Worcestershire, Shropshire, and Herefordshire Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP)

Worcestershire, Shropshire, and Herefordshire Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP)

BEEP programme background

Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP)

 

The Business Energy Efficiency Programme is a European Regional Development Funded project that supports eligible business to become more resource efficient. BEEP can provide grants of up to 40% of the total cost of a project, to the maximum contribution of £20,000, for businesses to improve their energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions based on the recommendations from a free site visit that will identify where carbon and energy reductions can be made. Qualifying businesses are situated in and trading from Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin.

 

The service we provide with regards to BEEP

 

Our Energy Efficiency Reviews are the starting point for a company’s opportunity to reduce its costs and carbon emissions. Combining a detailed analysis of the current energy consumption with the findings from an on-site review, we will identify any areas of energy inefficiency and make recommendations for carbon and cost savings.
We will:
•    Survey your facilities
•    Gather data relating to your energy use
•    Analyse your energy data – we have a range of sophisticated software, which provide clear profiles of consumption
•    Report our findings and make recommendations as appropriate

The onsite visit could include:

 
  • A physical site review and tour (following completion of appropriate health and safety assessment and briefing).

  • A discussion with the management of the business about the perceived issues faced by the business and any recent activity relating to energy and resource efficiency.

  • An in-depth analysis of the energy efficiency issues within the business including an assessment of the business’s energy use, the efficiency of their processes and the fabric of the building.

  • Where space heating/cooling is an issue we will look to compare the heating loads with a measure of the degree days for the region to establish and remove the impact of ambient temperature on consumption. Assessing this impact allows the true efficiency and effectiveness of the heating system to be measured and allows for meaningful comparisons year on year and month on month.

  • Pro Enviro also have a range of sub metering equipment which can be used if required to take spot readings of consumption during the assessment visit. The data is used to provide a meaningful analysis of consumption patterns as well as absolute values and will be compared to levels of activity where possible.

  • A debrief of the key issues identified during the site visit and the possible solutions / improvements that could be made. We will also discuss any other wider resource efficiency issues regarding, waste, water and renewable energy that have been noted during the site assessment. The timescale for providing the visit report and recommendations will also be agreed with the customer at the conclusion of the visit.

  • The visit and subsequent action plan will focus on the key issues raised within the assessment but will also ensure that other potential opportunities are not overlooked. The action plan will focus on no or low-cost opportunities for improvements, if these are available, prior to moving on to opportunities that may require investment in time and capital cost and will be discussed directly with the company’s management team. 

 

Eligibility criteria and Funding information:

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