Energy for sustainable business
Doing business more sustainably helps businesses “cut costs, reduce risk and grow,” according the 2degrees Network. And whichever steps you’re taking to use energy more sustainably, we can help.
- Doing the basics: understanding how, when and why you might be wasting energy
- Covering the necessities: making sure you understand and comply with energy efficiency obligations, regulations and legislation.
- Taking one step at a time: installing new energy-saving or energy-generating technology.
- Making a giant leap: delivering guaranteed gains towards your big hairy audacious goals for energy, cost and carbon reduction.
Let’s talk about how our knowledge of sustainable energy practices can help you hit your organisation’s targets.
Using less energy makes sense financially and environmentally, in terms of your organisation’s reputation and its compliance with any legislation.
Yet it’s rarely simple to do. Switching off lights and equipment when it’s not in use will only take you so far. Major savings often involve major decisions. Should you get rid of your energy-hungry machines? Which energy-efficient alternative is the most cost-effective? What about generating your own electricity or heat? What’s the government’s latest solar power deal? Is your site even suitable for generating solar power?
We’re on top of all these issues and more. Combine your knowledge of your business with our expertise of making energy work for you and soon you’ll be ready to join the energy-efficient future.
Need help with Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme compliance?
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme,( ESOS) applies to your business if it:
- employs 250 people or more
- employs less than 250 people but turns over more than £40 million a year and has more than £34 million on the balance sheet.
From 2015, businesses affected by ESOS need to carry out an energy assessment every four years and notify the Environment Agency that they are compliant.
We can help your organisation fulfil its obligations by:
- investigating how your sites use energy, using the same criteria as ESOS, and recommending cost-effective energy efficiency measures
- researching and explaining how other schemes that cover your organisation - like the Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme – affect your ESOS obligations
- Our qualified lead assessor can review and approve your ESOS assessments
Want to identity areas you can make energy savings?
If you have energy saving targets to meet, you need a clear plan. It should to be based on sound engineering, achievable within budget and backed by experts. Your stakeholders also need it to present a viable business case that they can really buy in to.
The starting point is an in depth energy audit that provide all the data for performance based action plan:
Understand energy use on your site + Identify opportunities for savings = Action a plan to achieve your targets
Our in-depth energy audits follow a four-step process. We’ve based this on BS EN 16247, the British Standard for energy audits, to make sure the service we give you is recognised as high quality.
- Start-up meeting: you tell us what you want out of the audit, what energy saving targets you face, and what investment targets you need to meet. We look at your site plans and any data you have about energy use, so we can plan our visit.
- Site visit: one of our energy engineers spends time on your site, looking at how its equipment, activities and building materials affect energy use.
- Analysis: we identify ways you could save energy, and provide quotes so you know roughly what each measure would cost.
- Report and presentation: we report our findings in writing and face to face. The report includes business cases and financing details for each recommendation, to help convince your colleagues, and an action plan. This suggests how and in what order to put our recommendations into practice.