We work with property owners in Sussex to help them meet their energy needs with efficient buildings and affordable, community-owned green energy.

How We Do This

We survey your property and examine your energy bills to gain an in-depth understanding of your consumption and needs.

You receive a detailed report identifying all the ways your property is wasting heat and energy as well as our suggestions on the most cost-effective solutions.

Following the survey you may wish to engage BHESCo to project manage the installation of your recommended energy measures. We will tender the project to our trusted network of experienced energy technology suppliers to ensure you receive a competitive quote. We will make all arrangements for the installation of your chosen measures, and continue to monitor your equipment to ensure the expected savings are achieved.  

Our customers include care homes, hotels, schools, leisure centres, housing associations, churches, small businesses and domestic properties.

Typical Renewable Energy and Energy Saving Measures

  • LED Lighting
  • Solar PV
  • Solar Thermal
  • Loft/ Wall Insulation
  • Double Glazing
  • Heat Pumps
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Draught Exclusion

Our Unique Finance Initiative

We make our service available to you at zero upfront cost, and repayments are made using our ‘Pay As You Save’ initiative.

This means that you will start to see savings immediately. A portion of the savings you make from your energy bill repays the cost of the installation. Once repaid, you will get the full financial benefit of your savings.

Read about the different financial models available.

Watch the Pay As You Save video explainer.

Our work is focused on helping people make the best use of their energy supply, allowing them to reduce expenditure and contribute to a healthier environment at the same time.

The outstanding quality of our technical knowledge guarantees that our customers benefit from the most effective method of meeting the cost of the energy they use.

Our finance model helps people to own the equipment that’s installed and play an active role in making the best choices for their property.

Applying our technological skills in energy efficiency measures and our expertise in renewable energy within an economic framework, we help to stop millions of pounds worth of energy literally going out of the window.

Our work drives down the cost of energy — slashing bills for residential, commercial and business properties alike.

Fossil fuels are dirty fuels – using them adversely affects the air we breathe, the water we drink, our weather patterns and the animals and plants which sustain us. This is not sustainable and we cannot afford to destroy the very elements that keep us alive.

Our affordable ‘Pay As You Save’ financing puts green energy within reach of every property owner in England

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Recent regulations in the housing market have greatly increased the importance of having an up-to-date and accurate EPC.

When selling a property an EPC must be presented to the buyer.

From April 2018, all rented properties must meet government issued Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) or they will be ineligible for new lettings.

BHESCo energy surveyors are fully qualified to issue new EPCs if required.

Benefits For Homeowners

Retrofitting your home with energy efficiency measures will drive down the cost of monthly bills and enhance warmth and comfort levels, as well as having a positive impact on health and wellbeing.

Improving the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will also increase property value and ensure regulatory compliance if renting the property.

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Benefits For Business

Effective environmental and facilities management forms the basis from which to run any succcessful organisation – regardless of size or sector.

This will ensure you meet the financial, regulatory and stakeholder expectations of your business, as well as helping you attract and retain the best customers and the most talented and motivated staff.

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Case Studies

Since our first share offer in 2015 we’ve completed 42 community owned green energy projects with our Pay As You Save model and the support of our investors.

Together, our projects save our customers £48,200 a year on energy bills and reduce annual carbon emissions by 240 tonnes.

Other Projects



Annual Cost Savings

Annual Carbon Savings

The Werks

LED lighting panels, boiler replacement and heating controls


6.5 tonnes

Fareshare Sussex

95 LED lights


7.9 tonnes

Denton Island Indoor Bowls Club

406 LED lights


21.6 tonnes

Boulder Brighton

35 LED lights


5.6 tonnes

Fabrica Art Gallery

LED lighting, secondary glazing


0.5 tonnes

Yacht Werks

Boiler replacement and LEDs


4.8 tonnes


319 LED lights


2.4 tonnes

Hove Park Stores

4 x energy efficient refrigerators


9.7 tonnes

Easy News

2 x energy efficient refrigerators


5.4 tonnes

Phoenix Art Gallery

99 LED lights, 5 x Fischer heaters


3 tonnes

Mace Stores

2 x energy efficient refrigerators, LED lights


6.2 tonnes

Best One Stores

3 x energy efficient refrigerators, LED lights


4.3 tonnes

The Grocer & Grain

82 LED lights


2 tonnes

The Spice Shop

10 LEDs, infrared heater and draughtproofing


0.2 tonnes


4kWp solar PV system, LEDs, Insulation


3.8 tonnes