Expert energy advice helps Bassetlaw businesses to cut carbon emissions

Expert energy advice helps Bassetlaw businesses to cut carbon emissions

Bassetlaw District Council is offering micro and small businesses the chance to get expert energy advice on how to cut their carbon footprint.

Businesses are being invited to apply for an energy audit, which will help them become more sustainable and could identify financial savings.

During the first year of the project, nearly 40 businesses have been audited by Mitie Plan Zero, with 16 going on to successfully apply for decarbonisation grants of up to £5k from the Council.

These grants support the costs of implementing energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures and Wagz Grooming in Worksop is just one of the local businesses to have taken advantage of these opportunities.

After using its grant funding to install heat recovery ventilation, it has seen its carbon emissions reduce by over four tonnes equivalent of CO2 a year. They are also looking to implement more of the recommended measures outlined in the audit.

Helen Shipman, from Wagz Grooming said: “We were in desperate need of sourcing a new way to resolve our ventilation problems, which had been causing mould and condensation in our premises.

“The decarbonisation grant helped to fund the installation of a new heat recovery ventilation system which has made a huge difference, providing cleaner air, reduced energy costs and cutting our carbon footprint.”

Measures installed at other businesses across Bassetlaw include new boilers, LED lighting, solar panels, and insulation.

Matthew Hutton, Climate Change Officer at Bassetlaw District Council said:

“These Decarbonisation grants are making a real difference to businesses as they look to reduce their carbon footprint and make cost savings.

“I would encourage other businesses across the district to sign up to the energy audit to see what measures they could introduce to improve their energy efficiency.”

So far, the works have saved 14.2 tonnes of CO2 equivalent from being emitted a year – that’s the same as the average emissions of a return flight from Paris to New York for 14 passengers.

To learn more or apply for Mitie Plan Zero to carry out an Energy Audit of your business, please visit and search for UKSPF.

You can also learn more about Mitie Plan Zero at


Pictured: Matthew Hutton, Climate Change officer, Helen Shipman, Wagz Grooming

Last Updated on Monday, June 24, 2024