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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 – Does your organisation need to comply?

ESOS stage 3 – Does your organisation need 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.

34.34% Energy Savings for Burnham Beeches Hotel

34.34% Energy Savings for Burnham Beeches Hotel

Energy management in hotel achieves 34.34% energy savings for the Burnham Beeches Hotel

The Burnham Beeches Hotel in Buckinghamshire has achieved 34.34% combined energy savings from their gas & electricity through an energy management partnership with SMARTech energy.

Measured and verified energy reduction results to manage and reduce their energy consumption, costs and carbon, reveal energy savings of 34.34% in year 2 of the program and a predicted reduction in carbon emissions of 1,560 Tonnes over the term of the contract.

SMARTech energy’s partnership with the Burnham Beeches Hotel (a part of the Corus Hotels Group) is now in it’s second year of a 10 year Energy Efficiency as a Service programme.

This partnership has delivered measured and verified results averaging 31.2% combined gas & electricity savings from he first 2 years  – which will save the hotel energy, money and carbon.

With three commercial options available, Burnham Beeches took the zero CapEx, shared savings approach to an energy efficiency programme.  This option requires no investment from the client and they typically receive 30% of the savings.

Through this model, its enabled the hotel to execute a fully-funded energy efficiency programme with SMARTech energy managing the strategy to design, integrate, install and deliver a comprehensive portfolio of efficient building technologies – from LED lighting, insulation, SMART refrigeration to 97% efficiency boiler systems.

Throughout the 10 year programme, SMARTech energy are responsible for maintenance and warranty of the technology and proving the energy savings year on year.

The Burnham Beeches Hotel in Buckinghamshire has achieved 34.34% combined energy savings from their gas & electricity through an energy management partnership with SMARTech energy.<br />
Measured and verified energy reduction results to manage and reduce their energy consumption, costs and carbon, reveal energy savings of 34.34% in year 2 of the program and a predicted reduction in carbon emissions of 1,560 Tonnes over the term of the contract.<br />

GUARANTEED ENERGY SAVINGS THROUGH A TRUSTED, MANAGED PARTNERSHIP

Energy Consultancy

An initial site survey and discussion of opportunities to reduce the site’s energy consumption, enabled SMARTech energy’s team of expert consultants and engineers to design an energy monitoring system and install it.  This gives minute by minute data to help understand the site usage profiles across various equipment and loads on site.

Monitoring

The data analytics produced from this, then helped to form the basis of an energy reduction report.  Through factual data, it’s this report which focuses on preventing energy wastage and provides recommendations for improvements, either through updates to energy efficient technologies or changes to process.

Energy Consultancy – Strategy Report

The Strategy Report details and provides reasoning on areas where energy savings can be achieved, such as settings, setpoints, scheduling and control systems.  It’s this report which is fundamental to achieving the goals of the programme and for the measurement and verification process to be fully realised.

Installation

The installation by our team of electricians and engineers of the recommended energy conservation measures (ECMs), guarantees to reduce energy consumption and optimises the energy performance and operating conditions across the site.

Tech Stack

The long-term energy reduction strategy with the Burnham Beeches Hotel includes (but is not limited to) LED lighting upgrades, motor optimisation, SMART refrigeration, energy efficient boilers, thermal insulation jackets and gas savers.

Project Management

Continuous project management of the energy reduction programme ensures the success of all elements of the partnership; including management support, energy monitoring, plus through the use of visuals from powerful dashboard analytics – which provide alerts and which continue to guarantee results.

IPMVP – Monitoring and Verification

Energy savings are measured and verified using an internationally recognised Performance, Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). This protocol is used to measure and validate the performance of energy management and reduction calculations.

First Year Savings report:

  • End of year one of the EEaaS programme
  • Combine energy savings 29% (Gas & Electricity)

The reporting period for the measurement and verification (M&V) analysis is from 1st June 2021 to 31st May 2022 for both gas and electricity. The independent variables applied to gather this data included heating degree days at 15.5  ̊C (HDD15.5) and number of sleepers (sleeper) in each respective month (delegate numbers). The data for weather related independent variable (HDD) was collected from the website www.degreedays.net, which was stipulated in the M&V plan.

Second Year Savings report:

  • End of year two of the EEaaS programme
  • Combine energy savings 33.34% (Gas & Electricity)

The following graph provides a visual understanding of the electrical and gas energy savings realised at the site and represents an average from the savings achieved over the past 2 years. The top line of the graph represents the adjusted baseline energy usage of kWhs – if upgrades to low-carbon technologies were not carried out. The bottom line on the graph is the actual measured energy usage on utility bills following technology upgrades. These energy savings are measured and verified using an international protocol (IPMVP).

