Green Net Zero

Formed in 2022, Green Net Zero Limited was created with the sole focus of delivering projects which decarbonise existing buildings. The UK’s Net Zero Strategy relies heavily on buildings to achieve its 2050 target, with 80% of the buildings that will be present by that point already built and operational.

Part of the Frankland Group of companies, we pull on a wealth of experience and knowledge in the mechanical and electrical sector to advise our customers on the most technically and commercially suitable solutions to replace carbon-intensive technologies currently used in their buildings.

Green Net Zero is positioned to work directly for end-users, sustainability, and building consultants, and facility managers, offering a single point of contact to undertake projects from concept to delivery. We work closely with our network of market-leading partners to offer a full range of mechanical and electrical services throughout the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

Our primary aim is to deliver high-quality projects that provide the biggest impact on our client’s carbon reduction strategies.

James Smurthwaite

James is passionate about low-carbon technologies and the wider sustainability landscape. Following graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 2007, James embarked on a career in industrial and process cooling. During this time he gained an understanding of evaporative and refrigerant products and worked on some sizeable projects.

His interest in low carbon heating and cooling solutions took hold in 2013 after joining Daikin Air Conditioning, one of the market-leading manufacturers of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) products. Here he supported mechanical building service consultants with their mechanical designs. It was during this time that he saw the benefits of heat recovery, and heat pump technology, using it to improve energy efficiency.

In 2017, following a 3-year spell working in Data Centre Cooling, James took a role at Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems, working on commercial applications requiring the replacement of central plant equipment. During his time there, he saw the market shift towards an electric economy, using heat pump solutions to replace fossil fuels. In 2019, he moved into the key accounts team, supporting end-users directly with their HVAC strategies, and this was where he realised the need for supporting these clients with their net-zero plans, in particular low carbon heating.

Wanting to focus purely on supporting the UK’s Net Zero Strategy for heat and buildings, James founded Green Net Zero with the directors of Frankland Group. He’s excited about making a positive difference to his clients, as well as playing a part in tackling climate change.