Looking for sustainable solutions
Since 1977, Dempsey Dyer has been a manufacturer of high-quality windows and doors, serving the trade and commercial sectors with their supply of timber, uPVC, aluminium and composite products.
After a challenging year with COVID-19 restrictions affecting the business, reducing costs was vital to ensure Dempsey Dyer’s continued success. The company was aware of possible projects to help lower their energy costs but did not know which ones would be most effective.
Valuable external support
Dempsey Dyer contacted the LEP through Wakefield Council. An initial visit from a Resource Efficiency Manager and a free audit helped them to identify the most effective energy saving solutions. Dempsey Dyer then received a grant of just over £24,000 to install:
- LED lighting throughout the building - saving an estimated 125,385 kWh of electricity per year.
- A wood burning heater and fast acting roller shutter doors – saving an estimated 269,073 kwh of gas per year.
Commenting on the support from the LEP, Mark Suaznabar, Systems Manager of Dempsey Dyer said, “The process itself was both useful and logical; the original consultation to identify potential products was very helpful and identified areas we might not have considered otherwise.
The support has made a massive difference to the business, last year was a very difficult time with Covid shutdowns affecting us, our supply chain and customer base. Reducing costs was critical to ensuring that we were able to navigate those choppy waters safely.”
The projects have not only helped Demsey Dyer to reduce energy costs and improve their environmental performance but have also enhanced production processes. “The lighting project has immeasurably improved the quality of light in the manufacturing areas which has a positive impact on product quality” Mark concludes.
Resource efficiency support
For support to make your business more energy efficient, please visit our resource efficiency page or contact the business support service.
The REBiz project is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.