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Your BMS is wasting energy!

Building PlanYes, that is a bold statement – but we have yet to find a BMS that isn’t wasting a serious amount of energy. Potential savings range from 10-50%.

That’s the bad news – the good news is that most of the solutions are very cheap and far more commercially attractive than most energy-saving projects.

In fact it is a myth that most organisations have found and picked their “low hanging fruit”. Their advisors don’t know how to find it and/or have a vested interest in expensive projects!

Even organisations that employ full time BMS engineers, or have BMS maintenance contracts, frequently have seriously dysfunctional systems. This results in the massive wastage of energy, increased costs and uncomfortable environments for building users.

An underperforming BMS can be due to:

  • inappropriate specification or control strategy
  • incorrect installation or commissioning
  • sensors faulty, poorly installed or positioned
  • settings not updated to suit changing patterns of building use etc
  • inadequate training
  • inadequate maintenance

Our BMS Health Checks are extremely popular and always identify major energy saving opportunities. They are investigations of the BMS “head end” and cost only £1,950 +VAT – truly a “no-brainer” as they pay-back in the blinking of an eye! Read more …

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Lancaster University

BMS Health Check for Lancaster University

“The BMS Health Check highlighted numerous issues that we were not previously aware of. The rectification of those issues is contributing to reduced energy costs and carbon emissions. I have been impressed by TGC’s knowledge, insight and thoroughness. I wholeheartedly recommend their services and I look forward to working with them again.”

Jan Bastiaans, Energy Manager

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BMS and Boiler Health Checks for the Scottish Parliament

The Green Consultancy carried out BMS and Boiler Health Checks at the Scottish Parliament Building to identify opportunities for improving energy efficiency.  Twenty separate measures to reduce electricity and gas consumption were recommended, plus additional opportunities for further investigation.
“The report was very professional and has identified a range of practical and achievable options for reducing energy use.  The approach was refreshingly thorough and observant.”

David Fairhurst, Environmental Performance Manager


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Building Management System Health Check for University of Leeds

“The Green Consultancy’s Building Management System Health Check report identified some useful outcomes – both those with an immediate fix and issues requiring a longer-term approach. In my opinion the value of the report greatly outweighs its cost”

Luke Gallagher, Energy Manager

Ovo Energy

Reducing energy consumption by 30% - BMS, Metering & Monitoring, ESOS and Standards work - for OVO Energy Ltd

"I have been very impressed with TGC's pragmatic, flexible and effective approach and results.  In the year we started working with TGC we grew roughly 300% and doubled our staff numbers while moving to a new building.  TGC was able to strike the right balance of applying proven process while leaving room for innovation to match OVO's culture and situation.  The results speak for themselves but the process and experience of achieving them was smooth and, dare I say it, enjoyable."

Justin Dekoszmovszky, Head of Sustainability

See case history of our work for OVO Energy Ltd

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BMS Services for University of Worcester

Following a BMS Health Check we provided a new strategy and full tendering support for a replacement BMS.  These were some of the services delivered within a three year contract for energy management involving a consultant being on site for up to three days per week.

"The Green Consultancy have proved to be adept at understanding the requirements of a complex organisation across an extensive estate and have worked with colleagues in the University of Worcester to help us better understand our priorities in relation to carbon reduction.  Their support for the estates team is working extremely well and in addition to resolving issues and making efficiency gains, members of the in house team are also increasing their knowledge base. I would not hesitate to recommend them to others."

Mark Hughes, Director of Estates & Facilities

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BMS Audit Example

The Green Consultancy carried out a BMS Audit of an organisation which identified over 70 opportunities to reduce energy consumption leading to a total reduction of over 2,000 tonnes of CO2. Recommended BMS upgrades, adjustments and associated plant upgrades will reduce costs by £260,000 per year, and although there will be some implementation costs for plant upgrades, much of this can be achieved at low cost simply through improved management of the BMS. Maintenance issues accounted for £93,000 per year of the total annual savings identified.