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In addition to economic benefits, there are social and environmental advantages to everyone reducing energy consumption. This is important to consumers as they become increasingly aware of rising energy prices and climate change.
Provide those who are responsible for the ‘businesses’ of the site, client, construction management, sub-contractors, and suppliers alike with the actual energy saving opportunities available to them.
As most areas of a construction sites has no energy monitoring capability and energy consumption is based on supplier data which can be flawed and prone to error.
This highlights the importance of:
An effective energy management approach requires and understanding of energy costs, bench-marking and energy performance. This includes matching energy use to requirements and maximising system efficiencies. Energy consumption during construction can vary depending on the various stages, equipment and plant in use at the time, their state of repair and the amount and type of electrical equipment installed on fixed assets.
The fundamental goal of construction energy management is to build with the least cost and least environmental effect. The judicious and effective use of energy to maximise profits (minimise costs) and enhance competitive position underpins this strategy. Accurate monitoring minimises energy costs / waste without affecting the construction programme or build quality. The environment will benefit from reductions in energy use and carbon emissions which will improve the company image.