SMEs are not doing enough to improve energy efficiency, research finds


Almost 90% of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) have done very little to improve their overall energy efficiency, a recent survey has been able to suggest.

The research from ScottishPower suggests that only 10% of small and medium firms have actually managed to reduce their overall energy expenditure within the past 12 months. Furthermore, 60% of SME owners don’t think energy efficiency in the workplace is a key priority and half of them have no measures in place to improve in the area.

Richard Rugg, Managing Director of Programmes at the Carbon Trust, said: “Energy saving is an easy win. Cutting money off the bottom line is a great way to increase profitability. But although there is often a considerable opportunity to reduce overheads, in most companies this often gets overlooked.

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