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Energy Saving Trust Chooses FirstCarbon Solutions to Provide Valuable Support to Government Rebate Scheme

LONDON , Nov. 17, 2010 - FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer and industry leader in environmental management optimisation, today announced that it is providing customised document and data management services to assist in streamlining the Energy Saving Trust’s Boiler Scrappage Scheme rebate processing. The Energy Saving Trust is the UK's leading impartial organisation helping people save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

Boiler Scrappage Scheme was designed to provide a rebate to homeowners for installing newer, more fuel-efficient boilers. FirstCarbon Solutions converted nearly 200 thousand rebate scheme documents into a digital format by extracting paper-based data. A hosted web application was designed and implemented within 30 days for Energy Saving Trust to access individual rebate information across the organisation. This effort streamlined data retrieval times by 90 per cent enhancing the customer service that the Energy Saving Trust provided, while improving data security and audit trails for processed applications.

"Processing and managing sustainability data poses many challenges for organisations involved directly with sustainability rebate programmes," said James Donovan, CEO of FirstCarbon Solutions. "Whether it’s a rebate scheme from a third party organisation or a company filing for CRC Scheme registration, success begins with effectively and efficiently managing data. This data exists in disparate forms and is most often trapped within the confines of documents.

FirstCarbon Solutions combines a strong pedigree in document management services with broader environmental optimisation services. We’re excited to support Energy Saving Trust’s efforts to help consumers to save energy and reduce carbon emissions."

"FirstCarbon Solutions has provided us with the expertise, core process and advanced technology to help improve the way documents for the Boiler Scrappage Scheme are handled, said Helen White, Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust. "The work of FirstCarbon Solutions has enabled us to provide a more efficient service to our customers."

FirstCarbon Solutions combines environmental consulting and GHG emissions management software to allow organisations to optimise their sustainability initiatives. For regulated industries struggling with how to assure compliance with environmental reporting requirements, FirstCarbon Solutions provides an end-to-end environmental management solution that helps companies quickly identify and collect the necessary data and accurately calculate a carbon footprint without draining an organisation’s internal resources. For organisations not yet subject to carbon regulation, but where carbon has a material impact on business operations, FirstCarbon Solutions quantifies the cost of carbon and transforms that cost into business opportunity.

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About FirstCarbon Solutions

FirstCarbon Solutions is the only end-to-end sustainability provider, combining services, software and business process sourcing into cost-effective solutions. Unlike companies that specialise solely in environmental software or consulting services, FirstCarbon Solutions allows organisations to completely outsource sustainability management. FirstCarbon Solutions is a subsidiary of ADEC Solutions (, a global enterprise with over 5,000 employees and operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information on FirstCarbon Solutions, please visit

About Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust is the UK's leading impartial organisation helping people save energy and reduce carbon emissions. We do this by providing expert insight and knowledge about energy saving, supporting people to take action, helping local authorities and communities to save energy and providing quality assurance for good, services and installers.

  • Call your local Energy Saving Trust advice centre for free impartial advice: 0800 512 012
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