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How to implement your energy efficiency plan?

Top News09/13/2022

Quickly identify concrete actions with immediate effect to reduce energy consumption and draw up a longer-term action plan to develop energy efficiency and aim for sobriety. Discover our practical advice and download the checklist!

 

At the end of August, the French Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, asked companies to put in place an "energy sobriety" plan with the objective of reducing energy consumption (all energies combined) by 10% within two years. Some practical advice on how to achieve this objective...

How to act on

your energy consumption!

Controlling your energy efficiency is a prerequisite for continuing your business in a sustainable manner and ensuring the profitability of your business. The objective is to optimise your energy consumption by implementing concrete actions with immediate effect.

 

Renegotiate contracts

 

You have signed one or more contracts for the supply of electricity, gas, fuel or oil for all your sites. Renegotiating these contracts can be an essential lever for controlling your operating costs. Maintenance and operating contracts are also concerned and can limit your management costs.

 

Carrying out energy audits

 

An energy audit is a methodical analysis of energy consumption and use leading to :

  • Quantifying energy flows and their distribution over the different activities (buildings, processes, transport) and different uses (combustion, heat production and distribution, space heating, processes, electrical power, compressed air, cold, pumping, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting, etc.),
  • The establishment of energy performance ratios or indicators,
  • Identification and quantification of potential energy efficiency improvements (energy savings and implementation costs),
  • Establishment of an energy saving action plan classified according to :
    Additional targeted energy diagnostics allow investigations of specific items such as boilers, compressed air installations, etc.

 

Raising awareness among your employees of simple actions that have an immediate effect

 

Adopt new habits that will have an immediate effect on your consumption:

  • Turn off equipment that is not in use
  • Implement teleworking (reduce fuel or heating consumption, etc.)
  • Reduce travel
  • Limit the use of air conditioning and heating

 

 

downloadDiscover how to consume less safely with our checklist (in french)

How to take action

on your equipment?

Substantial energy savings can be made through regular checks, analysis of consumption and even replacement of your equipment and materials. Indeed, as they age, their functioning deteriorates and they become more energy consuming. A diagnosis can help you to identify your priority areas for action.

 

Carry out checks on your equipment

 

Regulatory or non-regulatory checks can detect energy losses and the efficiency of your installations and equipment. They cover :

  • In industry: equipment such as boiler rooms, steam, compressed air, refrigeration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting and production processes (thermal, mechanical)
  • In the service sector and offices: lighting, ventilation, air conditioning, heating, electrical equipment and insulation

 

Check the maintenance of your equipment

 

Choosing to replace your equipment and materials, after carrying out diagnostics and assessments of their performance, means reducing operating costs and optimising your installations. The implementation of a maintenance strategy allows you to identify excess consumption.

 

Reducing the lighting inside and outside buildings, optimising the consumption of IT equipment

 

In addition to raising employee awareness, a more global action plan must be put in place to achieve savings. This involves a number of measures such as:

  • Turning off interior lighting when not needed
  • Limiting outdoor lighting
  • Investing in low-energy lighting such as LEDs
  • Installing presence detectors to trigger lighting
  • Set computer standby settings and turn off screens at night
  • Implementing optimised management of computer server operations
  • Implementing home automation to better manage consumption

 

 

downloadDiscover how to consume less safely with our checklist (french version)

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Our teams are available to assist you in the development and implementation of your energy efficiency plan, a solution from our Green&Social range:

  • Energy audits
  • Compressed air or steam energy audits
  • Search for leaks in energy production and distribution installations
  • Renegotiation of energy contracts
  • Verification of the efficiency of your equipment (furnaces, boilers, air conditioning systems....)
  • Campaign to measure the energy consumption of equipment
  • Verification of operations benefiting from CEE aid
  • Assistance in setting up an energy management system

 

 

Contact us: contact-client@apave.com - 0805 62 5000

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