New ven­ture to help firms cut en­ergy

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - BUSINESS TELEGRAPH -

Small and medium sized busi­nesses in Peter­bor­ough and the sur­round­ing area have taken steps to im­prove their en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and cut costs.

The action has been taken jointly with help from the Business En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency pro­gramme, launched sev­eral months ago.

The pro­gramme has al­ready sup­ported 36 busi­nesses to cut their car­bon and iden­ti­fied over £200,000 in sav­ings.

Us­ing fund­ing from the Euro­pean Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Fund, the pro­gramme of­fers a free ser­vice to help or­gan­i­sa­tions iden­tify en­ergy sav­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Busi­nesses can also in­vest in cap­i­tal projects that im­ple­ment en­ergy ef­fi­ciency mea­sures, with grants avail­able up to £20,000.

One ben­e­fi­ciary is We­b2­mar­ket, of Hunt­ing­don, that re­placed its re­main­ing tra­di­tional en­ergy in­ten­sive fit­tings with LED lights.

Nigel White, direc­tor, said: “The anal­y­sis made fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions eas­ier, ideas that we hadn’t thought of were eval­u­ated and good sup­pli­ers were sign­posted.

“We car­ried out the work and are en­joy­ing the ben­e­fits.”

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