Energy & Sustainability

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Energy & Sustainability Consultants

In the UK legislation for significant reductions in greenhouse gases combined with the need for a secure energy supply is the challenge faced by government and business alike.

For businesses fluctuating energy costs are a significant threat to operational profitability and business performance. 

Services we offer

Energy Audits

By understanding how energy is consumed within your business, you can identify significant financial savings and increase company profitability. Delta-Simons does not use standard report templates or energy audit software which generate generic actions. Every energy audit we conduct is bespoke to you – we take the time to understand how your business operates in detail, and ensure all recommendations are practical and cost-effective.

Delta-Simons can work with your company to identify:

  • Where and when energy is being used
  • Unnecessary out-of-hours energy consumption
  • Energy performance benchmarks and reduction targets
  • Zero cost energy efficiency opportunities
  • Capital cost energy efficiency projects with simple payback periods and/or life cycle analysis.
  • Suitable renewable energy technologies
  • Grant funding and renewable energy tariffs
  • Subsequent carbon emissions savings

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

All large businesses with greater than 250 employees and/or greater than £39m annual turnover are required to complete energy audits at least once every 4 years.

Delta-Simons have delivered ESOS energy audits for clients across a range of sectors, including offices, retail, hospitality, construction, offshore drilling and manufacturing, identifying thousands of pounds in energy savings.

Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR)

From April 2019, the UK Government introduced legislation intended to simplify and streamline various existing annual carbon reporting and accounting requirements for quoted businesses, large companies and large LLPs in the UK.  Read our fact sheet to see if you are affected by SECR.

Delta-Simons can support throughout SECR by delivering:

  • Scoping Consultation – Help you to understand how SECR regulations apply to your organisation and set a clear and robust methodology and approach to compliance.
  • Gap Analysis – Review your current data collection and reporting processes, and review against the needs of SECR.
  • Data Review & Validation – Review your data at various stages throughout the year to ensure ease of final SECR reporting.
  • Energy Audits – Conduct energy audits to help identify suitable and meaningful opportunities for energy saving measures within your business.
  • GHG and SECR Reporting – Calculate total energy consumption and carbon emissions, along with other reporting metrics, for final SECR reporting on completion of your accounting period.

Environmental Monitoring

Delta-Simons have vast experience of developing bespoke environmental monitoring programmes to investigate how and where energy is being wasted in buildings.

Many buildings are over-specified and consume more energy than they were designed to. By assessing environmental conditions holistically and in conjunction with energy data, facilities managers can fine tune their buildings to improve energy efficiency, whilst also improving the comfort and wellbeing of occupants.

Delta-Simons environmental monitoring consists of:

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Air Velocity
  • Air Temperature
  • Surface Temperatures
  • Lighting Levels

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required whenever a property is sold, rented or newly built. An EPC rates the energy efficiency of the building, from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). It also includes recommendations of how to reduce energy consumption within a building.

From April 2018, rental properties will be required to achieve minimum energy efficiency targets. Landlords will not be able to legally let a non-domestic property with an EPC Rating of less than ‘E’. This relates to new tenancies and renewals. However, from April 2023, this will extend to all existing tenancies; with F&G rated buildings essentially phased out of the British rental property market.

Delta-Simons can provide cost-effective EPCs for the non-domestic sector, for property transactions and/or new lease agreements. In addition, Delta-Simons can also assess the implications for individual assessments or entire portfolios to reduce risk.

Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM)

All new non-domestic buildings must comply with Building Regulations Part L2A, and demonstrate achievement of minimum energy and carbon performance targets.

The Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) is an approved method for undertaking compliance assessment for Part L2A. SBEM models a building’s energy consumption based on its geographical location, scale, shape, orientation, materials, construction, fuel sources, building services and controls.

Delta-Simons can work with your design team to produce cost-effective SBEM calculations for your new build or refurbishment project.