Counting to four could be the key skill you need for making effective, lasting energy savings in your buildings.
Energy reduction makes sense, not just business sense but ecological, corporate and social responsibility sense. Also in an ever-changing employment landscape, it makes your business more attractive to work with for today’s generation of environmentally aware and socially conscious employees.
An effective energy reduction strategy, with the right engagement with your employees, is a winning strategy…but where do you start?
Just count to four…
In this new series, we will take you through our clear, simple and extremely effective four stage process covering Audit, Analyse, Implement and Manage. The process is designed to deliver superb energy savings and get your building energy consumption back under control, and keep it there.
Knowing where to start with is absolutely the first and most important thing to do, avoid tempting things that promise the world, by adding new boxes or windmills. While these maybe do very good things, the best thing to do is kill overconsumption first. It’s by far and away the most cost effective thing to do.
Audit is the first stage in our energy pathway
So you know how much your energy bill is, right? Do you know how much it should be compared to industry proven benchmarks? If you don’t you need to do an AUDIT of where you are now. Our desktop energy audit tool has been developed over the last three years to deliver insightful analysis of the overall performance of your building by using your ½ hourly electrical and gas consumption data.
Our tool shows you, clearly and simply, how much energy your building is using and then compares your building to benchmark standards and highlights the potential savings you can make. This allows us to understand how much energy is being overused and the impact of investing in the remainder of the process
We will take building’s ½ hourly meter data (data is usually available from your energy supplier for free) and input this data into our tool which then creates meaningful information for our experts to analyse and report on. We also take into account the weather for that year, so we know if the building should be working harder or not. The output of this tool is measured against current CIBSE TM46 benchmark figures.
Once processed this data allows us to produce a comprehensive energy usage report identifying times of high usage, out-of-profile usage (e.g outside of normal building occupancy periods) and compare and contrast the data against current TM46 Energy Benchmarks giving us a good idea of the potential savings within your building. The output from this investigation will give a clear potential for performance improvement within a building which is broken down into the hard facts of CO2 and monetary savings.
If you are interesting in finding out more and engaging in our Energy and Building Performance experts please contact us.
Look out for our next news release which will take you through step two of our four step energy reduction pathway.