Two years combined average savings for both gas and electric equates to 31.2%

The Burnham Beeches Hotel in Buckinghamshire has achieved 34.34% combined energy savings from their gas & electricity through an energy management partnership with SMARTech energy. Measured and verified energy reduction results to manage and reduce their energy consumption, costs and carbon, reveal energy savings of 34.34% in year 2 of the program and a predicted reduction in carbon emissions of 1,560 Tonnes over the term of the contract.

Ongoing Support

On-going support of Burnham Beeches’ energy management strategy ensures that the site’s energy performance and operating conditions are optimised. This support guarantees continuous energy savings.

IT Support

Energy dashboards provide our customers with a real-time reporting tool which tracks the effects of energy saving efforts.

This information allows SMARTech energy’s consultancy team to constantly analyse and optimise technologies at the site.

Manage

Managing a client’s energy reduction strategy on a long-term partnership leads to guaranteed, proven and measured ongoing energy savings.

The savings achieved through this energy management partnership demonstrates the hotel’s commitment to innovation, sustainability and best practice towards environmental policy; ensuring the site ultimately, save energy, save money and save carbon.

University Technical College Swindon achieves 30.46% Energy Savings

University Technical College Swindon achieves 30.46% Energy Savings

Wiltshire-based SMARTech energy partnered with UTC Swindon to reduce their energy consumption, costs and carbon through its Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) programme.

Measured and verified energy reduction results reveal average energy savings over 2 years of 30.46%.  This reduction will also avoid more than 671 tonnes of CO2 emissions over the terms of the contract.

SMARTech energy developed a comprehensive energy reduction strategy to achieve these savings and with the EEaaS partnership now in it’s third year of a 10 year programme, this is set to help the college to save energy, save money and save carbon.

IPMVP measured and verified energy savings for UTC Swindon

With three commercial options available, SMARTech energy have made reducing energy consumption and going green very simple.

UTC Swindon took the zero CapEx, shared savings approach to energy efficiency.  It’s where the energy savings pay for the installation and maintenance of low-carbon technology products – enabling organisations to implement an energy reduction drive and improve costs, carbon and sustainability.  There’s no upfront costs, leasing or risk and the client typically receives 30% of the savings.

Through this model, its enabled the UTC to execute a fully-funded energy efficiency programme with SMARTech energy managing the strategy to design, integrate, install and deliver a comprehensive portfolio of efficient building technologies – from LED lighting, base load reduction and motor optimisation.

Throughout the 10 year programme, SMARTech energy will be responsible for managing the technologies and proving the energy savings year on year.

GUARANTEED ENERGY SAVINGS THROUGH A TRUSTED, MANAGED PARTNERSHIP

Energy Consultancy

An initial site survey and discussion of opportunities to reduce the site’s energy consumption, enabled SMARTech energy’s team of expert consultants and engineers to design an energy monitoring system and install it.  This gives minute by minute data to help understand the site usage profiles across various equipment and loads on site.

Monitoring

The data analytics produced from this, then helped to form the basis of an energy reduction report.  Through factual data, it’s this report which focuses on preventing energy wastage and provides recommendations for improvements, either through updates to energy efficient technologies or changes to process.

Energy Consultancy – Strategy Report

The Strategy Report details and provides reasoning on areas where energy savings can be achieved, such as settings, setpoints, scheduling and control systems.  It’s this report which is fundamental to achieving the goals of the programme and for the measurement and verification process to be fully realised.

Installation

The installation by our team of electricians and engineers of the recommended energy conservation measures (ECMs), guarantees to reduce energy consumption and optimises the energy performance and operating conditions across the site.

Tech Stack

The long-term energy reduction strategy with UTC Swindon includes (but is not limited to) LED lighting upgrades, motor optimisation and baseload reduction.

Project Management

Continuous project management of the energy reduction programme ensures the success of all elements of the partnership; including management support, energy monitoring, plus through the use of visuals from powerful dashboard analytics – which provide alerts and which continue to guarantee results.

IPMVP – Monitoring and Verification

Energy savings are measured and verified using an internationally recognised Performance, Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). This protocol is used to measure and validate the performance of energy management and reduction calculations.

First M&V Savings report:

  • End of year one of the EEaaS programme
  • Energy savings 43%
  • Carbon savings 1.976 Tonnes

The measurement period for the first measurement and verification analysis was from 1st July 2021 to 30th November for electricity.  The independent variables are heating degree days (HDD) and cooling degree days (CDD) for each month for the AHU.  No independent variables were used for the LED lighting, with a sample based analysis approach employed.

Second Year Savings report:

  • End of year two of the EEaaS programme
  • Energy savings 33%
  • Carbon savings 23.5 Tonnes

The independent variables applied are heating degree days at 18  ̊C, cooling degree days at 15.5  ̊C and school hours.  The data for two weather related independent variables were collected from the website www.degreedays.net as stipulated in the M&V plan.  The independent variables on school hours is calculated based on the term time schedule available on the school’s website.

