Audit of energy saving opportunities to comply with the requirements of The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, ESOS.
How JRP added value
Utility and fleet transport energy audits were carried out at each of the company’s 5 manufacturing sites and an analysis of utility use at each site revealed the significant energy uses to be:
- Comfort heating in production and warehouse facilities
- Factory and warehouse lighting
- Specialist metal punch, laser and forming machinery
- Extraction fans
The AFE Group companies already had a strong energy ethos and management culture and were working towards ISO 50001 certification on a number of their sites. JRP’s audit recognised energy saving projects that had already been undertaken, but using our Energy Initiator® survey tool we were also able to identify further opportunities that could be funded within the company’s target for investment returns.
How JRP helped the AFE Group
“The JRP team provided a practical and insightful audit of our sites to help make our sites more energy efficient. The audit and reporting was completed to the agreed timetable and budget has added greatly to the focus and value we place on our overall energy consumption and cost.” Tim Smith, Chief Executive Oﬃcer, The AFE Group Limited.
If all opportunities identified as part of the ESOS audit were implemented savings of 1,920.3MWh could be achieved, equating to a cost saving of £135k pa. These savings have associated total implementation costs of £267k giving an average simple payback of 2 years.
The AFE Group quickly adopted a number of the energy saving opportunities put forward. JRP are continuing to support the organisation in developing a group wide energy management policy and offering training support to ensure a continued focus on energy awareness in the business.