SSE’s Enterprise division is touting significant bill energy savings via software that controls comms and IT, which the firm says typically accounts for 12% of business energy use. A two year trial of the software with Glasgow City Council has cut the council’s school estate energy bill more than £770,000, according to SSE.
While latest data shows companies continue to invest in low energy lighting and, to a lesser degree in HVAC and building controls, information and communications technology is often overlooked. SSE believes that is a missed opportunity for businesses.
Equally, while boards are generally keen to see payback periods of under three years for energy efficiency investments, SSE claims its software can pay for itself in under a year. The return on investment for Glasgow City Council was eight months, according to the firm, which touts free trials and pay-as-you-save options for the software.