Carbon Trust – Save money with the Green Business Fund

As well as offering energy-saving advice on a daily basis, as an Accredited Carbon Trust Supplier we can help you get access to additional funding through the Green Business Fund.

At PPS we like to do all we can to help our customers save money through energy efficiencies. Our customers have saved thousands of pounds every year through upgrades to their compressed air systems – now you can save even more with direct contribution towards capital equipment from the Green Business Fund from the Carbon Trust.

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Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below, then get in contact to find out how you can start saving through this initiative.

FAQs

What is the Carbon Trust?
An independent, expert body operating worldwide to help organisations “contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies”.

And the Green Business Fund?
A scheme offering advice, training and direct contribution for capital equipment, aimed at improving sustainability and energy efficiency.

How much money is available?
The fund offers 15% towards the total cost of energy-saving equipment, with a lower limit of £750 and an upper limit of £5,000. The project should offer payback within five years.

Who is eligible?
The grant is for small to medium-sized businesses operating in England, Scotland or Wales. This can include schools, charities and sole traders.

Business size is defined by meeting two of the following criteria:

  • No more than 250 employees
  • Annual turnover not in excess of £25.9m
  • Annual balance sheet not in excess of £12.9m
  • Not more than 25% owned by an entity that does not meet the criteria

What is the deadline?
There is currently no fixed deadline for the Green Business Fund but the money won’t last forever and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Why do we need to consult PPS?
To access your grant from the Green Business Fund, you will need to go through an accredited Carbon Trust supplier, such as PPS.

We will also help you to complete the application form, which is required before the work starts.

How does PPS work out the potential energy savings?
Through data logging your compressed air system. All surveys can be carried out during normal working hours, without interrupting your production schedule.

Once we have established the best compressed air solution for your needs, we will guide you through the application process for the Green Business Fund grant. You will need some key supporting documents for this application, such as supplier quote, and evidence of the installation afterwards, all of which we can help you with.

How is the funding paid?
You will receive the money directly from the Carbon Trust (not through PPS).

What other energy-saving measures are available?
In addition to funding for capital purchases, the Green Business Fund helps companies to identify no-cost and low-cost measures to make energy efficiencies through a tailored appraisal of your energy management activities.

What if my company doesn’t meet the eligibility criteria?
Get in touch with us anyway. We can still offer expert advice, leak surveys, data logging and other recommendations that will cut your energy bill and save you money over the short and long term.

A recent project with Habasit, based in Bingley, West Yorkshire, saw the company achieve savings of £3,172 a year on their compressed air energy bill through upgrades to their compressor and pipework system. You can read more in our Habasit Case Study.

For more information contact our friendly team: sales@pps.co.com or call 01422 321 772.