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Carbon Trust Carbon Survey

Our free* on-site Carbon Surveys (up to £500,000 group energy spend per year) are guaranteed to identify quick and effective ways to reduce energy, typically yielding a 20% cut in a business's energy costs.

Carbon Trust will carry out a survey of your site to assess the potential for energy savings. Each survey is conducted by an independent accredited consultant and produces a practical action plan tailored to your organisation's needs.

Our surveys have helped businesses identify potential cost savings of £170m and over 1.3mt of carbon dioxide emissions since 2005. Once you have requested a survey, an accredited independent consultant will visit your organisation and work with you to:

• 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, our consultant 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.

After we receive your application, we’ll give you a call to discuss our eligibility criteria and what we need from you.

Whether you qualify for a free* Carbon Survey depends on several issues, including:

• Size of organisation – this will determine the type of support we can offer, potentially up to fully bespoke projects. Your total organisational energy spend is required.
• Energy bills – your total bill needs to be greater than £50,000 per year and at least 12 months of energy billing data needs to be provided in advance. Our customer centre team can explain the process fully and answer any questions.
• Potential for carbon savings – if eligible, the level of service offered.
• Energy efficiency experience – assisting from basic carbon saving measures to more detailed in-depth analysis and support.

If your organisation has used our Carbon Survey service before, please contact us to find out if you are eligible for further on site support.

Remember – even if you don't qualify for a survey we'll have something to offer you.

* We offer free on site surveys up to £500,000 group energy spend per annum for applicants in England. We offer free on site surveys up to £3,000,000 group energy spend per annum for applicants in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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