Durham County Council’s Business Energy Efficiency (BEEP) Project and has offered advice and guidance about energy efficiency improvements, at no cost, to around 300 small businesses across the County. Around 20/25% of these businesses have received some grant support towards the cost of installing new equipment.

Unless you are using renewable energy, any equipment that uses energy (fuel) to carry out work for your business will cost you money: (the list includes lighting, heating, machinery, extraction, compressed air, motors, air-con, fans and pumps and more)

Do you know how much energy your business uses?

Do you know how much it costs you?

Do you know which aspect of the business uses most energy?

A small office-based business may have energy costs of more than £1000 annually, small manufacturing businesses may pay out in the tens of thousands. Saving 10% pa of these costs may be easily achievable and go straight to the bottom line.

BEEP offers impartial advice to all small businesses based in the county of Durham. We will audit your energy usage and make recommendations about how you can pay less, and manage better, the energy costs of your business. This BEEP service will cost you nothing. It may save you a great deal.

If you decide to make one or more improvements, as a result of the energy audit, grant funding may be available to help with that investment. Contact BEEP for more details on www.beep.uk.net tel: 03000 265547.