UK Environment Agency Approves The Carbon Saver Standard

Environment Agency approves the Carbon Saver Standard. The decision to approve the Carbon Saver Standard follows extensive consultation with businesses, the public sector and wide range of environmental groups. under CRC
 
 
Aug. 18, 2010 - PRLog -- The Environment Agency has approved the Carbon Saver Standard as a Carbon Trust equivalent scheme. This means it counts towards the CRC Early Action Metric, which rewards organisations who voluntarily take steps to better manage their energy use before joining CRC.

The decision to approve the Carbon Saver Standard follows extensive consultation with businesses, the public sector and wide range of environmental groups. Alongside CEMARS and Kitemark, the Carbon Saver Standard gives CRC participants an alternative route for gaining credit for earlier efforts to cut carbon.

The Environment Agency’s CRC Project Executive Andrew Hitchings said: “We are pleased to announce the Carbon Saver Standard as a Carbon Trust Standard equivalent scheme under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. The Carbon Trust standard and equivalent schemes allow organisations who are leading the way in environmental management to be rewarded for their early action.

“CRC is an opportunity for organisations to show what they have already achieved in reducing emissions through early action and provides an incentive to achieve the further reductions which are necessary in the future.”

Glenn Wilkinson, Managing Director of Carbon Saver said: "We are delighted to be approved as the fourth standard which qualifies as an early action metric for the CRC. There is now a real choice for organisations in the market for approved carbon accreditation schemes.”

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is administered across the UK by the Environment Agency. The scheme is regulated by the Environment Agency in England and Wales, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Scotland.

For further information on the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/crc. Organisations affected by CRC can also contact the Environment Agency for more information on 08708 506 506 or at crchelp@environment-agency.gov.uk or the SEPA helpdesk on crc@sepa.org.uk.

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About Carbon Saver: The Carbon Saver Standard™ provides a unique tiered approach to rewarding organisations for their efforts to reduce carbon. With Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of certification there is a solution for all sizes or organisation and all budgets.

This allows organisations who are starting their carbon reduction journey to cost effectively certify to Bronze standard. Over time they can then upgrade to Silver or Gold depending on their customers or stakeholders needs.
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