Based in North Bristol, Pentagon Sport design, manufacture and install playground and outdoor learning products and facilities for schools and nurseries. As part of a relocation to a new premises, they used a West of England Combined Authority Green Business Grant of £3,420 to replace the existing fluorescent lighting with LED units. Furthermore, the selected products have integrated PIR occupancy sensors built into them which means the lights will automatically switch off in areas not being used, minimising the amount of electricity used for lighting.
As a result of the project, Pentagon Sport has reduced its energy use by 73%, saving £2,666 on its annual energy bills. It has reduced its business carbon emissions by 8.5 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The West of England Green Business Grants Scheme offers small and medium enterprises in the region capital grants to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and/or business operations. The grants of up to £15,000 cover 50-80% of eligible costs. The £1.7m Scheme is part of the Low Carbon Challenge Fund, which is funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund and the West of England Combined Authority’s Recovery Fund.
Accessing the Green Business Grant has helped us to invest in our premises to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the working environment for our staff.