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

R&D Grant Received

Dec 2022: CFG awarded LoCase grant to develop decarbonisation platform

Smart Microgrid Audit

Dec 2022: CFG delivers asset audit for BRE smart microgrid project with Power Transition

Energy & Ecology Innovation

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

Solar Upgrade

Oct 2022: Bay Trust commissions CFG to implement solar upgrade to Pines Calyx

Carbon Capture R&D

Oct 2022: CFG undertakes R&D into a unique continuous-batch biochar kiln

CFG Against Greenwashing

Sep 2022: CFG Receives Anti Greenwash Chartership

RTAP International Launch

Aug 2022: RTAP is helping Canadian farm undertake greenhouse regeneration

Skilgate: From Good to Great

July 2022: Strategy delivered to empower a low emission farm to achieve net zero

Karl Walker

Sustainability/energy entrepreneur providing organisational and project planning, strategy and implementation. With 20 years of expertise in major infrastructure, planning, building design and construction, Karl led the green agenda for the UK's most sustainable public building. Brent Civic Centre achieved six Sustainability Awards including; Edie Sustainability Leaders Award, 2013, the RIBA Regional Sustainability Award, 2014 and the BREEAM Mixed Use Award, 2015. Karl advised on Bank Station Upgrade, Crossrail and HS2 and also developed the Phase 1, sustainability strategy for the £4 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel, whilst at AECOM.

Karl is a director of the Carbon Free Group (CIC) and a shareholder of Brakkn Ltd, an energy campaign consultancy and social enterprise (B Corp) specialising in transitioning homes and business to low carbon and renewable energy.

With his entrepreneurial spirit and creative flare, Karl has built, developed and advised start-ups including Clean Energy UK, the Big Clean Switch and Calyx. With an active interest in blockchain and DLT technology he is driving forward our microgrid as a service platform Power Transition. Advisor to, a social impact investment and purpose-based tasking platform.

Trained with Former Vice President Al Gore & The Climate Reality Project. Karl presents and facilitates workshops on the climate crisis. Qualified in Renewable Energy Management & Finance (EEC), Construction Project Management (RICS). A sustainable building assessor with a postgraduate in Sustainable Development (MBEnv).

Key achievements include: URS Pyramid Award - Technical Excellence, 2012, Edie Award Winner – Sustainable Building, 2013, UK Building Magazine's – Top 50 Sustainable Talent, 2014, UK BREEAM Award for Mixed Use, 2015, Al Gore-trained Climate Reality Speaker, 2015, CEUK start-up co-founder 2016, Finalist "Hack 4 Climate", Bonn COP 23, 2017, Innovate UK Funding 2018.