Leicester City Council’s Energy Projects Team has already helped hundreds of businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire to increase their energy efficiency and reduce their energy costs under previous ERDF programmes.
Bakers Waste Services is a waste management provider, offering an extensive range of waste management solutions to over 5000 companies based in Leicestershire and the wider East Midlands.
Bakers Waste Services applied to Green BELLE to enquire about the possibility of improving the energy efficiency of their business and reduce their carbon emissions.
A site visit was arranged, which found that the lighting was inefficient and could be improved to reduce energy usage of the business.
The lighting project consisted of replacing 131 two-foot T8 fluorescent light fittings with LED panels, and 79 halogen spotlights with LED spotlights. It is predicted that a reduction in electricity usage of around 27,000 kWh per year, which will equate to a saving of around 40% per year. This will lead to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of around 11 tonnes per year.
“Working with the Green BELLE grant scheme was quick and seamless and allowed us to make improvements to our building which forms part our objectives to reduce environmental impact on site. In addition, we will see the cost savings benefit from improved energy performance”
– Hayley Chilton, QSHE Officer
A Green BELLE grant of £10,000* was awarded to install the new energy efficient lighting.
Through the Green BELLE grant, Bakers Waste Services improved their working environment and increased their energy efficiency which in turn is reducing their energy usage, energy costs and CO2 emissions.
*N.B. the maximum Green BELLE grant amount is now £7,000.
Green BELLE is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.