SECR carbon reporting contract for Beard Construction Group

SECR carbon reporting contract for Beard Construction Group

Swindon-based construction firm Beard, have contracted energy management specialist SMARTech energy, to help implement the government’s mandatory Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) policy.

Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting Framework for UK Business

SECR legislation, which came into force on 1st April 2019, requires all large UK companies and large LLPs, as well as all quoted companies, to disclose their energy and carbon emission usage, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency actions.

SECR Criteria

The SECR framework applies to those companies who have either more than 250 employees and /or have £36m or more turnover and /or balance sheet total of more than £18m.  The report must be included in a company’s Directors’ Report (or a new Energy and Carbon Report for large LLPs) and filed with Companies House.

Fines for Failing to Comply

Companies who fail to comply with the new SECR requirements may have to resubmit their annual company accounts to Companies House or pay fines if missing filing deadlines.

Helping organisations achieve SECR compliance

As leaders in energy management and reduction solutions, SMARTech energy have the technical know-how and experience to help organisations achieve SECR compliance; offering site surveys, energy audit reports and monitoring to identify energy consumption and cost saving opportunities.

MD of SMARTech energy Stuart Pearce says “One of the major barriers to an organisation reducing their energy consumption is the lack of knowledge and information.  Businesses across all sectors are initially concerned about the anticipated costs to implement energy saving, but it’s technologies such as the Eniscope real time energy monitoring system which tracks energy usage, that gives credible information on energy wastage and consumption – and it’s this data which helps key decision makers to make change for the long term and generate an immediate financial return”.

Stuart continues “We look forward to helping the Beard Construction Group to achieve SECR compliance and to supporting their commitment in sustainable energy management”.

Mike Hedges, Director at Beard Construction

Beard’s Bristol director Mike Hedges, said: “Beard are passionate about driving long term improvement and reducing any environmental impact of our operations. We worked with SMARTech previously for our Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) report, so we knew what we could achieve in terms of compliance with their support. After ESOS was complete we turned our attention to the SECR policy, and we’re pleased to be working with SMARTech again on this.

“As part of the SECR compliance, we will report on the carbon and energy outputs across all our sites, which includes diesel usage in all our vehicles, as well as electrical and gas usage for the offices, and even fuel for company cars.

“It’s really important to us as a construction firm to be equipped with all of the information needed  to help reduce the environmental impact of what we do”.

SMARTech energy – Experts in SECR Compliance

For more information on SECR compliance, please contact the SMARTech energy Energy Consultancy team on 01225 635 660 or contact us via the website.

SMARTech energy delivers energy monitoring for fast food retailer

SMARTech energy delivers energy monitoring for fast food retailer

Wiltshire-based energy management and reduction specialist SMARTech energy are working with one of the UK’s largest fast food retailers to manage and reduce their energy consumption and waste through the installation of energy monitoring and energy conservation measures, including voltage optimisation.

The project covers the design, delivery and installation of Eniscope monitoring equipment across multiple sites in the UK of a well known global fast-food brand – with the aim to investigate and quantify potential energy savings and recommend energy saving measures.

Fast food outlets are inherently high users of energy and reducing it makes complete business sense; not only to save money, but to reduce carbon emissions – which in turn, enhances the business’s reputation as a sustainable operation.

MD of SMARTech energy said “We’ve found that one of the major barriers to an organisation reducing their energy consumption is the lack of information or know-how.  Businesses across all sectors are initially concerned about the anticipated costs to implement energy saving initiatives, but it’s technologies such as the Eniscope real time energy monitoring system which track energy usage, that gives credible information on energy wastage and consumption.  Its this data which helps key decision makers to make change for the long term and generate immediate financial return”.

The installation of energy monitoring is a fairly simple process.  The current transformers (CT’s) are attached to the main incoming supply and other key circuits; allowing real-time information to be accessed, displayed and recorded using an analytics software.  It tracks energy consumption for all the key circuits – such as air conditioning, refrigeration, lighting and kitchen appliances – whilst the voltage optimisation installation improves energy efficiency by optimising the incoming site voltage to the recommended level.

Formed in 2014, SMARTech energy has firmly established itself as a key player in the energy management and reduction sector and brings together expertise, technology, innovation and installation services which guarantee a cost effective approach to the implementation of energy management; helping organisations to cut carbon emissions, reduce costs and energy consumption.

Ultimately, Stuart adds, “Innovative energy saving technologies which help to reduce carbon emissions and cut costs are shown to improve business profitability – and not only on the bottom line, but also enabling new business growth and productivity”.

Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS)

Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS)

SMARTech energy launches Energy Efficiency as a Service solution: The zero capex approach to reducing your organisation’s energy consumption

Wiltshire-based energy management and reduction specialist SMARTech energy are working with businesses and organisations across the UK to deliver their latest service offering, Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS).

