"Practical Tips for Business Sustainability" - Paul Buckley, Clouds ConsultancyPresentation Transcript
Practical Tips for Business Sustainability
Prepared for: Portsmouth Sustainable Business
By: Paul Buckley
Clouds Environmental Consultancy Ltd
Date: 25th February 2010
Clouds Environmental Consultancy Quality Management Environmental Management Health & Safety Air Conditioning Inspections Energy Certificates Carbon Management Energy Management Energy Metering and Monitoring
Definition of Sustainability.
The Drivers for Energy & Carbon Management.
Climate Change/Global Warming.
A Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness.
Definition of Sustainability Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" Gro Harlem Brundtland Chairwoman of the World Commission on the Environment and Development in 1983 (The Brundtland Commission)
Drivers for Energy & Carbon Management Environmental Issues Climate Change and emissions pollute from almost everything we do Government Policy Reducing CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 Strong role for energy efficiency and renewable energy Systems Costs & Reputation Benefits associated with promoting energy efficiency
Drivers for Energy & Carbon Management
Legislation is Strengthening
Climate Change Levy
Changes to Building Regulations, 2006/2010/2013
EU Energy Performance in Buildings (EPBD) Directive 2008
Energy Using Products Directive, (SI 2007 No:2037)
Carbon Reduction Commitment
Large organisations whose annual mandatory half hourly metered electricity use is above 6,000MWh – focusing on those emissions outside the Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) and outside the direct emissions covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
Climate Change – What’s Happening?
Climate Change – What’s Happening? 0.6°C Average global temperature rise since records began in the 19th Century All 10 of the hottest years have occurred since 1900
Rapid Rise in Weather-Related Natural Disasters
Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness
Why do we Need Energy Information? “You can’t manage anything if you don’t first measure it”.
Types of Meters Gas Electric Oil Water
Monitoring is Not New
Factors That Influence Energy Consumption in Buildings
Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness Creating an energy awareness programme depends on your own particular circumstances. Some sites are more advanced than others, while some individuals are less energy aware than their colleagues. There are four essential steps:
Check Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness
Support and Resources Your Current Situation Your Target Audience Messages and Communication Channels What Do We Do First
Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness Posters/Stickers
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Lighting Lighting is essential for carrying out daily business activity but it can account for up to 40% of a company’s total electricity bill. Automatic lighting controls can save 30% on costs. Lighting costs can be reduced by 20% by only using electric lighting when the space is occupied
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Lighting Use the sun. Encourage staff to keep lights off where there is sufficient daylight. Clean windows and skylights regularly. If you can, angle blinds to reflect more light onto the ceiling or into the workspace.
Rogues Gallery- Lighting
General Energy Saving Opportunities - Office Every office needs a range of equipment in order to function and be productive, but did you know that you could cut your office energy use by over 70% at little or no cost?
General Energy Saving Opportunities - Office PCs/Monitors use almost half the energy of all office equipment Switch off PC monitors and other equipment if they will not be used for 15 minutes or more day
Rogues Gallery- Office
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Refrigeration A chiller door left open for 30 minutes a day wastes enough energy in a year to power a lighthouse for nearly 4 days. An open chill door will cost you at least £2 an hour and a deep-freeze £6 an hour.
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Refrigeration You don’t have to refrigerate many products below the recommended temperatures: increasing the temperature of the cooled space by just 1ºC could reduce energy consumption by 2%. Keep condensers clean and free from blockages so that there’s enough space for good airflow away from the unit. Repair any leaks as soon as possible and recharge the system with fresh coolant. Your refrigeration maintenance supplier will be able to do this.
Rogues Gallery- Refrigeration
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy– Compressed Air Over 10% of electricity supplied to industry is used to compress air. However, as much as 30% of this energy is lost through leaking systems Compressed air leaking through a single 3mm hole could cost you over £500 per year!
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy– Compressed Air Don’t compress air to pressures higher than is really necessary Leaving compressors running when they aren’t required, such as during breaks An idling compressor can still use 40% of its full load. Having hot, wet or ‘dirty’ air means that the compressor has to work harder.
Rogues Gallery- Compressed Air
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy– Heating Around 20% of heat generated by a boiler goes straight up the chimney. This can increase to over 30% if the boiler is poorly operated or maintained. Simple maintenance can produce significant energy savings — often as much as 10-15%
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Heating Good boiler maintenance is essential to ensure efficient combustion. Have your boiler serviced regularly. Make sure that your boilers are turned off when there’s no demand for heat, especially when buildings are unoccupied in the evenings and at weekends. Be sure to stop all leaks in water, heating and steam pipes.
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Heating
Check buildings are not heated above 19°C.
Reducing the temperature by 1°C can reduce your energy consumption by 10%
Check buildings are not cooled below 24°C.
Energy consumption will rise by 8% for each 1°C difference
Do not open windows when heating or cooling offices
Rogues Gallery- Heating
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Insulation Many businesses waste a significant proportion of energy through poor insulation of their heating or steam system. An un-insulated valve is equivalent to 1 metre of un-insulated pipework. An un-insulated flange is equivalent to 1/2 a metre of un-insulated pipework. Every un-insulated metre of pipe could cost you around £100 a year
A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Insulation Don’t underestimate the amount of heat that can be lost through poorly insulated pipework. Remember – this waste heat is probably leaking into unwanted areas. Don’t leave any gaps in your insulation Insulation should begin where the pipe leaves the boiler Replace any insulation that feels wet, it won’t prevent heat loss and will speed up pipe corrosion.
Rogues Gallery- Insulation
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