THE CLIENTS ENERGY MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENT...
HPH is a family-owned commercial property company operating throughout the South West of England, focusing particularly on Bath and North-East Somerset and Wiltshire.
The company centres its business on the needs of occupiers with the aim of delivering property as a service that contributes to the success of the organisations it supplies. That service includes a determination to reduce energy and the carbon footprint of its property portfolio, and with this in mind HPH engaged Elcomponent to provide an automatic metering package (a complete energy management solution) to identify where energy savings could be made. The goal was to reduce the utility bills and pass the energy savings on to those businesses occupying the properties – HPH’s customers.
HPH invited Elcomponent to provide remote utility monitoring equipment for two of their Wiltshire office complexes, Churchward House in Swindon where water, gas, electricity energy metering was required, and Bewley House in Chippenham which needed energy metering for its oil-fired heating as well as its electricity and water consumption. The system monitors all the meters centrally from HPH’s Bath offices. As a result of the measures implemented, HPH’s Marian Croucher reports that Bewley House has seen a sustained reduction in carbon emissions, which are now 50% what they were 5 years ago. This has translated into annual energy savings of £25,000 in the building’s energy bills. This location was also part of HPH’s water saving initiative in 2011, and it achieved an incredible 54% reduction in water use, a saving of £1764 in the annual water bill, the equivalent of 70,000 fewer WC flushes!
Stefan Kawalek, Elcomponent’
“The HPH system was quite a challenge – our software fitted the bill perfectly, but we had a basement level oil tank to deal with as well as some pit installed water meters outside the buildings. However our combination of radio and LAN-based data collection made it possible to deliver a working package at a very competitive price, allowing HPH to make some significant energy and cost savings.”