THE CLIENT

Metrow Foods Ltd is a family run food distribution business based in Essex.  They have two sites with a combined operational area of 11,500sqm.

In partnership with SMARTech energy, Metrow Foods are undertaking an energy reduction programme through the Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) model.

EEaaS allows organisations to implement energy efficiency projects without capital, finance leasing or risk – with the energy savings paying for the installation, maintenance and management of the low carbon technologies.

HELPING THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY ACHIEVE NET ZERO

Energy Efficiency as a Service is set as a huge opportunity for organisations such as food distributors who have high energy usage, who want to improve business sustainability and profitability by reducing their energy spend and carbon emissions – but who cannot commit to the capital expenditure or lease costs of energy efficient technology projects.

£490k ENERGY SAVINGS IDENTIFIED

An initial study and review of the energy use at Metrow Foods has identified savings or more than 25% of energy costs per year.

Through the use of the Eniscope energy monitoring, SMARTech energy identified the following technologies to help reduce consumption on this site:

  • LED Lighting upgrade
  • Refrigeration and chiller system optimisation

 

Energy Saving technologies installed through funded Energy Efficiency as a Service programme

SMARTech LED Lighting

LED lighting Installation

Reduces energy consumption by 70%

The lighting upgrade for Metrow Foods is to replace the existing fluorescent luminaires with SMART LED luminaires.

 
SMART LED luminaries are highly efficient which will lead to reduced energy consumption – while still providing improved lighting quality.  In addition, to maximise energy reduction, the LED luminaires are controlled with SMART lighting sensors which automatically switch on or off the lights depending on the occupancy levels and natural daylight available in an area.
 
The position and number of luminaires installed follow the recommended lighting (lux) levels defined by the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE).

Refrigeration and Chiller Optimisation

Reduces energy consumption by 20%

Refrigeration Optimisation consists of performing two energy saving measures.

The first is to optimise the existing refrigeration system and the second measure is to install chiller energy savers.

This method for implementing refrigeration system strategy will provide temperature based speed control the freezer and chiller packs.  This will ensure increased energy savings and also reduce maintenance costs of the machines as well as extending the working life of the equipment.

CARBON SAVINGS EQUIVALENT TO 900 TONNES

SMARTech energy have developed an integrated energy efficiency programme for Metrow Foods Ltd and have identified more than £490k savings in annual energy costs; with carbon savings of more than 900 tonnes for the contract period.

SMARTech energy’s EEaaS offering has effectively enabled Metrow Foods to increase overall profits on their bottom line – without the need to increase sales.

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