Businesses in the BID could be making money from the weather, according to leading scientists.
Liverpool John Moores University’s Low Carbon Innovation Centre (LOC) is pioneering a programme to help businesses adopt energy solutions that could slash thousands in bills.
Backed by ERDF funding, the academics are able to provide free advice for SMEs to identify opportunities such as harvesting rainwater to hiring out roof space for solar panels.
The Baltic Creative Campus has already benefitted by adopting a ‘smart heating system’ that only heats rooms when occupied.
LOC, which also works with companies such as Bosch, Typhoo and United Utilities, is keen to pass on its tips to city centre businesses.
Paul Dickson, Project Manager at the LoC, said: “The beauty of this scheme is that we find bespoke solutions to suit the individual needs of that business.
‘’As well as saving money on energy bills some solutions can make money for companies, especially major landlords.’’
Following an energy activity analysis, a LOC member will draw up an action plan for a businesses to implement, with funding application support also available.
A change in the law, due in 2018, which will prevent building owners selling their properties if it does not make an E rating, is also fuelling interest in LOC’s work.
Paul added: ‘’A low carbon development plan can have many benefits such as increasing profit, increasing knowledge, and gaining a competitive advantage. It´s a win win win really.’’
For more info call LOC on 0151 221 2294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org