Eco-Fair is an annual environmental expo which takes place in Yorkshire. Now in its fifth year, the 2014 event is expected to attract over 1,000 visitors.
This is PASCHALi’s third year at Eco-Fair, and as always we expect to meet a whole variety of businesses to give them specialist advice on reducing energy consumption and associated costs.
Eco-Fair’s goals are simple. To inspire businesses to change and to help them find green business solutions to everyday problems. Speaker programme and exhibitors are chosen to provide support on four key topics: energy saving, waste reduction, greener transport and motivating change.
PASCHALi has become aware of a potential hazard in some biomass boilers when operating in slumber mode. The concern is that when operating in slumber mode partial combustion may occur generating unburned flue gases, including carbon monoxide.
It is important that:
1. The flue is designed to ensure that the carbon monoxide concentration cannot rise above the lower explosive limit. In particular, where the flue is fan assisted, it is important to make provision for the continued safe removal of flue gases in the event that either the fan or the power supply to the fan should fail;
2. The boiler’s fire door should never be opened when a boiler is operating in slumber mode because the inrush of air could result in a flash-over or explosion;
3. The fuel used is within the specification required by the boiler.
If you would like further guidance or advice please contact PASCHALi on 0113 25 15 700
The EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) requires all Member States to introduce a regime of regular energy audits for ‘large enterprises’ (non-SMEs) to promote the uptake of cost-effective energy efficiency measures. These audits must be undertaken by 5 December 2015, and then every four years thereafter.
The consultation seeks views on the UK’s approach to meeting this requirement through implementing a new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The Government’s ambition is to develop a proportionate and better regulation approach, which yields real energy efficiency rewards.
For further information about how PASCHALi can help you with ongoing energy legislation please contact 0845 505 0255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ENERGY PRICES START to rise at the end of Summer – increasing your business running costs. In response to this, we are offering 25% OFF all Energy Manager Service Fees to members of the Leeds, York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce when taken out this year (2013). Prices start at £199 (before discount) and include our ‘No Risk’ guarantee – to save you at least double your investment or we give you money back.
Often businesses simply switch to the cheapest tariff or supplier. However, with gas and electricity prices rising year on year, this will only generate a short term gain.
Here are some tips on quick, cost effective changes to help reduce your energy consumption and generate immediate savings.
Turn off photocopiers, printers, desktop computers, mobile phone chargers etc., and don’t use standby modes on electrical equipment. Open blinds to take advantage of natural lighting and switch on lights only when needed. Typically circa 20-30% of energy used in the majority of offices goes solely on lighting!
Make sure systems are only operating within your normal working hours.
Implement strict temperature policies both Summer and Winter. This will generate up to 15% Energy Savings and create harmony between heating and cooling systems.
Appointing “green champions” will encourage behaviour change.
Set the temperature in server rooms to a minimum 24oC.
Clean roof lights to reduce the need for artificial lighting. Also consider detectors to automate and control lighting; this will provide potential savings and generate a reduction in CO2 emissions.
Check any air compressor units and repair leaks to reduce unnecessary wastage. This offers a very rapid return on investment and by monitoring for leaks, you can continue to reap the energy benefits.
If your processes are motor intensive consider variable speed drives to reduce consumption. This reduces waste by ensuring no more energy than necessary is used in these processes.
Review machinery start up procedures to decrease “maximum demand”. This gives you more scope to renegotiate your tariff with your energy supplier.
Finally, create an energy management policy to monitor and drive consumption downwards. This should focus on increasing efficiency, reducing consumption and generating a real on-going return on investment. Remember to get this assessed independently.
WOULD YOU LIKE an in-house energy manager for a year, significantly reducing your utility cost by up to a quarter? Our trained and experienced energy professionals guarantee to save you at least twice our very reasonable fee in the first year or your money back.
PASCHALi considers the implications of the government’s new greenhouse gas reporting rules for listed companies
Soon to be released new regulations that fall under the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic and Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013 will mean that all businesses listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange will be required to report their annual emissions in their directors’ report.
The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) is halving our consultancy costs so we can help reduce your energy bills.
PASCHALi is seeking manufacturing organisations who want to reduce their energy consumption and spend. We can identify the best options to improve your premises and working practices. PASCHALi is one of only a handful of energy experts working with MAS – and we guarantee to find you thousands of pounds worth of savings on your energy, waste and water bills.
Our audit process is rapid and effective, with very low effort for you … and currently half price!