Public Sector FM Event Exhibitor Profile: The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. They have 170 experts working around the world from offices in the UK, China, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil and the USA and their mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Their experts, drawn from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, can help your organisation tackle climate change by reducing your carbon emissions and identifying growth and revenue opportunities through resource reduction initiatives, cost-saving strategies and the adoption of resource-efficient technologies. 

The Carbon Trust will be exhibiting at the Public Sector FM Event to publicise the Energy Technology List (ETL). The ETL currently lists approximately 14,000 of the most energy efficient products across 56 technology categories. The ETL is a government-backed, free-to-use list that provides organisations with the confidence that they are buying energy efficient plant and machinery equipment. This is backed by regular, independent evaluations of the market across the relevant technology categories, providing a benchmark for what currently represents top performance.

When it comes to buying new equipment, businesses are increasingly looking beyond up-front capital costs to consider total cost of ownership. This is why the ETL has become an integral part of the procurement processes for many public sector organisations. For example, when designing energy efficient features for your new or existing buildings, selecting equipment from the ETL can contribute towards achieving SKA rating or a successful BREEAM assessment. Both schemes include ETL listed energy efficient equipment in their criteria.

Technologies featured on the ETL include: automatic monitoring and targeting (aM&T) equipment; boiler equipment; combined heat and power (CHP); heat pumps; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment; lighting; motors and drives; refrigeration equipment; and waste heat to electricity conversion equipment.

Improving levels of energy efficiency helps organisations to reduce operating costs and lower their energy bills, resulting in a shortened payback period for new equipment and strengthening the business case for action. A further benefit to the use of higher energy efficiency equipment is the ability to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, helping organisations to combat climate change and meet required internal or external sustainability targets. It is estimated that the ECA scheme has been used by UK organisations to capture around £100 million a year in accelerated tax relief and abate carbon emissions equivalent to approximately 88 million tonnes of CO2 since 2001.

Come and visit the Carbon Trust at Stand F8 and find out more about the ETL and ECA. Our experts will be there to answer any questions you might have.

If you can’t make it to the stand, our experienced team at the Carbon Trust is on hand to talk you through any questions you may have around the Energy Technology List or the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme. Give us a call on 0300 3300 657 or email: ECAQuestions@carbontrust.com

For more information please visit our website www.carbontrust.com/etl

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