Energy and Carbon Management

SmartGreen provides a complete energy management service - from energy procurement, monitoring and control, to energy efficiency, renewables and compliance.

1. Setting Your Priorities

The starting point for effective energy and carbon management is knowing where you are and where you want to get to. We'll help with setting energy and carbon priorities against your wider business plans

Understanding Your Business Priorities – a review of your current energy usage and costs, regulatory obligations, planned organisational changes and sector-specifc factors
Energy Audit – to identify, quantify and prioritise opportunities to reduce energy costs
Energy Strategy – A working document setting out how your business will manage its energy. From here, we’ll create a delivery plan which targets your company’s whole energy story, from procurement, finance and compliance, to monitoring, operation and training
Benchmark – to assess your energy demand within your sector, location and competitors

2. Buy Less Energy, Use Less Energy

Energy is not a fixed overhead. We'll guide you through the many opportunities to shrink your energy costs through smarter buying and usage. Or you can make your organisation even leaner by generating your own energy in-house

Energy Procurement – unlocking savings in energy buying through better tariffs, fixed/flexible contracts, improved credit terms, invoice validation and demand management opportunities
Energy Efficiency - driving energy savings in your buildings, products and processes, through more efficient use and retrofit of space heating, lighting, ventilation, air-conditioning, motors/drives, process heat, refrigeration, compressed air and IT equipment
Self Generation – reducing energy purchase costs through in-house energy generation using renewable technologies and Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

3. Monitoring, Measurement and Compliance

Increasing regulations and energy taxes create a new opportunity to get to grips with energy and carbon management. We'll ease your compliance journey, make sure that you’re making the most of government incentives, and ensure that your energy data is being put to good use.

Monitoring and control – putting in place the most effective, automatic/cloud-based metering systems and invoice validation systems to ensure your business is paying only for what it uses
Measurement and Verification (M&V) – putting in place an effective process to ensure that avoided energy use is accurately measured and reported, in line with the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP)
Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) – compliance with the UK’s new mandatory energy audit scheme
Incentives – ensuring that you maximise government incentives for energy efficient technologies, such as Enhanced Capital Allowances, Feed-in Tariffs, Renewable Heat Incentives and the Non-Domestic Green Deal
ISO50001 - establishing the global standard in energy management as part of your overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management
Carbon Management - ensuring compliance with mandatory carbon management programmes, such as the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting and voluntary carbon accounting standards, such as ISO14064

4. Project Implementation

Successful energy management requires a determined commitment to drive your new energy programme into business-as-usual. We'll ensure that you optimise the benefits of your energy initiatives and that your ongoing operation and maintenance programme delivers the best value from your investment

Business Case - making a winning case for energy efficiency investments with appropriate financial metrics and methods, communicating the investment imperative and winning senior management buy-in
Options - overcoming capital and budgetary restrictions with third-party financing and performance contracting options
Building Energy Management Systems - getting the best out of your BEMS – old or new – through smarter contracting, management and optimisation
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) - getting the most bang-for-your-buck from your assets and management practices, prolonging asset life and protecting your energy investments
Energy Management Training - giving your workforce the skills and understanding to maintain and build upon the energy efficiency gains you’ve made

Get in touch - we'll find an energy and carbon management solution which works for you.