we have the key energy management building blocks to create your legacy

We recognise that the legacy you want is unique to you and your circumstances. For example your desired outcome may be eliminating fuel poverty for your tenants, protecting your bottom line results, enhancing your brand, boosting your green credentials or improving your operational efficiency. We will invest the time upfront to understand exactly what legacy you want and then we will build it for you. For further information please contact us.

understand and analyse

understand and analyse

understand and analyse

Understanding what assets and buildings you have and how they use energy are critical steps in identifying solutions that can help improve your energy efficiency and provide you with greater control over your costs and carbon footprint. We are experts in analysing energy usage and costs and in identifying what energy procurement strategies and related technology installations would benefit you the most.

To gain a greater understanding of your energy usage our experts carry out a comprehensive analysis of your existing energy supply contracts, identifying when your peak demand periods are and how much energy you use together with how energy, cost and carbon efficient your buildings and assets are. We can also carry out an audit of any existing on-site renewable electricity or heat installations you may have to determine how efficiently they are operating.

Summary information and recommendations are provided in a clear and concise way that allows you to understand the various options and their impacts on your operations. This helps you to more easily make decisions on how best to become more efficient, lower your costs and reduce your environmental impact.

Click here to contact us for more information

energy procurement

energy procurement

energy procurement

Energy prices are constantly changing and are heavily affected by external factors which are outside of your control. We can help you take control of your energy supply contracts and manage your risks. With our in-depth analyses of your usage and tariff options we scan the whole market to secure the best value energy supply contracts with competitive pricing and most suitable risk profiles to fit it with your operational requirements including any associated renewable generation, energy storage or demand management solutions.

As an experienced independent energy broker, we go to the whole market to find you the best fixed or flexible energy procurement options, enabling us to find the best tariff based on your requirements. We have a proven “mark to market” methodology that allows us to track energy market movements on your behalf on an ongoing basis. Based on daily market energy price movements, this allows us to provide you with accurate forecasts of your future energy costs beyond your existing contractual arrangements. It means that you can accurately predict and manage the risks to your operating costs budget without taking up your valuable management time requesting and analysing prices from a range of energy suppliers.

Our systemised risk management and cost analysis methodology is proven to be quick and accurate, encompass all charging aspects inclusive of transportation costs to give you total delivered energy costs.

Click here to contact us for more information

only pay for what you use

only pay for what you use

only pay for what you use

Energy bill validation is an important process as it ensures you are being charged accurately for the energy you use. Our dedicated team and specialist systems carefully analyses each bill to validate its accuracy, cross referencing it with data collected from previous bills, but also live monitoring data. In the event of a discrepancy being found, we have the expertise and resources to take control and raise a dispute directly with your supplier, ensuring a resolution is quickly found to mitigate unforeseen cost increase risks to your business.

As part of our service and to help you remain in control of your energy portfolio, we provide you with useful reporting that is relevant to your operations. This can include detailed kVA capacity charge analysis, accurate tenant energy billing, accrual management and budgeting and forecast data. We can also fully integrate our systems and reporting with your finance systems to streamline and improve the efficiency of your operations and mitigate the risks of incorrect payments.

Click here to contact us for more information

reduce high cost usage

reduce high cost usage

reduce high cost usage

To reduce high cost usage, we use our experience and knowledge of energy management strategies to change how your business controls its energy use and to identify solutions to improve your energy efficiency and reduce your carbon impact. Our team will work with you to find out exactly what your business wants to achieve and use this information to build a tailored strategy meeting your goals. This can be accomplished through a number of energy management techniques such as, demand side management (DSM) and monitoring & targeting (M&T). The aim of these techniques is to better control when you use your energy and to help you understand ways to better utilise energy within your business.

As part of our energy management processes we also consider any applicable legislation that you need to comply with related to energy efficiency.  This may be energy reduction obligations as part of a Climate Change Agreement (CCA) or your own targets as a result of your previous Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) related activities. It is critical to integrate compliance activity with your wider energy management strategy both to ensure this is done effectively and efficiently and to avoid the negative brand impacts resulting from poor performance.

