Based in Clevedon, Paneltech carries out the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke fitted furniture for a variety of sectors including residential, education, healthcare and retail. They have used grant funding to install a new demand-responsive variable speed drive to their dust extract system, as well as replace their existing fluorescent lighting with LED fittings in the manufacturing areas. These changes help minimise electricity when other equipment is not in use, while also improving the working environment for staff.
The West of England Green Business Grants Scheme offers small & 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.