Contributed by BEE Anglia
16/08/2018 - BEE Anglia
With LED lights offering the potential to significantly reduce energy use and associated costs, BEE Anglia are here to support businesses in Suffolk & Norfolk to identify the potential savings in making the switch – as well as helping them to apply for grants towards the cost of purchasing and installing LED lighting.
Lighting accounts for 20% of all the energy consumption in the UK according to latest figures from The Carbon Trust – making it a significant component of the nation’s energy bills. For a building, the Carbon Trust suggests that energy consumed by lighting can rise to 40%. With the price of LED lights dropping significantly in recent years and improvements in quality they are a logical choice, using 80% less energy than most traditional bulbs – but it can sometimes be expensive for businesses to make the initial investment to upgrade.
Small and medium sized businesses in Norfolk & Suffolk can take the first step towards reducing their energy costs by getting in touch with BEE Anglia. With financial support from the European Regional Development Fund, BEE Anglia takes eligible businesses through a review process that can help to identify energy saving opportunities, like a switch to LED lighting. Businesses can then opt to invest in projects that implement energy efficiency measures, with grants available up to a maximum of 28% of total eligible costs or £50,000, whichever is lower.
Please don’t wait to get in touch and discuss your project. BEE Anglia will come to a close in December 2018, so get that energy efficiency grant application in asap to make the most of the funding while its still available.
The funding pot is limited and only available for a fixed period of time. Get in touch with the team or call 01473 350370 to find out more and make a start on reducing your energy.
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