We will consider and recommend, where appropriate, technologies that help reduce high cost usage either through energy reduction or by shifting loads from higher cost to lower cost time periods. Battery storage is particularly effective to achieve this and is often a good option when integrated with a wider DSM and solar PV implementation strategy. We have many years’ experience of designing, installing and operating these systems so our advice is based on both practical and analytical knowledge.

Click here to contact us for more information

generate your own energy

generate your own energy

generate your own energy

Once you understand your assets, energy use patterns and energy supply contract arrangements then generating your own renewable electricity and heat at your sites is a useful option to consider. Generating your own energy can reduce your operating costs, reduce your carbon impact and enhance your reputation. Renewable technology now provides you with the opportunity to generate your own on-site power and, together with energy storage capacity, enhance your businesses energy security, mitigate future energy cost risks and improve your brand image.

We want to help your business to better understand the options available and with our experienced team of renewable specialists we can guide you through the process of finding the best solution. This will be achieved through identifying the technologies suitable for you as a business based on budget, property features, energy demand and to ensure maximum benefit is delivered to your organisation to achieve the legacy and outcomes that you require. We have an experienced accredited team that working together can design, build, finance, monitor, operate and maintain any renewable installation over its full life cycle.

Highlighted below is a list of technologies that we specialise in and can deliver for your business. If you would like more information on any of these technologies, or you would like a free of charge initial feasibility study, please click here to speak with one of our team.

technologies

Click here to contact us for more information

innovate

innovate

innovation

Energy and environmental markets are fast paced and constantly developing. To ensure we always have the best options to offer our customers we continuously investigate and test new innovate technical and commercial solutions. Our real skill is using these new technologies and systems together with more traditional options as building blocks to create integrated solutions for our customers that deliver what they want at minimal risk. Some examples are:

  • integrated solar PV, battery storage and demand side management solutions for customers wanting lower energy costs, reduced environmental impact and enhanced security of supply
  • solar car park canopy, battery storage and electric vehicle charging solutions for customers that want to enhance their reputation and improve their electric vehicle customers’ experience at their retail outlets
  • funding solutions that keep on-site renewable generation “off balance sheet” and/or avoid the requirement for onerous OJEU procurement processes

Our track record and reputation for successful innovation means that we often get access to new technologies first by working with major global suppliers that know the value we bring developing and implementing new solutions in the UK market.

put technology to work for your organisation and start benefiting

Technological innovation is constantly developing, helping you as a business to reduce carbon emissions, energy costs and improve your future sustainability. We have the experience, knowledge and capability to guide your business through the maze of options and help you choose a tailored solution that gives you the legacy and benefits that you require. If you have any questions and want to speak to one of our energy experts today, click here.

solar PV & solar thermal

solar PV & solar thermal

solar PV and solar thermal

Solar PV has become the most popular technology that customers choose for their on-site renewable energy generation. This is due to significant reductions in the technology costs, relatively short payback periods and ongoing indexed linked financial support from the UK Government through the Feed in Tariff subsidy. Solar thermal tends to be used where solar PV is not viable or in conjunction with other renewable heat technologies such as biomass and heat pumps. Solar is also a very visible low carbon solution that enhances customers’ brand and reputation with their stakeholders.

the facts

Simplistically solar PV systems capture the sun’s rays and convert them directly into electricity to power your buildings whereas solar thermal systems use the sun’s heat to produce hot water. A south facing roof and direct sunlight is preferable but with advances in technology this is becoming less important, making solar a viable solution for more businesses. The vast majority of solar systems do not require planning permission. However, please check with us or your local planning office before progressing with any installations.

Installation costs for solar PV systems vary depending on the specific requirements of every customer but typical installations are expected to produce double digit returns making them attractive investment options for suitable commercial and industrial buildings. Solar also boosts your green credentials, reduces the risks of your future energy costs and, particularly if used in conjunction with energy storage, improves the security of your energy supply for the next 20 years or more.

the benefits

  • energy costs and future volatility risks can be greatly reduced
  • the UK Government backed Feed-In Tariff (FITs) mechanism provides inflation proof financial benefits over a 20 year period
  • solar energy can significantly reduce your carbon footprint
  • maintenance requirements are generally very low
  • offers your business green credentials
  • can offer enhanced energy security of supply

