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Energy efficiency audit

“The Green Consultancy’s Audit was just what we needed and pointed us clearly in the right direction. The reduction in energy consumption is significant and the payback has been excellent. We are looking forward to working with the Green Consultancy to establish our next set of priorities”.

Environment, Health and Safety Co-ordinator


The challenge

A leading manufacturer and designer of specialist fire detection and protection equipment was consuming approximately 6,000,000 kWh per annum at its UK Headquarters - split almost equally between gas and electricity. It was challenged by massive rising energy costs – hence the involvement of The Green Consultancy. The buildings total 10,000m2 and are occupied by 300 people involved in a mix of manufacturing design, research, sales and marketing, management and administration. The main buildings were purpose built and completed in 1985, although the company has occupied the site for much longer with some older buildings still in use.

The solution

The Green Consultancy was commissioned to carry out an Energy Efficiency Audit of the site and was briefed to identify practical energy saving and carbon emission reduction opportunities requiring modest investment and with a payback of under three years.

The results

The Audit identified a number of opportunities including major control enhancements, boiler replacement, ventilation upgrades, and installation of “inverter” drives and lighting improvements.

As a result of implementing our recommendations, the site’s gas use has dropped by 52%, saving over 1,500,000 kWh per annum, as illustrated in the graph of monthly gas use for 2008 and 2011/12.

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In the same period, electricity consumption has fallen by over 700,000 kWh as shown in the second graph.

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Aggregate savings of 2,280,000 kWh are the equivalent of 670 tonnes of CO2, a reduction of 25.8%.

The client has requested that we re-visit the site in order to identify additional opportunities so that they can continue their successful cost and carbon abatement programme.

The reaction

“We take our environmental responsibilities seriously and have established measurable and verifiable carbon reduction targets. The company also has strict Return on Investment criteria. We were keen to establish the most environmentally effective course of action that would help us meet our targets and provide a good payback. The Green Consultancy’s Audit was just what we needed and pointed us clearly in the right direction. The reduction in energy consumption is significant and the payback has been excellent. We are looking forward to working with the Green Consultancy to establish our next set of priorities”.

Environment, Health and Safety Co-ordinator

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

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