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“It was important to get the balance of temperature, glare and light control. This was achieved by GP Systems and the effect has been exactly as required.”Tim Barrett (Contracts Manager), DOI Group

Carbon Reduction Commitment
(CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme)

In April 2010, the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment) became a mandatory climate change and energy saving scheme for the UK.

The Carbon Reduction Comittment is a 'cap and trade' scheme, targetted at large non-energy intensive organisations within the UK, with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions by 1.2 million tonnes per year by 2020.

Who will it affect?

The Carbon Reduction Commitment is compulsory for public & private sector organisations that consumed over 6,000 MWh of half-hourly metered electricity during 2008, affecting about 5,000 organisations.

Organisations with half-hourly metered electricity usage of under 6,000 MWh for the whole year will have to make an informational disclosure, expected to affect a further 20,000 organisations.

League Tables and Public Relations

During the introductory phase of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, participants are required to purchase emissions credits at a fixed price from an unlimited pool of credits. As an incentive league tables will be published, with better performing companies getting their money back plus 10%, while poor performers will get their money back minus 10%.

As many companies will want to use their environmental performance for positive publicity, and will not want negative publicity, a good position in the published league tables is a strong incentive to improve performance.

What is Cap and Trade?

The next phase of the Carbon Reduction Commitment will introduce a cap on the number of emission credits issued, requiring organisations to buy credits from each other and giving a trading incentive to lowering emissions.

How we can help

The Carbon Reduction Commitment will put the carbon footprint of many large organisations under increased scrutiny. The pressure on organisations will only increase as the CRC introduces substantial financial incentives and penalties.

One of the most effective ways to reduce the CO2 emissions of an organisation is to use less energy. Installing window film is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways of reducing building energy requirements.

GP Window Films are an integral part of numerous companies carbon reduction plans. Our Radiation Profile Energy Analysis audits provide forecasts of the CO2 emissions achievable by installing window film and the energy cost savings.

Contact us on 0845 003 7260 to see how much window film could be saving your organisation in both energy costs and Carbon Reduction Commitment liabilities.