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GRAHAMGROUPENERGYMANAGEMENTGRAHAM Asset Management Ltd is part of theGRAHAM Group and encompasses four distincttrading divisions in the delivery of a wide rangeof facilities management, multi-disciplinemaintenance, energy management and occupationalhealth and safety services across the UK andIreland.GRAHAM Energy Management (GEM) offer aspecialist range of products and services designedto comply with current Government legislationand energy saving directives. GEM’s range ofclients in Government, Healthcare, Education andCommercial Sectors have been provided with arange of solutions to suit their exacting needs withintheir set budgets.Everyone today is aware of the concerns overincreasing global energy use, the resultantemissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphereand consequences of global warming. Climatechange is continuing to have a significant andincreasing effect on the world economy and theenvironment. The Kyoto Protocol set the UK atarget to reduce baseline emissions by 12.5% for sixmajor greenhouse gases by 2012.The draft Climate Change Bill commits the UK toreductions in CO 2 emissions of at least 26% by 2020and a long term goal of an 80% reduction by 2050.As a result the UK government has created newlegislation and introduced a range of new initiativesaimed at reducing carbon usage.Our background as a total Facilities ManagementServices provider means that we can advise on allaspects of energy efficiency from building designthrough to cost in use and whole life costs. Wecan advise how simple improvements to buildingcomponents such as glazing or lighting can andalso present significant savings throughout itsoperational life improve the energy rating of thebuilding.We have a range of specialist engineers andtechnicians who are trained and experienced in alltypes of building energy saving measures includingheating and ventilation controls, biomass boilers,solar water heating, solar power generation as wellas the traditional heating and cooling operationsmore normally found within buildings.These systems can be the highest consumerof energy within a building and therefore ourengineers are trained to provide recommendationsfor system improvements.- 2 - - 3 -


GOVERNMENTREGULATIONSCONSULTANCYSERVICESWhat are your responsibilities?Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) are nowrequired in all properties - homes, commercial andpublic buildings - when bought, sold, built or rented.Display Energy Certificates (DEC) are now requiredin all public buildings exceeding 1000m 2 , institutionsproviding public services to large number ofpersons and buildings which the public visit.Air Conditioning Energy Assessments (ACEA)are now essential in all existing air conditioningsystems over 250kW in homes, commercial andpublic buildings. The first inspection of all airconditioning systems over 12kW should have beencompleted by January 2011.The next phase of the legislation has now beenintroduced. From the 6 April 2012 all ACEA reportsmust be logged on the ‘Communities and LocalGovernment Database’, covering all buildings thathave more than 12kW of cooling capacity of airconditioning installed. After the initial assessmentthese systems need to be re-assessed every fiveyears. New air conditioning systems installed afterJanuary 2008 must be inspected within five years ofbeing put into service.Revisions to part F (ventilation) and L (fuel andenergy conservation) of the Building Regulations2006 have set new maximum carbon emissiontargets for whole buildings. The regulations applyboth to the construction of new buildings andrenovation of existing buildings (with a total floorspace area over 1,000m 2 ).The economic uncertainty has alerted organisationsto focus on their spending and look at their businessfunctions as a whole. Organisations must reallyanalyse their business policies and procedures andconsider all viable methods to save money.Today’s marketplace is very price consciousand in order to remain competitive it is vital thatorganisations invest in energy efficient productsfor long term savings and competitive advantage.By investing in energy management organisationsremain competitive, offer their clients the sameexcellent service and products while planning forthe future.One of the most effective methods for organisationsto save money is to look at their energyconsumption and develop energy efficiencies.The GRAHAM Energy Management team haveundertaken a number of feasibility studies for publicand private sector organisations.Some consultancy services delivered include:• Energy Efficiency Assessments• Development of Strategic Energy Plans- Energy Strategy- Energy Audits- Carbon Reduction Strategy• Solutions to maintain energy targets• Energy Efficiency Training• Thermal Imaging• Sub MeteringGRAHAM Energy Management can also providefunding via our ‘Spend to Save’ initiative- 4 - - 5 -


