Climate Action Fund

April 2024: CFG tap into funding for local farm & fishery for ecosystem restoration project.

Pushing Modular Construction Boundaries

June 2024: RIBA 4, Net Zero farm house collaboration with Hemspan.

Energy Innovation on retro-fit project

April 2023: Proof of concept attempting Passiv house status on C14th farmhouse.

Greenhouse upgrade

April 2022: Analysis of future trends & options for re-purposing large scale greenhouses.

Net Zero Design in Suffolk

Dec 2022: CFG engaged to help plan Paragraph 80 projects in Suffolk.

Energy and Innovation

Ongoing : Inter-seasonal storage solutions for Paragraph 80 and 134 projects.

Net Zero Housing Project

Nov 2023: Systems integration for carbon net zero.

Energy and Ecology Innovation

Nov 2023: CFG joins multi-disciplinary team designing a P84 dwelling & equestrian area.

New Zero-Carbon Service Station

July 2023: CFG collaborating on Zero-Carbon design of Stannington Services, A1

Sustainable Energy Solutions

June 2023: CFG is proud to work on Neven Sidor’s RIBA award winning ‘Ponds Rough’

New Team Member

May 2023: We're excited to welcome Prue to the team to manage business operations

Edmond Rube

Edmond is a board member and advisor to the Carbon Free Group, a philanthropist and investor with a background in process engineering and product development with 35 years’ experience in engineering, materials enhancement and sustainable construction and innovation.

After a solid grounding in the pharmaceutical glass industry and five years travelling in the Americas, Edmond returned to the UK in the mid 80s to set up an engineering works to develop various inventions and fabrication solutions focused on process optimisation and enhanced speed of production. At Anchor Glass Edmond developed pharmaceutical valves that doubled the speed of production whilst maintaining product integrity.

Inventions include a software encryption method for print methodologies working with Codem. Unbreakable QR like codes were developed to support marketing purposes as used by Fortune 500 businesses including Coca Cola and Toyota. He designed a tamper proof fastener for specialist tools used in transport and hardware applications, called Holloloc. More recently he has prototyped a process to support a grain-based, gluten-free meat alternative suitable for multiple food applications.

Edmond has worked on pioneering sustainable buildings including the Pines Clayx and Furnace Brook Fisheries and has developed a self-build refurbishment at his home in Kent using low embodied energy materials including cork insulation, retrofitting the building to near Passivhaus standards. As the developer he has completed small scale housing projects in Reading, Berkshire.

Edmond is a Director of Guard Global who develop software systems architecture, provide legal and governance frameworks and IT solutions for sustainable development projects with a focus on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Edmond is also a trustee of the environmental charity The Bay Trust. He is committed to environmental protection and has an active interest and in-depth knowledge in the DLT and blockchain space, currently working on Power Transition an energy trading, microgrid management platform.