After switching to the SSE Green energy tariff, Robin Baker found he could improve his firm’s carbon footprint while also giving his business a competitive edge.
Architect Robin Baker has always had to consider the environmental impact of his designs, taking the time to source everything from renewable insulation to reclaimed materials for green-savvy clients.
But now the Perthshire-based small business owner has found a way to lower the carbon footprint of his firm too.
After his current energy contract ended, Robin decided to become an SSE Green energy customer, and all of the electricity he now uses comes with a zero emission rating. 1
Four years ago, the art deco Birks Cinema in Robin’s hometown of Aberfeldy was saved from ruin with a restoration project partly funded by one of SSE’s community funds.
“The renovation of the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy, which I was involved in, benefitted from a £100,000 grant from the community fund. It meant a huge amount to us and helped the project to be a great success.”
Studies have shown that 90% of customers are more likely to trust a company that supports social and environmental issues,2 so Robin urges other small and medium business owners to consider the numerous benefits of SSE Green.
“I would of course encourage other small business to boost their green credentials.”
“Using the SSE Green tariff is just one easy way that can help."