Helping SMEs to commission energy efficiency projects
Commissioning energy efficiency projects makes perfect business sense; it saves money, enhances corporate reputation and helps everyone in the fight against climate change.
Published November 2019
Depending on the sector of your organisation, energy costs can account for up to 30% of costs to your business. Energy efficiency investments therefore can provide a significant cost saving opportunity directly improving your company’s bottom line.
In addition to the cost savings associated with energy
efficiency investments, there are other benefits for your organisation. For example, energy consumption is directly linked with carbon emissions, therefore taking steps to reduce your energy consumption will lower your business’ impact on the environment and can improve your business’ corporate image and competitiveness.
This 14-page guide on commissioning an energy efficiency project is designed to help small and medium sized businesses implement energy saving opportunities and prioritise investment opportunities.
Publication date Nov 2019; Publication code CTV078.
Information in this report was correct at the time of publication.
The Carbon Trust has the following specific sector overview publications which may be more relevant to certain sub-sectors:
The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund offers energy efficiency support for small and medium-sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales.