Many organisations we’ve worked with are telling us how taking steps to reduce their energy use has helped them manage the rising cost of energy.
We know lots of organisations worry they don’t have the space or money to install new equipment or generate their own electricity, but there are some simple steps you can take to better understand your energy use and how to reduce it, often with low or no cost solutions available.
Here are a few suggestions you might like to check if you’ve not already considered them…
- our Guide to Reducing Emissions can be a good place to start understanding your current energy usage and find low-cost energy efficiency measures, as well as ideas for larger savings
- our Summary guide to the ‘Energy Bill Relief Scheme’ offers a helpful reminder of the key details of current government support for non-domestic energy customers
- you can submit an Expression of Interest form to access our free technical advice and find out how your organisation could save energy and reduce your carbon footprint (eligibility details on our website)
- funding towards low carbon heating projects may be available for eligible non-domestic properties, through the UK government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme
- local funding may be available for organisations delivering cost-of-living support projects, such as community warm spaces (e.g. Dorset Council’s Community and Culture Project Fund)
- specific advice is available on the Ofgem website for businesses struggling to afford their energy bills
- for individuals and households, Cost of Living Help is available on both Dorset Council and BCP Council websites. Each council has worked with Citizen’s Advice to bring together information and support for their residents on a range of household costs, including energy.