Energy and Carbon Footprint
i. Carbon Footprint
Carbon footprints are gaining significance, partly due to some businesses having a mandatory requirement, to report it. But most other businesses, are noticing, that their environmental perils, are material, to their maneuvers and supply chains, or are likely to become so. These may appear to be physical risks, due to the change in climate, or business risk, due to volatile energy and commodity prices. Early addressing of such imperils, can generate new business prospects. Carbon footprints are prepared, under the principles of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and ISO14064-1 (2012), using emission factors, of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and other international equivalent recognized databases.
- Carbon footprint computation (calculating the carbon footprint, covering Scope 1 and 2, and any Scope 3 emissions, that may be included)
- Carbon Disclosure Project Support (calculating the carbon footprint covering Scope 1 and 2, and any Scope 3 emissions that may be elected, to be included, as well as supporting in producing the supplementary report)
ii. Energy Survey
Energy Surveys and Audits can vary, from a basic survey, with simple paybacks, to full investment grade audits, concentrating on particular areas of high energy use. Evaluation of relevant lighting, air conditioning plants, space heating systems, mechanical ventilation plants, domestic hot water systems, electrical equipment, distribution systems, building fabric, commercial catering facilities, leisure facilities and chiller/cold storage plants, are done, by all onsite energy surveys.
A typical Energy survey/audit will identify around 15-20% energy savings, which may usually be through simple opportunities that can be implemented at no or low cost.
- An executive summary
- Graphical review of your recent energy consumption
- Energy management web reviewing internal energy policy and staff awareness
- List of housekeeping measures to address energy efficiency
- Energy saving recommendations ordered by achievable carbon or saving including:
- Likely cost of implementing the opportunity
- Achievable financial and energy savings as well as the payback
- Thermal images and photographs to clearly expound the identified opportunity
- Any other information collected – graphs/outputs of temperature loggers where used.