Our team can give you a comprehensive, impartial energy audit to provide you with a clear and unbiased evaluation of your organisation. We identify all major energy saving opportunities and estimate the costs and benefits of each potential project, so that you can prioritise the areas that are most worth tackling.
Our comprehensive audits are carried out by accredited specialists with sector specific expertise, who can provide authoritative information and advice. Our feedback report provides you with a summary of each energy saving project that we’ve identified, including costs and energy & carbon saving calculations.
We also identify no-cost and low-cost energy saving opportunities, and consider longer-term strategies for reducing emissions such as renewable and low carbon technologies.
Ivy Link Partnership’s customers operate in many different industries, ranging from the food and beverage, aerospace and pharmaceutical sectors to water, steel and aggregates.
We also work with commercial organisations as well as with schools, hospitals and the public sector. Customer needs are very diverse, and as a result our specialists are drawn from many different industrial and commercial backgrounds to guarantee that we meet those needs.
We know that to deliver maximum value to our customers, we need to appreciate the day-to-day challenges that they face and speak the same language. Saving energy often entails optimising processes, and to optimise a process you have to understand it – which is why many of our energy specialists have a process engineering or manufacturing background. Using the correct expertise multiplies the savings and ensures the sustainability of energy efficiency solutions.
By analysing past energy profiles and consumption patterns we can identify problem areas and prime targets for reduction.
We look at what our customers need to do to comply with latest regulations, such as the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC EES) and Climate Change Agreements (CCA).
We help customers to set the right energy management strategy and to put in place processes and procedures to deliver long-term, sustainable success.
We evaluate the quality of the power supply to site, which if inadequate can cause power losses, equipment malfunctions and substantial associated costs.
Common problems are not enough – or too much – information. We evaluate the metering and software tools used for measuring and monitoring energy usage and look at whether they are generating the right reports and information.
As typically the largest consumers of electricity within a plant, motors are an important area of focus. To maximise savings we also carry out a complete ‘drive train’ analysis which encompasses the equipment the motors are driving.
In large plants in particular it’s important to know where resources are being used. We therefore identify the specific utility consumption of all the main consuming loads on site.
Where required, our calculations will establish the carbon footprint of your site or of specific products, in accordance with standards such as PAS 2050.
We look at effluent discharge and emissions to air – how to reduce effluent and emissions and also how to improve the quality of any residual discharge.
We can recommend the best route to achieving standards such as BS ISO 50001, the newly published energy management standard.
Given today’s complex tariff structures, we check whether our customers are paying too much or could benefit from variable charging rates during the day.
For some organisations, including those open to the public, the display of energy certificates is mandatory. An increasing number of organisations are also now producing voluntary DECs. We guide organisations through the steps they need to take to determine which energy classification appears on their certificate.
We look not only at equipment but the effectiveness of processes to optimise usage. Process improvements often provide substantial additional benefits.
We can identify whether you have sufficient in-house resources to deploy an energy management strategy. If necessary, we can help by supplying expert energy managers on short or long term contracts.