The Future Energies review
*A detailed inventory of all electrical equipment in the building – office equipment, air conditioning systems, water heating systems.
*An analysis of the building’s heating and cooling equipment and efficiencies.
*A breakdown of quantities of energy used by each system, associated CO2 emissions and costs.
*A comparison analysis showing how the energy performance of your office building compares with typical buildings of the same type and other ‘best practice’ office buildings.
*Listings of grant bodies and sources of further information.
*An outline strategy for the way forward and presentatioon to staff.
*An analysis of waste flows. An analysis of water usage and equipment
*Detailed recommendation on improving energy efficiencies of waste and water usage.
*An ecological footprint analysis
*Recommendations will include minimising the ecological impact of the building Recommendations for improved efficiency with guidance on cost savings and reductions in CO2 emissions.
Recommendations for any integrated renewable energies or low carbon energy systems
*An analysis of staff behaviour
*Recommendations on how to make energy efficiency improvements
*Recommendations on office energy management policy and procurement
The European Union and the Government have recognised the role that alternative fuels, such as biodiesel and bio-ethanol. These have a role to play in meeting our future energy requirements.
Recent EU directive recommends use of 2% bio-fuels for current road transport, rising to 5.75% by 2010.