The Carbon Trust has launched a new business unit to help companies reduce energy costs and install greener, more efficient technology.
The launch of Carbon Trust Implementation Services, which will help unlock the £9bn energy efficiency market and invest into energy-efficient equipment, follows a survey by the Carbon Trust which found that 76% of companies are more concerned about energy costs than they were six months ago.
The new business aims to assess the most effective energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for a company. This includes assistance in choosing trusted, accredited suppliers to carry out the work and helping customers to run competitive tenders for their projects.
“We know many more companies are concerned about rising energy costs and want to act, but they need help,” said Tom Delay, chief executive of the Carbon Trust.
The new service goes hand-in-hand with the flexible Energy Efficiency Financing scheme that the Carbon Trust and Siemens Financial Services (SFS) launched in April 2011. Under this scheme, SFS provides the financial backing and the Carbon Trust uses its expertise in carbon saving from energy efficient technologies to assess the carbon, energy and cost savings of any application.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “In these tough times for business, using energy more wisely and creating your own clean green power can help cut bills and improve the bottom line, which is why this new advice service from the Carbon Trust is so welcome.”
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