11 Jan 2024
Organisations are facing many challenges in the current climate and one of these challenges is rising energy costs. Businesses are becoming more aware of environmental impact and the urgent need to have an energy reduction strategy, not only to reduce their carbon footprint but also to save money.
The total energy consumption of the world is expected to increase by 48% before 2040. However, the UK Government have a target to cut emissions by 78% by 2035, to meet Global Goals, see Overcoming the World’s Challenges – The Global Goals. So it is imperative for individual organisations to reach energy saving goals. The building and construction sector should be particularly mindful of their carbon footprint as they attribute almost 40% of carbon emissions. One method to improve your energy usage is through implementing an Energy Management System (EMS).
The aim of implementing an Energy Management System is to make the use of energy as efficient as possible and could save energy costs significantly. Energy systems could save up to £10 billion a year by 2050 according to the UK Government. These systems are not only applicable to large organisations that have huge factory facilities, but also an increasing number of small and medium-sized organisations are recognising the benefits of an EMS too. Benefits include finding waste, monitoring, controlling and conserving energy to reduce costs, lowering carbon emissions and increasing employee wellbeing.
An energy management software or system is most often cloud-based and collects and analyses energy consumption and expenditure to support budget monitoring and bill predictions. The systems can track periods of time and produce reports to be analysed for energy performance. From this a strategy is developed to manage energy in different departments and adjust accordingly.
An energy management system involves four main steps
Energy Management is not just about turning down the heating or turning off the lights when you leave a room. Energy management takes account of procurement, distribution of energy and environmental and economic objectives.
Implementing energy management can save transportation costs, help to choose the right means of transport, profitable routes, load optimising, fuel efficient vehicles and options for clean fuels. This can all help reduce costs and combat environmental damage.
Manufacturing machinery has huge potential for energy improvement, reduction in costs, better productivity, and a safer working environment.
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An Energy Management System (EMS) can help an organisation to improve energy performance by continuously monitoring their water, electricity, and gas consumption, to streamline their processes, improve their profitability and to reduce their environmental impact. An Energy Management system can save 20-30% of total energy costs over 12 months.
Sentinel Safety Solutions can help you improve your environmental impact, sustainability, and energy efficiencies with an Environmental Management System, For more information, please feel free to visit our Environmental Management Systems page on our website Environmental Management System | Worcestershire (sentinelsafety.co.uk or call us on 01527 833834 and we will be happy to assist.