Best One Woodingdean

Located at the top of Warren Road, Best One is a friendly, local grocery store that serves the hilltop community of Woodingdean. BHESCo was introduced to Best One through our partner Area Refrigeration, who advised that the new owners wanted to upgrade their refrigeration system and didn’t have the cash savings to invest.

BHESCo was able to assist with the purchase and installation of the new equipment via our ‘Pay As You Save’ model. This is where we finance the upfront cost of energy efficiency measures on behalf of a customer, who then repays BHESCo using the savings made on their energy bills over an agreed period of time.

In addition to energy efficient refrigerators and freezers, BHESCo members also financed the purchase and installation of a new LED lighting system for the store, vastly improving the store’s appearance. We expect that these two technologies will deliver considerable financial and carbon emission savings over the next 10 years, as well as creating a more welcoming shop, so increasing local footfall.

When the 6 year lease period is completed, the business will own the lights and refrigerators and will enjoy significant savings each month on their energy bills, doing their bit to reduce carbon emissions from their operations with no upfront outlay of cash.

“The reason I wanted to work with BHESCo is that you are not a money grabbing company, you were willing to spread out the payments over a reasonable period of time. It is clear that you care about people and their businesses.”

– Owner, Best One Woodingdean