EEaaS enables organisations to implement energy efficiency projects, but without capital expenditure, finance leasing or risk.

Guaranteed Energy Savings

It represents a shift from customer-owned equipment, towards a model where SMARTech energy invests in energy efficient technologies with the savings shared between the customer and SMARTech energy  – and are guaranteed at between 20% and 50%.

Essex based food distributor Metrow Foods Ltd and University Technical College (UTC) Swindon have recently signed up for EEaaS as part of a cost effective way to reduce their building’s energy consumption.

Specialist Energy Saving Technologies

Using a diverse portfolio of more than 33 energy saving technologies, SMARTech energy maintains ownership of the technologies, designs the project, funds the materials and installation costs and monitors the performance to validate the energy savings. The energy savings are then split approximately 33% and 67% between the client and SMARTech energy respectively.

Green Business Recovery Plan

Energy efficiency drives are sometimes seen as non essential to the survival of a business, but for many organisations, the past few months have been incredibly challenging and companies are now readily accepting that reducing energy use and waste is financially strategic to their business recovery plan.

Managing Director of SMARTech energy Stuart Pearce said “The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a huge financial blow to many businesses and with energy being one of the most significant costs for an organisation, reducing it is incredibly important to the overall bottom line, business profitability, growth and sustainability”.

Stuart continues “For a company with a profit margin of 15%, reducing energy costs by £15,000 per annum is the equivalent of bringing in £100,000 worth of new business”.

“This financial return enables organisations to easily integrate energy efficiency projects into a business process and the Government’s drive for ‘greener and more dynamic businesses’ following the COVID crisis now makes for an even more compelling business case”.

Cut Carbon Emissions, Reduce Costs and Energy Consumption

Formed in 2014, SMARTech energy has firmly established itself as a major player in the energy management and reduction sector and brings together expertise, technology and services which guarantee a cost effective approach to the implementation of energy management; helping organisations to cut carbon emissions, reduce costs and energy consumption.

Stuart adds “All organisations have the potential for energy efficiency improvements and fundamentally, EEaaS can transform how organisations can implement these improvements”.

For more information on EEaaS, please contact our energy consultancy team on 01225 635 660 or contact us through the website www.SMARTech-energy.co.uk

Office temporarily closes over COVID-19 Crisis

Office temporarily closes over COVID-19 Crisis

SMARTech energy to temporarily close offices over COVID-19 Crisis

Following the latest Government policy on COVID-19, SMARTech energy are taking safety measures to protect our employees and customers.

With immediate effect, we have therefore temporarily closed our offices in Wiltshire and Hull.

Employees who can work from home will do so, but as the scale of the impact is still unknown, we ask for your understanding and patience.

Installation Team to continue to provide emergency electrical and air conditioning breakdown support

MD, Stuart Pearce said “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their understanding during this unprecedented time and very much look forward to when the world will get back to normal”.

“We are however, working hard to ensure our Installation Team can continue to provide emergency electrical and air conditioning breakdown support during this time”.

For more information, please call our services team on 01225 635 660 or contact us through our website.  For emergency out of hours, please call 07878 000062.

Office temporarily closes over COVID-19 Crisis

Business Continuity Support

SMARTech energy continue to provide electrical maintenance and support during COVID-19 crisis

We understand the uncertainty affecting businesses and organisations at this current time due to the COVID-19 crisis.

However, we are working hard to ensure our team can continue to provide electrical maintenance and support for the foreseeable future.

SMARTech energy are taking safety measures to protect our employees and customers and we will continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis.

Our specialist commercial services include, (but are not limited to):

  • Reactive call outs and planned preventative maintenance (PPM)
  • Electrical inspection, testing and maintenance
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation, maintenance and repairs
  • Lighting installation, maintenance and repairs
  • Power quality issues
  • Air compressors and motors maintenance and repairs

For more information, please call our services team on 01225 635 660 or contact us through our website.  For emergency out of hours, please call 07878 000062.

How Can UK Farming reach Net Zero?

How Can UK Farming reach Net Zero?

How Can UK Farming reach Net Zero?

Innovative energy saving technologies which help to reduce carbon emissions and cut costs are shown to improve a farm’s profitability – and not only on the bottom line, but also enabling new business growth and productivity.

As specialist energy consultants within the farming sector, SMARTech energy help farmers to optimise their energy spend, along with reducing energy costs.

MD of SMARTech energy Stuart Pearce, recently spoke to Journalist Rebecca Rooney from BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme about how and where to save energy on a dairy farm.

The following BBC Radio 4 podcast is from a feature titled ‘How Can UK Farming reach Net Zero?’ and was broadcast on Saturday 29th February.

The attached clip of Stuart starts at 19:37 seconds.