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Carbon Trust Scotland: Reducing Scotland's carbon footprint in business and the public sector

At Carbon Trust Scotland, we offer tailored energy saving support to Scottish companies and public bodies.

How we can help your business

We support businesses across Scotland, from large companies to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as they tackle their energy costs, their carbon footprint and make moves towards a sustainable, low carbon economy.  We can also provide support through our online technical content, publications and web tools.

This includes:

  • Empower - our employee engagement programme includes an innovative online tool to help your staff save energy and carbon at work
  • SME Carbon Network - online community for SMEs

If you would like our help, give us a call on +44 (0)20 7170 7000.

How we support the public sector

We've worked successfully with almost all of Scotland's local authorities, the NHS, universities and colleges, and government and its agencies. This experience has enabled us to create a collection of approaches to help organisations identify, prioritise, plan and implement energy and cost-saving projects. 

We provide carbon reduction services specifically designed to meet the needs of the public sector. We work with organisations, individually and collectively, providing advice and implementation support and convening key stakeholders to deliver real carbon savings. We identify and share best practice through technical training events and networking forums. Where opportunities for collaboration arise, we bring together organisations to maximise funding and resources. We help to embed carbon management within corporate policy by understanding and working with public sector organisations at all levels in Scotland.

Case studies

View case studies of a selection of organisations we've worked with:

Abhainn Dearg Distillery (PDF)
Ardagh Group, Irvine
CairnGorm Mountain Ltd (PDF)
Dunedin Canmore Group (PDF)
Hambleside Danelaw (PDF)
Hebridean Seaweed (PDF)
Landmark Press (PDF)
The Lovat Loch Ness (PDF)
MacMillan Foods (PDF)


Malakoff Limited (PDF)
Marshall Construction (PDF)
Nairn's Oatcakes (PDF)
Ocean Kinetics Ltd (PDF)
Shetland Catch (PDF)
TRAC Engineering Ltd (PDF)
The William Tracey Group (PDF)
Zebec Biogas Ltd (PDF)

Low Carbon buildings case studies:

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Low Carbon Building Award: The Big Shed
Low Carbon Building Award: Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association
University of St Andrews
West Lothian Bathgate Partnership Centre

Further information

Resource Efficient Scotland

Resource Efficient Scotland is a new Scottish Government-funded programme to help businesses and the public and third sectors save money by using resources more efficiently. It provides advice and support on energy, water, waste and raw materials. Find out more on the Resource Efficient Scotland website.

We are fully committed to reducing our carbon emissions as an on-going, long term objective, ideally becoming carbon neutral by 2015. By working in partnership with the Carbon Trust we have been able to create a Carbon Management Plan that takes us forward to achieving this target.
Mark TayburnAbhainn Dearg Distillery

Delivering the future, today

Download our low carbon new build & refurbishment guidance - 'Delivering the future, today' - guides and assessment tools for the energy efficient design of buildings.

Get in touch

If you're interested in any of the services above then get in touch - call us on +44 (0)20 7170 7000 or email