Funding and Advice

  • Funding Funding



Funding and promotional assistance is available from numerous organisations when it comes to saving energy.

Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust has a range of products, tools and programmes to support organisations, developed over 15 years of experience in the fields of domestic energy efficiency, cleaner transport, low carbon energy and water efficiency. Whether companies want to verify their own energy saving claims, train their staff to offer advice, or evaluate their own work on climate change, The Trust’s independent, trusted expertise can help.

Energy Intelligence Services

Energy Intelligence Services can provide companies with robust evidence, whether they are planning a carbon reduction strategy, developing new energy saving products, communicating with or educating their customers or employees. Find out more

The Carbon Trust

The Carbon are a not-for-profit company providing specialist support to help business and the public sector boost business returns by cutting carbon emissions, saving energy and commercialising low carbon technologies.

Their green growth strategies are aimed at helping business to develop and implement sustainable business strategies, delivering competitive advantage and economic return.

Borrow £3,000 to £100,000 at 0% interest

0% business loans of £3,000 – £100,000 are available from the Carbon Trust to help organisations finance and invest in energy saving projects. Lyco can help you apply for a loan – just call our Low Energy Advice Team to book an appointment on 01908 651 100.

Why a 0% business loan makes business sense:

  • You can borrow between £3,000 and £100,000 interest free to purchase energy saving equipment
  • Anticipated energy savings offset the loan repayments. So new equipment […]
  • WEEE/Recycling WEEE/Recycling



Learn about the eco-friendly WEEE directive and how Lyco helps you meet its aims.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) was introduced into UK law in January 2007 with the aim to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it.

The WEEE Directive looks to improve the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).

You may have obligations under the WEEE Regulations if you have electrical or electronic equipment to dispose of, or if you sell electrical or electronic equipment. Organisations need to ensure that all separately collected WEEE is treated and recycled. However, whether the business or the producer of the (EEE) pays for this depends on the circumstances.

You can find out more about your duty of care and disposal of WEEE on the NetRegs site

The Lyco WEEE Service

Light bulb manufacturers provide free recycling at the end of a product’s life by charging a WEEE levy at the time of purchase, for all light bulbs/tubes that contain mercury. This levy is consistent across all manufacturers and amounts to 3p per unit for small integrated compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and 10p per unit for CFLs, tubes and other discharge lamps.

This levy does not include collection and delivery of spent light bulbs to a recycling area, however Lyco provide this service for our customers.

Contact our Low Energy Advice Team on 01908 651 100 for full details.



  • Legislation Legislation



Lyco’s resident experts on low-energy lighting measure the quickening pulse of building regulation compliance.

Lighting installed in any new build and some building extensions have to include at least 30% low energy lights. Typically, this means light fittings that will only take compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LEDs or discharge lamps.

Unfortunately, merely fitting low energy lamps with standard bayonet or screw caps will not conform to the regulations. Check the current regulations with your local authority building control department or download a free copy of the Part L building regulation from the government planning portal for full details.

Speak to our Low Energy Advice Team for help on choosing light fittings which comply to the regulations.


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