Energy efficiency is the must for cash-strapped local authorities

Energy efficiency initiatives at local level can be the difference between service cuts and services improvements for local authorities, experts in the field have recently argued.

Public services can be hit hard if local authorities do not act quickly when it comes to energy efficiency, especially since securing the necessary funding is not a very difficult task nowadays – there are a number of financial products and investment vehicles that local authorities can tap into to provide the upfront capital for large-scale energy efficiency projects. What’s more, with technologies as efficient as LED lighting, these projects can actually generate revenue as the savings go beyond the level of self-funding, freeing up capital to spend elsewhere.

Around 60% of respondents participating in a recent research poll conducted by Current, powered by GE and the Carbon Trust have revealed that their organisation was in a position to release capital into energy efficiency projects, however 30% admitted that the reason they aren’t making progress is because of competing organisational priorities. This blockage highlights a challenge faced by local authorities of a silo-style operational structure, which prevents the permeation of an energy efficiency ethos across all areas of the organisation – transforming it from a competing priority to an integral consideration.

Two-thirds of those surveyed agreed that access to intelligent products and solutions through technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) would also help maximise the impact of investment in energy efficiency.

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Advanced BEMS (Building Energy Management System) solutions represent one of the top energy efficiency measures organizations of any scope and size can turn to, given the fact that they enable a superior level of control over the heating system and its extensive optimization, thus leading to lower overall consumption levels.

And this is exactly where the HeatingSave system might prove its worth, since our solution allows customers to achieve immediately savings of up to 30%+ on their energy bills. This is achieved by optimizing the energy consumption levels within any building with the help of an advanced heat-loss algorithm that creates a specific profile for any building and based on that, switches heating on later if its warm and off earlier if its cold.

It also automatically adjusts your boiler depending on how warm it is outside – save up to another 10%.

Furthermore, the system also offers an advanced automatic occupancy detection system that allows the temperature to reduce to a background when areas are not used and quickly brought up to temperature when they are being used.

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