Business energy efficiency

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Your business will save money by improving energy efficiency, and managing environmental impacts could give you a competitive edge.

Carbon Trust research has shown that over 65 per cent of consumers think it's important to buy from environmentally responsible companies. Every business can improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and reduce costs by considering

  • how resources are used
  • thinking through purchasing decisions and
  • using renewable sources

West Suffolk businesses have easy access to advice, support and funding for projects to improve their energy efficiency.

The West Suffolk Community Energy Plan is delivered directly by Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury councils, (West Suffolk councils), and through the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership. This partnership works with organisations across Suffolk to develop and deliver new programmes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We also support local business, communities and households.

Advice

The first point of advice on energy efficiency and available grants is on the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership website Business Energy Efficiency Anglia

Suffolk Carbon Charter accreditation

If your business wants to take action and gain an external accreditation the Suffolk Carbon Charter is a respected, low cost option. The Suffolk Carbon Charter can help a business show that it has green credentials. This is based upon ISO14001 Environmental Management Standard, and established environmental management systems. Find out more about Accreditation schemes

For more information on energy efficiency, renewable energy and for advice about grants to improve energy efficiency contact environment@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Other support and funding

Schemes currently available to West Suffolk business energy users include: