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Energy Use

  • Retain delegated staff for the management of energy use. Energy management (or strategy) should be comprehensive and hence should integrate all activities using electricity and solid, liquid and gaseous fuels.

  • In the long-term, all indoor and outdoor lighting should be converted to energy saving systems. Such changes could be budgeted regularly and changes made progressively over a long period.

  • Keep record of indoor and outdoor vehicle movement and fuel usage. When changing vehicle fleet consider fuel efficiency as a high priority.

  • Insulate all hot water reticulation systems.

  • Minimise hot water use and avoid hot water system leakage.

  • Optimise water and wastewater treatment efficiency. This may require intensive monitoring and adjustments of treatment systems by trials but eventually the savings will be very high.

  • Use energy efficient wastewater treatment systems.
  • If using solid fuels use good quality fuels to improve efficiency.

  • If possible, replace outdated or inefficient boilers with energy efficient and low emission boilers.

  • Maintain boilers regularly to improve efficiency.

  • Monitor all automated systems (e.g. conveyor belts) for their energy use and if possible install ‘responsive’ systems to avoid constant running of the systems.