Implementation Services and international real estate advisor
have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking new service for
implementing energy efficiency in commercial property. This will be
the first time that the Carbon Trust have worked with the
commercial occupier team of a real estate advisor to provide these
services. The two companies will be closely collaborating to make
available a one stop solution for occupiers across a variety of
sectors - including retail, warehousing, hospitality, leisure and
industry - helping them to make vital reductions on rapidly
increasing energy bills.
Non-domestic buildings make up 18% of the UK's total carbon
footprint, and it is estimated that the sector can deliver at least
£4 billion in energy savings for the British economy by 2020. To
help unlock these savings Savills will work with Carbon Trust
Implementation Services to provide consultancy services to
commercial occupiers, helping them to cut costs and reduce carbon
emissions from their properties. Over the past ten years the Carbon
Trust have worked with 75% of FTSE 100 companies, tens of thousands
of small and medium-sized businesses, and over 3,000 public sector
bodies to help customers make £3.7 billion in energy savings.
Installing new equipment, such as lighting, heating, ventilation
and high efficiency air conditioning can hugely reduce energy
bills, as well as making a property more commercially attractive.
Energy efficiency is a fantastic opportunity to drive down costs to
help the UK's economy in the face of a double-dip recession and to
meet national carbon targets. For example, a typical retail
organisation could cut their lighting energy bill by up to 70%
through installing new lighting fittings and effective
There are a wide range of options when it comes to energy
efficiency, and it is not always apparent where investment can
provide the best returns. Occupiers need to examine everything from
the fabric of the building to behavioural issues, such as
encouraging staff to save energy. However they are not always
sufficiently well informed to act as experts on all of these
Carbon Trust Implementation Services will help occupiers to
realise energy efficiency savings by:
- Assessing where energy savings can be delivered, giving expert
advice on technology and timeframes for return on investment.
- Providing access to a trusted pool of accredited suppliers,
matching customers with the right skills at the right price.
- Getting the project off the ground with an energy efficiency financing scheme operated in
partnership with Siemens.
Where finance is provided for capital expenditure then savings
on energy bills often entirely offset the cost of the finance
payments, or can even make the investment cash positive from day
Myles McCarthy, Managing Director of Carbon Trust Implementation
"Wise businesses investing now in becoming more energy efficient
in these difficult economic times will reap major benefits. The
Carbon Trust has already helped over 35,000 customers introduce
£1.6bn worth of energy efficient equipment, resulting in a £3.7bn
reduction in energy costs. Joining forces with a market leading
company like Savills gives us a fantastic opportunity to help even
"Investing right now makes sense for the property sector. For
example new lighting can often provide a full return on investment
in one to three years, and reduce ongoing maintenance costs."
Nicky Wightman, from Savills' Corporate Real Estate team,
"We know that sustainability is taken very seriously by our
Corporate clients and we have established this relationship with
The Carbon Trust to ensure that we can provide them with best in
class advice coupled with practical commercial solutions."
Notes to editor
For more information and to speak to a Carbon Trust
spokesperson, please contact the Carbon Trust press office:
Tel no: 0207 544 3100
About the Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust are independent experts with a mission to
accelerate the move to a low carbon economy.
We advise businesses, governments and the public sector on their
opportunities in a sustainable, low carbon world.
We measure and certify the environmental footprint of
organisations, supply chains and products.
We help develop and deploy low carbon technologies and
solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power.