Energy Solutions Oxfordshire (ESOx)

Transform your organisation’s energy efficiency with the support of Energy Solutions Oxfordshire

You know that reducing energy waste makes perfect business sense. That is why now is the time to act and improve your organisation’s energy efficiency.

Energy Solutions Oxfordshire’s (ESOx) mission is to help your organisation – whether it is a business, school, college, or community village hall – to reduce its energy costs, cut carbon emissions, and demonstrate commitment to the fight against climate change.

To help organisations get started on their energy-saving journey, ESOx has developed a free Workplace Energy Efficiency Checklist. It sets out low-cost, quick-win actions that can be implemented right away.

If an organisation has already implemented efficiency measures and seen positive results, they are ready to take the next step. The highly experienced team of experts at Energy Solutions Oxfordshire can be approached to discuss getting a comprehensive Workplace Energy Efficiency Assessment done. The resulting report will deliver customised energy efficiency recommendations tailored to the organisation’s specific needs, along with practical and effective advice that will have a measurable impact on the business.

If you’d like to learn more about ESOx’s service, or watch a case study video, do visit the ESOx website and get in touch with the ESOx Team.

To make a significant cut in our carbon emissions, we need to swiftly tackle the high energy consumption of our buildings. This involves ramping up energy efficiency and cutting down on overall energy demand.

We’re thrilled to be a partner in this innovative project, helping Oxfordshire organisations implement energy efficiency measures, thereby reducing their costs and carbon emissions.

Low Carbon Hub and ESOx

The project background story

Oxfordshire was the pilot area for developing an ESCO model designed specifically to help small and medium-sized businesses. ESOx was developed with government funding through a collaboration between Energy Pro Group, Low Carbon Hub, and Oxford Brookes University. 

The energy finance specialists at Energy Pro consultancy understood that the best way to engage organisations with energy efficiency work is through trusted, local support – equipping local organisations with the knowledge and tools to deliver energy efficiency projects.  They brought into the partnership an understanding of internationally established good practices.

The ESOx project won highly competitive funding from the Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency (BASEE) programme run by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This funding formed part of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, a commitment to enable businesses to improve their energy efficiency by at least 20% by 2030.

The ESOx service is delivered by Low Carbon Hub in partnership with EIE (Environmental Information Exchange), Oxford Brookes University, whose team provides energy auditing, feasibility studies, and project management. Together our two organisations were the first ‘franchisee’ of the ESCO-In-A-Box toolkit, setting up Energy Solutions Oxfordshire to deliver the service and test the model.