Global carbon solutions company Greenstone Carbon Management has issued guidelines aimed at helping companies measure their business energy consumption and emissions.
The organisation said companies should firstly measure, report and reduce the level of carbon emissions generated by their ICT in order to improve their cheap energy efficiency.
Businesses should also use their ICT to reduce the total amount of carbon emissions and take advantage of ICT manufacturers and services that are increasingly innovating new solutions to deliver energy efficiency through smart buildings and grids.
Finally, Greenstone Carbon Management urged companies to make sure they adhere to all necessary carbon reduction legislation, such as the CRC Energy Efficiency Programme, which aims to help companies improve their business energy efficiency.
Ram Ramachander, chief operating officer at Greenstone Carbon Management, said: "The rise of green ICT represents a unique opportunity for forward thinking companies to deliver great value back to their clients in both cost savings and carbon reduction, whilst increasing their own profitability."
The CRC Energy Efficiency scheme forms part of the UK's strategy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008.
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