There are always more ways to reduce energy consumption and costs!

We are often told by organisations that they have made all the improvements that can be made to reduce energy costs and minimise waste, but our experience tells that this is very rarely the case. More often than not, there is far more that can be done, and often the investment required has a very short payback or there is no cost at all!

Posted on 06 September 2019.

There is ALWAYS more an organisation can do to demonstrate continual improvement - typically 25-40% more savings can be made! This is going to be even more critical going forward if this country is going to meet the Government’s carbon targets. The scope for energy consumption savings, both technical and behavioural, is immense, maybe even 80% and we are far from getting anywhere near to this! Here are some ideas and suggestions about what more you could be doing.

Is your BMS saving money?

It would be wrong to assume that building management systems manage energy efficiently; most are wasting vast amounts of energy! Following a BMS healthcheck and system optimisation at Leeds university substantial energy savings were made. Read more.


Embedding good energy behaviour

The potential for behaviour change energy savings is at least 50% of the available energy improvements potential. We can only access this by harnessing the power of people and embedding sustained best practice from within. Read more.


What is the cost of energy inaction?

Failure to implement energy saving opportunities can have a significant cost to an organisation.   Inaction ignores the stresses to the business posed by rising energy prices, ignores increased costs associated with production growth, ignores the profit or investment potential of any savings realised and also ignores the social gains of reduced environmental impact. So how can this message be communicated effectively?  Read more here.


Are you still getting the most out of ISO 50001 certification?

We’re in regular contact with organisations that have achieved certification to ISO 50001 and we know that certification is not the end of the journey and we know that there is always more that can be done to improve energy efficiency and management.  The scope for energy consumption savings, both technical and behavioural, is immense.  Read more here.


How do Vodafone and Severn Trent Water manage 1000s of energy projects?
The way energy projects are managed can have a significant impact on the output. An holistic approach to energy project management is essential to enable an efficient, effective, prioritised approach that maximises savings.  This is how Vodafone and Severn Trent Water do it.  Read more.


How sustainable is your organisation? Do you need a Sustainability Health Check?
If you are considering the best way for your organisation to set and achieve sustainability goals, our Sustainability Health Check provides objective support and is a great place to start.


Are you getting best value from your FM or ESCO provider?

An audit of services, a ‘Provider Audit’, can be a very effective way to interrogate the appropriateness or otherwise of a facilities management or ESCO provider and can identify improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of any arrangements.  This is what Toyota did. Read more.

We have energy and sustainability experts who can help you with any aspect of managing and reducing your energy consumption and costs!  Don't hesitate to contact us to see how we can add value to your organisation.  Please get in touch to find out more:, T: 0800 6127 567, or click here to book your call back from us.