As the UK fights its way out of a recession and the grips of a global pandemic, uncertainty seems to be the only certainty we currently have. For many sectors, the coming year will be a time for recovery and rebuilding. This is why it’s crucial for UK businesses to take this time to look inward for sustainable ways to cut costs. Fortunately, energy efficiency could provide a path to prosperity and resilience while simultaneously helping to save the planet.
With advanced metering and data-driven building management, utilities can be made more efficient and less costly in a simple and seamless way. In this way, optimisation provides businesses and property owners with savings they didn’t know were there, a crucial service in fluctuant times such as these.
Waste not, want not
David Attenborough has said one thing everyone can do to help save the planet is “don’t waste anything, don’t waste electricity, don’t waste food, don’t waste power”. Unfortunately, this is more difficult than it sounds. Waste is intrinsically wrapped up in the convenience of our daily lives in small but impactful ways.
Thankfully, it’s becoming common knowledge that a wasteful life isn’t a sustainable one, and a wasteful business plan isn’t a profitable one. Since energy is one of an organisation’s largest costs, efficiency is key in building a resilient foundation for the long term success of a company.
What part can optimisation play in achieving net zero?
As carbon and climate change risk reporting is made mandatory for companies across the UK, reducing carbon emissions will become a top priority. Whilst carbon credits and green tariffs have been a large part of this conversation, energy efficiency cannot be overlooked as a powerful and cost-efficient tool for achieving carbon neutrality.
If mitigation methods such as energy efficiency were more widely adopted they could provide stable carbon reductions across the UK. This would make renewable energy all the more powerful, and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. It would also result in less dependence on future carbon sequestration and storage efforts.
This isn’t to say that offsetting and capturing carbon won’t have a pivotal part to play in achieving carbon neutrality. But sequestering carbon can’t be solely relied upon as a silver bullet. Especially not when there are mitigation methods that offer businesses sustainable savings and future economic stability.
The future of energy efficiency
The energy grid is evolving, and systems will have to adapt as we move towards a flexible energy landscape. Data-driven energy efficiency could be the key to business profitability as well as deep carbon reductions.
Gathering and understanding data through advanced metering provides insight into how energy is being used and possibly wasted. Identifying these areas of inefficiency is essential for finding solutions that reduce consumption and lower costs.
At t-mac we offer a range of services that can revolutionise your utilities through innovative energy monitoring and control systems. Our IoT building management integrates clients’ critical energy systems in a single, remotely-managed platform. This means businesses can manage their buildings in real-time, saving valuable time, money, and hassle.
Our building management software (BMS) solutions are designed and made in house and come in a range of sizes from Mini to Full. Businesses or properties of any kind can benefit from this innovative technology which offers an interactive window into your energy usage.
Now is the time to take back control of your finances, and t-mac can help. If you’re interested in streamlining your energy management and reducing your carbon footprint, get in touch.