Business News for 3rd March 2010 :: HELPING LOCAL BUSINESS TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS

Watford Chamber is delighted to have been nominated as the sponsor of this
important project which has been funded by One Watford through the Performance
Reward Grant and the aims are as follows:

To help Watford protect its environment by creating a more eco-friendly
borough that reduces its impact on the environment.

To create a prosperous and educated town; the advice and support given to
businesses will be shared with staff, many of whom are likely to live within
the borough. Imparting the knowledge will therefore educate not only the
business actions but their staff as well.

In cutting energy use through innovative funding methods it is hoped that
businesses will save money thereby increasing their prosperity in these
difficult economic times

A Green Business Facilitator has already been appointed who will assist in providing local businesses with a single point of contact and the first stage of the project is to identify which businesses in the town are the highest energy users.

This information will be gathered from various sources including energy use data provided by utility companies as well as analysis of the thermal imaging map of Watford

The facilitator will then make contact with the top 20 businesses to promote the
scheme and determine interest

Expert organisations such as the Carbon Trust and Energy Savings Trust will be used to assist local companies in effectively managing carbon within their operations with the Green Business Facilitator acting as the point of contact, driver, organiser, facilitator and co-ordinator for the process

An launch event is planned for April at Jurys Inn Watford when experts will be on
hand to make presentations and to answer questions

For further information and to reserve you place at the April event which is free of charge to Watford businesses please contact Roger Gagan at the Chamber on 01923 442442 or email info @watfordchamber.co.uk

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