Over 500 Norfolk and Suffolk Businesses identify £3million of savings

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To date the project has reviewed 513 organisations, identified cost savings of £3,250,000 (£6,335 per business), and carbon savings of 27,000t (52t per business).  The savings identified are the equivalent of taking 17,700 new cars off the road a year.

“Our new site needed a complete renovation, BEE Anglia were extremely helpful with energy saving advice and recommending grant funding for LED Lighting.  We’ve seen a significant difference in quality of light and expect to see a substantial reduction in our running costs.”
Niall Dyer, Managing Director at Plinth Medical

It’s not just about identifying savings; Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Anglia have, to date, awarded £184,737 in grant funding for various energy efficiency projects including radiant heating, vehicle tracking, wood burners and lighting.  These grants have contributed to energy efficiency projects worth a total of £660,000.  The scope for grant funding has been widened to enable ANY energy efficiency measure to be considered.  Approval will be based on being able to demonstrate sufficient associated energy savings.

Cllr Matthew Hicks, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection at Suffolk County Council said “This is a great milestone, and shows the significant potential for financial savings that can be unlocked when businesses have access to independent expert advice.  We look forward to working with more businesses across Suffolk and Norfolk to help them thrive in a sustainable manner”

The BEE Anglia project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is being delivered across the region through a partnership of Suffolk County Council, Norfolk County Council, Groundwork and NWES.

The project has three core offers that have been designed to help businesses reduce carbon and save money using independent advice, funding and recognition for their efforts.

  • Free Energy Reviews - Energy experts will visit the business’ premises to conduct a free, impartial and independent review that identifies the best cost and carbon saving opportunities.
  • Grant Funding - BEE has a limited pot of European funding to support participating businesses to implement innovative energy efficiency measures.
  • Carbon Charter Accreditation – This local accreditation helps businesses to stand out from the crowd with independent verification of their sustainability management.

Businesses interested in any aspect of this service can register online or call Groundwork on 01473 350370.