21st March 2022

£150,000 of new funding has become available to support businesses to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in Oxfordshire.

With the quadrupling of wholesale natural gas prices in the past year, the support will enable businesses to save on energy costs and become more resilient to energy price shocks in the future.

The funding will be most advantageous for high-energy use sectors, such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and cleantech. However, any employers with inefficient buildings can apply.

Organisations of any type and size can register to receive several days of one-to-one support to receive energy audits, assess upgrades, or help to manage installation projects.

Alison Grunewald, Team Lead at Energy Solutions Oxfordshire said “This new support could have a dramatic impact on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of businesses in Oxfordshire. Our team have delivered more than a hundred energy efficiency recommendations so far, and we are set to expand so more organisations can benefit and reduce the energy they are wasting.” 

Buildings represent 19% of carbon emissions in the UK, and this can be cut by improving the energy efficiency of buildings, including offices and workplaces.

The support is available up to June 2022 and will be delivered by an expert team of energy assessors with decades of combined experience from Energy Solutions Oxfordshire.

The project has been funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, managed in Oxfordshire by Oxfordshire County Council, and with thanks to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.