Straightforward building energy efﬁciency improvements, with
guaranteed savings and no upfront investment
Why Smarter Choices?
Reducing energy use is great for business as well as the environment; helping to save cost, enhance brand
reputation and reduce carbon footprint. There is a signiﬁcant opportunity in manufacturing premises where
energy costs can be relatively high for areas such as lighting, heating and cooling. However, many small and
medium businesses are unsure how to start an energy saving project, are limited on time and have concerns
around the business case.
What is Smarter Choices?
Smarter Choices has been government funded to bring together and test the latest ﬁnancing and monitoring
technologies into a single online platform to provide straightforward building energy saving solutions. To
develop this new service, SMEs with energy bills above £20,000 per year can now access a limited number of
free energy assessments and free measurement & veriﬁcation equipment for pilot projects which proceed to
Smarter Choices will provide:
A single integrated digital platform puts all project information in one place with account manager support to
reduce complexity, hassle and management time.
Independent assessment and recommendations
Trusted advice from accredited and impartial assessors, consultants and contractors ensures the best
performing solution achieves company goals.
Cost savings without upfront investment
The latest ﬁnancing options which can include Energy Performance Contracts, Energy as a Service or leasing,
not previously widely available for SMEs.
Measurement & veriﬁcation
Gold standard measurement & veriﬁcation provides impartial evidence on energy saving of the new solution as
well as data to support any future improvements.
Smarter Choices brings together a unique group of organisations specialising in energy saving ﬁnancing,
engineering and business improvement. This array of expertise will ensure a smooth process and the best
advice and service levels from initial assessments through to the installed solution.
- VRM Technology — leaders in measurement & veriﬁcation for building refurbishment
- Joule Assets — pioneers of innovative ﬁnance solutions for sustainable energy assets
- Future Climate — experts in research and policy around building energy efﬁciency
- Oxford Innovation — specialists in business support and advice to help SMEs grow
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