Carbon Emission & Cost Reduction


Strategic Energy will carry out a survey of your site to assess the potential for energy savings. All surveys are conducted by an accredited consultant and produces a practical action plan tailored to your organisation's needs. Our surveys help businesses identify potential cost savings, we;

  • Review your energy usage
  • Identify energy-saving opportunities
  • Define practical ‘next steps’
  • Assist with practical implementation support

Some recommendations will involve no capital outlay whatsoever. Where capital expenditure is necessary, we will work with you to calculate the payback period.

It is also possible for us to measure your organisation’s carbon footprint and produce the details within a report.

The purpose of the Action Plan is to help your organisation save energy. These savings will obviously only be achieved if the measures detailed in this report are implemented. we offer a range of support to assist you implement your Action Plan.

Following receipt of the report the person responsible for commissioning the survey should discuss the results with relevant colleagues and managers to agree who will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the plan and individuals responsible for each action (if this is different). A timetable should be agreed to monitor progress and establish firm dates by which specific actions should be completed.

We encourage the senior management within the organisation to receive a briefing from our consultant. The briefing provides an ideal opportunity to explain the benefits of implementing the plan and respond to any concerns raised.

Following the receipt of the draft report we will contact you to discuss the report and to get your feedback. We value all feedback obtained and this will also be an opportunity to discuss what further support may be available to your organisation.

At some time after the survey has been completed will contact you discuss the progress being made in implementing the Action Plan. For sites that demonstrate they have made progress, and have a commitment to implementing further actions, the Carbon Trust has a range of products to provide further assistance. Follow-up support can take a variety of forms including:

Customer Advice 
This is designed to assist you overcome a specific technical issue that is hindering progress

Implementation Advice
Provides more extensive advice on how to implement a specific recommendation (or recommendations) within the Action Plan. We can visit your site to provide both technical and practical project management advice.

Staff Awareness Training
Delivered either by enabling you to attend a training event, or through “training a trainer” support provided by a consultant on your site

Detailed Survey
To investigate the feasibility and potential savings from a specific energy saving opportunity, such as replacement of equipment with significant energy consumption. In certain circumstances the Carbon Trust will fund some of the costs of a detailed survey to examine the practicality and benefits of proceeding with significant capital investment.

CHP Advice
Specific advice to organisations interested in use of CHP (Combined Heat and Power). Advice ranges from initial feasibility studies, design and project implementation advice for both new developments and refurbishments.

Next Step
If you are interested in receiving follow up support to assist in implementing your Action Plan please contact us at any time.

Impact Assessment

Six to twelve months after completing the survey we will contact you to discuss how successful you have been in implementing the Action Plan and the level of energy savings you have achieved overall.

The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme was established to encourage UK businesses to invest in energy efficient equipment. The scheme provides 100% first-year allowances for spending on equipment that meets published energy-saving criteria in the Energy Technology List (ETL) managed by the Carbon Trust. Through claiming an ECA, businesses can claim a reduction on their business’s taxable profit by the full cost of spending in the year the investment is made. This provides a helpful cash flow boost and a shortened payback period in addition to cost savings from reduced energy bills.

The Energy Technology List was set up to identify those products qualifying for ECA tax relief and which offer energy efficiency savings. The Energy Technology List currently features over 6,000 products. To claim an ECA

  • Identify equipment that appears on the Energy Technology List by visiting or calling the Customer Advice Line on 0800 085 2005
  • Purchase the qualifying product and retain a supplier’s invoice as documentation for your records
  • Complete the ECA box on your business’ tax return.


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