Finance for the future: the Salix story

When it comes to efficient, sustainable lighting, unlocking the capital to deliver modern solutions can be a real challenge for many organisations.

In today’s cut and thrust business environment, both ROI and payback on lighting schemes have to really hit the mark, and combined with the best financing options can make a compelling case for elements like LEDs or advanced control options.

Salix represents one highly attractive pathway; but what exactly does the Salix financing suite have to offer?

Salix in detail

Salix funding is specifically designed to enable public sector organisations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to take a lead in tackling climate change by increasing their energy efficiency.

As many public sector organisations will already know, lighting is one of the top efficiency improvements they can make. The Carbon Trust advises that up to 40% of a building’s electricity use is accounted for by lighting.

Moreover, occupancy sensors can reduce electricity use by 30%, and daylight sensors, which adjust the artificial lighting according to the amount of natural light in a room, can reduce electricity use by up to 40%.

To help bring these superb opportunities into play, Salix provides 100% interest-free capital for the public sector, to reduce energy costs by enabling the installation of modern, energy efficient technologies replacing dated, inefficient kit.

It is true that Salix applications, and indeed the overall process, can be complex to navigate. Thankfully, Connected Light offers assistance and guidance throughout the route to project implementation.

“The good news is, our team can guide you through every stage of the applications process, thereby ensuring your project takes goes ahead and your organisation reaps the benefits without delay,” explains Tony Ludlow, Managing Director, Connected Light.

“We are aware that given the size and scale of the UK’s public sector, enabling as many successful Salix financing schemes as possible will pay real dividends.

“Salix can really make a mark on the UK’s carbon emissions, but also directly benefit the UK population through more modern, more beautifully lit hospitals and schools.

“That’s a goal that matches our ethos here at Connected Light; that lighting is about much more than simply how we see in a building, it goes to the core of both environmental sustainability and the human experience.”

Salix’s various funding routes

Salix offers a number of financing alternatives, each of which will suit a separate type of organisation. These varying paths are outlined here.

Why not contact Connected Light for more information? We have vast experience across the range of Salix funds, and can help pick the right one for you.