Business Energy Efficiency Grants: Are They Worth It?

As more pressure falls on businesses of all shapes and sizes to reduce their carbon emissions, many turn to energy efficiency grants in order to invest in cost-saving efficiency measures. Unfortunately, the Carbon Trust’s excellent Green Business Fund closed in December 2019, leaving some businesses unsure of who to turn to. Worse still, perhaps, is the fact that while the…

Why Are Industrial Companies Too Short-Sighted on Decarbonisation?

While many businesses know their responsibilities around decarbonisation for 2030, very few are thinking longer-term. In this article, we’ll examine why companies need to plan for 2050 and how you can get started on a carbon reduction plan to meet the Paris Climate Agreement’s targets. Despite global commitments to net-zero by 2050, businesses across the UK are failing to adopt…

Case Study: Deep Sea Electronics Ltd

Combining ESOS and SECR into a cost-effective package. Background Deep Sea Electronics is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of industry leading electronic control systems. Specialising in control solutions for the generator market, vehicle and off-highway machinery, automatic transfer switch applications and industrial battery chargers, the company has gone from strength to strength since it…

Minimum EPC Updates: Commercial Building Owners Be Aware

Commercial building owners must take note of a new change to energy performance certificates for their buildings. Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) are now in operation, meaning that non-domestic leases will be permitted only for buildings rated ‘B’ or above on the EPC rating by 2030. For property owners, this means it’s time to upgrade your building’s energy performance rating…

Impact of Distribution and Transmission Charge Changes Coming in on 1 April 2022

You may not know it, but there’s more to the cost of energy than what your business actually consumes. The actual transportation of that energy from its point of origin and through the grid to your business also bears a cost known as distribution use of system (DNoS) and transmission use of system (TNUoS) charges. These costs can be up…

3 Important Energy Dates For Your Business Calendar

In a world that is rapidly gearing up towards a reduction in carbon emissions, all businesses need to consider their energy efficiency. SMEs may think energy isn’t something they need to concern themselves with – but cost savings can be significant. As a business, you should demonstrate efforts to lower your emissions, while government legislation further cements the global intention…

What Net-zero 2050 Means for Your Business

The UK government is one of the few countries to have enshrined its 2050 net-zero emissions targets into law. As part of these measures, public sector and private businesses face new pressures to reduce their CO2 emissions. What the law says The Climate Change Act of 2008 meant the UK became obligated to reduce 80% of emissions relative to 1990…

How to Be a More Sustainable Business in 2021

While the pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down, the longer-term impact of such a dramatic behavioural and societal changes are already being felt. The energy industry hasn’t escaped such decline, as new research from the International Energy Agency reveals 2020 to be the “weakest” year in a decade for energy efficiency progress. Energy efficiency is akin to new…

Why use an Energy Efficiency Consultant?

Energy is one of the biggest sources of wastage in any business. As the UK heads towards a more energy-efficient future, businesses must prioritise renewable power sources that do not end up costing them more in the long-term. Beyond that, your business must also seek to decarbonise its own activities as mandated by measures such as ESOS and SECR. In…

Meet our MD: Peter Cassidy
We know from first-hand experience that financial directors, facilities managers and environmental managers alike tend to approach third-party specialists to help with ESOS and SECR programmes and each of these groups needs to be reassured that the work is in safe hands. Our MD, Peter Cassidy, launched Integral Energy to bring the skills established over a long career as a…

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