Entries open Carbon Trust Scotland’s energy efficiency in manufacturing award 2012

Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by Tim Brown
The Hon Rupert Soames, Chief Executive of Aggreko PLC; Jim Watson, facilities technician of Diageo and John Stocks, of the Carbon Trust Scotland

The Carbon Trust Scotland is encouraging engineers and project managers in the manufacturing sector to step up and champion their energy saving activities by entering the Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Award 2012.

The Carbon Trust award aims to publicise energy efficiency projects that have made a significant and lasting impact on a manufacturing organisation’s ongoing business performance.

The 2010 Award was won by Diageo Global Supply Scotland for its Shieldhall site’s bottling and packaging facility which produces over 21 million cases of Diageo’s spirit brands each year for domestic and overseas markets. The energy saving measures implemented at the site resulted in annual savings of approximately 3,337 tonnes of CO₂ per year and it is estimated the company will benefit from an annual reduction in their energy bill of approximately £220,000 per year.

The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company with the mission to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy, providing specialist support to business and the public sector to help cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies.

Paul Wedgwood, manager at The Carbon Trust Scotland, commented: “The Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Award is an opportunity to highlight, to customers, suppliers and competitors, the extent of innovative energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction projects taking place, as well as providing an exemplar for others to follow.”

For more information on your chance to save money and to reduce carbon emissions, submit your entry at www.carbontrust.co.uk/scotland alternatively you can email: carbontrustbriefing@smarts.co.uk or call 0141 222 2040.

The entry deadline is 5pm on Friday 24 February 2012. The winner and finalists will be announced at the Scottish Engineering Dinner in Glasgow in May 2012.

Kayleigh Buckingham