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Help for Businesses

If you’re a small to medium sized business, Action Surrey is here to help you to reduce your energy costs and your carbon footprint.

Business Energy Support

Action Surrey can provide impartial energy efficiency advice to identify ways to help your business reduce energy costs. For more information contact Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503 or email info@actionsurrey.org

Advice and resources

Managing the energy consumption of a commercial enterprise can often seem to be a complex endeavour. To make things easier, below is a list of resources that we have put together to help businesses better manage their energy use:

Installer network

Action Surrey has a network of trusted installers that are able to carry out energy efficiency improvements such as heating and lighting upgrades, insulation and renewable technologies in commercial properties. By calling us, you can access these installers and obtain quotes for the improvements you wish to undertake.

Save money by changing behaviours in your workplace

One of the first steps you should take to improve the energy efficiency of your business is to make sure your staff understand why energy use is so important, and teaching them how they can reduce this at work. 

The Carbon Trust have a great guide on how to create an employee awareness campaign in addition to a number of other useful resources:

Carbon Trust - Creating an Awareness Campaign

Business energy tariffs

Finding the cheapest available fuel tariff for your needs is crucial to managing your energy costs.  Ofgem has provided a useful guide to help you understand how to do this: 

Switch Energy Supplier and Save

ESOS – Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme

For businesses with more than 250 employees, the government has now introduced a mandatory scheme to carry out energy assessments to identify where they could make savings on their energy use/costs.

To find out more about this obligation, look at this government guide to implimenting ESOS:

Guide to Implementing Energy Saving Opportunities

Alternatively, businesses that have implemented ISO50001 are automatically qualified through the ESOS scheme. ISO50001 is an energy management system appropriate to most businesses, giving them a formal structure through which they can control their energy use.

For more information, see the below guide published by Edie: 

Edie Explains ISO50001

Additional resources

For more ideas, explore the factsheets below:

On-Site Renewable Generation

Electric Vehicles

Financial Options

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Legislation for Businesses

For more information contact Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503 or email info@actionsurrey.org.