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Birmingham Airport Case Study

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Birmingham Airport Case Study

  1. 1. Birmingham International Airport Case Study Reducing Energy Birmingham International Airport (BHX) lies to the southeast of Birmingham city centre. The airport sees over 9 million passengers a year and has plans to double capacity by 2020. The airport is a base for Flybe, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways and offers both domestic flights within the UK, and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, India, North America and the Caribbean. The airport handles scheduled and charter short and long-haul flights. Birmingham is the first UK airport outside of London to offer direct charter flights to China, made possible by an extension of the runway. Key Objectives for Birmingham International Airport LCMB were instructed by Birmingham Airport, in May 2013, to deliver energy management services in partnership with the internal engineering and operations team. This service was designed to bring about a step change in the way that energy and the associated cost and emissions were managed. Energy is particularly important at Birmingham Airport as it is their largest controllable cost. LCMB were asked to focus on meeting the following key client objectives: • Improving the level of sub-metering and data visibility. • Develop a wider accountability for energy by business unit level reporting and assigning energy budgets to manage and reduce. • Engage staff in taking an active role to save and promote energy saving. • Identifying and costing projects to yield energy savings. LCMB are working with our teams at all levels to deliver a transformation in energy management which will secure lasting cost and carbon reductions for the airport. As an airport with ambitious growth plans it is vital that we both understand and continually find ways to reduce what is one of our largest controllable costs.” Simon Richards Chief Financial Officer, Birmingham International Airport CaseStudy LCMB Building Performance Ltd Bloxham Mill, Barford Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4FF t. 01295 722 823 | e. | Printed on 100% recycled paper
  2. 2. Our approach LCMB set about developing a greater understanding of where energy was used within Birmingham Airport. Once understood this led to us being able to establish targets for each business unit. Our initial work involved the development of a metering strategy and specification from which LCMB led a planned approach to identify and tender 150 electricity sub-meters. To put energy on the agenda of management staff, LCMB set up a monthly energy group. Along with regular monthly energy reports provided to business unit leaders this has had the effect of improving awareness as well as accountability. Joint actions across the airport were successful in leading to an energy saving in the first year of our involvement of £85,000. We have now put in place the reporting structures enabling the establishment of a 5% energy saving target to be achieved over the course of the coming year. Key Outcomes delivered for BHX • A metering strategy and programme of electrical sub-metering to expand the Birmingham Airports understanding of significant energy consumers. • Increased accountability for energy within each business unit and in excess of £85k of energy cost being saved within the financial year. • Staff engagement in suggesting and implementing energy saving ideas. • A number of energy saving projects implemented, under trial or identified. • A regular energy cost saving reporting process for each business unit. • The basis for devolved energy saving targets for 2014/15. Following a successful year of delivering these benefits, LCMB have been commissioned to extend our service for Birmingham Airport in order to secure long term savings. Contact Us If you want to discover how you can save energy, carbon and cost, please visit our website or call 01295 722823 Matt and the team at LCMB continue to drive year on year energy savings and to date the airport has benefited from lower costs and improved accountability. LCMB deliver a service that embraces our core values of intelligence, support and delivery and understand the need to deliver a service that is aligned to the needs of the customer.” Simon Richards Chief Financial Officer, Birmingham International Airport LCMB Building Performance Ltd Bloxham Mill, Barford Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4FF t. 01295 722 823 | e. | Printed on 100% recycled paper