Siemens and the Carbon Trust are joining forces to get Britain’s office spaces going green.
The two organisations have got together to create a £550 million loan scheme that will allow firms to purchase green serviced office space equipment and pay off the balance over the course of several years.
Launching on April 1st 2011, it is hoped that the new initiative will make it easier for businesses to do their bit for the environment by allowing them to purchase eco-friendly office space equipment or other low carbon technologies – including energy efficient lighting solutions and biomass heating devices.
Tom Delay, chief executive of the Carbon Trust, said: “Driving green growth in the UK is key to our economic recovery. A missing ingredient at present is access to affordable finance to enable business to make green investments.”
“This new major finance facility will improve business competitiveness, cut carbon and boost green growth,” he added.
Recently, Euroffice claimed that environmentally-friendly office space initiatives – like recycling – are on the increase.