Third Year Savings report:

  • End of year two of the EEaaS programme
  • Energy savings 28.2%
  • Carbon savings 46 Tonnes

 The independent variables were based on the same variables as above.

Combined average for electric savings equates to 30.46%

The following graph provides a visual understanding of the electrical energy savings realised at the site and represents an average from the savings achieved over the past 2 years.  The top line of the graph represents the adjusted baseline energy usage of kWhs – if upgrades to low-carbon technologies were not carried out.  The bottom line on the graph is the actual measured energy usage on utility bills following technology upgrades.  These energy savings are measured and verified using an international protocol (IPMVP).

UTC Swindon

Ongoing Support

On-going support of UTC Swindon’s energy management strategy ensures that the site’s energy performance and operating conditions are optimised. This support guarantees continuous energy savings.

IT Support

Energy dashboards provide our customers with a real-time reporting tool which tracks the effects of energy saving efforts.

This information allows SMARTech energy’s consultancy team to constantly analyse and optimise technologies at the site.

Manage

Managing a client’s energy reduction strategy on a long-term partnership leads to guaranteed, proven and measured ongoing energy savings.  UTC Swindon is one of more than 40 education sites within the Activate Education Trust.

SMARTech energy’s management partnership with UTC Swindon follows the successful roll out of the Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) programme at other UTC sites across the country.

The savings achieved through this energy management partnership demonstrates the Trust’s commitment to improving sustainability, costs and carbon across the group.

Is ESOS Phase 3 Compliance on your radar?

Is ESOS Phase 3 Compliance on your radar?

Is ESOS Phase 3 Compliance on your radar?

With less than a year to go until the deadline for compliance of #esos Phase 3, our Lead Assessors are working with clients across the country to carry out the mandatory energy assessment scheme.

Stonegate Farmers

Our team have just been onsite with Stonegate Farmers – a free-range and organic egg specialist based in Wiltshire.

ESOS Compliance

We worked with their team on previous ESOS reporting and consider the #compliance to be far more than a box ticking exercise – and more of an understanding of energy saving opportunities; enabling us to identify how, when and where energy is being used – or wasted.

Energy Monitoring

Our onsite engineers have recently installed energy monitoring technology to assess and identify the energy used across the site’s buildings and industrial processes. Once our energy consultancy team have analysed the data, the final report will enable us to make measured and verified recommendations which not only achieves compliance, but can help Stonegate Farmers to save energy, save money and save carbon.

So what is ESOS?

Launched in 2014, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the Government response to an energy efficiency directive – which is designed to support energy efficiency measures in the UK’s commercial and industrial sectors.

We’re currently in Phase 3 and if your business fits the following criteria, then you’ll need to comply:

  • Employs 250 or more people?
  • Has an annual turnover in excess of £44 million, and an annual balance sheet total in excess of £38 million

When to start the ESOS process

Known as the reference period. The energy data used as the basis for Phase 3 reporting should be based on a 12-month period that includes the qualification date of 31st December 2022 and ends before the compliance date of 5th December 2023.

Contact our ESOS Lead Assessor for more information on 01225 635 660 or email us through the Contact Us page.

The SMARTech energy Christmas round-up!

The SMARTech energy Christmas round-up!

The SMARTech energy Christmas round-up!

As we hurtle towards 2023, we’re rather chuffed to celebrate our results, team successes and company achievements.

Top of the list is the delivery of energy efficiency solutions to organisations in the UK.

We’ve made huge strides this year by partnering with organisations through our (EEaaS) Energy Efficiency as a Service programme to help them save energy, save money and save carbon.

Staggering energy reduction results!

Our work with UTC Reading to create a bespoke energy reduction strategy has helped reduce their energy consumption by a staggering 30%!.  This equates to more than £150k in energy costs and more than 200 Tonnes in carbon emissions.

Team Success

The appointment of James Phipps to the role of Chairman is set to accelerate the company’s growth. This, together with the addition of skilled professionals into the roles of energy consultancy, accountancy and digital technology and surveying is set to further strengthen the company’s offering within the growing green economy.

Company Achievement

We’re really pleased to announce our success at winning the Leeds Sustainability Institute’s Rise Award 2022 under the Enterprise category for ‘Energy Efficiency as a Service: A shared savings solution to energy use reduction’.

The recognition of our Energy Efficiency as a Service model by a leading academic institution underlines our commitment to best practice in sustainability, carbon and energy reduction solutions for UK Industry!

Merry Christmas!

And finally. Merry Christmas and best wishes from all of the team at SMARTech energy.

We would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their continued support during the year and look forward to working with you again in 2023!