save on their … Read more

Intelligent SME.tech Q&A

Oaktree Power is an ecotech startup enabling commercial buildings to help balance the electricity network during times of grid stress and be paid for their contribution. Our goal is to provide as many businesses as possible with this greener, more affordable system and lead the way towards a fully sustainable electricity system of the future. … Read more

i-FM article on making old buildings sustainable

Why all buildings (old or new) can go sustainable without resorting to demolition Reports that we might miss out on net zero carbon targets as a country have served as an alert for all industries to do better – including the commercial property industry. An initial thought would be to simply build more ‘green’ buildings, … Read more

i-FM – article on net zero

A net zero financial centre is realistic, if we work together with the government A few months ago, the ex-chancellor promised to make Britain the ‘world’s first net-zero-aligned financial centre’. The objective sounded promising for the future of the industry, as it would make the UK’s commercial buildings more attractive, and arguably position UK-based facilities … Read more

With home energy prices soaring, offices need to prepare for an influx of workers’

Energy bills in the UK have been rapidly increasing in the past year, leaving many wondering what they can do to reduce the amount they are paying. With this in mind, many workers are using this as an opportunity to halt their remote working and return to the office as a means to save money. … Read more

How offices can save money on their energy bills with more workers returning to the office

As energy prices rise, many workers are choosing to spend more time in their offices to save money on their domestic energy bills. One study by price comparison website MoneySuperMarket suggests that 14% of British people are doing exactly that, including 23% of those aged between 18 and 24. Offices are going to become ‘warm … Read more

Financial Times partnership

The Financial Times debuts new climate technology in London HQ The Financial Times, the world’s leading news organisation, has launched a climate technology solution across Bracken House, its historic London headquarters, to reduce the building’s energy usage and CO2 emissions. The bespoke scheme, which will enable a flexible energy consumption across the building, has been … Read more

Tech-savvy carbon saving

Facilities managers can cope with a volatile energy market by adopting climate technology solutions and DSR programmes, says Chantel Scheepers, Chief Executive Officer of OakTree Power Spiralling energy prices pose a risk to FM budgets, and greater scrutiny of CO2 emissions seems inevitable with the political conversation focused on net zero commitments. The solution for … Read more

Every Woman – Oak Tree Power CEO

OakTree Power, a climate tech startup that helps companies reduce their energy consumption, achieve net-zero emissions targets and generate new income streams. The buildings and construction sector produced over a third of the world’s CO2 emissions in 2019 and, at the same time, renewable energy supply remains a vital but inconsistent source of electricity – … Read more