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Live in West Sussex? Get help ‘greening your business’

Live in West Sussex? Get help ‘greening your business’

27 September 2013 Email this article

Carbon reduction is very close to our hearts here at Facelift, so much so that we were even nominated for a Guardian Sustainable Business Award last year.  

We’ve made it our mission to reduce the damage our business does to the environment, and over the past few years we’ve managed to reduce our carbon footprint by 403 tonnes. We did this by making a series of small, but extremely effective, changes ranging from buying in low carbon vehicles, reducing our paper consumption and using a new wood-fuelled boiler.   

Taking measures to reduce your business’ carbon footprint isn’t just ‘the right thing to do’, it can also be instrumental in lowering your company’s expenditure, as carbon reduction and cost reduction tend to go hand-in-hand. And what business isn’t looking to constantly reduce its costs? So if, like us, you’re based in Mid-Sussex, you might be interested in a new scheme from the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC.  

Grants of up to £500 are available to organisations across Mid-Sussex to enable them to install energy or water-saving projects at their premises.  The grants, which are on offer thanks to funding from Mid Sussex District Council, are available to any business which attends a free AQA verified training course in Haywards Heath on the 15th October.   

The training course explores ways that you can improve energy and water efficiency, minimise waste and reduce costs at your business premises. The focus is on low-cost, quick- win initiatives and covers areas such as utility contracts and water saving initiatives.    

Grants can be used to install measures that will demonstrably reduce energy or water consumption or waste generation. Eligible projects may include everything from installing urinal flush controls to cycle racks to enable staff to get to work on their bikes.  For more information and to register for the course, click here