SMEs lagging behind in the deployment of energy efficiency improvements

Small and medium enterprises are still lagging behind in terms of deploying energy efficiency improvements, a recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed.

The paper estimates that SMEs use more than 13% of global total final energy demand but argues that the lack of information, technical expertise and funding is preventing them from implementing technologies that would enable them to save energy and money.

The report states: “Approaches and resources used in past or existing energy efficiency programmes targeting SMEs can be used or replicated in other programmes.

“Surveying current and historic domestic policies, as well as international experiences, can save time, effort and costs in the design of programmes for SMEs.”

HeatingSave – the perfect energy and money-saving solution for SMEs

SME owners who’re particularly worried about the adverse effects energy price hikes might have on their bottom lines should seriously consider investing in a high-end solution designed specifically to help them optimize their energy consumption, and this is specifically where the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System could help.

By using data coming from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), HeatingSave optimizes a building’s boiler-based central heating system and helps customers save anywhere between 20 and 30%+ on their bills.

HeatingSave is also approved to work and save fuel within the Energy Technology List, which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Government. It is also approved by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Energy Savings Trust and was specified by the Building Research Establishment for the energy efficient homes retro-fit program, called The Greenhouse Project.

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