How SMARTech energy’s Energy Management Survey (EMS) Benefited Summit Chairs

SMARTech energy are leading energy management and reduction specialists.  Our Energy Management Surveys (EMS) provide an enhanced approach to energy efficient solutions and as such, we create smarter and more sustainable working environments for businesses and organisations. Learn more:

The Client

Summit Chairs are an independent design and manufacture business, working out of their factory headquarters on the White Horse Business Park, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.  They have been making furniture for 40 years and are proud of the passion and enthusiasm that still goes into each piece.

This case study is a superb example of how the results from SMARTech energy’s Energy Management Survey (EMS) has helped to not only improve the working environment, but to save costs from a company’s bottom line.

How We Helped

Ventilation and lighting 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 identify and highlight opportunities for improvement.

Summit Chairs engaged with SMARTech energy on an Energy Management Survey (EMS); which means our team of energy consultants work closely with the facility to help them understand where and when their energy is being consumed.

With the use of data analytics, recommendations were made to help identify adjustments needed to optimise cost and energy efficiency throughout the factory.  From this, it was quickly understood that the reconfiguration of the existing extraction system, together with a comprehensive LED lighting upgrade would improve the air quality and illumination within the warehouse and offices; enabling substantial energy savings that would also improve the quality of the working environment.

Benefits of SMARTech energy’s Energy Management Survey

  • Identifies Energy Savings of up to 50%
  • Provides an independent energy management report
  • Includes energy monitoring reports to understand your electricity demand in more detail
  • Understand how much energy you are wasting out of hours (Base Load report)
  • Enables a clear Energy Plan to be developed

3D Lighting Simulation

Using 3D lighting software and our design expertise, SMARTech energy were able to identify how best to maximise lighting in dark areas and optimise energy efficiencies through Summit Chair’s manufacturing site.

Post Installation of LED Lighting and Extraction System at Summit Chairs


As an Accredited Supplier of the Carbon Trust, projects delivered by SMARTech energy are eligible for a capital contribution of up to 15% of the project cost, up to a maximum of £5,000 from the Carbon Trust’s Green Business Fund.

SMARTech energy worked with Summit Chairs to identify finance solutions to help with the funding of the project and it was successfully part-funded by this initiative.

64% Energy Reduction

Working together, SMARTech energy and Summit Chairs developed a plan to reduce yearly energy consumption by 64%.

The project was completed with minimum disruption to the operational practices of the business and with the quality of the lighting immediately apparent, SMARTech energy predict a reduction in CO2 emissions of 20 tonnes per year and a return on investment within 5 years.

Can we help you?

Our case study on SMARTech energy’s work with Summit Chairs tells the story of how we helped reduce their energy consumption in more depth. If you would like to reduce energy waste, boost profits and cut carbon emissions then why not contact us to find out more about our SMART Energy Management ServicePlease contact us through our website or call us on 01225 635660.