How to manage business energy in small to medium business

Carbon Trust launched a new scheme that could help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to reduce their business energy.

The online guide set up by the organisation has been created to help SMEs manage their emissions, year on year, which could lead to them attaining the Carbon Trust Standard.

The Growing Business' Guide to Managing Carbon will show the most effective ways to record data and reduce business energy.

Company owners had an opportunity recently to attend on a free event demonstrating how reducing their emissions could help their firms.

The two-day show was held at Reasenheath College, Nantwich and had over 30 exhibitors outlining the best ways of using renewable technology and offered tips on how to reduce business energy.

Organiser Daniel Galloway told that there were many opportunities to see new carbon solutions, and those hopefully encouraged companies to make changes to their energy saving methods.

However, the Centre for Sustainable Environmental Management – Brunel Management Programmes (CSEM – BMP), noted that many SMEs face an uphill battle to embrace carbon reducing technology.

Also was noted that private firms find it harder than many public sector organisations to integrate this type of solution as many of them are concerned about keeping their organisation open during the current economic climate.

Professor Ross King, joint programme director of CSEM – BMP, said that SMEs would like to consider going greener, but many are overwhelmed by the regulatory burden put on them by the government which makes it difficult for them to embrace the concept.