Launched in January 2007 by new media producer Ross Lammas, and Issi Lammas, a former countryside Policy Officer, Sust-it was the first electricals energy efficiency website to be developed. The inspiration for the site grew out of a frustration at the lack of information available and a belief that more could be done to tackle energy wastage. With rising energy costs and a growing interest in climate change there is a real need for easily understandable information on energy and water consumption, and sust-it delivers it.
We have researched manufacturers data on 22189 products in order to help you make more informed purchasing decisions. Energy labeling on white goods may be expected, but, people are surprised and shocked on seeing energy usage presented in financial terms and on learning about the varying energy consumption and running costs of brown goods - particularly TV's. What's the point of buying a TV that could cost you twice as much a year to run than another that works just as well? If our website helps you save energy and money in one go, we're happy CO2 is reduced.
Any purchasing decision we make has an impact on energy consumption. Every product we buy has an embedded energy value, this can be a very complicated calculation involving the whole life cycle of your chosen goods i.e. raw materials used, manufacturing processes, transportation, longevity, how recyclable is it and, of course, its power consumption. We’ve based our assessment on the easiest to quantify, that being the energy it will consume over its life. This is normally more than consumed during manufacture.
Are we independent?
'Yes' we are completely independent from any manufacturers, retailers or energy companies. We do not receive any funding from any Government agencies, trusts or independent charities. This allows us to operate in a fully independent way to the benefit of consumers and the environment.
Are you a retailer, energy supplier or researcher?
Wouldn't it be great to be able to show your customers or clients how energy efficient products are, and how much they cost to run! We can provide this service, and seamlessly integrate this into your website, please contact us.
How are we funded?
If you purchase any goods from our site we receive a small commission of the sale. Revenue is also generated by providing energy data feeds for retailers, energy suppliers, price comparison sites, consultants and researchers. Advertising on our site is available too, for more information please call us on 01242 808071.