Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are among the energy saving measures that could potentially help Scottish businesses reduce their energy waste, which currently stands at an average of £19,000 a year.
A fresh report from Zero Waste Scotland has revealed that the Scottish Government is offering interest-free loans to help these small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) install energy efficiency measures.
Part of the problem is not just securing the money needed for upgrades but also knowing how to make the best savings and where to begin.
To remedy this, the government is also offering a free consultation with an expert adviser to help businesses formulate a plan, apply for a loan and install the equipment.
It is estimated that Scottish businesses could save £2.9 billion worth of energy each year by using power, water and raw materials more efficiently.
Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, said: “We know many businesses share our vision of maximising resource efficiency and keeping costly waste to a minimum and often it’s the initial investment needed that’s the missing ingredient.
“The SME Loan Fund is a great way for enterprises to make optimum use of energy, water and waste under expert guidance at no extra cost – ultimately delivering savings while helping the environment.”
HeatingSave – the perfect energy and money-saving Building Energy Management System for SMEs
Scottish SME owners who’re particularly worried about the adverse effects energy price hikes might have on their bottom lines should seriously consider investing in a high-end solution designed specifically to help them optimize their energy consumption, and this is specifically where the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System could help.
By using data coming from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), HeatingSave optimizes a building’s boiler-based central heating system and helps customers save anywhere between 20 and 30%+ on their bills.
HeatingSave is also approved to work and save fuel within the Energy Technology List, which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Government. It is also approved by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Energy Savings Trust and was specified by the Building Research Establishment for the energy efficient homes retro-fit program, called The Greenhouse Project.