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LoCASE: Helping businesses to reduce emissions and save money

The Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme provided free support to businesses to identify how best to cut carbon emissions and energy bills, and awarded grants of up to £10,000 to implement measures.

LoCASE helped over 2,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the region and allocated about £7million of grants.

Southdown sports club in Lewes is an example of a business that has benefitted from the LoCASE scheme. An energy efficiency audit was conducted to determine how the club could reduce its electricity consumption, lowering its carbon footprint and on-going running costs.

Based on the findings of the audit, Southdown decided to use LoCASE grant funding to replace their hockey pitch’s floodlights with new LED models. The LED floodlights cost a total of £26,200, but cut their electricity costs by £10,000 a year and cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 27 tonnes a year.

LoCASE is currently closed for new applications.

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