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Become a greener business

There are lots of initiatives to help you become a greener business and employer.

Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust supports the development of low carbon technologies, and helps business and the public sector cut carbon emissions

Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation, funded both by government and the private sector.

They are one of the UK's leading organisations set up to address the damaging effects of climate change and they have offices in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Their aim is to cut emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy.

Energy for Business

Energy for Business is a low-carbon innovation project from Nottingham University and offers SMEs help with product research and development, business support and some capital funding. You can contact them by:

Green Homes Scheme

Green Homes Scheme Tradespeople must register for the ‘Trust Mark’ accreditation to take part in this scheme.

This scheme focuses on 'green home improvement’s ranging from insulation of walls, floors and roofs, to the installation of low-carbon heating, like heat pumps or solar thermal – measures that could help homeowners including landlords save up to £600 a year on their energy bills.

Households on low income can receive vouchers covering 100% of the cost of the improvements, up to a maximum of £10,000.

NetPostive Investors in the Environment (iie)

NetPositive Investors in the Environment (iie) is a nationwide environmental accreditation scheme.

It is designed to help your business whether small or large save money and the environment, by improving going green and will ensure you get recognition for your green initiatives.

It works to support your business calculating your carbon footprint and implementing environmental management systems.

Ways to contact business support

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