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Energy efficiency: sources of advice and financial help

Energy efficiency: sources of help

There are several organisations that you can approach for advice or financial assistance with energy efficiency.

The Carbon Trust is a government-funded organisation that provides free advice to businesses and the public sector on saving money through energy efficiency. It provides site energy surveys, interest-free loans and information on energy efficiency.

You can call the Carbon Trust Advice Line on Tel 0800 085 2005

Carbon Trust: Energy management

The Carbon Trust also manages the Energy Technology List - a detailed list of the energy saving products that can qualify for enhanced capital allowances (ECA).

For more information, see the page in this guideline: Financing loans and tax incentives for energy efficient equipment.

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) aims to achieve the sustainable and efficient use of energy and to help cut C02 emissions. It provides practical advice on energy efficiency for both homes and businesses.

Energy Saving Trust: Business Advice

Zero Waste Scotland: Save energy

The EST also provides advice and support on reducing the energy impacts from business transport.

Energy Saving Trust Northern: Transport advice

Energy Saving Trust Scotland: Transport

Zero Waste Scotland has produced a series of free, online training modules for SMEs. The training will help develop the skills and knowledge needed to put in place effective resource efficiency measures in your business. They deal with energy, waste and water efficiency. You can work through them at your own speed, choosing the modules that are relevant to your business.

ZWS: Green Champions Training

Further information

Carbon Trust: An SME guide to financing energy efficiency projects

The Carbon Trust: Energy assessment tool

The Energy Saving Trust Scotland: Travel and fleet management

Resource Efficient Scotland: Save energy

Invest NI: Energy, waste and resource efficiency support 

ECA: Energy saving technology

EST: Solar power grant information

The Consumer Council: How to get the most out of your energy supplier

In this Guideline

Simple ways to save energy

How to monitor your energy use

Create an energy efficient work culture

Energy efficiency tips for different types of business

Financing loans and tax incentives for energy efficient equipment

Energy efficiency: sources of advice and financial help

Checklist: Using energy efficiently

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