Egnida are also able to offer customers funding for their solar PV installations. Click here to find out how our funding works, or if you would like to speak to one of our team click here

biomass

biomass

biomass

Biomass boilers are an effective way of burning wood pellets, chips, logs or waste wood to produce hot water that can be utilised in your existing buildings or processes. The UK Government is supporting the installation of commercial scale biomass boilers through 20 year index linked Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subsidies making them an attractive option with relatively short payback periods.

the facts

Biomass boilers can supply both hot water and space heating for commercial properties or hot water for industrial process use. To ensure systems work at optimum efficiency they need to be designed and installed to meet individual building requirements, customer requirements and heat demands.

Two important aspects of biomass boilers are the flue and fuel store which must be safe, practical and installed under MCS and HETAS guidance.

the benefits

  • when replacing solid fuel, oil, LPG or electric heating systems, substantial cost savings can be achieved
  • biomass is now supported by the UK Government backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) that provides 20 year inflation proof financial benefits over the life of the projects
  • biomass solutions are considered carbon neutral and therefore provide environmental benefits compared to fossil fuel alternatives

ground source

ground source

ground source

Ground source heat pumps provide a reliable and constant generation of heat, utilising the natural heat underground to warm your buildings while maintaining a very low running cost. The technology is supported by the UK Government through the Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy (RHI) , making it an attractive solution with a relatively quick payback term.

the facts

Ground source heat pumps absorb underground energy and convert it into heat, which can be used to heat your property. A liquid combination of antifreeze and water is pumped around a pipe loop buried outside and flows back through a heat exchanger, which is transferred into heat for radiators, hot water or under floor heating systems all year round.

Ground source heat pumps can use horizontal or vertical (borehole) pipe loops dependent on the property and the adjacent land area available. Horizontal systems require a significant ground area, whereas vertical borehole systems, subject to suitable ground conditions, can be installed in a relatively small area of ground.

the benefits

  • Ground Source Heat Pumps can lower fuel bills, especially when replacing older or inefficient systems
  • When switching from conventional electric heating, Ground Source Heat Pumps are particularly cost effective
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps can reduce your carbon emissions and no fuel delivery costs are involved
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps are a very low maintenance solution

air source

air source

air source

Air source heat pumps use the air in the atmosphere to heat interior spaces of your buildings through a conversion process. They are a highly effective solution that takes an abundant resource and turns it into a reliable heat source that helps to improve airflow.

the facts

An air source heat pump absorbs energy from external air and converts it into heat which can be used in your offices. There are two types of air source heat systems available:

  • Air to water – for radiators, hot water and under floor heating
  • Air to air – for the circulation of warm air via convectors

Air source heat pumps are able to continue generating heat even when external temperatures are as low as -15°C, meaning it is capable of supplying a constant source of heat to your property, all year round.

the benefits

  • When replacing a conventional electric system, fuel bills can be lowered, so the system quickly pays for itself
  • Air Source Heat Pump systems are easier to install than Ground Source Heat Pumps, but are not as efficient
  • Carbon emissions can be reduced because no fuel deliveries are required
  • Air Source Heat Pump systems require very little ongoing maintenance.

energy storage

energy storage

energy storage

The latest sustainable technology has arrived in the form of battery storage for your business and is an ideal solution suited for a number of requirements. Battery storage is an effective technology to strengthen your energy management, providing you with the opportunity to implement a comprehensive Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, which can help minimise your energy costs and reduce your energy risk.

When coupled with other technologies such as solar PV, you can create an integrated energy supply strategy, helping to self-generate and store your own energy supply, helping to optimise your budgets and enhance your sustainability.

the facts

Battery storage enables you to change the way your energy is managed and look at the bigger picture, minimising the need to purchase energy at peak supply periods, during which times, you discharge the stored energy to keep operations running efficiently and sustainably.

