Page last updated 09 January 2017

Energy and Carbon Management 

Low carbon mission

Your guide to reducing your carbon footprint part one

Our low carbon mission is your guide to reducing your carbon footprint.

About our work

Northamptonshire County Council is proud to have been awarded the internationally recognised Energy Management System (EnMS) ISO50001:2011 certification in acknowledgement of continual efforts to improve the Council's energy management system.

Achieving this certification is a unique feat for local government: the Council is believed to be the first local authority to have received the ISO 50001:2011 certification from an accredited body. The Council's Energy Policy demonstrates commitment to continually improving energy management practices: 

The Energy and Carbon Management Team (ECMT) is responsible for managing and monitoring the system on behalf of the Council, offering extensive advice and support to all Council business units on matters of energy efficiency and energy management, including schools.

Over the last year the Council has honed its energy efficiency strategies to cut carbon emissions by 7,528 tonnes CO2e.

Current projects


Energy services

ECMT's primary focus is to provide extensive advice and support to Northamptonshire's public sector: reducing energy bills through effective procurement, contract management, energy efficiency surveys, Salix loans and behavioural change.

To find out more about the support available, please see ECMT's energy services page.


ECMT work hard to drive forward ambitious partnerships for Northamptonshire County Council.

Developing strategic partnerships is about exploring synergies and shared interests with both public and private sector organisations, and ECMT have helped the Council reach a 'Memorandum of Understanding' with British Gas, Schneider Electric and Travis Perkins.

If you would like to learn more about the organisations ECMT work in partnership with and their collaborative projects, then please see the Partnerships page.

European projects

Project ZECOS is part of an international programme to create sustainable communities in northwest Europe. To find out more about ECMT's European project, please visit the dedicated 'ZECOS' section of the Greener Northants webpage.

Zecos project

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch with ECMT, please email:

You can also keep up with ECMT's latest activities by following the team's dedicated Twitter page.

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