The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme (HBEES)

The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme (HBEES)

With a roadmap out of lockdown now set out by the Government, there has never been a better time for businesses to start planning for the grand re-opening. From 12 April, non-essential businesses can reopen and much of the hospitality sector can open (with some limitations).

For many, this is a welcome announcement, but for some there’ll be a mountain of plans that need to be put in place before the business can safely open again. From COVID safety measures to deep cleaning after being closed for so long, there’s a lot to do between now and 12 April.

One area that is often overlooked is energy usage and how efficient and cost-effective the measures you have in place, actually are. By making simple switches, and updating old technology in the workplace, you can reduce your costs, increase profitability and also reduce your impact on the environment.

The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme (HBEES) offers a whole host of measures that helps businesses reduce their energy costs whilst also reducing their contribution to greenhouse gasses. The HBEES initiative offers businesses free access to expertise, advice and grant funding opportunities to help them make the switch to greener energy-saving equipment. It’s all aimed at helping to reach Hull’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Aimed at SME businesses, those that register for the scheme will receive an energy assessment visit and report by the Council’s expert partners, outlining the potential improvements that can be made to help reduce carbon emissions within their business.

Once a business knows exactly what steps it needs to take to reduce its impact on the environment, the sooner the HBEES team is able to help them navigate the options and funding available. Any upgrades to a business could be eligible for part-funding via grants available through the scheme (up to a maximum of £10,000).
HBEES is part funded by the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme.

Get in touch with the team today and start planning for greener reopening on 12 April 2021 by visiting