Potential of energy saving measures is wasted, energy auditors claim

The huge energy saving potential uncovered by energy audits (often carried out as a part of the ESOS compliance scheme) is wasted by firms who fail to take action on the recommendations, according to auditors at Inprova Energy.

The Carbon Trust’s analysis of a sample of recent ESOS energy savings opportunities assessments showed that an average cost reduction of 20% was achievable through cost-effective energy saving measures. On an average energy spend of £1.8m, this translates into potential savings of £360,000 per site.

Unfortunately, the level of implementation of energy saving recommendations from energy audits is disappointingly small, despite the obvious attractive monetary and environmental rewards.

The data suggests that space heating can be a major source of waste, where simple energy saving measures can reduce costs by as much as 30%. Furthermore, the poor control of building energy management can also affect efficiency. In fact, modern Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are one of the most effective solutions for optimising efficiency in a building, often resulting in savings of 10% to 20%.

HeatingSave – the building energy management system (BEMS) to help companies drastically reduce their energy bills

Replacing your central heating clock with a HeatingSave energy and boiler management controller is the quickest way of beating those tariff rises and saving on energy costs, often paying for itself in less than a year but almost always in less than 3 years.

HeatingSave can cut your energy usage by 20% to 30% with its energy management control, as its internal microprocessor constantly calculates and improves the efficiency and savings of your central heating system.

Using HeatingSave, simply choose the room temperature and the hot water you want, and when, and HeatingSave does the rest. It works with all central heating systems – oil, gas or coal – and links up with a PC to produce reports and graphs to fashion a powerful and complete energy management system.

The system is backed by the Carbon Trust and the Energy Savings Trust.

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