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Northumberland County Council

Analyse the energy usage of a council estate and identify ways to improve efficiency and decrease carbon emissions.

Energy Usage of the Council estate

Northumberland County Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and has an ambition for the county of Northumberland to be net-zero by 2040.

The intern will collect and analyse data on building energy usage in one of the council’s estates. They will compare their findings to benchmarks for good practice. Finally, the intern will develop recommendations for improved energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions to be implemented in the estate.

The intern will present their findings in a report and a presentation to key stakeholders.


Key skills and interests

  • Data analysis
  • Communication
  • Self-motivation
  • Sustainability
  • Problem solving


Hosts company information

Northumberland County Council is the Local Unitary Authority for the County of Northumberland. Services range from social care to highways maintenance and waste collection. Climate change and sustainability is a key element of our corporate plan.

Address: County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF
Key contact: Hannah Davison

Visit the Northumberland County Council website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD CREST Award. Download the CREST project guide to help you.

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