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Your Carbon footprint is costing your business and contributing to climate change.

Green energy self-generation could gain you up to 7.7% more profit as well as countering global warming.

Management Consultants Capgemini obtained compelling evidence for this figure in 2018. They surveyed around 3,500 companies for the profit effect of renewables energy technology.

In particular, these companies expressly increased self-generation by implementing an energy strategy and adopting renewable technologies.  Read their report in detail here.

Reduce your carbon footprint – the easy first steps to net zero carbon

Generally speaking, writing an energy strategy will give you direction. That is to say, plan what to invest in and when. Make someone accountable for it. If you don’t know where to start, please contact us because we can help with your transition to net zero. Meanwhile here are a few pointers to help you reduce your carbon footprint –

  1. In the first place, address employee behaviour towards energy conservation. Indeed, this is a very effective way to drive mindset change. Contact us and we’ll send you our FREE guides to help you clarify how. 
  2. Buy green electricity and green gas tariffs. Frequently an easy win if for instance, renewables energy technology isn’t an option. 
  3. Even so, significantly reducing your grid energy use to its full potential will require technology investment. There is a lot of choice nowadays and we can show you many renewable energy examples.
  4. Carbon credits. A last resort, chiefly because it is regarded as cheating. In fact, it may not be available long-term. 

On the positive side, green energy self-generation cuts grid energy reliance and improves your profits in the long run.

In summary, relying on grid energy alone hurts your bottom line. Moreover, it increases your tax and carbon reporting burden, not to mention climate change. By and large, your customers are already looking to see what you’re doing to transition to net zero Carbon.

How is my carbon footprint calculated?

To clarify, your carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). The carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) allows the different greenhouse gases to be compared like-for-like against one unit of CO2. To explain, CO2e is calculated by multiplying the emissions of each of the six greenhouse gases by its 100 year global warming potential (GWP).

To summarise, your carbon footprint considers all six of the Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gases.

Award-winning IU Energy has clients across many sectors, many of whom we’re helping to reduce their carbon footprint, including Councils implementing the Netherlands originated Energiesprong methodology as part of the UK’s ZEBCat programme to make social housing net zero Carbon. You’ll find we make it as easy as possible for you, as can be seen in our case studies. 

As part of our standard service, we’ll also register your self-generation technologies with schemes like the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Smart Export Guarantee.

Likewise, we may also be able to help you with competitive finance for efficient and renewable technologies. This includes the increasingly popular Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), which could mean little or no upfront costs and many years of cheap, green electricity.

Invest in renewable technologies. Usually you’ll see increased profits and in many cases you’ll be paid long-term income and benefit from tax incentives. 

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