With an effective energy management strategy you can reduce your carbon impact, limit costs and benefit from a secure energy supply for your business. Battery storage can help your business secure a long term solution that secures your business for the future.

the benefits

  • Allows your business to utilise DSM to reduce costs
  • Can be easily integrated with solar PV technology to store excess generation
  • Improves your energy security
  • Improves your brands reputation and sustainability
  • Reduces your businesses carbon impact

Click here to contact us for more information

we have the key energy management building blocks to create your legacy

We recognise that the legacy you want is unique to you and your circumstances. For example your desired outcome may be eliminating fuel poverty for your tenants, protecting your bottom line results, enhancing your brand, boosting your green credentials or improving your operational efficiency. We will invest the time upfront to understand exactly what legacy you want and then we will build it for you. For further information please contact us.

understand and analyse

understand and analyse

Understanding what assets and buildings you have and how they use energy are critical steps in identifying solutions that can help improve your energy efficiency and provide you with greater control over your costs and carbon footprint. We are experts in analysing energy usage and costs and in identifying what energy procurement strategies and related technology installations would benefit you the most.

To gain a greater understanding of your energy usage our experts carry out a comprehensive analysis of your existing energy supply contracts, identifying when your peak demand periods are and how much energy you use together with how energy, cost and carbon efficient your buildings and assets are. We can also carry out an audit of any existing on-site renewable electricity or heat installations you may have to determine how efficiently they are operating.

Summary information and recommendations are provided in a clear and concise way that allows you to understand the various options and their impacts on your operations. This helps you to more easily make decisions on how best to become more efficient, lower your costs and reduce your environmental impact.

Click here to contact us for more information

Next
energy procurement

energy procurement

Energy prices are constantly changing and are heavily affected by external factors which are outside of your control. We can help you take control of your energy supply contracts and manage your risks. With our in-depth analyses of your usage and tariff options we scan the whole market to secure the best value energy supply contracts with competitive pricing and most suitable risk profiles to fit it with your operational requirements including any associated renewable generation, energy storage or demand management solutions.

As an experienced independent energy broker, we go to the whole market to find you the best fixed or flexible energy procurement options, enabling us to find the best tariff based on your requirements. We have a proven “mark to market” methodology that allows us to track energy market movements on your behalf on an ongoing basis. Based on daily market energy price movements, this allows us to provide you with accurate forecasts of your future energy costs beyond your existing contractual arrangements. It means that you can accurately predict and manage the risks to your operating costs budget without taking up your valuable management time requesting and analysing prices from a range of energy suppliers.

Our systemised risk management and cost analysis methodology is proven to be quick and accurate, encompass all charging aspects inclusive of transportation costs to give you total delivered energy costs.

Click here to contact us for more information

Next
only pay for what you use

only pay for what you use

Energy bill validation is an important process as it ensures you are being charged accurately for the energy you use. Our dedicated team and specialist systems carefully analyses each bill to validate its accuracy, cross referencing it with data collected from previous bills, but also live monitoring data. In the event of a discrepancy being found, we have the expertise and resources to take control and raise a dispute directly with your supplier, ensuring a resolution is quickly found to mitigate unforeseen cost increase risks to your business.

As part of our service and to help you remain in control of your energy portfolio, we provide you with useful reporting that is relevant to your operations. This can include detailed kVA capacity charge analysis, accurate tenant energy billing, accrual management and budgeting and forecast data. We can also fully integrate our systems and reporting with your finance systems to streamline and improve the efficiency of your operations and mitigate the risks of incorrect payments.

Click here to contact us for more information

Next
reduce high cost usage

reduce high cost usage

To reduce high cost usage, we use our experience and knowledge of energy management strategies to change how your business controls its energy use and to identify solutions to improve your energy efficiency and reduce your carbon impact. Our team will work with you to find out exactly what your business wants to achieve and use this information to build a tailored strategy meeting your goals. This can be accomplished through a number of energy management techniques such as, demand side management (DSM) and monitoring & targeting (M&T). The aim of these techniques is to better control when you use your energy and to help you understand ways to better utilise energy within your business.

As part of our energy management processes we also consider any applicable legislation that you need to comply with related to energy efficiency.  This may be energy reduction obligations as part of a Climate Change Agreement (CCA) or your own targets as a result of your previous Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) related activities. It is critical to integrate compliance activity with your wider energy management strategy both to ensure this is done effectively and efficiently and to avoid the negative brand impacts resulting from poor performance.

