A common misconception seems to be that Salix funding is only available for energy efficiency measures like boiler upgrades, but this is not accurate.  

Metering is also covered under the criteria. 

Metering is the foundation energy savings are built on:

  • Identify the biggest impact on energy and carbon emissions with accurate and complete data
  • Evidence the savings impact or risk paying the funding back

Apply for funds now for standalone metering projects. It will allow you to gather essential data to set baselines and give the insights needed to target investment in the right areas.

As part of the qualification criteria to receive the funding, authorities will need to be able to show the savings that have been made as a result of the efficiency measures.  

So, without factoring in metering to collect the data to evidence this, your bids could be at risk or require the investment to be paid back. 

We’ve seen our customers win Salix decarbonisation funding just for metering projects. With the data from it, they are able to establish accurate baselines ahead of major capital works. And, importantly, prove the savings they predicted to Salix.

I’d strongly recommend the inclusion of Metering in any Salix funding bid to increase chances of success.

Stark National Account Manager, Patrick Tayleure-Emmitt

Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust save £215,000 per year from one project alone using Stark’s data and analytics

“In line with the Government’s Net Zero plans, Cheltenham Borough Council aims to be one of the first local authorities in the UK to reach Net Zero. We are aware the borough has a number of old, draughty buildings that consume a lot of energy and reducing carbon emissions among these will be the focus of the first stage of the project. We hope that in partnering with Stark and installing its innovative infrastructure, we can demonstrate how easily and efficiently energy waste can be minimised. We want to encourage other local authorities to follow suit and trial new energy solutions to decrease emissions across their regency portfolios.”

Councillor Max Wilkinson (cabinet member for the climate emergency)

Salix funding for Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) is available now

Salix Finance has announced £233m is now available for Education, Health and other public sector bodies under Phase 3b applications.

This new phase of the Salix decarbonisation scheme draws on feedback from phase 3a, allowing installation projects to be completed between 2023-2025.

General carbon emission reduction is another main focus for this phase of the decarbonisation scheme.

Applicants must demonstrate how to prove success of a project or risk paying back

A major part of the application process is measuring success. So…

Once the investment is made, and the capital project complete, how do you measure to see what energy and carbon has been saved?

Meters provide the proof…Energy analytics platforms make it easy.

With Meters and submetering across utilities ahead of major projects, an accurate baseline for energy consumption and carbon emissions can be obtained.

Once installations on site are complete, a comparative review of the data will quickly show whether the project has achieved the forecasted goals.

And it does not stop once the big investment project is complete.

Metering, including submetering, give organisations many ongoing benefits including:

  • granular insight into building operations
  • identify inefficient equipment (and good performers)
  • monitor shut down processes and controls

With Stark ID energy analytics platform presenting the data in easy to use reports for both energy and carbon, suddenly the proof of success required by Salix Funding for the PSDS bid becomes a whole lot easier.

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