Ever wondered what your Display Energy Certificate really means? Or why your electricity bills are so high? Knowing the total energy consumed each year and a rating based on that can be useful, but it’s only when you get down to the detail of that energy use that you can effectively start to target savings.
TEAM’s CRC Industry Expert, Abigail Basketter, explains how businesses could reduce energy use in a sensible, cost effective manner.
Many organisations claim that understanding energy consumption frequently causes problems and can be very time consuming to manage. Most just don’t have time to analyse their data or have employees with the skills to do it.
Energy management is often neglected, even though there is considerable potential to save energy and reduce costs. Rising energy prices, climate change legislation and the need to be environmentally responsible all require effective energy management.
It is important that you take a close look at your energy costs and start to discover what areas of your business are using the most energy. Typically, equipment that involves heating and cooling will use the most energy.
Your business may benefit from TEAM’s Desktop Energy Audit, which can help you find where your main energy management opportunities lie and identify the need for more detailed investigations.
When it comes to running a business, using energy is unavoidable. But with more than half of UK businesses admitting that energy costs affect their cash flow, it’s clear that even the UK’s smallest businesses may benefit from conducting an energy audit.
TEAM’s Desktop Energy Audit Service is extremely flexible and can be adapted to individual requirements.
Our team of experts create an easy-to-understand document for organisations, explaining their findings and cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations. TEAM is a leading supplier of energy management software and services in the UK, providing solutions to over 500 customers across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.
Abigail is an Energy Services Coordinator in the Energy Services Department at TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd).
She has worked as a CIBSE accredited Display Energy Certificate (DEC) Assessor and has a wealth of experience in energy management, having worked at Luton Borough Council, Bedfordshire County Council and Bedford Borough Council.