With waste reduction at the heart of our collective conscience, small and medium sized businesses in Cambridgeshire are being offered free, independent professional advice, delivered by some of the best energy efficiency consultants in the country, to help them enhance their green credentials this Autumn.
The free energy efficiency reviews are made possible thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and will help businesses to identify the cost and carbon savings that can be made through becoming more energy efficient, giving their businesses a competitive advantage whilst being eco-friendly too.
Since its inception in 2017, the Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) programme, delivered by Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), has supported over 200 businesses in the wider Cambridgeshire area identifying over £1.2million of potential cost savings, and 6,290 tonnes of carbon savings. That’s the equivalent of 1145 flights from London to Sydney.
One such business who has benefited from an energy review with BEECP is Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre in Cambridge, who are set to save £16,000 on their annual energy spend after switching to LED lighting. In addition, they are enhancing their green credentials, with expected annual carbon savings of 67 tonnes.
It’s not just large businesses who can benefit significantly; Bridgeway Security Solutions switched to more efficient air conditioning units and are set to save saving an estimated £1,800 per annum and carbon saving of five tonnes each year.
With carbon reporting requirements potentially on the horizon for every business, BEE is urging organisations to act now and take advantage of the free energy efficiency reviews, allowing businesses to prioritise where energy efficiency measures will have the biggest impact, in order to make well informed business decisions.
Antony Gough, Project Manager at BEE, explained; “Our fully-funded reviews are undertaken by highly experienced professionals. They will look at the energy usage within your company, and identify the cost and carbon savings available from switching to alternative technologies such as LED lighting, heating and insulation, or solar PV. If you wish to undertake any of the recommendations, the team at BEE can help you to identify any suitable funding sources are available to you.”
There are general eligibility criteria that need to be met to qualify for support from BEECP, but typically 95% of organisations contacting the programme are likely to be eligible.
Businesses can sign up for free expert advice, delivered by some of the best energy efficiency consultants in the country, at https://www.beecp.org/sign-up or call the BEE team on 01733 882549