Bex Design Print - Energy saving

Bex Design and Print


The Client

Bex Design and Print are screen and digital printing specialists based in Calne, Wiltshire. Bex Design can print onto almost anything that has a flat surface, designing and printing a wide range of products from electronic fascias to labels.

Bex Design approached SMARTech energy to carry out an Energy Management Survey to get better control of its energy and identify solutions to reduce consumption.



Opportunities Identified – 32.51% Energy Reduction

SMARTech energy’s recommendations to Bex Design identified a range of measures to achieve a 32.51% energy reduction. The measures taken and the application savings included:

  • Base Load reduction – 59.9%
  • LED Lighting with controls – 62.3%
  • Voltage Optimisation – 10.8%

How We helped

SMARTech energy installed an Eniscope energy monitoring system at Bex Design’s premises in Calne, Wiltshire, to generate minute by minute, real time analytics on energy usage, costs and quality. Our in-house ESOS approved assessors also carried out an in-depth audit of the site. Combining the analytics from the energy monitoring with the data from the audits, we could understand HOW, WHEN and WHERE energy was being used and most importantly wasted.

From our analysis, SMARTech energy identified an opportunity to make a sizeable reduction in Bex Design’s baseload electricity consumption (i.e. the amount of energy consumed out of hours). We then carried out a detailed base load reduction exercise and made recommendations to improve Bex Design’s close down procedures which, when quantified post project, yielded a massive 60% energy reduction in out of hours’ periods.


Overall, our energy reduction plan identified energy saving opportunities of 32.51%. In addition, Bex Design & Print also reported a reduction in servicing costs and machinery downtime.


Can we help you?

Our case study on SMARTech energy’s work with Bex Design & Print tells the story about how we helped reduce their energy consumption in more depth. If, like Bex Design & Print, why not contact us to find out more about our Energy Management Surveys. As a Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier, we can also help most business access a 30% capital grant (up to a limit of £10,000) towards the cost of energy saving projects. Please contact us through our website or call us on 01225 635660.