Energy reduction for commercial refrigeration sites

Energy reduction for commercial refrigeration sites

Are you looking to reduce your site’s refrigeration energy consumption, costs and carbon?

Our team of expert energy consultants have recently worked with one of our clients in the food service industry to reduce the energy consumption for their refrigeration plant by more than 23%.

So how did SMARTech energy reduce the energy consumption by more than 23%?

SMARTech energy partnered with the company to develop a bespoke energy management strategy through its Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) programme to help the client to save energy, save money and save carbon.

Detailed data from a site survey, together with the installation of energy monitoring systems enabled our team to understand the energy and carbon consumption at the site.  Our team were then able to recommend energy conservation measures (ECMs) which would help to optimise the energy performance of the existing refrigeration equipment.

What is Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS)?

Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) is an energy reduction programme which is managed and delivered by our team of experts and guarantees energy savings from 15% to 33%.

With the UK facing continuing pressures from soaring energy costs and government policies encouraging carbon output reduction, SMARTech energy partners with businesses and organisations to efficiently reduce their energy usage and carbon footprint over at least a ten-year period.

With three commercial options available, EEaaS is a shared-savings model which allows organisations to implement energy efficiency plans which utilise one or more of 34 technologies to optimise the performance and operating conditions of a site.

This approach to energy efficiency removes obstacles such a lack of capital, know-how and resource within an organisation and has been adapted to address the changing energy cost environment and provides financial flexibility – with clear strategic energy saving solutions across a whole site – instead of small individual projects and guarantees to deliver the most efficient savings, and all within a few short months.

What energy-efficient technologies and solutions were used to reduce the energy consumption of the refrigeration plant?

SMART Phase Change Material:

SMART PCM is a technology installed inside the freezer area – on the top shelves.  Its purpose is to retain the frozen ambient temperature inside the cold storage areas.  This technology lowers the load on the refrigeration condensers as the temperature inside the cold storage areas is maintained for longer – leading to a reduction in energy consumption.

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 prolong the lifespan of the electrical equipment.  In addition, reduced voltage leads to an overall reduction in energy consumption.

SMART Refrigeration:

The thermostat mounted inside the evaporators are designed to sense the ambient temperature of the cold storage areas.  This sometimes results in inefficient operation of the refrigeration system as it works to cool the ambient air – and not the food stored inside the cold storage areas.

The installation of chilled unit energy savers (CUES) upgrades the existing thermostat located inside 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.

Power Factor Correction (PFC): 

The power factor correction strategy involves the installation of a PFC unit on the site’s main incoming supply.  The purpose of a PFC unit is to bring the power factor closer to unity by optimising the apparent power (kVA) supplied to the site.  Higher power factor is achieved by maximising the amount of true power (kW), while minimising the amount of reactive power (kVAR) supplied to site.

SMART Mesh:

SMART Mesh is retrofitted on the condensing units of the refrigeration system.  SMART Mesh is designed to pre-cool the ambient air that is supplied to the condensing units.  This results in lower operating load for the refrigeration condensers as the heat difference between the indoor and outdoor ambient temperature is minimised.

Discover how energy-efficient solutions can help to revolutionise commercial refrigeration

SMARTech energy strives to continuously provide bespoke customer focused solutions across all manufacturing sectors which help its clients to save energy, save money and save carbon.

The energy savings of 23% for this foodservice company have been achieved through a bespoke energy management and reduction strategy.  This approach has resulted in less energy consumption, improved temperature stability and greater sustainability for the business.

For more information on this and other energy reduction solutions, contact our team on 01225 635 660.

Energy monitoring benefits for commercial sites

Energy monitoring benefits for commercial sites

Get energy usage insight to drive performance and reduce costs with energy monitoring technology

We’ve had a lot of enquiries over the past few weeks from all sectors – and especially manufacturers requesting urgent help to reduce their business energy consumption. They all want to know how, where and why their energy is being used – or wasted.

Track your energy usage with energy monitoring technology.

If your business is spending more than £300k on energy costs, our team of energy consultants can help to develop an energy reduction strategy – which will guarantee energy savings of up to 33%. Commercial energy monitoring solutions give you 24/7 remote monitoring & reporting to manage, identify and reduce your site’s energy consumption.

Know how, when and why your energy is being used – or wasted

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.

The data analytics produced from the installation of energy monitoring channels helps our team to form an energy reduction report – which focuses on preventing energy wastage and will provide recommendations for improvements – either through updates to energy efficient tech – or to changes in process.  Additionally, the data help you:

  • Get the knowledge you need to reduce your site’s energy consumption by up to 33%.
  • Optimise your site’s energy performance and operating conditions.
  • Receive analytics and customised dashboards for financial, energy and carbon reporting and production data requirements.
  • Accelerate your net zero, financial and sustainability goals.

For more information, call our team on 01225 635 660 or contact us through our website.

2023 confirmed as hottest year on record

2023 confirmed as hottest year on record

‘Going green’ is a decision we all need to make.

