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Better business guide to energy saving

New to energy saving? This guide helps you identify measures where energy and cost savings can be easily made with little or no cost.

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Most businesses could use a lot less energy. Experience shows that even low and no-cost actions can usually reduce energy costs by at least 10% and produce quick returns.

Going further, a 20% cut in energy costs represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales in many businesses.

Better business guide to energy saving

Better Business Guide to Energy Saving

Published September 2018

This 21-page guide is designed for use by anyone new to energy saving - especially in smaller businesses.  It recognises that not everyone has the time or resources to undertake a full carbon management programme.

The guide shows how to identify measures where energy and cost savings can be easily made with little or no cost.


Guide contents:

  • Introduction
  • Carrying out an energy walk round
    • Example energy walk round checklist
  • Heating
    • Equipment and heat usage
    • Controls and timing
    • Draughts and avoiding heat loss
  • Lighting
  • In the office
  • In the factory/warehouse
    • Compressed air
    • Electrical equipment
    • Refrigeration
  • Using bills and meter readings to investigate energy use
  • Next steps

Publication date September 2018; Publication code CTV065v2 (was CTV034)

Information in this report was correct at the time of publication

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Further information

Additional publications to support energy saving in your organisation:

Energy efficiency support

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund offers energy efficiency support and energy assessments for small and medium-sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales.

If you'd like to improve energy efficiency of your organisation, see our services for small to medium enterprises to find out how we can help.

Energy efficiency made easy

Find funding and implementation support for energy saving projects

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