FUTURE Designs have just had our application approved to become Carbon Trust accredited suppliers of energy efficient lighting. By becoming accredited suppliers, we will be registered with the Carbon Trust enabling companies to purchase from us and achieve their energy saving targets. The Green Business Fund provides a 15% (up to £10,000) contribution to buying energy saving equipment. Assessment is available from the Carbon Trust to companies with less than 250 employees and covers free (for a limited period) assessment and advice on energy saving equipment and suppliers. In addition to assessment, the fund provides 15% (up to a maximum of £10,000) capital to purchase energy saving equipment, provided that equipment is from an accredited supplier and the project has a minimum value of £5000.
Implementation advice is available to companies with up to 1000 employees in England, Scotland and Wales which constitutes free, bespoke, impartial advice from the Carbon Trust for five days. It must relate to a specific project, i.e. heating, AC or lighting and those companies are eligible for the same financial contribution.
Workshops are also available for companies of fewer than 50 employees to identify potential opportunities for energy savings. Support for companies of up to 1000 employees comes in the form of impartial design and specification of the project, development of tender documents, sourcing of suppliers, independent critique of suppliers and their proposals and support throughout the buying process.