Energy saving workshops hit Humberston

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 22 Feb 2019

Businesses are being encouraged to continue to apply for a European Union funded project to help them save energy, save carbon and save money.

North East Lincolnshire Council was awarded £5.4 million funding from the European Regional Development Fund to deliver the project, alongside private sector investment.

Helen Norris, programme manager for Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire, said: “We are a three-year project and we have already been helping business across the area go greener since we officially launched in July. However, we would encourage business to take advantage of our free help sooner rather than later to ensure that they don’t miss out on advice that’s good for the planet and good for their profits.

“And the sooner people come to talk to us about changes they can make to run their companies in a greener way, the sooner they can start to reduce the amount of carbon they use and make savings.”

Read more: Small businesses look to a smart green future

Small business are invited to take part in free workshops which are supported by experts from the University of Applied Sciences Trier’s Institut fur angewandtes Stroffstrommanagement (IfaS) in Germany.

IfaS works on green projects around the world and has helped multi-national companies such as Continental, Procter and Gamble and Evonik Industries improve their energy use. Topics covered include heating, lighting, refrigeration, and staff behaviour towards energy use. Those that complete the workshop will also be entitled to a free energy saving gift worth up to £500.

Larger companies can apply for grants covering up to 38 per cent of the cost of bigger energy upgrades as part of the project, which will run until March 2021.

The next free energy saving workshops will take place on February 26 and February 27 at Bannatyne Health Club and Spa, Humberston Avenue, Humberston. For more information on how to book, visit www.smartenergygreaterlincs.com



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