Government Incentives

Government Energy Saving Schemes

Many businesses are being forced to make Energy Savings through the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, and installing LED lighting is the obvious choice for substantial energy savings and the quickest way to reduce CO2 emissions.

There are lots of Government incentives to make the switch, with funding options for your LED project through the Carbon Trust and Salix Finance. An even bigger win for business is the Tax Allowances through the ECA Scheme. – Read more Below

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

This is a mandatory scheme aimed at cutting emissions and improving energy efficiency nationwide and specifically aimed at large public and private sector organisations, who are responsible for approximately 10% of the UK’s entire emissions. It is being led by behavioural change and efficient technology investment. These Organisations must develop energy reduction and energy management strategies that encourage carbon reduction, and carbon-usage awareness.

The government is now targeting the largest energy users to reduce their emissions. Never has there been a time where it is so crucial to develop innovative ways to reduce your energy consumption. Now you can use these initiatives to get publicity and even improve your brand’s perception. In the years to come, brands will become more popular the more ‘green’ they become, and the higher they climb up the CRC League Table.

Our ProLamp retrofit range presents you with a huge opportunity for a CRC win! Talk to our team today, to see how our clients, other CRC participants, have implemented their LED roll-out across multiple sites, with rapid results. It all adds up – with up to 85% in savings from lighting – you can achieve your CRC target in the same year, upgrade your lighting, and get huge media mileage.

For more information please visit: decc.gov.uk

Salix Public Sector Finance Options

Salix is a scheme that provides interest-free funding to organisations in the Public Sector, to promote investment into energy efficient technologies. It allows these bodies to improve the energy efficiency in their buildings, lower their energy bills, achieve their CRC targets and improve their eco-credentials.

Our ProLamp range has been installed into numerous projects in the public sector using Salix funding. Funding from Salix is released in stages, and often on a first-come first served basis.

If you are a public organisation already in receipt of a Salix fund, then an LED retrofit project could be high on your list of priorities to continue making your building more energy efficient. Schools and other Education buildings are typical examples where the funds are being used

 

For further information please visit: Salix Finance.

The ECA Scheme

The scheme is both Eco-friendly AND Tax Deductible (now that is a real win-win). The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) Scheme is designed to encourage businesses to invest in energy-saving equipment. As part of the Climate Change Levy Programme, it will support the UK to reach its Kyoto target of reducing carbon emissions by 20%.

Under the Energy Saving Equipment part of the Scheme, businesses can claim enhanced tax incentives or relief into products that meet certain energy-saving criteria. Our ProLamp range are eligible under the scheme. This means that regardless of your size, sector or location – if you pay UK corporation or income tax, you can claim this relief. It provides 100% first-year capital allowances. The more you spend on ProLamp, the more you save on tax!

For further information, visit this site: The Carbon Trust