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
The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is the brand new energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Wales and Scotland. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and up to £10,000 capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.
Small and medium-sized companies can benefit from:
- Energy opportunity assessments
- Equipment procurement support
- A financial contribution towards energy saving equipment
Find out more about the Green Business Fund
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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
For business, government, and other professional investors, we arrange and advise on investments in innovative low-carbon companies. Investment advice is carried out by Carbon Trust Ventures Limited (“CTV”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Carbon Trust. CTV is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For more information on investment advice, please contact us.
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 - fill in our contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.