We will consider and recommend, where appropriate, technologies that help reduce high cost usage either through energy reduction or by shifting loads from higher cost to lower cost time periods. Battery storage is particularly effective to achieve this and is often a good option when integrated with a wider DSM and solar PV implementation strategy. We have many years’ experience of designing, installing and operating these systems so our advice is based on both practical and analytical knowledge.

Click here to contact us for more information

Next
generate your own energy

generate your own energy

Once you understand your assets, energy use patterns and energy supply contract arrangements then generating your own renewable electricity and heat at your sites is a useful option to consider. Generating your own energy can reduce your operating costs, reduce your carbon impact and enhance your reputation. Renewable technology now provides you with the opportunity to generate your own on-site power and, together with energy storage capacity, enhance your businesses energy security, mitigate future energy cost risks and improve your brand image.

We want to help your business to better understand the options available and with our experienced team of renewable specialists we can guide you through the process of finding the best solution. This will be achieved through identifying the technologies suitable for you as a business based on budget, property features, energy demand and to ensure maximum benefit is delivered to your organisation to achieve the legacy and outcomes that you require. We have an experienced accredited team that working together can design, build, finance, monitor, operate and maintain any renewable installation over its full life cycle.

Highlighted below is a list of technologies that we specialise in and can deliver for your business. If you would like more information on any of these technologies, or you would like a free of charge initial feasibility study, please click here to speak with one of our team.

technologies

Click here to contact us for more information

Next
innovate

innovation

Energy and environmental markets are fast paced and constantly developing. To ensure we always have the best options to offer our customers we continuously investigate and test new innovate technical and commercial solutions. Our real skill is using these new technologies and systems together with more traditional options as building blocks to create integrated solutions for our customers that deliver what they want at minimal risk. Some examples are:

  • integrated solar PV, battery storage and demand side management solutions for customers wanting lower energy costs, reduced environmental impact and enhanced security of supply
  • solar car park canopy, battery storage and electric vehicle charging solutions for customers that want to enhance their reputation and improve their electric vehicle customers’ experience at their retail outlets
  • funding solutions that keep on-site renewable generation “off balance sheet” and/or avoid the requirement for onerous OJEU procurement processes

Our track record and reputation for successful innovation means that we often get access to new technologies first by working with major global suppliers that know the value we bring developing and implementing new solutions in the UK market.

Next

put technology to work for your organisation and start benefiting

Technological innovation is constantly developing, helping you as a business to reduce carbon emissions, energy costs and improve your future sustainability. We have the experience, knowledge and capability to guide your business through the maze of options and help you choose a tailored solution that gives you the legacy and benefits that you require. If you have any questions and want to speak to one of our energy experts today, click here.

solar PV & solar thermal

solar PV and solar thermal

Solar PV has become the most popular technology that customers choose for their on-site renewable energy generation. This is due to significant reductions in the technology costs, relatively short payback periods and ongoing indexed linked financial support from the UK Government through the Feed in Tariff subsidy. Solar thermal tends to be used where solar PV is not viable or in conjunction with other renewable heat technologies such as biomass and heat pumps. Solar is also a very visible low carbon solution that enhances customers’ brand and reputation with their stakeholders.

the facts

Simplistically solar PV systems capture the sun’s rays and convert them directly into electricity to power your buildings whereas solar thermal systems use the sun’s heat to produce hot water. A south facing roof and direct sunlight is preferable but with advances in technology this is becoming less important, making solar a viable solution for more businesses. The vast majority of solar systems do not require planning permission. However, please check with us or your local planning office before progressing with any installations.

Installation costs for solar PV systems vary depending on the specific requirements of every customer but typical installations are expected to produce double digit returns making them attractive investment options for suitable commercial and industrial buildings. Solar also boosts your green credentials, reduces the risks of your future energy costs and, particularly if used in conjunction with energy storage, improves the security of your energy supply for the next 20 years or more.

the benefits

  • energy costs and future volatility risks can be greatly reduced
  • the UK Government backed Feed-In Tariff (FITs) mechanism provides inflation proof financial benefits over a 20 year period
  • solar energy can significantly reduce your carbon footprint
  • maintenance requirements are generally very low
  • offers your business green credentials
  • can offer enhanced energy security of supply

Egnida are also able to offer customers funding for their solar PV installations. Click here to find out how our funding works, or if you would like to speak to one of our team click here

Next
biomass

biomass

Biomass boilers are an effective way of burning wood pellets, chips, logs or waste wood to produce hot water that can be utilised in your existing buildings or processes. The UK Government is supporting the installation of commercial scale biomass boilers through 20 year index linked Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subsidies making them an attractive option with relatively short payback periods.

the facts

Biomass boilers can supply both hot water and space heating for commercial properties or hot water for industrial process use. To ensure systems work at optimum efficiency they need to be designed and installed to meet individual building requirements, customer requirements and heat demands.

