Case study 2 February 2020

Utilities optimisation

  • SOLUTION – Utilities optimisation
  • SAVINGS – Approximately £5 million, 5,110,000 kwh of energy

The challenge

A large professional services firm, with a commitment to grow and operate in a sustainable way, wished to reduce their energy consumption.

They wanted to work with a trusted energy reduction advisor and partner that would share joint sustainability targets and milestones, so that their organisation could benefit from smarter, faster and more efficient operations.

The solution

We proposed a utilities optimisation management solution that reduced the need for energy within a building. This in turn lowered the client’s utility cost while increasing comfort conditions.

Through this solution, the client’s building management system was connected to, and optimised via, our remote monitoring Service Operation Centre in Bracknell. Here our experienced engineers are supported by technology and analytics, allowing them to unlock hidden insights and inefficiencies in a building’s operations.

Energy consumption was analysed and monitored and comfort policies were implemented to allow us to increase occupant satisfaction whilst maximising building efficiency and minimising energy consumption.

Main meters (gas and electricity) and sub-meters were installed and monitored, plant and building assets were optimised to provide managed cooling, heating and modulation, and alarms and alerts were set up to notify our team of any faults with these systems 24/7.

The outcome

The successful delivery of this utilities optimisation programme delivered 5,110,000 KWh and £5 million of energy savings over five years.

The client said: “The work undertaken by Mitie on this contract has not only delivered financial savings in building operation costs but has also improved the working environment for our staff and visitors and a noticeable reduction in heating and cooling complaints to our helpdesk.”

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