Animal rehab centre cuts electric bills thanks to BEEP advice

The North East Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre, based on the Drum Industrial Estate, has drastically reduced its energy bills after it acted on advice from the County Durham Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP).

The centre, which is uniquely built for the rehabilitation of injured small animals, have changed some lighting to LED and have replaced the heated hydrotherapy pool with a second underwater treadmill.

Director Michael Leonard said: “When BEEP came in, we realised that the heated pool was very costly and that we could provide the same service with another underwater treadmill. We have seen our electricity bill fall by £300 a month, which is a huge saving. We would definitely recommend BEEP to other companies. They have nothing to lose.”

Helen Grayshan, BEEP Manager, said: “Since we launched in 2016, we have helped hundreds of businesses across the county to improve their energy efficiency. This has not only saved them a lot of money, but the enhanced LED lighting has improved the working environment in many instances. We have had a number of managers tell us that their staff feel the new lighting has enhanced working conditions.”

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