The Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP)

BEEP supports, County Durham based, small to medium businesses (SMEs) to identify opportunities in making financial savings through energy efficient measures and helping reduce their carbon footprint.

Funded by the European Reginal Development Fund and Durham County Council, the Business Energy Efficiency Project launched in 2016. It was due to end in September 2019 however through its success and growth during that time it relaunched in October 2019 and will run to September 2022.

So far, the project has supported 350 – (and growing) County Durham SMEs, become more energy efficient and saving over 2000 tons of carbon emissions, contributing towards the county’s carbon reduction targets.

The BEEP team is passionate about supporting SMEs, and this year, having encountered the coronavirus pandemic (Covid19) and the challenges it brought for many businesses, we understand that it is more important than ever now to support in identifying financial savings that can be made through energy efficiency and businesses are not paying more than they should.

The project offers a fully funded and tailored energy audit helping identify areas that a business can improve their energy efficiency, by way of behavourial change or upgrading to more energy efficient equipment.. It also provides a grant fund for qualifying SMEs helping toward purchasing recommended equipment.

The support also extends to additional advice around funding opportunities, behavioural measures and can help a business build their own environmental/energy efficiency policy.

For more information visit https://www.beep.uk.net/

Contact us via email Beep@durham.gov.uk or call us on 03000 265547