Invest in building fabric to save up to 15% on total energy bills

The Carbon Trust has today launched an updated series of energy guides, designed to help businesses and the public sector to take control of their energy spend and carbon emissions. The regular release of new guides will be taking place over the next few months, and will provide overviews of key technologies and best practice within different sectors.

Investing in improving building fabric - which refers to floors, ceilings, windows, doors and walls - can be one of the most effective ways to save money on bills. Industrial buildings could be losing a staggering 75% of its heat through the building fabric.

The technology overview provides an in-depth look at opportunities at opportunities for energy saving, with a particular focus on options for insulation and the importance of maintenance.

The Guide can be found on the Carbon Trust's website along with other reports and resources at: To find out more about how the Carbon Trust can help your organisation invest in energy efficiency and cut carbon email or call +44 (0)20 7170 7000.

The public sector can get more advice on cutting carbon, as well as share knowledge and best practice on saving energy by visiting the Carbon Trust's online forums here.


Notes to editor

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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.