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Energy efficiency advice

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Find new ways to lower costs and reduce your carbon footprint

Your first steps towards a brighter, greener future

Becoming more energy efficient is a simple way to help your business lower costs, reduce your carbon footprint and attract new, eco-conscious customers.

You can reduce your energy bills by making some simple changes. And when your efficiency strategy enhances working conditions, it can boost staff well-being and increase productivity.

So where should you begin? Getting a smart meter can help you identify the parts of your business that use the most energy. Once you understand that, you can work out how to use less energy, lower your energy bills, and reduce your carbon footprint. You may also find the Green Business Directory helpful in sourcing accredited Carbon Trust suppliers and installers.

To get you started, we’ve assembled tips and advice tailored by sector. Can’t see your sector? Not to worry – some of the tips you’ll find in the other sections could still help you lower your energy consumption.

Sector specific advice for small businesses with smart meters

What is net zero?

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Climate change and the UK’s net zero target mean we all need to cut our carbon emissions.

But what is net zero? And how can your small business get there?

For ways to save energy and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, read our guide to net zero and watch tips from our customer advisers.