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Commissioning an energy efficient project guide

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.

Commissioning an energy efficiency project guide overview

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.

Guide contents:

  • Introduction
  • How to identify energy saving opportunities
  • Going out to tender
  • Installing and commissioning your project
  • Quality assurance
  • Realising your energy savings
  • Next steps
  • Go online for further information

Publication date Nov 2019; Publication code CTV078.

Information in this report was correct at the time of publication.

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Further Information

The Carbon Trust has the following specific sector overview publications which may be more relevant to certain sub-sectors:

Energy efficiency support

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

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