Guru Systems is proud to be shortlisted for the prestigious Guardian Sustainable Business Start Up of the Year Award.

Founded in 2012, Guru Systems provides smart technology for decentralised energy systems to make them fairer and more efficient, lower cost and lower carbon. The company’s smart payment and efficiency monitoring systems are used on more than 90 heating, cooling and electricity networks across the UK.

Casey Cole, co-founder of Guru Systems said: “Guru is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Guardian Sustainable Business Start-up of the Year award. We know it is a challenging category and there’s been serious competition. It’s great to have been recognised and is a testament to the team’s hard work.”

He adds: “Sustainability is at the heart of the company. We know that decentralised energy systems, like heat and cooling networks, have the potential to reduce cost and carbon and put customers in control. Our mission is to enable the widespread adoption of these systems by reducing risks to operators and improving customer experience.”

Laura Paddison, Editor, Guardian Sustainable Business network said: “We are awarding initiatives that go beyond standard sustainability practice and show a deeper commitment to making business better. We look for clear, measurable evidence of sustainable change as a result of the project.

“This year we have had more than 140 quality entries, showing that sustainability in business has grown far beyond a buzzword into a serious mainstream business priority. We have a very strong shortlist and congratulate everyone for getting this far and for their efforts towards sustainability.”

The Guardian Sustainable Business Award winners are due to be announced on 26 May – watch this space.