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Data Management Biggest Concern For CRC Registration
With just two months remaining for companies to register for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES), an industry poll has revealed that the biggest perceived barrier facing organisations is data management.
The poll, conducted by environmental data specialists Landmark Environment among its customers, found that 43% of respondents felt data management was the biggest barrier to preparing for CRC, ahead of time (39%), information (35%) and cost (23.5%).
The findings indicate that organisations are seeking effective ways to gather, compile and analyse data. Similarly, when asked what were the key concerns regarding CRC, 47% of respondents stated that understanding the legislation and guidance was a concern, while 33% cited the audit trail or evidence pack.
In contrast, the survey also suggested that organisations are alert to the opportunities presented by CRC. Gaining a greater understanding of energy efficiency, potential cost savings and improved data capture and management were all named as key benefits, and underline the need for organisations to engage with CRC.
David Mole, Managing Director of Landmark Environment, commented: "Clearly many organisations are still looking for an effective way to manage data in this new area, and there are tools available that can make the task easier. Our 'Carbon Counter' service provides a clear step-by-step process to enable organisations to map energy consumption across each individual component of their operation. It means that those responsible for managing CRC can ensure that they have met the requirements and recorded them appropriately.
"It is encouraging to see that many organisations see the potential benefits as well as the barriers, and with almost a third of those surveyed naming potential cost savings as a benefit it is clear that establishing an effective and accurate CRC process could help to boost cost savings in the longer term."
To register for Carbon Counter organisations should visit www.carboncounter.co.uk
For further information please email Landmark Information Group