FLASH+ (pdf) is a £2 million programme of free information, guidance and support to ensure built environment small and medium-sized businesses in the South East are ready and able to deliver against challenging low carbon targets.
Part-funded by the South East European Regional Development Fund Competitiveness Programme 2007-13, the Institute for Sustainability’s FLASH+ programme will measure and evaluate the energy performance of selected eco-exemplar buildings or schemes across the region. This will be combined with feedback from the parties involved on the projects, such as clients, developers, architects, building consultants, occupiers, contractors, residents and local communities. The performance results will be analysed, verified and reviewed, then shared with FLASH+ members.
Innovation and Collaboration Networks
We have established a series of built environment business networks with leading trade and professional bodies, which will be coordinated and managed by the South East Centre for the Built Environment (SECBE).
Through these Innovation and Collaboration Networks, members of FLASH+ will receive free business support to help understand the factors contributing to discrepancies between the predicted and actual performance of buildings. They will be among the first to benefit from the building performance analysis that is currently being developed from a wide range of building types.
Learning outcomes will focus on increasing businesses’ capacity to deliver suitable and cost effective low carbon measures and ensure FLASH+ participants are equipped to market their green capabilities and proven low carbon solutions to clients.
To date, 254 SMEs have received business support through the programme.
How to sign up to FLASH+
All FLASH+ delivery partners are committed towards equal opportunities and diversity, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.