Since it began, the Energy Saving Scotland small business loans scheme has helped SMEs across Scotland increase their profitability and reduce their environmental impact.
Here are some examples of how businesses in Scotland have taken advantage of the loan scheme to become more energy efficient.
Energy saving measures for Active Sustainable Energy Systems
Thanks to a £100,000 Energy Saving Scotland small business loan the company was able to install a 50kW ground source heat pump, energy efficient lighting, and heat recovery ventilation as a major part of the building’s energy saving measures.
Read the Active Sustainable Energy Systems case study
Brand new chill room and freezer for Reid’s Food Services
A £100,000 Energy Saving Scotland small business loan helped this company raise £475,000 for a top of the range chill room and freezer.
Read the Reid’s Food Services case study
Biomass boiler for 15th century Dornoch Castle Hotel
Thanks to a £68,000 Energy Saving Scotland small business loan the Dornoch Castle Hotel was able to install a solid log-fired biomass system.
Read the Dornoch Castle Hotel case study
New boiler system for private sector landlord
Private landlord Paul Greenhalgh used a small business loan to improve the heating system of his Victorian rental flat. Read about how the scheme transformed his property and made it more enegy efficient.
Read the Victorian rental property case study
Energy efficient ironing press for Edinburgh kilt-makers
Edinburgh kilt-makers Kinloch Anderson are saving around £3,500 per year on energy costs thanks to the small business loans scheme. Read how an energy consultant helped the company improve its energy efficiency.
Read Kinloch Anderson's case study
Double glazing and energy saving light bulbs for Rob Roy Hotel
The famous Roy Roy hotel near Loch Lomond is saving 10-15% on energy costs and developing its business after their Energy Review identified ways to improve energy efficiency and move from a two star to a three star hotel.
Read The Rob Roy Hotel's case study
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