Butler & Young?s Energy Department is there to advise building designers and operators alike on ways to minimise the energy consumed within commercial properties. Fundamental to the Butler & Young approach is the desire to maximise efficiencies of plant and installations rather than resorting to adding expensive renewable technologies.
Changes made to service installations throughout the life of a building can often lead to energy waste by the introduction of conflicts within the building control strategy; coincident heating and cooling of a space, and main plant operation that does not reflect the most efficient use of the equipment supplied are typical problems we have found.
We can help reduce energy consumption by:
- Being involved at an early stage in the development of a construction project
- Undertaking initial surveys to indentify saving through changes in habits
- Undertaking detailed surveys to indentify appropriate modifications to services installations
- Reviewing the operation of specific plant items to resolve operational difficulties
- Establishing changes to the building control strategy to avoid conflict
- Advising on sub metering
- Providing assistance with the development of an Energy Management System