Energy Savings – Turning down the cost of Air Con

An estimated 1,200GW of energy is being wasted in our air conditioning equipment. The equivalent towards carbon reduction and cost savings can hugely benefit companies who take action to test their own systems.

Research from the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD) calculated that even with increased usage after changes to systems and set-up, there is a massive environmental saving to be had – and luckily, we have the buildings management system (BMS) experts to tell you how.

kWh = £ savings

With a typical unit cost for electricity of £0.09/kWh against the 1,200GW, we are wasting the equivalent of £108 million! With increasing energy bills and the threat of winter black-outs from demand outstripping supply, we all need to do something to protect the energy supplies we have taken for granted – simply turning up (or down in the summer) the air conditioning may soon be a luxury we do not have.

Energy saving report

The changes that will give the biggest return on energy come from expert advice, monitoring and control of energy. ecosurety has a variety of experts in differing fields of business – naturally, each sector has slightly different needs and  a one size fits all approach is likely to miss key opportunities that a specialist will spot.

Our ESOS support focuses on the long term investment opportunity that will deliver savings year on year rather than short term savings off the bottom line that don’t actually deliver strategic advantage. After all, there is no point in pouring time and money down the drain to simply tick a compliance box.

Going beyond ESOS

The support we have available with BMS improvements can make savings even where you have the latest technology – behavioural and set-up changes are the key to longer term changes, and with our energy experts we have the support, materials and expertise to help you choose which of the report recommendation can be implemented after your ESOS submission is completed. From then on, you stop wasting energy.

Our next ESOS webinar can tell you more about what you need to do to comply, and how our BMS experts can help you reduce the cost of running your business. Register now for our next live ESOS webinar or give our ESOS experts a call on 0845 094 2228 for more information.

James Champ

Lead Compliance Data Manager

Following a brief career in the legal industry, James joined the compliance team in August 2012, and since has undertaken a variety of roles in account management and scheme operations.

He now holds the role of Technical manager where he is responsible for ensuring Ecosurety and its members are compliant across the packaging, WEEE and batteries regulations. In addition, he also leads our technical service delivery team who support clients with various data projects and international compliance activities.

Written by James Champ Published 28/07/2015 Topics Compliance

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