Energy-saving workshop in the Broch

The Carbon Trust, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, is hosting a free carbon coaching event in Fraserburgh to support local businesses in their efforts to reduce their energy costs and develop more energy efficient working practices. The half day workshop will be held in the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses on October 5.

The carbon coaching workshop, which will start at 9.30am and will be followed by a networking lunch, will demonstrate how local businesses can use the guidance available from the Carbon Trust to help them develop their own strategy for energy efficient practices in the workplace. An energy specialist will explain how free online energy management tools can be used to develop a Carbon Trust approved carbon management plan.

Warren McIntyre of the Carbon Trust said: “Our carbon coaching workshops will provide small to medium sized enterprises in Fraserburgh with the confidence to embark on emissions-reduction projects. To date they have also been instrumental in educating businesses in Scotland about the business benefits of saving energy.

“We received a huge amount of interest and positive feedback from our 2010 workshops and the participants are already starting to see the business benefits of becoming more energy efficient.”

William Twaddle, proprietor of the Tayside Hotel in Perthshire is just one of the businesses who benefitted from the 2010 workshop.

He commented: “The advice we received from the Carbon Trust has been invaluable. Yes we’re helping the planet, but at the end of the day the environmental decisions that we’ve made make good financial sense too.”

The carbon coaching workshop on October 5 at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses opens at 9am for a 9.30am start. Lunch will be provided and there is an opportunity for networking. To confirm your place, or for more information, contact Smarts on 0131 561 0420 or email: carboncoaching@smarts.co.uk.