Tag Archives: Energy Saving

How Can Home-Based Businesses Cut Carbon?

It’s all very well us banging on about the need for big industry to cut its energy use. What about the 98% of businesses in Scotland who have fewer than 49 employees? What about the millions of home based businesses?

What about them indeed.

Scottish Business Stats

We have several smaller business members within the Low Carbon Alliance  who we value just as much as our bigger business members. So this blog post is intended to redress the balance and offer some hints and tips for home based business owners who want to lower their bills and their carbon footprint.

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First Footprint Points Awarded

Following a successful application by Enterprise Rent-a-car we have awarded them Footprint Points towards a Low Carbon Award.

The Stirling branch of Enterprise undertook two projects to save carbon: replacing an old fridge with a more energy efficient model (and recycling the old one) and re-organising their office to make it smaller so they required less heating and lighting. This is on top of a range of energy saving measures they have undertaken in their offices since working with GCNS (although before the Alliance was set up, so not all of them will be eligible under the awards scheme).

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