You may find that as your business grows so too does the cost of running it, which is why it pays to be resource efficient wherever possible. Saving money on vital overheads such as energy costs can contribute directly to your future profitability and success.
There are a variety of programmes in Worcestershire that can support your business to become resource efficient. Find out more below:
BUSINESS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMME
The Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) is available to help SMEs in Worcestershire become more energy efficient. Free energy assessments and grants are available to eligible businesses throughout Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Telford & Wrekin. If you’d like to find out more, please call us today on 01905 677 888 or email us with your details and we’ll get back to you.
BEEP is receiving up to £1,450,502 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. For more information visit gov.uk/european-growth-funding
Low Carbon Opportunities programme
The Low Carbon Opportunities Programme can provide grants of up to 45% of the total cost of a project (to a maximum contribution of £100,000 for capital projects, £50,000 for revenue) for businesses to install renewable energy systems or undertake low carbon innovation projects. The project is receiving up to £1,194,824 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014–2020. For more information visit gov.uk/european-growth-funding
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Worcestershire Target 2020 project will support 200 Worcestershire based small and medium sized enterprises work towards a bright, secure and sustainable future.
The project offers support in terms of expert energy efficiency advice and partial grants to help fund the installation of energy saving measures.
5 Top Tips for Resource Efficiency
Check your energy bills
– some energy companies will estimate your usage and base your bill on this amount, which means you may be paying more than you need to if your usage is actually lower than their estimate
Control your heating
– turning your heating thermostat down by even one degree can save you a surprising amount of money on your annual energy bill
Use light sensors
– this is a great way of ensuring you only light up rooms when you need them
Install motors on manual shutter doors
– this ensures doors open and shut quickly to minimise heat loss
Use shut off switches
– when applied to manual or motorised shutter doors, these switches ensure that when the doors are open hot air blower heaters are turned off, thereby reducing heat loss
Resource Efficiency Case Studies
A local Worcestershire company which specialises in manufacturing upholstery has been awarded a grant to install a biomass CHP system. The business’ priority for energy demand is natural gas and heating oil used for heating. After the business had registered for the...
Bank Street Business Centre provides quality, serviced office space for businesses in Malvern. The owners are keen to reduce the environmental impact of the building as much as possible and have taken advantage of both the Business Energy Efficiency Programme and the...
Archdales 1973 Club, a social club in Worcester, approached the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme looking for support to install renewable energy at their premises. Through the programme, they were given free consultancy advice by impartial renewable energy experts,...
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Can’t wait to start saving money? Speak to Worcestershire Business Central today for a more resource efficient tomorrow.