ost control and reduction are top priorities for businesses today, and getting best value and maximum efficiency from your utilities is probably the best place to start.
The Carbon Trust estimates that those businesses that reduce their energy consumption by 20% will benefit from the equivalent of a 5% increase in sales. The good news is that Chamber Utilities™ can help you stem your energy waste and also purchase your utilities at a more competitive price.
The Chamber Utilities service is delivered by Utility Auditing Ltd - part of sustainable power company ENER-G PLC – which provides professional end-to-end energy management solutions for businesses worldwide. As members you can benefit from a comprehensive range of services to meet all you energy management needs, including:
Energy Procurement – making savings where it matters most.
Chamber Utilities™ purchases hundreds of millions of pounds worth of gas and electricity contracts on behalf of UK business. We use group purchasing power and expertise – providing real-time trading details of the wholesale prices, so we can make informed procurement decisions. We can arrange flexible or fixed contracts and our customer support team is on hand to guide you and deal with suppliers on your behalf. This service is fee or supplier commission based – you choose.
Utilities Audit – paying for energy you don’t use?
As part of our procurement service we will look for any incorrect charging from suppliers, check your KVA (power supply) and Maximum Demand (highest level of consumption). Your Power Factor will be analysed and we can install correction equipment, if necessary, to optimise efficiency and eliminate cost penalties.
Energy Efficiency Surveys – reduce your bills and carbon emissions
Our professional engineers are Carbon Trust approved to undertake energy evaluation site surveys that will typically identify opportunities to reduce consumption by 10 to 30%. To qualify for a FREE Carbon Trust survey your total annual gas, electricity and oil costs must exceed £50,000 and this can include expenditure on more than one site. Other specific surveys for heating, lighting, CHP and new build advice are also available.
Water Surveys – flush out spiralling costs
Using a lot of water? Are you on metered water? Wasting water through inefficiency could be costing you. A water survey will audit your consumption, analyse your bills, provide recommendations and seek compensation where applicable.
Complying with new regulation
The European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive makes it compulsory for landlords of commercial buildings over 50m² to have an Energy Performance Certificate. The legislation also requires Display Energy Certificates for public authorities and institutions with buildings greater than 1,000m² which are frequently visited by the public. Chamber Utilities™ provides all the professional assistance and advice you need to comply with this new regulation. We can also help with compulsory inspections of air conditioning systems. Chamber Utilities will also help you prepare for the new Carbon Reduction Commitment
Energy efficient lighting system
Our innovative new lighting system cuts electricity bills and reduces carbon emissions by up to 50 per cent. Smart electronic ‘ballasts’ provide the exact amount of electrical energy to ignite high-intensity discharge lights, while ‘soft’ ignition and high-frequency operation preserve the condition of the lamp. The smart ballasts can be retrofitted to existing HID lights or purchased as a complete system including new luminaries.
Bureau Service – we’ll keep an eye on your utilities bills.
Our bureau service runs alongside the supplier contract. Our analysts will validate your bills to ensure compliance with the contract and provide a range of reporting modules from consumption details and cost analysis to historical price comparisons. We also will warn you of excess consumption or supply changes. The cost is based on the level of service required.
Smart Metering and Data Reporting – no more estimated bills!
Insight© is our full data access software that brings to your PC or laptop immediate – easy to understand - information on the state of your gas, electricity and water supply, from a single site to multiple sites. We offer a project managed service from meter installation and data collection to full reporting and training. The service is available on a rental option and we ensure a disaster recovery procedure is in place with all installations.
Controlling your Heating/Cooling – working at the right temperature.
Building Energy Management (BEM) systems are essential to achieve a comfortable working environment, while optimising cost and carbon performance. We have extensive experience in installing BEM systems that are controlled remotely and provide full data to your PC, using our unique Virtual Energy Manager software. Both capital purchase and lease options are available, but you will quickly see the pay back.
Combined Heat & Power – create your own electricity.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) could cut your electricity bills by a third and slash your carbon emissions by 20%. We are the UK’s leading CHP company. To ensure you choose the right system for your needs we offer a full feasibility study. You can make a capital purchase or choose to lease and our systems operate on many types of fuels, including biofuels.
Energy Training – motivated staff means effective energy savings.
There is no point spending vast sums on energy solutions if your staff don’t support your efforts. Our training days will educate and motivate your employees to become energy champions. You could qualify for FREE training days from the Carbon Trust.
Managing your Energy – let somebody else do it!
Making the right decisions on energy solutions, power availability, energy saving products, monitoring, benchmarking, bill validation and motivating staff are all part of our Total Energy Management Service. We can support your in-house energy manager or take on the role of energy manager so you have a wealth of experience available to you.
INCREASED LOAN FUNDING
For some of the services mentioned above Interest Free Loans are now available at up to £200,000 from the Carbon Trust. Furthermore, the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme means that you can claim 100% first-year capital allowances on qualifying plant and machinery.
For help with all your utility requirements, or to register for your free utilities assessment, contact Chamber Utilities on 0845 120 2423, www.chamberutilities.co.uk
For further information please contact the Membership Team on 01603 625977 or email@example.com