In the UK, many businesses, institutions and academies are now reviewing energy management best practices and where opportunities may exist to improve efficiency.
In addition to simple consumption reduction, many organisations are also able to improve their P & L by providing ‘flexibility’ back to National Grid along with better scrutinisation of how their billing is managed.
During our initial review, we would seek to determine the following;
Key Components of our initial approach
- How are utilities purchased
- How are bills validated
- Data, analytics & reporting strategy
- Energy audits, including
o Identify flexible assets
o Building Management Systems (BMS) review
o Thermal imagery checks
o Asset efficiency review
o Installation of temporary sub-metering
o Colleague engagement
o Installation of temporary temperature loggers
- Interviews with key personnel to review energy management practices
Offsite analysis will then follow to identify findings and highlight commercial opportunities. Sub-meter and temperature data would be analysed, along with feedback from interviews with key personnel. Any requirements under energy management legislation (ESOS / ISO50001) will also be highlighted.
The whole process would typically take around eight weeks, giving enough time to gather enough intelligence from the energy and temperature logging.
Organisations with established energy management systems consistently achieve a reduction of around 4.5% pa through both rigorous operational processes and capital investment.
Others embarking on an energy management strategy could expect far higher returns during the first three years.