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1 Insert logo here Effective Energy Management – Energy Mapping Seminar on Improving Environmental Performance and Reducing Costs in Business Paula Gallagher Energy Programme Manager

2 Summary Why Energy Efficiency? SEAI Supports Energy Mapping – Top ten tips Funding/Grant assistance

3 Why Energy Efficiency? LEGISLATIVE DRIVERS National Energy Action Plan Irelands Target = 20% energy efficiency savings by 2020 Public sector target = 33% 33% renewable electricity FINANCIAL DRIVERS Rising energy costs, security of supply GREEN DRIVERS The adverse environmental impacts of fossil fuel use

4 Business Support Centre SEAI

5 Energy Advice, Mentoring & Assessment SEAI provides free, one-to-one advice and mentoring to private-sector SMEs from energy advisors These advisors help and motivate SMEs to assess their own energy use, to identify opportunities for savings and to take action to realise these savings. This service commences with a telephone consultation or site assessment, a written report with suggestions for energy savings, plus 90 days follow-support by phone and .

6 ENERGY MAPPING 10 Tips to Reducing Energy Cost and Consumption EnergyMAP is the Energy Management Action Plan from SEAI.

7 Tip 1 - Secure Management Commitment –Appoint a SENIOR Manager to Sponsor EM Programme Tip 2 –Appoint an Energy Team Leader Usually the Facility/Building Manager – Set up a small Energy Team Manager + one/ two staff ! Commit

8 Tip 3 Review your Energy Bills –Eliminate Penalties Excess MIC Charges Excess Wattless Charges –Ensure you are on the right tariff –Are you with the right supplier !! up to 5 % can be achieved by changing supplier ! Tip 4 Sign up for Suppliers On Line Billing –Review this monthly with your team ! –Look at Times when the facility is “ Shutdown” Christmas Day !! Identify

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10 Tip 5 Identify Opportunities – ASK you Staff for ideas –Review Previous Audits –Talk to other Facility/Building Managers –Talk to your Suppliers Key Account Manager –Set up a REGISTER OF OPPORTUNITIES A Big List of Ideas !! Identify

11 Some ideas to get you Started ! Tip 6 - Install an Oil meter on your BOILER Start to measure this daily Track your Oil Usage Day time Night Time Weekends Tip 7 - Review your Lighting Loads Daylight Sensing Occupancy Sensing SEAI Lighting Guides Identify

12 Some more ideas ! Tip 8 Review your BMS –Set schedule to match operations Watch our for Bank Holidays ! –Calibrate your sensors Temperature / Humidity / Flow –Understand how to use the system Arrange Training from Supplier ! Take Action

13 Some more ideas ! Tip 9 Set up a Simple Monthly Energy Report –Use the data from On Line Billing –Print our Graphs –Discuss it with your team –Place it on the notice board ! Review

14 Tip 10 Make a Plan !! Write out a simple Energy Action Plan –Some Technical Projects Lighting Upgrade ! Fit oil meter on boiler ! –Some People Items Run an Energy Awareness Programme –Use SEAI on line resources –Some organisational items Set up a Monthly Energy Report ! KEEP IT SIMPLE ! Plan

15 SEAI Energy Grant Schemes Biomass fuelled CHP – limited support currently available ReHEAT (up to 30% capital, 40% feasibility) Boilers fueled by wood chip/pellets Solar thermal systems Heat pumps Specific Short Term grants like Energy Efficiency Retrofit Fund (up to 35% private, 50-80% public) EU 2010 CIP Eco-innovation call for proposals, funds are available for new projects in the area of materials recycling, sustainable building products, the food and drink sector and green business practices

16 Accelerated Capital Allowance Lets you cut your company's taxable income by 100% of the capital cost of energy efficient equipment in the first year of purchase –Building Energy management Systems (BEMS) –Lighting & lighting controls –Motors, Variable speed drives (VSDs) –Information and Communications technology –Heating & Elec Provision –Process & HVAC control systems –Electric & alternative fuel vehicles –Refrigeration and cooling systems –Electro-mechanical systems –Catering and hospitality equipment


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