Helping Companies Achieve Net Zero
An energy audit can involve looking at different aspects of your business, including your premises. Energy audits can uncover, as business you may be wasting energy, using too much or could switch to a more sustainable way of working.Read More
Energy efficiency audits will identify any areas of waste, this will include a fully comprehensive review and analysis of your premises. This will show us how energy efficient your current practices are and where you would be able to reduce your business energy consumption, consequently lower your bills. Having an energy audit on site can save your business between 10% and 40% on your annual energy costs, implementing energy saving technologies and simple things such as behavioural changes.
No matter the industry you operate in, switching to LED lights will be of nothing but benefit to you. LED's provide a highly efficient and sustainable lighting source that reduces the cost of replacing bulbs by £100's a year.Read More
Switching to LED's can cut your lighting bills by as much as 80%.
As well as the obvious savings to the business, LED's improve the quality of lighting in your workplace which has been proven to improve productivity.
Furthermore, with funding available for projects of all size you can have LED's installed at no capital cost to the business.
Electric Vehicles (EV)
Improvements in technology, government incentives and low operating costs mean that electric vehicles (EV's) are an increasingly attractive option for vehicle owners. Businesses and fleet operators.Read More
By 2030, it is estimated that there will be 5.6 million Electric Vehicles driving to work every day. With 40% of UK homes having no access to off-street parking, the question of where to charge these vehicles is looming large.
We have products available that can help end "range anxiety" from home charging, workplace charging and rapid charging. This can also be an extra revenue stream as you have the ability to charge users for utilising the chargers.
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Voltage Optimisation (VO)
Voltage Optimisation is an energy saving technology that is used to regulate, clean and condition the incoming power supply, in order to reduce the voltage supplied to the optimum level for the on-site electrical equipment and appliances.Read More
Power from the National Grid is supplied at a higher voltage than necessary, this is due to old electrical distribution networks in place which were designed to operate at higher voltage levels. As well as electricity suppliers being required to ensure all buildings are supplied voltage within set parameters.
If a building is being supplied at a higher voltage than required it will more than likely result in a lot of wasted energy, excessive levels of carbon emissions, and higher than necessary electricity bills in addition to power quality issues, including increased wear and condensed lifetime of electrical equipment.
Voltage optimisation technologies are usually installed in series between the distribution transformer and the main low voltage distribution board, consequently, allowing all the consumer's electrical equipment to benefit from an optimised power supply.
Energy storage systems, also known as batteries stores, allow you to capture heat or electricity when it is instantly available, normally from a renewable energy system, and save it until a time when it is useful to you.Read More
The use of batteries for energy storage allows the production and use of renewable energy to be delinked from low consumption periods. These systems allow you to overcome obstacles that are caused by the intermittent production of this energy, which is a problem that can never be denied.
Reduce monthly demand charges by offsetting your energy at peak facility demand (peak shaving) periods to minimise your monthly demand charges.
Battery Storage systems allow you reduce your electricity cost, around 25%, therefore, resulting in less demand on the grid. These systems are ideal for anyone who wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise pollution.
Solar energy is that produced by the Sun's light – photovoltaic energy – and its warmth – solar thermal – for the generation of electricity or the production of heat. Inexhaustible and renewable, since it comes from the Sun, solar energy is harnessed using panels and mirrors.Read More
Photovoltaic solar cells convert sunlight directly into electricity by the so-called photovoltaic effect, by which certain materials can absorb photons (light particles) and liberate electrons, generating an electric current. Alternatively, solar thermal collectors use panels or mirrors to absorb and concentrate the Sun's heat, transferring it to a fluid and conducting it through pipes to use it in buildings and installations, and for electricity production (solar thermoelectric).
The added benefits of solar other than cutting energy bills is solar energy has the least negative impact on the environment compared to any other energy source. You can sell unused energy back to the grid.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) refers to the simultaneous generation of useful heat and electricity.
CHP can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to the separate means of conventional generation via a boiler and power station.Read More
The heat generated during this process is supplied to a correctly matched heat demand that would otherwise be met by a conventional boiler. CHP systems are highly effective, making use of the heat which would otherwise be wasted when producing electrical or mechanical power. This allows heat constraints to be met that would otherwise require extra fuel to be burnt.
CHP typically has an efficiency of over 80%. Operators typically saving around 20% on energy bills and can save up to 30% on carbon emissions.
If you currently use oil, LPG or electricity to heat your home switching to a biomass boiler will save you up to 50% on your annual heating bills.
Biomass boilers are around 90% efficient, meaning you will use less fuel to keep warm.Read More
Biomass boilers are eligible for the Government's Renewable Heat Incentive, which pays you a tax free, index linked payment for seven years covering the cost of your boiler with an additional income on top of that.
Biomass boilers burn wood which are pellets sustainably farmed, meaning that your energy is effectively carbon neutral.
Switching to renewable energy will enable you want to cut your reliance on traditional energy companies.
Since 1975 the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) (1974) has required employers, the self-employed and certain people who have control over workplaces to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of anyone who may be affected by their work activities. So, if glazing constitutes a risk, reasonably practicable measures need to be taken to deal with it.Read More
1st January 1993, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 came into force to implement the EC Workplace Directive. Regulation 14 includes requirements for glazing which make explicit those that are implicit in the HSWA. The regulations apply to all workplaces including factories, offices, shops, schools, hospitals, hotels and places of entertainment. They do not apply to domestic premises used for work, or to construction sites.
The duty to comply with the regulations will usually fall to the employer. However, people other than employers may be duty holders under the regulations if they have control of a workplace to any extent, such as owners and landlords of buildings used as workplaces.
Regulation 14 says.
- "Every window or other transparent or translucent surface in a wall or partition and every transparent or translucent surface in a door or gate shall, where necessary for reasons of health and safety:
- be of safety material or be protected against breakage of the transparent or translucent material.
- be appropriately marked or incorporate features so as, in either case, to make it apparent."
The regulation expects action "where necessary for reasons of health or safety". A survey must therefore be undertaken to assess every window or other transparent or translucent surface in a wall, partition, or door or gate to establish whether there is a risk of anyone being hurt if people or objects encounter it, or if it breaks.
If there is no risk, no further action is required. If there is a risk, then action will be necessary to comply with the regulation. You will be required to:
- Reduce the likelihood of glass breakage occurrence by increasing glass visibility.
- Reduce the effects of glass breakage when it does occur by ensuring that the glass breaks safely.
Failing to meet Health and Safety regulations can result in severe penalties.