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How HVAC can help your Business Save Money and Comply with the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive

With the 20% energy efficiency target set for 2020 by the European Union fast approaching, companies are looking for cost effective ways to save energy.  The 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive sets out a number of measures, which all the member states have to adhere to, to help make this target achievable.  Many of these measures involve improving energy efficiency when renovating existing builds and adhering to regulations for new builds.  Heating, cooling and climate control all play a key role in improving energy efficiency, with modern, custom-built HVAC systems that save both energy and money.

Older Buildings

On the European Commission’s website, it is suggested that older buildings are responsible for a great deal of wasted energy.  In the UK, the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan of April 2014 (NEEAP) states that, “Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU.” It goes on to say, “While new buildings generally need less than three to five litres of heating oil per square meter per year, older buildings consume about 25 litres on average. Some buildings even require up to 60 litres.”  This strengthens the case for installing an efficient HVAC system in older properties.

 A bespoke HVAC system can be designed to not only take into consideration the layout and planning issues involved with an older building, but it can also maximise energy savings by providing heating, cooling or humidity control exactly where it is needed.

Large Companies and Heavy Industry

The UK NEEAP suggests that, “Whilst many heat intensive industries are already close to maximising their energy efficiency, evidence shows that a range of cost-effective opportunities remain available,” and it is these types of operations, as well as other large businesses, that are feeling the pressure to improve energy efficiency the most.

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive stipulates that, “large companies will make audits of their energy consumption to help them identify ways to reduce it.”  Therefore, having an HVAC system that is easy to monitor and control will be essential to keeping to these directives.  An added bonus – is that it is easier to see where the energy is being spent, control the output and then the amount of energy being used.

The Solution

According to the UK NEEAP, “heating accounts for around a third of UK greenhouse gas emissions.”  This means reducing the energy needed to run HVAC systems, in all kinds of business operations, is essential for the UK to reach its 2020 energy reduction target.  Fortunately, this also benefits business by bringing down costs.  Having a custom-made HVAC system installed into new premises or upgrading old systems will make this achievable.

Contact Transcool Systems on + 44 (0)1903 733911 or email info@transcoolsystems.co.uk to see how we can save your business money and improve your company’s energy efficiency.




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