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SMEs lagging behind in energy efficiency

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are failing to properly implement energy-efficiency improvements, according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The IEA says that although SMEs are responsible for more than 13 per cent of total final energy demand worldwide, a lack of information, technical expertise and funding is preventing them from making significant efficiency improvements.

National governments must “provide incentives and support to other stakeholders, such as industry associations, to work directly with SMEs” according to the study. The IEA also stated that examining solutions for SMEs “should be an integral part of energy efficiency programmes” from national authorities.

In the EU, an SME is classed as a business with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of E50 million or under.

Gibbons Engineering Group have for decades supplied businesses of all sizes around the globe, so we have a keen understanding of the unique challenges faced by SMEs when it comes to energy efficiency.

We realise that smaller companies often do not have enough personnel or resources to dedicate to energy efficiency and therefore there is only so much they can do.

That’s why we stock an extensive range of energy-efficient products for commercial and industrial applications including electric motors, ABB variable-speed drives and air-handling equipment. In addition we offer comprehensive energy appraisals carried out by our expert engineers, helping our clients identify opportunities for efficiency improvements in all areas of their business.

For more information, call 01621 868138 or email and one of our friendly team will be happy to assist. 

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