Building a low carbon economy

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In this presentation, Faithful+Gould's Sean Lockie discusses the main drivers for investing in sustainable building solutions. He cites examples of clients that are benefiting from improvements in energy efficiency, health and safety, and performance.

This presentation was originally delivered in October 2013.

Read more: http://www.atkinsglobal.com/en-GB/media-centre/events/atkins-lectures/2013/building-a-low-carbon-economy

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Building a low carbon economy

  1. 1. Building a low carbon economy Chinese media delegation briefing
  2. 2. Sean Lockie, director of sustainability, Faithful+Gould 11 October 2013
  3. 3. A framework for sustainability Energy Carbon Waste Water Ecology Comfort
  4. 4. Drivers Cost Compliance CSR Customer Sustainability
  5. 5. Drivers - Cost ● Energy costs 25 per cent of total business cost ● Energy costs increasing ● Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of circa 40 per cent on some projects ● Changing business case (valuations, rentals, voids) ● Costs of techs coming down. Cost Compliance CSR Customer Sustainability
  6. 6. Drivers - Compliance ● Energy Act 80 per cent by 2050 ● Carbon budgets ● Carbon Reduction Commitment ● Mandatory reporting ● 2016 / 2019 ● Faithful+Gould rated buildings 2018. Cost Compliance CSR Customer Sustainability
  7. 7. Risks - unsustainable traits
  8. 8. Savings are available Hospital Office Restaurant Hotel Shopping Centre School Source: Siemens Building Technologies 2012
  9. 9. Drivers - CSR ● Productivity ● Health ● Carbon footprint ● CSR strategies required certain investment funds ● Local jobs ● Voluntary reporting – CDP, GRI, GRESB etc. Cost Compliance CSR Customer Sustainability
  10. 10. The business case is there Source: WGBC 2013
  11. 11. And it’s not just a label Valuations > rental > demand > voids > brown discount > green premium
  12. 12. Drivers - Customer demand ● Increasing amount of labelling ● Leading players aggressive targets ● Labelling of products. Cost Compliance CSR Customer Sustainability
  13. 13. Atkins' turnkey energy efficiency solution How it works
  14. 14. Client advantages ● Atkins designs, finances, installs and maintains the systems ● Atkins’ costs are repaid through the energy savings ● Reduce overall client operation cost ● Risks and responsibilities are rested on Atkins ● No upfront costs or investment for the client.
  15. 15. Identification of opportunities Full investment grade proposal Detailed design Agree M&V strategy Install & PM energy conservation measures Implement M&V Ongoing guarantee of energy savings Survey Funding Design Maintenance ‘Energy performance contract’ Installation The process
  16. 16. How can we be certain technologies will pay back?
  17. 17. saved per year 34,000tCO2 Salix finance £750m 9000 143funds established saved over project lifetimes projects in 662 organisations “A government fund for the public sector ”
  18. 18. Technology Typical payback LED lighting – lamp retrofit 4 to 5 years LED lighting – complete luminaire upgrade 6 to 7 years Building fabric insulation 3 to 10 years Building management system upgrades 3 to 4 years Combined heat & power (cogeneration) 5 years Boiler replacements 4 to 5 years Heating zoning and controls 3 years Free cooling 4 years Motor variable speed drives 3 years Technologies and paybacks / Salix
  19. 19. UK case study - Frimley Park hospital 3.5 £3m £900kloan for 17 EE projects years payback lifetime savings
  20. 20. UK case study – Marks & Spencer Faithful+Gould is undertaking an in-depth Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) of Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) second largest store at Cheshire Oaks near Chester. This prestigious new study is part of an extensive £8 million programme funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) designed to deliver more efficient, better performing buildings.
  21. 21. Post occupancy evaluation Source: Marks and Spencer
  22. 22. Post occupancy evaluation Source: Marks and Spencer
  23. 23. Post occupancy evaluation Source: Marks and Spencer
  24. 24. China case study Confidential technology company
  25. 25. Production facility in Suzhou 2,500m² production area 24 hour operation Injection machines High-speed stamping.
  26. 26. • Poor HVAC design for production area with insufficient cooling capacity and distribution • High energy consuming metal halide lighting • No use of free heating energy from production waste heat for heating offices in winter • No energy monitoring system • No effective maintenance programme. Problems
  27. 27. • New chillers and free cooling • Re-design of HVAC System in production & office areas • Implementation of power meter monitoring system (PMMS) to improve equipment reliability and energy consumption efficiency • New lighting • China and UK skills and products used. What we did
  28. 28. 15% 36 £300ksavings in 3 years energy saving The results month ROI
  29. 29. Concluding themes ● Business case is changing ● Regulation and targets are getting tougher ● Importance of good data (evidence) ● New technologies.
  30. 30. For more information contact Sean Lockie sean.lockie@atkinsglobal.com
  31. 31. Celebrating 75 years of design, engineering and project management excellence. www.atkinsglobal.com

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