Two important aspects of biomass boilers are the flue and fuel store which must be safe, practical and installed under MCS and HETAS guidance.

the benefits

  • when replacing solid fuel, oil, LPG or electric heating systems, substantial cost savings can be achieved
  • biomass is now supported by the UK Government backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) that provides 20 year inflation proof financial benefits over the life of the projects
  • biomass solutions are considered carbon neutral and therefore provide environmental benefits compared to fossil fuel alternatives
Next
ground source

ground source

Ground source heat pumps provide a reliable and constant generation of heat, utilising the natural heat underground to warm your buildings while maintaining a very low running cost. The technology is supported by the UK Government through the Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy (RHI) , making it an attractive solution with a relatively quick payback term.

the facts

Ground source heat pumps absorb underground energy and convert it into heat, which can be used to heat your property. A liquid combination of antifreeze and water is pumped around a pipe loop buried outside and flows back through a heat exchanger, which is transferred into heat for radiators, hot water or under floor heating systems all year round.

Ground source heat pumps can use horizontal or vertical (borehole) pipe loops dependent on the property and the adjacent land area available. Horizontal systems require a significant ground area, whereas vertical borehole systems, subject to suitable ground conditions, can be installed in a relatively small area of ground.

the benefits

  • Ground Source Heat Pumps can lower fuel bills, especially when replacing older or inefficient systems
  • When switching from conventional electric heating, Ground Source Heat Pumps are particularly cost effective
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps can reduce your carbon emissions and no fuel delivery costs are involved
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps are a very low maintenance solution
Next
air source

air source

Air source heat pumps use the air in the atmosphere to heat interior spaces of your buildings through a conversion process. They are a highly effective solution that takes an abundant resource and turns it into a reliable heat source that helps to improve airflow.

the facts

An air source heat pump absorbs energy from external air and converts it into heat which can be used in your offices. There are two types of air source heat systems available:

  • Air to water – for radiators, hot water and under floor heating
  • Air to air – for the circulation of warm air via convectors

Air source heat pumps are able to continue generating heat even when external temperatures are as low as -15°C, meaning it is capable of supplying a constant source of heat to your property, all year round.

the benefits

  • When replacing a conventional electric system, fuel bills can be lowered, so the system quickly pays for itself
  • Air Source Heat Pump systems are easier to install than Ground Source Heat Pumps, but are not as efficient
  • Carbon emissions can be reduced because no fuel deliveries are required
  • Air Source Heat Pump systems require very little ongoing maintenance.
Next
energy storage

energy storage

The latest sustainable technology has arrived in the form of battery storage for your business and is an ideal solution suited for a number of requirements. Battery storage is an effective technology to strengthen your energy management, providing you with the opportunity to implement a comprehensive Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, which can help minimise your energy costs and reduce your energy risk.

When coupled with other technologies such as solar PV, you can create an integrated energy supply strategy, helping to self-generate and store your own energy supply, helping to optimise your budgets and enhance your sustainability.

the facts

Battery storage enables you to change the way your energy is managed and look at the bigger picture, minimising the need to purchase energy at peak supply periods, during which times, you discharge the stored energy to keep operations running efficiently and sustainably.

With an effective energy management strategy you can reduce your carbon impact, limit costs and benefit from a secure energy supply for your business. Battery storage can help your business secure a long term solution that secures your business for the future.

the benefits

  • Allows your business to utilise DSM to reduce costs
  • Can be easily integrated with solar PV technology to store excess generation
  • Improves your energy security
  • Improves your brands reputation and sustainability
  • Reduces your businesses carbon impact

Click here to contact us for more information

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