Solar PV installation for Swindon-based construction firm Beard

Solar PV installation for Swindon-based construction firm Beard

SMARTech energy secures multi-site solar PV installation for Swindon-based construction firm Beard.

Swindon-based construction firm Beard have contracted energy management and reduction specialist SMARTech energy to design and install solar PV systems for their sites in Guildford, Oxford and Swindon which will benefit their running costs and reliance on the grid.

Financial, Environmental and Sustainability

The investment into energy efficiency measures and renewable power forms a part of the company’s five-year sustainability plan, which was prepared by SMARTech energy and which recognises the need to drive efficiencies – from both a financial and environmental perspective and energy sustainability.

Combat rising energy prices and net zero pressures

The most recent installation of 39 x 415W solar panels at their Swindon site will produce more than 14,000kWh of renewable electricity per year helping to combat rising energy prices and net zero pressures.

Save Energy, Save Money and Save Carbon

Seth Robinson, Senior Energy Consultant for SMARTech energy said “It has been a great project to win.  We are delighted to support a local Wiltshire-based company with their energy reduction solutions.  The installation of solar panels will help Beard to make their sites more sustainable by reducing their overall carbon emissions, energy costs and impact on the environment.”

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For more information on how SMARTech energy can help to substantially reduce your electricity bills and significantly lower your company’s carbon footprint, call our team on 01225 635 660.

Reduce your organisation’s energy costs by a third

Reduce your organisation’s energy costs by a third

Are high energy costs fuelling concern for your business in 2024?

Energy management and reduction specialist SMARTech energy guarantees to reduce energy costs for manufacturing and commercial sites by up to 33% through energy efficient technology upgrades and solutions.

How businesses can save energy costs

Energy is one of the most significant costs for a business and reducing it can have a positive impact on an organisation’s profits.

If your energy bills are more than £100,000 per year, then SMARTech energy can guarantee to reduce your organisation’s energy costs, consumption and carbon by a third.

SMARTech energy does this through a combination of bespoke energy management strategies and the installation of one or more of 34 energy-saving and energy-generating technology upgrades and solutions..

Energy Monitoring benefits for manufacturing and commercial sites

All programmes start with a site survey and the installation of energy monitoring to identify how, where and why energy is being used – or wasted.  The data from this then supports an energy management strategy which utilises one of more of 34 energy-saving and energy-generating technologies to optimise the performance and operating conditions of a site.

Click the link to get in touch to get a better understanding of how our bespoke energy management and reduction programme not only benefits the financial aspect of a company, but the sustainability aspects too.

Marking Our 9th Anniversary with a Significant Office Refurbishment

Marking Our 9th Anniversary with a Significant Office Refurbishment

Energy management and reduction specialist SMARTech energy celebrates 9th anniversary with a major office refurbishment

Chippenham-based SMARTech energy is celebrating its ninth anniversary in style with investment into a new office makeover.

The refurbishment of SMARTech energy’s premises on the Sheldon Business Park has seen an open plan office reconfigured into three new glass walled offices and two meeting rooms – allowing for greater privacy when discussing projects with team members and clients.

Additional improvements include an innovative layout with breakout space and the inclusion of a living wall from Growing Revolution – with specifically sourced plants to improve air quality and enhance the working environment.

New internal and external branding and signage from local company Nettl is also set to enforce SMARTech energy’s mission statement and identity.

Taking SMARTech energy to the next level

Managing Director and Founder of SMARTech energy Stuart Pearce said “The refurbishment project has created a much-needed workspace for our growing team.  The reimagined space will allow employees to maintain and benefit from a positive company culture centred around our core values of quality, accountability, integrity and passion.  We are looking forward to starting the company’s new financial year in fresh surroundings with room to grow in order to take SMARTech energy to the next level”.

Successful Business Growth

Founded in 2014, SMARTech energy partner with UK businesses to reduce their energy consumption, costs and carbon by up to 33%.

In direct contrast to its humble beginnings, the company now employs 14 staff members at its office on the Sheldon Business Park in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

This is made up of an expert team of energy consultants, engineers and digital and technical administrators, who develop bespoke energy management strategies which optimise the energy performance and operating conditions of a client’s facility.

This, together with the installation of energy efficient technologies with proven and guaranteed energy savings – plus on-going support, really helps businesses to save energy, save money and save carbon.

To mark the company’s 9th anniversary, the team recently took part in a  pizza making lunch time activity.

Stuart described it as “What better way to celebrate than getting the team fuelled and fired up with a thoroughly enjoyable lunch in a fresh and vibrant environment”.

For more information on how SMARTech energy can help your company to save energy, save money and save carbon, call the team on 01225 635 660.

The 9th anniversary celebrations kicked off recently with a pizza making lunch time activity. Stuart continues “What better way to celebrate than getting the team fuelled and fired up with a thoroughly enjoyable lunch in a fresh and vibrant environment”.
Innovative Air Cooling for Herman Miller

Innovative Air Cooling for Herman Miller

Innovative air cooling technology helps office furniture giant, Herman Miller to set the climate at its manufacturing facility in Wiltshire

Based in Melksham’s Bowerhill, leading global manufacturer of office furniture, Herman Miller is a superb example of how innovation within energy efficient air cooling technology can not only improve the working environment, but save costs from a company’s bottom line.

Heating, ventilation and cooling play a crucial role in the working environment for most buildings and especially within a manufacturing facility.  Corsham-based energy reduction specialist SMARTech energy, were brought on board to design an energy efficient cooling system at the 170,000 square foot site, known as PortalMill, with the aim to not only improve the working environment for its staff, but to deliver energy savings to the company.

