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Chamber Launches New Carbon Footprinting Service November 21, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Chamber Services, Environment, Legislation, Services.

Polar Bear on IceChamber Utilities™ has launched a new carbon footprinting service to help members calculate their carbon emissions and minimise their environmental impact.

Environmental performance is becoming increasingly important to business success. Your carbon footprint is the measure of the amount of carbon (mainly carbon dioxide, or CO2, from combustion of fossil fuels, but also some other greenhouse gases) your organisation emits.

Financial help and funding is available to help you reduce your emissions.

There are many versions of calculators available for carbon footprinting. This can be an extremely complex task because your carbon footprint will be made up of both direct emissions (e.g. carbon emissions due to your business operations, such as: energy consumption at your premises, fuel use due to business mileage, etc) and indirect emissions from use of products and services through your supply chain.

Energy Consultants from service provider Utility Auditing Ltd have undertaken the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Footprint training to qualify them as assessors. In addition to helping you save energy, they can also calculate your reduced carbon footprint.

Becoming more energy efficient will profit both your business and the environment, but new government regulations are also ensuring organisations fulfill their environmental responsibilities.

Statistics show that the average UK business is wasting up to 20% of the energy it buys, it is apparent that every business can do its bit to combat climate change. Even a small office can emit three to five tonnes of carbon dioxide a year through lighting, heating and office equipment.

The Chamber Utilities™ service is delivered by Utility Auditing Ltd (UAL), part of the Ener-g group. UAL is an authorised Carbon Trust consultancy and can assist eligible companies in carrying out carbon footprint assessments and obtain free or subsidised Carbon Trust energy efficiency surveys and support.

UAL can also help you to implement survey report recommendations and follow up actions. Companies can gain access to 0% interest Carbon Trust loans and advice on Enhanced Capital Allowances. These will often offset the cost of implementing energy efficiency measures, such as energy saving products or replacement equipment.

For further details contact Chamber Utilities™ on 0845 120 2423, www.chamberutilities.co.uk


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