Has your SME been interested in making the move to more energy-efficient, green solutions? Have the initial costs of green energy solutions made the move difficult for your business and put you off? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, and you’re based in England, Scotland or Wales, the latest initiative from the Carbon Trust might offer just what you’ve been looking for.
On the 21st March, the Carbon Trust opened up the Green Business Fund for SMEs in England, Wales and Scotland. The fund, which will be offering some SMEs financial support to buy energy efficient equipment, amounts to up to £10,000 per business. Energy efficient equipment can include a number of things – from a new lighting system to a heating and air conditioning system, like our Hershel Far Infrared heaters. What’s more, if the finances cover it, you can invest in a number of technologies to improve your energy efficiency.
To qualify, your expected energy savings have to exceed total project costs in no more than five years. If you’re not sure whether this applies to you, you can give us a call or contact the Carbon Trust.
The Carbon Trust are also offering funded energy saving opportunity assessments for SMEs. As part of these assessments, businesses will be shown ways in which they can save energy and will be offered support in developing a business case for the purchase of energy-saving equipment.
The businesses you’ll be able to buy your energy saving equipment from will have to be accredited members of the Carbon Trust Green Business Directory. If you’re not sure who your local supplier is, the Carbon Trust team will be able to help. Of course, the Low Carbon Energy Company is an accredited member of this directory – so whether you’re successful in this scheme or not, you can always give us a call to find out more about our solutions and to get a quote.
Want to find out more? The Carbon Trust are putting on a series of workshops to help you work out how best to identify energy saving opportunities that are available. So whether you’ve got a good idea of what you want or you need a little guidance from the experts, it’s well worth signing up. Register your interest here to find out about workshops being held locally to you.
If you’re lucky enough to receive a grant, why not get in touch with Low Carbon Energy to start putting your plans into action? We’ll be able to help you change the way your business is powered – saving your business money in the long-term and helping you do your bit for the environment. Call us on 08456 080 943 to find out more.