ENERGYPRODUCTSGRAHAM Energy Management offer a wide range of energy efficient products and services in the areas of light,power, heat, air, water and control. Some of our most popular products include:LIGHT• LED Lighting SchemesLED lighting saves organisations money by reducingelectricity costs, day-to-day maintenance. They offerbetter light illumination and will meet all environmentalgovernment regulations with zero mercury content.POWER• Solar Photo Voltaic Array (PV)Solar PV panels generate electricity. They can powerheating systems, light etc to a building. Ideal forbuildings south facing for maximum benefit.HEATING• Heat Recovery SystemsThese systems recover the heat in the air beingextracted from a building, mix it with fresh air beingdrawn into the building therefore reducing the amountof energy being used for heating.• Air/Ground Source Heat PumpsAir Source heat pumps extract heat from theoutside air. They are effective all year round (even attemperatures as low as -15°C). Ground source heatpumps systems which extract heat energy from theground or groundwater offer exceptionally high levelsof efficiency, achieving significant reductions in CO 2emissions and energy bills.WATER• Rain Water Harvesting SystemsCollection of rain water and recycling can dramaticallyreduce the cost of water rates.• Solar Thermal (Hot Water)Solar thermal is a renewable energy system forgenerating hot water. Solar thermal generatesrenewable heated water using solar panels fitted atan optimal angle on a building usually on a roof. Solarheat warms fluid, in the panels and this is then pumpedto heat water stored in a hot water cylinder. A boiler orimmersion heater tops up the water to the temperatureset by the cylinder’s thermostat.• Waterless ProductsOrganisations who provide public amenities can reducetheir water bill dramatically by installing waterlessurinals while maintaining a hygienic environment.AIR• HVAC SystemsThe main purposes of a Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system is to maintain good indoorair quality. A HVAC system regulates the heating/ventilation by a sensing device which is used tocompare the actual state (eg temperature) with a targetstate. The control system determines what action hasto be taken (eg start blower).• Destratification FansIt is a basic law of physics that hot air rises and in highroofed buildings this will cause a temperature gradientwith hot air under the roof and cooler air at floor level.Destratification fans will automatically recirculate highlevel hot air, reducing stratification and associated heatlosses.CONTROL• Lighting and Heating Zone ControlUse energy the most effective way to suit yourorganisations needs by installing movement sensorsfor lights and heating zone controls to areas wherestaff occupy.• Building Management Systems (BMS)A computer-based control system installed in buildingswhich controls and monitors the building’s mechanicaland electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting,power systems, fire systems, and security systems.These systems allow organisations to monitor thewhole building and identify areas of high energy use ormonitor new energy efficient systems are meeting theirefficiency targets.• Energy Sub-Metering(water, electricity, gas, fuel oil and temperature)Automated energy sub-metering is needed forunderstanding the energy consumption profile,for energy saving plans, precise energy balance,equipment monitoring and predictive maintenance, etc.Energy sub-metering data allows considerable costreduction by targeting high energy consumption andunderstanding demand patterns.• Variable Speed DrivesA variable speed drive is a piece of equipment thatregulates the speed and rotational force, or torqueoutput, of an electric motor. They operate sewage andirrigation pumps, milking machines and ski lifts, papermachines and power-plant fans, sawmill conveyors andventilation systems, to name just a few examples. Morethan 65% of industrial electrical energy is consumedby motors. Variable speed drives match the speed ofthe motor to the demand thereby minimising electricityconsumption.• Energy Management and TargetingEnergy monitoring and targeting (M&T) is anenergy efficiency technique based on the standardmanagement axiom stating that ‘you cannot managewhat you cannot measure’. M&T techniques provideEnergy or Building Managers with feedback onoperating practices, results of energy managementprojects, and guidance on the level of energy use thatis expected in a certain period. Importantly, they alsogive early warning of unexpected excess consumptioncaused by malfunctions, operator error, unwanted userbehaviours, maintenance errors and the like.BESPOKE ENERGY PROJECTSThe products and services listed above are some of ourmost popular services. If your organisation has a specificenergy saving requirement, which is not listed, GRAHAMEnergy Management team would be delighted to investigateyour request.As part of GEMs client commitment we will investigate allpossible offerings available and advise clients on the bestfit solutions for them.- 6 - - 7 -


For further details on all GRAHAM Energy Management please contact:GRAHAM Energy Management20 Wildflower WayBelfastBT12 6TAT: 0845 6006 300E: eminfo@graham.co.ukW: www.graham.co.uk/gem- 8 -www.graham.co.uk

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