Energy efficiency in the UK continues to be a large, growth market:
- Up to 30% of the energy used by UK corporates continues to be wasted1.
- A focus area for UK Government with concerns of usage outstripping supply over the medium term.
- Corporations and public sector bodies increasingly targeting cost savings in this area, in many cases seeking off balance sheet solutions to optimise their return on capital.
1 CBI: “Climate Change, Everyone’s business”; McKinsey analysis.
AVAILABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS AND TARGET CUSTOMERS
An energy efficiency solution typically includes the implementation of energy efficiency measures and the installation or replacement of energy saving or energy generation equipment. Energy efficiency measures might include servicing and repair of existing equipment, implementation and monitoring behavioural change programmes or sourcing energy more efficiently. In each case a full solution is provided supported by the energy saving or energy generation equipment.
Energy Saving Equipment: This may include:
Voltage optimisation units – designed to reduce the overall electrical energy demand of a building;
Air handling systems – includes air conditioning, heating and humidity management;
Low energy lighting – often LEDs;
Replacement, efficient gas or biomass boilers – sized to meet the specific requirements of a building; and
Insulation measures – includes fridge doors, double glazing and cavity wall insulation.
Efficient Energy Generation: Installations may vary, are often referred to as ‘on-site power’, and commonly include:
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units (whether fuelled by gas, diesel or renewable fuels), which deliver a consistent level of electricity and hot water to a building;
Ground / air source heat pumps – an established technology throughout the world;
Anaerobic digesters – provide a source of on-site power; and
Heat recovery power generators, which generate electricity using the excess heat from large industrial processes
In addition, we have worked with customers, including CEMEX, on projects to replace dirty, expensive and inefficient fuel oil with cleaner natural gas. These fuel switching energy efficiency projects reduce energy bills and CO2 emissions.