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"Practical Tips for Business Sustainability" - Paul Buckley, Clouds Consultancy

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"Practical Tips for Business Sustainability" - Paul Buckley, Clouds Consultancy

  1. 1. Practical Tips for Business Sustainability<br /><ul><li>Prepared for: Portsmouth Sustainable Business
  2. 2. By: Paul Buckley </li></ul>Clouds Environmental Consultancy Ltd<br /><ul><li>Date: 25th February 2010</li></li></ul><li>Clouds Environmental Consultancy<br />Quality<br />Management<br />Environmental<br />Management<br />Health & <br />Safety<br />Air Conditioning Inspections<br />Energy<br />Certificates<br />Carbon<br />Management<br />Energy Management<br />Energy Metering and Monitoring<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Definition of Sustainability.
  4. 4. The Drivers for Energy & Carbon Management.
  5. 5. Climate Change/Global Warming.
  6. 6. A Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness.
  7. 7. Developing Solutions.</li></li></ul><li>Definition of Sustainability<br />Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" <br />Gro Harlem Brundtland <br />Chairwoman of the World Commission on the Environment and Development in 1983 <br />(The Brundtland Commission) <br />
  8. 8. Drivers for Energy & Carbon Management<br />Environmental Issues<br />Climate Change and emissions pollute from almost everything we do<br />Government Policy <br />Reducing CO2<br />emissions by 80% by<br />2050<br />Strong role for energy<br />efficiency and<br />renewable energy<br />Systems<br />Costs & Reputation<br />Benefits associated<br />with promoting energy<br />efficiency<br />
  9. 9. Drivers for Energy & Carbon Management<br /><ul><li>Legislation is Strengthening
  10. 10. Climate Change Levy
  11. 11. Changes to Building Regulations, 2006/2010/2013
  12. 12. EU Energy Performance in Buildings (EPBD) Directive 2008
  13. 13. Energy Using Products Directive, (SI 2007 No:2037)
  14. 14. Carbon Reduction Commitment
  15. 15. 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).</li></li></ul><li>Climate Change – What’s Happening?<br />
  16. 16. Climate Change – What’s Happening?<br />0.6°C Average global temperature rise since records began in the 19th Century<br />All 10 of the hottest years have occurred since 1900<br />
  17. 17. Rapid Rise in Weather-Related Natural Disasters<br />
  18. 18. Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness<br />
  19. 19. Why do we Need Energy Information? <br />“You can’t manage anything if you don’t first measure it”. <br />
  20. 20. Types of Meters<br />Gas<br />Electric<br />Oil<br />Water<br />
  21. 21. Monitoring is Not New<br />
  22. 22. Factors That Influence Energy Consumption in Buildings<br />
  23. 23. Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness<br />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.<br />There are four essential steps:<br />
  24. 24. Check<br />Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness<br />
  25. 25. Support and Resources<br />Your Current Situation<br />Your Target Audience<br />Messages and Communication Channels<br />What Do We Do First<br />
  26. 26. Practical Introduction to Energy Awareness<br />Posters/Stickers<br />
  27. 27. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Lighting<br />Lighting is essential for carrying out daily business activity but it can account for up to 40% of a company’s total electricity bill.<br />Automatic lighting controls can save 30% on costs.<br />Lighting costs can be reduced by 20% by only using electric lighting when the space is occupied<br />
  28. 28. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Lighting<br />Use the sun. Encourage staff to keep lights off where there is sufficient daylight. <br />Clean windows and skylights regularly. <br />If you can, angle blinds to reflect more light onto the ceiling or into the workspace.<br />
  29. 29. Rogues Gallery- Lighting<br />
  30. 30. General Energy Saving Opportunities - Office<br />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?<br />
  31. 31. General Energy Saving Opportunities - Office<br />PCs/Monitors use almost half the energy of all office equipment<br />Switch off PC monitors and other equipment if they will not be used for 15 minutes or more day<br />
  32. 32. Rogues Gallery- Office<br />
  33. 33. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Refrigeration<br />A chiller door left open for 30 minutes a day wastes enough energy in a year to power a lighthouse for nearly 4 days.<br />An open chill door will cost you at least £2 an hour and a deep-freeze £6 an hour. <br />
  34. 34. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Refrigeration<br />You don’t have to refrigerate many products below the recommended temperatures: increasing the<br />temperature of the cooled space by just 1ºC could reduce energy consumption by 2%.<br />Keep condensers clean and free from blockages so that there’s enough space for good airflow away from the unit.<br />Repair any leaks as soon as possible and recharge<br />the system with fresh coolant. Your refrigeration<br />maintenance supplier will be able to do this.<br />
  35. 35. Rogues Gallery- Refrigeration<br />
  36. 36. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy– Compressed Air<br />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<br />Compressed air leaking through a single 3mm hole could cost you over £500 per year!<br />
  37. 37. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy– Compressed Air<br />Don’t compress air to pressures higher than is really necessary<br />Leaving compressors running when they aren’t required, such as during breaks<br />An idling compressor can still use 40% of its full load.<br />Having hot, wet or ‘dirty’ air<br />means that the compressor has to work harder.<br />
  38. 38. Rogues Gallery- Compressed Air<br />
  39. 39. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy– Heating<br />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.<br />Simple maintenance can produce significant energy savings — often as much as 10-15%<br />
  40. 40. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Heating<br />Good boiler maintenance is essential to ensure efficient combustion. Have your boiler serviced regularly.<br />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.<br />Be sure to stop all leaks in water, heating and steam pipes.<br />
  41. 41. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Heating<br /><ul><li>Check buildings are not heated above 19°C.
  42. 42. Reducing the temperature by 1°C can reduce your energy consumption by 10%
  43. 43. Check buildings are not cooled below 24°C.
  44. 44. Energy consumption will rise by 8% for each 1°C difference
  45. 45. Do not open windows when heating or cooling offices</li></li></ul><li>Rogues Gallery- Heating<br />
  46. 46. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Insulation<br />Many businesses waste a significant proportion of energy through poor insulation of their heating or steam system.<br />An un-insulated valve is equivalent to 1 metre of un-insulated pipework.<br />An un-insulated flange is equivalent to 1/2 a metre of un-insulated pipework.<br />Every un-insulated metre of pipe could cost you around £100 a year<br />
  47. 47. A Practical Introduction to Reducing Energy - Insulation<br />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.<br />Don’t leave any gaps in your insulation<br />Insulation should begin where the pipe leaves the boiler<br />Replace any insulation that feels wet, it won’t prevent heat loss and will speed up pipe corrosion.<br />
  48. 48. Rogues Gallery- Insulation<br />
  49. 49. Developing Solutions<br />
  50. 50. Consultant Details<br />Thank you for listening<br />Contact:<br />Paul Buckley<br />Clouds Environmental Consultancy Ltd<br />023 92639858<br />paul.buckley@cloudsenvironmental.co.uk<br />Brighter ideas, brighter future, for business and the environment...<br />

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