Environmental Information Exchange

Who can benefit from energy efficiency?

EiE have worked with the following sectors to promote energy efficiency. For more detail on some of these examples, please see our Case Studies.

Businesses

EiE’s energy audits have highlighted more energy efficient working practices that can lead to reduced energy usage and cost savings by implementing a range of no-cost, low-cost and longer term investment improvements. For example, increasing building energy management controls, involving staff in minimising energy usage, and upgrading technology such as lighting and IT where necessary.

Public sector

Local councils have used EiE’s training workshops to motivate schools, the NHS, local businesses, universities, householders and parish councils to learn how to carry out an energy audit and motivate others in their organisation to assist with setting targets to reduce energy usage and measuring and monitoring the success of their efforts.

Education

SEEP (Schools’ Energy Efficiency Programme) is EiE’s headline project for working with secondary schools in Oxfordshire to engage their staff and students in reducing their overall environmental impact, measured by a reduction in carbon emissions.

EiE also works with facilities staff at universities and further education colleges to reduce energy use and motivate students and staff.

Charities

EiE has worked with charities to develop a volunteer scheme to assist with the first stages of energy auditing, to provide full-time staff with the evidence to prioritise their energy management decisions. The volunteer scheme has also assisted local small businesses.

Community Organisations

EiE’s energy efficiency recommendations have proved valuable to village halls and community centres who wish to make their buildings warmer, reduce their energy bills, engage building users and consider the most appropriate methods for providing energy in future.