Business Sector

Low carbon technologies can offer your business a great opportunity to reduce energy consumption, and improve competitiveness and profitability.

Through free technical support, workshops, networking events and grants, Low Carbon Dorset are helping Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s), carry out standard energy efficiency measures, and larger low carbon projects.

What types of projects can we support?

  • Standard energy efficiency measures – e.g. insulation measures, boilers, lighting upgrades, motor and drives, voltage optimisation, double glazing, variable speed drives, compressed air systems
  • Small scale renewable energy installations (up to 5MW) – e.g. Biomass boilers, Renewable Heat (ground, air and water source heat pumps), On-shore wind, Marine energy, Solar PV, Small Scale Hydro.
  • Use of innovative or new technologies & approaches that reduce energy consumption in your business.
  • Development of new products or processes which help reduce carbon emissions – e.g. proving concepts, research, marketing

To be eligible for business sector support you must be a:

Legally constituted Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME), or new start-up (not individuals or sole traders) located and operating within Dorset, Bournemouth or Poole.

What’s on offer?

Click here to see what support is available to your organisation

Case studies

Click here to see how other people have lowered their carbon usage, or contribute your own project.

Apply

Click here to fill out an online form for more information and start the low-carbon ball rolling.

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We've worked with lots of inspiring Dorset businesses who are taking action to cut emissions - and now's the time to be recognised as the Net Zero Heroes you are! https://orlo.uk/heroes-of-net-zero-competition_iTVGb

As part of the UK Government’s #TogetherForOurPlanet campaign, they want to celebrate small businesses taking the most innovative action to go green and cut emissions in their *Heroes of Net-Zero Competition*.

Small businesses (under 50 staff) have until 6th Oct to enter the competition - simply share and describe the actions your business has been taking for a chance to attend the crucial #COP26 climate conference in Glasgow and win an exclusive prize package to help develop and grow your business.

You can enter on the #BusinessClimateHub website 👉 https://orlo.uk/heroes-of-net-zero-competition_k0ojm

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