Low Carbon Consulting

At the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Durban, South Africa, all the attending countries agreed to establish a legally binding deal by 2015, which will come into effect in 2020. There was also progress regarding the creation of a Green Climate Fund for which a management framework was adopted. The fund is to distribute US$100 billion per year to help poor countries adapt to the impact of climate change.

Furthermore, the Energy Act 2011 requires the government to introduce legislation which could make it unlawful to let the most energy inefficient commercial properties after April 2018 (i.e. those with an EPC Rating below E; estimated to be some 20% of the stock). This adds urgency to the need to improve the UK’s least energy efficient property.

These are examples of the general context in which Kloud Engineering is offering carbon reduction consultancy services. Our Compliance section summarises some of the other legislation which you maybe familiar with. Taking a pro-active approach to meeting current and future regulatory requirements for energy reduction is normally more cost effective as measures can be introduced at the most appropriate time for the business; time is taken to determine the best solutions; and cost savings can be benefited from earlier. Kloud Engineering is in a position to assist businesses in achieving compliance with low carbon legislation and taking advantage of current opportunities for reducing energy costs and converting to renewables if desired.

Carbon reduction goes hand in hand with reducing business overhead costs. Any measures recommended are assessed for their ability to reduce cost. If analysis indicates a measure will no be cost effective then a Low Carbon Consultant will not recommend it.

Other potential benefits, depending on the nature of your business and the measures put in place, include improved B2B sales prospects; better public perception of your brand; reducing maintenance costs; increasing the working life of equipment by operating it efficiently; reducing waste disposal costs; increased employee engagement; workplace comfort.

As you may be aware, a stepped approach to carbon emissions reduction is desirable, for example:

  • Implement operational changes such as timers and employee behaviour change
  • Minimise energy losses - such as insulation, upgrading to double glazing or optimisation of ventilation
  • Reduce the amount of energy used - such as changing to LED lighting or more efficient radiators
  • Moving towards low carbon technologies - such as biomass boilers or solar PV which in turns provides insurance against rising hydrocarbon energy costs
  • Becoming an energy producer selling to local or national markets providing business income and public perception benefits

 

Our team comes with many years of experience of design and project management of complex and challenging developments in the offshore oil and gas sector. We can utilise our innovative problem solving skills to assist your company.


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