It’s fairly unsurprising news that 2023 has been confirmed as the world’s hottest year on record.  (The BBC).  2023 confirmed as world’s hottest year on record – BBC News

Energy-saving and energy-generating technology for businesses

Science has very much confirmed that the window for taking action to reduce our impact on the planet is closing rapidly.  Advancements in cleaner, energy efficient technologies mean we are at a stage where we can actively and easily reduce carbon emissions which power commercial sites.

Reduce business energy consumption

We’ve been working with high energy-use organisations across the UK to develop energy management strategies which have been proven to cut energy consumption by up to 33%.

Our team do this through our shared-savings energy management programme called Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS). They develop energy management strategies which utilise the use of one or more of 34 energy-saving and energy-generating technologies.

Holistic approach to energy management

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 and which make a huge difference to energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions.

Call our Energy Consultancy team on 01225 635 660

If you manage a commercial site and are keen to understand the financial, environmental and sustainable benefits of energy-efficient solutions, then please get in touch or 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.

Christmas greetings!

Christmas greetings!

SMARTech energy wishes a very merry Christmas to one and all!

As the world dashes towards the jolliness of Christmas and the annual office shutdown, it’s the traditional time to reflect, celebrate, and acknowledge company achievements over the past year.

And what a year it’s been for SMARTech energy.

The past 12 months have seen an unprecedented level of change and investment.

Firstly, advancements and improvements in data capture, calculations, and reporting, mean our dedicated energy consultancy team continues to deliver incredible energy and carbon reduction results for our customers.  The company’s strategic approach to energy management means we’re guaranteeing energy-saving results of up to 33% for commercial organisations across the UK.

This, together with the combined increase in the roll-out of disruptive energy-saving and energy-generating technologies and solutions, leaves our team hopeful that our mission to build an energy-efficient, low-carbon future, is actively helping to not only achieve effective savings for our clients but for the planet too.

Taking our brand on the road and connecting with our target audience.

We’ve showcased our company’s service offering Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) programme to the manufacturing industry at events and expos across the country – including the MakeUK National Manufacturing Connect event in Bristol, the Sustainable Plastics Show in Coventry, and the Interplas Expo at the NEC in Birmingham.

These exhibitions provided the platform to not only discuss energy management and reduction services, solutions, and technologies but to also promote the passionate minds behind SMARTech energy.

Celebrating nine years of success in business with a major office refurbishment

We celebrated our ninth anniversary in style with investment into a new office makeover.

The refurbishment of our premises on the Sheldon Business Park near Chippenham in Wiltshire 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.  The new setup also includes a breakout space with the inclusion of a living wall from Growing Revolution, which has without a doubt, greatly enhanced the working environment for the whole team.

We’ve brought on board some rather splendid talent.

In August, we were delighted to announce Jamie Standfield as our new Head of Sales and Marketing.

Jamie brings an enviable industry reputation built over three decades of experience within the engineering and manufacturing sectors.  This level of industry process and understanding is already proving to be pivotal in helping to drive the company’s business development strategy forward.

Muhammad Mehraj joined the team as a Trainee Energy Consultant in September.  Muhammad completed his MSc in renewable energy engineering and his work ethos, knowledge, and experience have already identified him as a key asset for the company.

These appointments are a further endorsement of SMARTech energy’s commitment to deliver the best energy management products, services, and solutions to our clients.

Getting ready for 2024

And so, with the SMARTech energy sales team still hard at work getting deals signed and sealed ready for rollout during the early days of 2024 and our illustrious engineering team, who are currently traversing the country to install top-notch energy-efficient technology in time for the Christmas shut down, we would like to wish all of our customers, and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Our office is closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 at 6pm and we’re back raring to go on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.  If you have any urgent requirements, please connect through our Contact Us page.

And if you would like to make your company more energy efficient next year and are looking to save energy, save money and save carbon, then give our team a call.  01225 635 660 or ping us a message.

ESOS Stage 3: who needs to comply?

ESOS Stage 3: who needs to comply?

ESOS Stage 3

High energy costs and tighter regulations governing energy usage are just a couple of the challenges facing the UK’s business sector.

ESOS stage 3 – who needs to comply?

If your organisation employs at least 250 people and / or who achieve an annual turnover in excess of £44m and an annual balance sheet in excess of £38m, then your site must comply.  Organisations who qualify for ESOS must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years. These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.

What’s the benefit of ESOS?

The aim behind ESOS is for UK companies to become more transparent about their energy consumption, which in turn will identify ways for an organisation to not only reduce their energy usage, but to reduce their energy costs as well.

ESOS accredited supplier

As a specialist ESOS accredited supplier, we have seen a surge in the number of companies seeking to implement the legislation.  With a reporting deadline of 5th June 2024, SMARTech energy offers full ESOS guidance and support to organisations.  Our expertise can aid in developing comprehensive ESOS reports and energy reduction action plans, ensuring your organisation not only adheres to guidance, but also benefits from it too.

Call the SMARTech energy team on 01225 635 660 to book your ESOS site visit.