This month the Carbon Trust launched Carbon Trust Empower™, a web-based tool which engages employees to make practical commitments to save energy in the work place. It provides an interactive animated tour of a typical workplace, starting by considering how an employee arrives for work, moving on to their desk and other office areas to complete the journey.
Changing employee behaviour could save UK businesses and public bodies £500m and two million tonnes of CO2 – equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of all the households in Birmingham.
By engaging employees in cutting energy use, paper waste and travel, Carbon Trust Empower has the potential to save a typical small business over 15% off their energy bill or more than £6k per year – equivalent to powering 3.5km of street lights for a year. Larger businesses that base their approach on this tool could save £150k and over 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
For more information please visit www.carbontrust.co.uk/cut-carbon-reduce-costs/products-services/web-tools/pages/web-tools.aspx
To read the official Carbon Trust press release click here.
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