Smart meters / Your industry guides to energy efficiency

Your industry-specific guides to energy efficiency

1st June 2020

A new meter’s just the start of being smart – check out these general tips about saving energy from the Smart Energy GB website.

For the industry-specific guides below, we’ve used a number of reports by the Carbon Trust, including the Better Business Guide to Energy Saving. The Trust is a not-for-profit company supporting the UK’s move to a low carbon economy.

There's also the SME Guide to Energy Efficiency from the Department of Energy and Climate Change which gives a good depth of information on ways to save energy.

It’s also worth checking the Government’s Energy Technology Product List for the energy-efficient plant and machinery that qualifies for full tax relief – saving you even more.

Find the appropriate sector below, then click the link to open the guide:


Hotels, resorts, B&Bs, inns, motels, serviced apartments, other types of accommodation, restaurants, pubs, takeaways, delis and cafes. Download here.


Manufacturers of automobiles, household goods, sports equipment, other durable goods and jewellery, food and drink processors, businesses making other consumables. Download here.


Central and local government, public administration, defence, emergency services, hospitals (including private), GP surgeries and health centres, opticians, dentists, children’s nurseries, schools, colleges and universities, professional bodies offering training and short courses (e.g. Chartered Institutes). Download here.


Professional services, office/administrative and general services, management companies and consultancies. Download here.


Convenience stores, larger retailers and supermarkets, other retailers, shopping malls, sports and fitness centres, cinemas, theatres, music venues, libraries, museums and galleries, religious establishments, other recreational centres. Download here.


Livestock farmers, agricultural/horticultural farmers, garden centres and nurseries. Download here.