Were you ready for the Carbon Reduction Commitment?
The UK Government's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme went live on 1st April 2010. Aimed at reducing the UK's carbon emissions by one-third by 2050, the scheme requires some 5,000 organisations which consume over 6 GWh/ year and who operate half hourly metering to join. Initially organisations need to ensure they accurately monitor their energy use emissions and capture the information into a database designed to perform all monitoring and targeting functions.
While some organisations have chosen to outsource their carbon emission monitoring to property partnerships or facility management companies, many are reporting that collecting the energy data is resource intensive particularly where manual readings have been required.
Were you ready for the Carbon Reduction Commitment and what has been its impact on your operation?