Installing Energy Efficient Cooling Solutions in Melksham

With considerable experience of designing and installing energy efficient cooling solutions, SMARTech energy specified nine Evaporative Cooling Systems for the manufacturing space – enabling control of the air temperature and humidity levels in the assembly and manufacturing machine areas; acting as a recirculation system for winter and a ventilator or evaporative cooling system for the summer.

SMARTech energy’s team took five weeks to finalise the project – which included laying more than seven miles of cable throughout the facility.  MD of SMARTech energy, Stuart Pearce said “Evaporative cooling is a completely natural way of producing refreshing cool air and only runs at 10% of the running cost of air conditioning.  The costs to cool and maintain a system over this area is expected to run at £3.15 per hour for supply and extraction”.

Energy Efficient Technologies

MD, Stuart Pearce continues “Government legislations and the pressure of corporate social responsibility on industrial sites, means energy efficient technologies such as evaporative cooling and LED lighting, to name a couple of examples, has never been so important in terms of both carbon reduction and the energy savings made”.

Martin Waller Head of Engineering & Quality – EMEA at Herman Miller commented “The major benefit of this new ventilation is the improvement in the working environment for the operations team due to the zonal control of ventilation and cooling. In addition, there will be a reduction in electricity consumption.

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University to Cut Energy Use by 28.46%

University to Cut Energy Use by 28.46%

University set to reduce energy consumption by 28.46%

Wiltshire-based energy and reduction specialist SMARTech energy have partnered with a university in Oxfordshire to design, develop and deliver energy efficiency solutions through its Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) programme.

Save Energy.  Save Money.  Save Carbon.

The university is predicted to reduce its annual energy consumption by 28.46% and carbon savings of more than 13 tonnes.

As an education establishment, they didn’t have the capital to invest – or experience and resource to implement an energy reduction plan and wanted to upgrade their site with innovative building technologies.

Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS)

A zero CapEx finance solution through the EEaaS model has enabled the university to achieve its ambitious sustainability targets to save energy, save money and save carbon.

SMARTech energy provided 100% of the investment to develop a strategy to design, integrate, install and deliver a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient technology upgrades – which has been designed to achieve the most efficient energy savings.

Managed and Trusted Energy Management Partner – with Guaranteed Energy Savings

SMARTech energy delivers and manages energy efficiency and savings for medium and large organisations across the UK through its (EEaaS) Energy Efficiency as a Service programme.

We partner with customers on long-term (10 year) contracts in order to create a bespoke energy reduction strategy.  Being in a managed partnership with our customers guarantees the success in reducing energy consumption and consistently ensures that we save energy, save money and save carbon.

Energy Reduction Technology

Energy consumption across the university site was measured through the use of energy monitoring equipment.  This was installed to identify energy usage on the main incoming supply and on key assets to record at least 50% of the energy usage to minute-by-minute data.

The technologies installed are then combined in order to achieve greater savings.  The strategy for the university site included:

  • LED Lighting

Replacing old systems with more energy efficient ones and implementing SMART lighting sensors and controls across the site.

  • Voltage Optimisation

The voltage optimisation (VO) strategy involves the installation of a VO unit on the site’s main incoming supply.  The role of the unit is to optimise the voltage supplied to the site.  This minimises voltage spikes, helping to prolong the lifespan of the electrical equipment.  In addition, reduced voltage leads to an overall reduction in energy consumption.

  • SMART Refrigeration

The installation of Chilled Unit Energy Savers (CUES) upgrades the existing thermostat located inside of the existing evaporating units.  It replicates the thermostatic properties of the foods stored inside the chillers.  CUES allows the refrigeration system to optimally adjust its refrigeration cycle to cool the stored food, not the ambient air inside the cold storage areas.

  • SMART Switch / Baseload reduction

By combining SMART Switch and Baseload Reduction we are able to manage and minimise the out of hours through process changes and SMART Switching.  Called ‘SMART Switching’, the controlled assets include air conditioning compressors, trace tapes and external lighting.

  • Motor Optimisation

The motor optimisation strategy includes the optimisation of Variable Speed Drives (VSD) on the motors in the kitchen air handling unit (AHU).  A variable speed drive (VSD) controls the speed and torque of a motor by converting fixed frequency and voltage input to a variable frequency and voltage output.  System performance can be greatly improved by controlling speed to precisely match the load – while also extending their usual life.

Carbon and Financial Energy Savings

The carbon and financial savings made will help to support the university to be more environmentally friendly and financially sustainable and this, together with improvements to the building will have a positive effect on both the students and staff.

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For more information on this case study and to find out how Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) can help your organisation to save energy, save money and save carbon, contact our team on 01225 635 660 or email us through our Contact page.

University to Cut Energy Use by 28.46%

Business Impact of Rising Energy Costs: How Are You Affected?

Is your business being affected by the rising cost of energy?

SMARTech energy have had a lot of enquiries over the past few weeks from companies requesting urgent help to reduce their business energy consumption – and especially following the news this week that the Government’s business energy support is set to be reduced from April.

Long-term uncertainty of energy prices

In some cases, business energy bills are tripling and the long-term uncertainty of energy prices means that the need to act to reduce energy consumption and therefore energy costs is as acute as ever.

Reduce energy consumption

Our energy consultancy team have been working with high energy use organisations across the UK to develop energy management strategies which are proven to cut energy consumption and which make a huge difference to a site’s operating costs.

And it’s not about making one or two changes, it’s about looking at a site with an holistic approach to get the most energy savings possible.

Energy efficient technologies

Reducing a site’s total energy consumption is what really lowers a business’s exposure to a volatile energy market and it’s the development of energy management strategies and the installation of energy efficient technologies which is what is really helping businesses and organisations to save energy, save money and save carbon.

Call our team on 01225 635 660 to discuss how our energy consultancy team can help your organisation to save energy, save money and save carbon.