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Gateshead Council deliver over £2.3m in energy efficiency projects

Gateshead Council has been working closely with Salix since 2009 using their original £650,000 recycling fund to finance over £2.3m in energy efficiency projects.

Using Salix funding, the council have been able to deliver 52 energy efficiency projects including pipework insulation, LED lighting, and Building Energy Management System (BEMS) installations.

These projects have helped Gateshead achieve and exceed their targeted 35% reduction in carbon emissions between 2009 and 2016, saving an estimated £542,000 and 2,594 tonnes* of CO2e a year.

Kent County Council set to save 67% on annual electricity bill thanks to greener street lighting upgrade

Kent County Council is on track to significantly reduce its carbon footprint after investing in a major street lighting replacement project.

The council is set to save millions each year on its energy bills, following the ambitious lighting upgrade programme. The county will see all street lighting units replaced with more modern alternatives, in addition to the installation of a Central Management System (CMS).

In total, over 120,000 outdated lanterns will be replaced with highly efficient LED luminaires and will significantly lower the council’s energy consumption.

Newcastle University continue long-standing commitment to carbon reduction by delivering estate-wide LED upgrade

Salix is proud to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of supporting Newcastle University with the delivery of energy efficiency projects. In 2008, the University was involved in establishing a Salix/HEFCE Revolving Green Fund 1 and set up a ring-fenced fund of £625,000. Over the past 10 years the University have recycled their original fund almost three times and invested over £2.6 million in energy efficiency projects.

University saves hundreds of thousands through energy efficient upgrades

A post-graduate university in Bedfordshire is set to save hundreds of thousands of pounds and significantly reduce its carbon footprint after investing in energy efficient technologies, including its very own solar farm.

Cranfield University is now on track to save £329,108 annually, decrease its greenhouse gas emissions and reduce its reliance on the national grid.

Press Release: Best of British - Salix Finance

Salix is extremely excited and proud to be selected by the Telegraph, as a small business delivering jobs, growth and prosperity for people across the UK in their Best of British series.

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The most effective energy efficient technologies to help reduce energy consumption and monetary spending in Further Education Colleges.

University of Birmingham to save millions thanks to energy efficiency upgrades

The University of Birmingham is on track to save hundreds of thousands of pounds a year and significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions after investing in a range of energy efficient technologies.

Over the last ten years, the university has implemented more than £4m worth of energy reduction projects, including lighting upgrades and cooling system replacements, in a bid to lower its energy use and environmental impact.

Press Release: Top 5 technologies helping universities save on their energy bills

With thousands of students, lecturers and visitors on a daily basis, and with many facilities like computer suites and libraries open 24/7, universities can be naturally high energy users with equally high energy bills.

Press Release: Sunderland City Council begin Phase Two of their £14m Street Lighting Programme

For councils across the country, reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency is high on the agenda.

Street lighting presents a significant opportunity amongst local authorities as they look to make substantial financial savings and meet their carbon reduction targets. Prevalent technologies include replacing luminaires with LED’s and fitting centralised controls. Since the first street lighting application in 2008, Salix has supported  over 57 local authorities to deliver over £76 million of projects.

Press Release: Kent County Council benefit from over £27m of Salix finance for LED street lighting conversion

Upgrading inefficient street lighting to LED is a popular choice amongst local authorities working towards carbon reduction targets, as more councils are realising significant energy savings and reductions in carbon emissions after making the switch. One excellent example of a local authority which is utilising its street lighting to support their carbon reduction targets is Kent County Council.


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