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Cut your energy bills by 24% by working with Resource Efficient Scotland

Posted: 26th March 2019

During this time of year the days are still dark and cold, lights burn for longer and heating is a must. As the costs of combining heating and lighting is around 70 percent of an average energy bill, getting the most energy efficient solution makes financial sense.

Resource Efficient Scotland is a programme of Zero Waste Scotland funded by The Scottish Government and European Regional Development Funds. We are here to offer small and medium businesses free one-to-one support to help cut costs – the costs of energy, water and waste and associated bills to deliver a healthier bottom line.

Lighting and heating are the most popular energy efficiency projects thanks to the return on investment.  Work with us from planning your resource efficiency project, right through to implementation. We can advise you on the best use of your time, and energy. For example, if your business is proving hard to heat, insulation to prevent ‘leaky building’ syndrome is a practical starting point before further investment on upgrades like new boilers is made. There are nifty ways to heat your property such as heat distribution, from the likes of a boiler to occupied space, as well as heat recovery from lights, appliances and processes.

Considered independently, lighting can account for 20% of an energy bill. Upgrading to LED lighting is the quickest and easiest energy efficiency project for a business. LEDs use around 40% less power than compact fluorescent bulbs and conveniently lasts four times longer, requiring less maintenance. The bigger the space to light, the bigger the investment – and the correlating cost saving on energy. If you have a factory, warehouse, gym or any other large space that needs lit, then switching to LEDs is a must.

Cut energy, cut costs. 0808 808 2268

All you need to do to start your saving journey is call us. To date over 3,000 businesses have received one-to-one in-depth support from Resource Efficient Scotland to identify a potential £54 million in annual cost savings. On energy projects we usually save businesses 24% on annual energy bills. Add those up over a few years and the cumulative savings can future-proof a small business.  Cutting overheads is a sure-fire way to help maximise margins and improve profitability.

Contact us for a free, bespoke report on how your business can save energy. There are many low and no-cost solutions to help you start saving immediately. A report is also the first step in applying for the SME Loan which currently has a 15% cashback offer, only available while funds last.

Call 0808 808 2268 email enquiries@resourceefficientscotland.com or visit www.resourceefficientscotland.com

*5% interest for renewable technologies due to the Renewable Heat Incentive.

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