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Carbon Total

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Carbon Total is an environmental consultancy.

What successes has Global Action Plan's ERDF project helped your business achieve:

"The Green ICT workshop was extremely useful. I have moved all my operations to Google Apps and only keep back up files on a hard drive. I found that I can work more efficiently, access documents easily, avoid multiple document versions and share documents easily through Google Apps."

Monica Niermann, Director, Carbon Total Ltd

From these actions they have reduced their annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 980 kg CO₂e with an estimated cost saving of over £339.

Key targets achieved to date:

980 kgCO2e saved annually

Good Practice Identified:

  • Switched equipment off when not in use.
  • Moved 1 users over to Google mail
  • Reduced the amount of public transport used for business purposes.
  • Changed procurement practices to keep IT equipment for longer before replacing it.
  • Turned their heating down
  • Fitted water saving devices in their toilets, resulting in an annual water saving of 600 litres
  • Reduced their paper use by 10 kg a year
  • Switched to recycled paper.
  • Increased their recycling by 679 kg a year.

Testimonial / Case Study submission date: 

   11th June 2012

Project name and objectives:

The ERDF funded project - Environmental Savings through ICT (Green ICT) is a Global Action Plan - UK initiative to assist 122 SMEs in London increase their economic performance and reduce a total of 100 tonnes of CO2. The project is part financed by the GLA's ERDF Programme 2007-13. The aim of the project is to help small and medium sized businesses to implement IT solutions to help them manage and reduce their environmental impact while optimising business growth.

Project contact details:

Senior Programme Manager: Conrad Healy
Tel: 020 7420 4444