North East council launch new initiative to help businesses save money on energy
Local councils in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and Sunderland have joined forces to launch a new initiative aimed at helping small and medium businesses save money on energy, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The Business Energy Saving Team (BEST) is a new fully-funded energy efficiency service funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by local councils. The service consists of an independent fully-funded energy efficiency audit, designed to help businesses identify ways to save energy in day to day operations, thereby saving money and helping to reduce their carbon-footprint.
Councillor John Adams, Cabinet Member for the Economy at Gateshead Council said: “Ensuring that we use energy efficiently is really important. We’re committed to supporting businesses to reduce their expenditure, reduce energy waste and sustainably operate with a higher level of energy efficiency. BEST will help businesses save money whilst benefiting the environment.”
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