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Support to save carbon and money

A Rutland member has benefitted from European funded support to reduce energy consumption, saving a significant amount of money and reducing their carbon footprint. The Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEECP) is open to businesses in Rutland, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and worked with CS Ellis, a family run business operating in the logistics industry, with four sites across the local area. The BEE energy review focused on the head office site in, Rutland.

Following a free site review, BEE offered independent, professional advice to assess the impact that converting to LED lighting would have on electricity consumption throughout the whole site. It was quickly identified that the switch to LED would provide significant benefits, including improved working conditions and appearance of the site, cost and time savings from reduced maintenance, and significant cost savings from reduced electricity consumption.

As a result of the report, CS Ellis opted to upgrade to LED lighting in two of their warehouses and externally. They expect to save over £5,400 each year on their energy costs, a 10% reduction on their current expenditure. The project will pay back in just over three years.


James Munton, IT Manager at C S Ellis said: “The BEECP team were on hand throughout offering advice and support”

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The BEE free energy efficiency reviews are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and help businesses to identify the cost and carbon savings that can be made through becoming more energy efficient, giving their businesses a competitive advantage whilst being eco-friendly too. Visit or call 01733 882549 for more information.