From managing 16,000 submeters across Asda’s entire estate to helping small businesses control their energy costs, City guides every customer through their unique energy management journey. And in 2020, we made a cumulative £7.8m in annual savings for our client base.
We achieve these results through constant partnership, providing a 365/24-7 technical and energy bureau to solve a breadth of planning and operational challenges.
Minimise energy consumption
City’s bureau services protect stock, trading equipment and other critical operations, minimising energy consumption and cost as far as practical whilst maintaining operational requirements. Stakeholder reviews can be initiated, providing insight into any “at risk” sites where equipment uptime, comfort conditions and energy use can be adjusted. We have made 10% initial savings with 2% annual drift elimination for clients in the last year.
Set achievable savings targets
The energy bureau are tasked with cost avoidance, cost reduction and data integrity. Baseline consumption and cost are reviewed and opportunities for consumption and cost reduction are investigated. These functions help customers control run-rate savings and set achievable annual savings targets. City monitors £145m in total energy value.
Understanding the maturity of your energy management functions can help you boost control, improve transparency, and reduce costs. In this self-assessment, we measure standardisation, quality, transparency and control.
Reduce accidents and incidents
The technical bureau ensures that the 1st and 2nd level engineering response is delivered, alarms are investigated and triaged, and appropriate actions are taken in response. Our service desk monitors time and attendance, equipment and behavioural standards which means accidents are resolved quickly and incidents are significantly reduced. We’ve generated as much as 5% in value through rate risk mitigation.
Prevent costly disruptions
Bureau personnel are experienced in the operation and functionality of a number of Building Energy Management Solutions (BEMS) systems and the latest Internet of Things (IOT) based infrastructures. This allows operators to remotely diagnose or fix core systems, like alarm and event handling and network infrastructure maintenance, and assign on-site repairs based on objective clarity of need. Over 1,080,000 assets are remotely managed at City.