EDF Energy finds energy efficiency options remain untapped

EDF Energy believes energy efficiency changes could deliver over £45million in savings per year across 4,150 schools, hospitals, hotels, police stations and offices.

EDF Energy analysed energy consumption remotely at locations including , using this data to understand the potential for efficiency and carbon reduction. Across the vast majority of locations, EDF Energy found that very simple changes could deliver a significant impact:

  • As many as 62% of the sites analysed could make huge cost and emissions savings simply by installing energy efficient lighting.
  • Over 61% could make savings by optimising their operational schedule, which might include turning heating off more promptly when users leave the building.

Vincent de Rul, Director of Energy Solutions at EDF Energy, commented: “Energy efficiency has been a UK-wide focus for a number of years, but our analysis of these sites shows that the majority of organisations can still make meaningful carbon reductions that result in significant savings – through very simple changes.

“Our data covers a relatively small proportion of the UK’s businesses and public sector organisations – imagine what the impact would be if all UK such organisations made even the simplest of changes, whether that be efficient lighting or occupancy sensors? As the UK has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, we want to demonstrate that all businesses can achieve positive results one change at a time.”

 

Further reading

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