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Implementation and finance

We can help your business put cost-saving energy efficiency strategies into practice, with leases, loans, finance and implementation support to make energy efficiency easy.

Carbon Trust offers tailored expertise, knowledge and finance to help your organisation reduce energy costs and increase profits by implementing low carbon solutions.

How we can help

We know where energy savings can be made and how to get energy efficiency strategies up and running in your business.

Typically, 20% of a business' annual energy costs are wasted through the use of energy inefficient equipment. Our expert knowledge and tailored services are designed to make energy efficiency easy for organisations and businesses, for both the suppliers of the equipment and its ultimate users. 

So far we've helped over 35,000 customers introduce £1.6bn worth of energy efficient equipment into their businesses, resulting in a £5.5bn reduction in energy costs.

Whether you need finance for new equipment, to find high quality equipment suppliers or understand how to improve your energy efficiency, we can provide flexible, impartial and practical help: 

  • Carbon Trust Green Business Fund - for small and medium sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales, offering an opportunity assessment, equipment procurement support, and a financial contribution towards energy saving equipment

If you are a public sector organisation looking for technical advice or project feasibility support, please see our public sector advice service.

We have already seen a 40% reduction in our electricity bill. We are using electricity in a more efficient manner, resulting in less maintenance and less wattage as we install better-quality lighting and refrigeration. We hope to lead the way for similar enterprises.

Sanjeev Vadhera, Director, North East Convenience Stores

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund

Energy opportunity assessment

The Carbon Trust are offering energy opportunity assessments to small and medium sized businesses (companies with fewer than 250 employees) to help them identify energy saving opportunities, and to develop a robust business case for the purchase of the appropriate equipment. Carbon Trust may provide this support remotely via telephone and email, or on-site.

These services are paid for by the Green Business Fund for a limited period.

Apply now to the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund* 

Equipment procurement support

We will help you to find equipment suppliers who can provide detailed quotes and who have been proven to deliver energy saving projects in the past.

Specific help available includes:

  • A feasibility check
  • Writing performance specifications appropriate for your business
  • Tendering support, including supplier identification and assessment of tenders.

Implementation advice is available to companies with 1,000 employees or fewer.

Apply now to the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund* 


A series of workshops are planned to help small businesses work out how best to identify the energy saving opportunities available to them. Our advisers will be running these workshops with small groups of local businesses (aimed at companies with fewer than 50 employees) to show them how to make the most of this opportunity.

These services are paid for by the Green Business Fund for a limited period.

Register for your nearest workshop

A financial contribution towards your energy saving equipment

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is offering a capital contribution of 15% of the project cost (up to a max of £10,000) to small and medium sized businesses, who could benefit from financial support when buying energy saving equipment.

This could mean up to £10,000 towards a new lighting system for your warehouse, heating and air conditioning equipment for your offices or a controls system for your factory - to help you rise to the challenge of becoming a greener business.

This support is available for a limited period on a first come, first served basis for small and medium sized businesses (companies with fewer than 250 employees) in England, Scotland and Wales. The minimum total size of the project must be £10,000, and equipment should be purchased from a Green Business Directory supplier, to ensure that your supplier is properly accredited.

Before applying, please read these step-by-step guides:

Apply now for a capital contribution towards energy saving equipment from the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund*

How to find out more and make an application

To discuss how your business could benefit from the support on offer, or if you have any questions about the Green Business Fund please email us on or call us on 020 7832 4773 to speak to one of our advisors.

Apply now to the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund*


*subject to criteria; terms and conditions apply


In partnership with Siemens Financial Services (SFS), Energy Efficiency Financing is designed to help facilitate investment in new technology in an easy, affordable and flexible way.  It offers financing in the forms of leases, loans and hire purchase, designed to be offset by energy cost savings - either direct to you or via our recognised suppliers.

Energy Efficiency Financing - Customer Benefits (PDF)

Through our partnership with Siemens we are making £550m of Energy Efficiency Financing available. Find out more on the Energy Efficiency Financing website

We also offer a separate interest free loans scheme for organisations based in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Buying new energy efficient equipment? You may be eligible for tax relief

The Energy Technology List (ETL), a government list of nearly 17,000 energy saving products, is designed to encourage businesses to invest in energy saving plant or machinery.  Businesses that purchase products listed on the ETL can claim a 100% Enhanced Capital Allowance (tax relief).

Energy Technology List leaflet (PDF)

Visit the Energy Technology List website to view the energy performance details of products that are eligible for an Enhanced Capital Allowance and technologies supported by the scheme. 

Find an accredited installer or supplier

Search and browse Carbon Trust Accredited Suppliers in the Carbon Trust Green Business Directory.

The Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme is the market-leading scheme for high quality energy efficient equipment and renewable technology suppliers. It provides independent validation and recognition of a supplier's skills and services - a much needed and trusted quality standard in a crowded and fast growing market place.

Accredited Suppliers must meet or exceed criteria set by the Carbon Trust designed to examine their capability to deliver thoughtful, well-designed energy efficient and renewable energy systems.

View the Carbon Trust Green Business Directory

Suppliers and installers

Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier Scheme

We are always seeking established equipment suppliers who have a proven track record of delivering high quality energy efficiency projects.  If your organisation would like to be considered for accreditation, please see more on how to apply to become a Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier or email us at

Energy Efficiency Financing Suppliers

Our Energy Efficiency Financing scheme provided through our partnership with Siemens Financial Services is delivered to both organisations in the private business and public sector customers through a range of recognised suppliers.

Suppliers who are keen to benefit from offering finance alongside their technology solutions can email or call 01753 434476.

Energy Efficiency Financing - Supplier Benefits (PDF)


Services for suppliers of energy saving equipment

See more information on Carbon Trust services which are of relevance to suppliers and installers of energy efficient and renewable technologies in our video webinar.

Video: Carbon Trust Services for suppliers of energy saving equipment 

Further support

Our business advice and public sector advice services offer consultancy support to help your organisation identify and implement energy and resource efficiency measures.  Further services include:

  • Energy site surveys to help you identify where energy savings can be made
  • Business case and investment appraisals to help you demonstrate the benefits of investing in energy efficiency
  • Sourcing of high quality and competitive suppliers of energy efficient equipment

Get in touch

Contact us for further details or if you have queries about any of the services outlined above then get in touch - fill in our contact form,  email us at or give us a call on +44 (0)20 7832 4806.


Some of the services we provide in connection with the Energy Efficiency Financing Scheme are supervised by the Financial Conduct Authority, based at 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS.

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