Energy Optimisation Service
We partner with clients as a strategic energy adviser, specialty implementer, or both to design, develop, and execute complex energy optimization programs and conservation projects. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and years of engineering expertise, we implement innovative yet pragmatic investment plans tailored to core business objectives. Our energy optimization services are proven to boost facility performance and lower operating costs.
A holistic energy program helps you save money, increases efficiency, and mitigates risk. Tanmu looks closely at supply, demand, operational and organization metrics, and works with you to develop a comprehensive energy management strategy and customized program—resulting in a plan of prioritized action steps. As part of this, we identify, quantify, and analyze risk inherent in your energy portfolio.
Energy Optimisation Involves:
The construction industry consumes massive amounts of energy. Both commercial and residential builders consider energy costs one of their highest expenses. For some construction projects, energy accounts for nearly 5.7% of the budget. Energy consumption is always on a contractor’s mind. Energy efficiency for construction applies to every part of the process, from the equipment used to the appliances installed in a new building. Contractors need to consider many factors when building energy-efficient homes or commercial buildings every step of the way.
- Project detailed energy audits and implementation assistance
- Equipment wise energy audits and performance tests
- Demand side management studies
- Benchmarking studies
- Building energy audit
- Recommendations for energy and water conservation measures
- Consideration of opportunities for new renewable technologies such as solar, geothermal, and wind
You Should Know
As a result of rising energy costs and tighter environmental regulations, builders are developing energy-efficient designs. Likewise, material suppliers are seeking ways to improve energy efficiency in their materials. For example, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have gained popularity and are six to seven times more energy-efficient than conventional light bulbs. LEDs can cut energy use by more than 80%. They also last 25 times longer than regular light bulbs. Builders can use LEDs in new homes to attract buyers who want long-lasting, energy-efficient lights. They can also use LEDs in their own homes or offices.
However, that’s just one small aspect of energy efficiency in construction. Heavy equipment and construction vehicles consume far more energy than light fixtures. Construction vehicles burn fuel to transport materials, prepare sites and build structures. Excavators, haul trucks, concrete mixers and construction cranes require plenty of power to operate. They can also waste fuel if they are not well-maintained.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), commercial and residential buildings consume about one-third of the world’s energy. Most of a building’s energy is used for heating, cooling, ventilating, lighting, water heating and cooking. That’s a tremendous amount of energy and a massive opportunity for energy-consumption savings. The IEA reports that buildings could potentially account for 41% of global energy savings by 2035 if energy-efficient construction practices are followed.
To achieve energy efficiency in buildings, the IEA identified three important ways to approach construction practices. Each factor has its own return, but it’s the combination of all three that really pays back in energy efficiency. The three primary ways that building construction professionals can improve energy efficiency are by:
- Using advanced designs and construction techniques that reduce heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting energy consumption
- Upgrading buildings and replacing equipment with energy-saving devices
- Managing energy consumption with active and ongoing methods