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Green Business Fund Workshop (Loughborough) - An Introduction to Energy Efficiency for SME's

Host: The Carbon Trust
Venue: Council Chamber, Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough, LE11 3EB
Date: Wednesday 14th November, 2018
Time: 9am - 12pm
Cost: Free


The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is an energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Scotland and Wales. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and a capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.

This workshop will help small companies across Great Britain learn how to identify and implement opportunities to reduce energy costs within their business and make the most of the Fund.

Understanding and reducing energy bills through behavioural and low cost measures

Introduction to energy management

How to understand your energy usage bills

How to implement approaches to energy management and behaviour change to achieve real savings

 Focus on major areas of energy consumption in SMEs (heating, lighting, equipment, insulation)

Technical overview of the key areas of consumption

Outline of key energy reduction retrofit technologies

Access to funding and free one-to-one site audits

A brief overview of further support and advice available, including a capital contribution towards the cost of projects that comply with the requirements of the fund


This workshop is hosted by the Charnwood Borough Council.

*The content of this workshop has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

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