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Outsourced energy management, Carbon Trust Standard, CRC, ISO 14001, aircon inspections, audits, etc

“The work undertaken for DMGT demonstrates the very high technical aptitude of The Green Consultancy within the area of energy management.”

Dr Rick Stunt, Group Paper Director, Associated Newspapers Ltd


The challenge

Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is one of the world’s largest media companies. It operates in over 100 countries, and has six autonomous divisions and 3450_jt22-dmgt-nh2 - - beckya combined workforce of 15,000 people. Its businesses include national and provincial newspapers, commercial radio, exhibition companies, business-to-business publishing and information groups.

In December 2006, DMGT decided to upgrade its carbon management activities with the aim of to reducing carbon emissions and other environmental impacts, and ensuring legal compliance.

The solution

DMGT’s various energy and environmental management goals required the provision of a diverse but complementary range of solutions across a number of individual and on-going projects. The Green Consultancy was ideally placed to provide DMGT with the necessary support. This has included identifying energy saving and carbon reduction opportunities – and leading or overseeing the implementation of those opportunities – right through to meeting standards and ensuring compliance with legislation.

The results

2007-11: Energy Management Services at DMGT’s Headquarters

The Green Consultancy provided outsourced Energy Management Services at DMGT’s London headquarters building. We oversaw the installation of more efficient equipment and a new Building Management System, and improved the control of equipment by staff on site.

As a result, we have reduced electricity costs by almost £1m (about 25%) over four years as follows.

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October 2010: Carbon Trust Standard

Following extensive support from The Green Consultancy to help improve its energy and carbon management, DMGT achieved the Carbon Trust Standard.

2009 onwards: Carbon Reduction Commitment

We helped DMGT to understand CRC’s impacts and realise the carbon reduction 3450_jt24-dmgt-did - - beckyopportunities that it affords – and provide on-going CRC management support including help during an Environment Agency audit.

2009 onwards: ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard

The Green Consultancy successfully led the implementation of ISO 14001 at all production sites, and we now provide on-going support at Northcliffe House, DMGT’s London headquarters.

2009: EPBD Air Conditioning Inspection at DMGT’s Headquarters

The Green Consultancy provided its Compliance Plus service (which comes with guaranteed energy and carbon savings) and identified the opportunity to increase energy efficiency by 24%. This equates to annual savings of 4,544 MWh, 2,500 tonnes of CO2 and £317,000.

2008: Energy Efficiency Audits at Printworks

In recognition of the quality of previous work we had undertaken, DMG3450_jt25-dmgt-web - - beckyT awarded The Green Consultancy the contract to undertake Investment Grade Energy Efficiency Audits at eight principal production plants. These sites produced over one third of greenhouse gas emissions for the whole Group.

With a tight deadline to satisfy DMGT’s capital expenditure timetable, The Green Consultancy identified potential energy saving opportunities worth about £1.3m per year, with a simple payback period of under one year. Based on our recommendations, DMGT approved the necessary capital expenditure budgets.

2006: Policy, Audits and Design at DMGT’s Headquarters

The Green Consultancy carried out an Energy Efficiency Audit of DMGT’s London headquarters, which had an energy spend of over £1m a year. Our audit identified annual savings of £172,000 and highlighted opportunities that merited further investigation. We then advised on energy policy and strategy, boiler refurbishment and the design of new chiller systems.

The reactions

“As well as requiring DMGT to undertake actions to comply, CRC participation is an opportunity to reassess and improve our energy reduction strategy. We prefer to see CRC as an opportunity rather than a cost, and are working with The Green Consultancy to help us capitalise on the opportunity. We are very pleased with the work that they are doing to advise us on the impact of CRC (given the complications of our corporate structure and our CCAs), manage CRC for us; and help us to reduce carbon emissions.”

“The work undertaken for DMGT demonstrates the very high technical aptitude of The Green Consultancy within the area of energy management.”

Dr Rick Stunt, Group Paper Director, Associated Newspapers Ltd

“I would have no hesitation in recommending The Green Consultancy as the quality of their consultant’s work in guiding us towards ISO 14001 accreditation has been excellent. I would add that he has worked hard at developing ongoing relationships with my entire team, and this has focused minds on the benefits and rewards of achieving the accreditation.”

Paul Phelan, Head of Facilities, London Headquarters

Put us to the test NOW!  To discuss your requirements please call John Treble on 01761 419081 or email John@GreenConsultancy.com