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Monday, 09 January 2017 10:42

Member of the Month - January 2017

Want to save money and help the environment?
BEE Anglia, our member of the month, explains how.

BEE Anglia Colour LargeBusinesses in Suffolk and Norfolk can ‘BEE’ greener and save money for free, thanks to the BEE Anglia project launched last year. European funding was approved just in the nick of time to help Norfolk and Suffolk businesses grow sustainably while cutting their energy costs.

So far BEE Anglia have awarded £23,130 in grant funding for various energy efficiency projects including radiant heating, vehicle tracking, wood burner and lighting. 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.

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

To date the project has reviewed 142 organisations and identified cost savings of £1,334,026 (£9,395 per business), and carbon savings of 17,445t (123t per business). The savings identified are the equivalent of 5185 flights from London to Sydney.

“Having a BEE Anglia advisor come to our business and take the time to understand our individual needs and requirements was very valuable; the report that they produced for us has enabled us to prioritise improvements to our premises that will have the most significant energy and cost savings and reduce our carbon footprint. The fact they could then help us with a grant towards this was a very welcome bonus.”
Tim Basey-Fisher, St. John’s Hall Storage in Beccles

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
Our energy experts will visit the business’ premises to conduct a free, impartial and independent review that identifies the best cost and carbon saving opportunities.BEE Anglia Event 183

Grant Funding
BEE has a limited pot of European funding to support participating businesses to implement energy efficiency measures.

Carbon Charter Accreditation
Help your business stand out from the crowd with the Carbon Charter – fully funded by the BEE project.

If your organisation is interested in the service, register your interest online (www.beeanglia.org) or call Groundwork on 01473 350370. Our dedicated advisors will be able to answer any queries about eligibility for the programme or potential grant projects.

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