Supporting the decarbonisation of York’s businesses 

City of York Council declared a Climate Emergency back in 2019 and have since set an ambition for York to be a net-zero carbon city by 2030, With businesses accounting for around a third of emissions through industry, farming and buildings, the local business community has a vital role to play in delivering this ambition. Green Economy is partnering with City of York Council to support the decarbonisation of businesses with a range of fully-funded services.  

Expert support and guidance to save your business money and reduce energy use


Save money

Businesses can reduce their energy bills through a range of low and no cost solutions. With an energy management system leaders can understand understand their baseline and make improvements throughout their operation to improve efficiency and save money. 

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Win more work

Increase your competitiveness with an environmental strategy which will enable you to operate within lucrative supply chains. 

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Demonstrate your green credentials

Businesses that can demonstrate they are doing the right thing are in increased demand with customers and plays a key role in recruitment and retention of talent. 

Carbon reduction action plan 

Eligible businesses can access one-to-one support from an environmental consultant who will perform a site visit to identify decarbonisation opportunities across lighting, heating, equipment, processing, waste, transport and digital infrastructure.  
Each business will receive a decarbonisation report and plan with a series of recommendations to implement. 

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Energy monitoring technology 

Eligible businesses will have fully funded energy monitoring sensors installed onsite with access to energy management software, provided by Oak Network.  
The technology will give business rich data on electricity use throughout their operation, enabling them to identify and implement easy changes to processes and practices that will reduce energy demand, and save money. 

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Webinar series: “Cut carbon, cut costs” 

Get to grips with key terms and technologies to develop your path to net zero.  

Understand climate change, save money on your energy bills, find out how sustainability can help you to win more work and explore green marketing strategies.

Explore the events calendar to book on a forthcoming session, or submit an enquiry below.

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Resources and advice to help you decarbonise your business

Net zero toolkit

Access guidance and resources to help you reduce carbon, improve your environmental credentials and save your business money

How to save energy

No matter the size of your operation, there are a range of low and no cost solutions to reducing your energy consumption and save your business money. 

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This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit