Utility costs can be the second or third largest cost for an organisation, and often the one under a lot of scrutiny from a budget cutting and sustainability point of view. Having the right tools to help you manage, control and reduce energy usage is paramount.
Over the next 12 months we are going to guide you through the process of establishing an energy management strategy that is fully embedded in your organisation. It’s a process like any other and in this introductory strategic overview we want to give you the basic secrets to success; knowledge, power and resilience.
Utilities can often make-up a significant part of a business’s budget. Costs can quickly mount when you take into consideration the additional outlay of operational overheads, stretched resources and increasing bills.
The Scottish Funding Council, supported by Salix Finance, is launching a £19m programme aimed at boosting investment in energy efficiency across Scotland’s higher education institutions. The programme will provide accessible support and finance for carbon reduction throughout the sector and build capacity for funding in additional years, to benefit both students and staff.
• Energy savvy businesses are more likely to be successful – six in ten (61%) best performing businesses demonstrate advanced energy
• Only one in eight modern businesses identified as true ‘sustainable businesses’
• Seven in ten businesses recognise the need to be more flexible in how energy is generated and used
The project, delivered by Centrica Business Solutions, will see state-of-the-art energy technology installed at five sites across Exeter, helping the RD&E to cut its energy costs by 17 per cent.