Carbon CLEVER Declaration

What could I do in my organisation?

Carbon clever logoInstall a Biomass boiler

The Aros Experience, Portree, is a signatory for the Carbon CLEVER Declaration and received support from Resources Efficient Scotland.

It has reduced its carbon footprint by 42 tonnes CO2 per year. The centre which includes a restaurant, theatre, gift shop and exhibition area did this by installing a biomass boiler system. Aros has estimated that annual heating costs could be reduced by up to £4,000 with an additional annual income of more than £13,000 from the Renewable Heat Incentive (UK Government incentive scheme which provides funding support for every kilowatt-hour of renewable heat generated for 20 years).

Aros is now looking at options for improving the lighting within the centre to make further carbon and cost savings.

Seek advice from the Energy Saving Trust Transport Advice Team

Energy Saving Trust provides impartial advice and offers a range of free services to organisations, fully funded by Transport Scotland.

Driver training

An easy and cost effective way to see immediate results, FuelGood driver training delivers an average miles per gallon improvement of up to 15 per cent on the day of training, which equates to a typical annual savings of up to £235 for a car with an annual mileage of 8,700 miles.

Energy Saving Trust's FuelGood driver training programme has trained more than 9,000 Scottish drivers and is currently fully funded, for a limited period.

Sustainable Business Transport Review

Whether you have a specific challenge or you would benefit from a detailed review of your business transport operations, Energy Saving Trust can provide tailored, expert advice to help you reduce costs and carbon emissions. Findings and recommendations are provided in a report highlighting the business case for change. Topics covered include;

  • Fleet running cost analysis
  • Comparison with suitable low carbon alternatives
  • Fleet management technology

Low carbon transport loan

To help organisations improve their transport operations and save carbon, Energy Saving Trust offers interest-free loans of between £500 and £50,000, with a repayment period of up to six years. Loans can be used to purchase a variety of measures including:

  • Video and teleconferencing facilities
  • Cycle facilities, including bicycles, storage racks and lockers
  • Fleet management software and vehicle efficiency devices
  • Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles
  • Season travel ticket loans

Electric vehicle advice and charge point funding

As part of a Sustainable Transport Review Energy Saving Trust can provide bespoke advice and analysis on how an electric vehicle could work for your business. They can also help you access 100 per cent grant funding to install electric vehicle charge points, subject to terms and conditions.