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What will I get if I download this guide?
- The 5 best ways to reduce your energy, distilled from our experience of doing over 2000 energy audits
- A simple to use checklist highlighting a few simple ways to reduce energy consumption
- An executive summary of where ESOS fits into your business
- The top 5 questions you should be asking your lead assessor
Enistic are the UK market leader in ESOS compliance. Our fully automated reporting system ensures you save time and money! Our seamless accounting system, Plato, allows users to access their data from anywhere in the world.
We believe in making the most out of ESOS, that’s why we suggest to each of our clients ways outside of ESOS that they can save money – from our superb sub-metering to the installion of solar panels. By understanding how your business works, we’re able to provide you with information that actually adds value and saves money.
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Our custom built Portable Energy Audit Kit (PEAK) allows us to monitor energy consumption immediately during audits. It’s user-friendly and easy to manage carry-case gives us the perfect tool to provide the most in-depth data that really matters.
- Identify waste
- Understand usage
- Reduce operating costs
- Minimize CO2 emissions
5 Practical Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption for Retailers
With the ESOS Phase 2 data capture period beginning in January 2018, it’s time for retailers to start thinking about ESOS. Among the various building types in the UK commercial sector, retail sites are found to be the most energy intensive.
HVAC systems, lighting and the refrigeration units usually account for the bulk of a retail building energy consumption. With the ever rising energy bill and the concerns about climate change, the cost associated with all of these can be easily reduced, if the business knows where to look at and what to do.
Only a small percentage of site managers felt that ESOS had helped support the energy efficiency initiative. This highlights that using a key assessor with extensive understanding and experience is key to unlocking any benefit.
Here are some tips to reduce your carbon and energy usage:
Install occupancy sensors where security or cleaning staff may work late out of hours. These sensors can help reduce the lighting cost by up to 30%.
Ensure that correct temperature are set in order to avoid over-cooling. If the set cooling temperature can be safely increased by 1˚C, the energy cost can be reduced by 2-4%.
Reduce set point temperature. A 1˚C temperature reduction, which is hardly noticeable, can cut the heating bill by up to 10%.
4. Ventillation and Air Conditioning
Check if you can take advantage of natural ventilation. It may be possible to use different pathways such as doors and windows in order to provide a satisfactory level of natural ventilation, thus allowing the mechanical system to be shut down.
5. Building Fabric
Ensure that roof and any external cavity wall are properly insulated, as more than 25% of heat is lost mainly via an uninsulated roof, but why stop there?
Our ESOS Guide for retailers has a huge variety of practical energy saving opportinities. Download yours today and start saving money now.
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