Small and medium sized businesses are receiving more orders to supply ‘green’ materials to clients building homes and city offices, Business Week has revealed.
As big companies push forward green initiatives in their new offices, smaller companies are also getting involved.
Robin Smale, director of Vivid Economics, has estimated by 2010 small and medium enterprises will generate $8 billion (£4 billion) by selling energy efficient products.
"The changes in climate policy are opening up all sorts of new markets for small businesses," he said.
The Carbon Trust has estimated that 27 per cent of UK businesses now see climate change as a business opportunity.
Chief executive officer Tom Delay, said its recent study showed that "the last two years have seen a significant acceleration in the number of business policies and plans put in place to cut CO2 emissions".
With vast city offices, businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and energy bills by enforcing simple changes to working practices in office in London.