Small steps help make big gains

Small steps help make big gains

With energy savings now a key focus for most organisations, we have been working closely with many companies to look at how small changes can have major results in terms of improving energy efficiency and making energy savings.
One sector which we have been working closely with on this is the sports industry, with a particular focus on football clubs. Working in conjunction with leading football publication, FC Business, BIU have looked at ways in which sporting organisations, in particular football clubs, can reduce their energy consumption and spend by carrying out energy assessments and audits and implementing a few simple changes.
In the January edition of the leading magazine, Jonathan Akers, Head of Consultancy at BIU, discusses how careful analysis and small changes in behaviour can really help clubs see a significant difference in their energy consumption.
As Jonathan explains, “All clubs will experience periods of high energy use, which in some cases cannot be avoided. What is important is to identify areas of high usage which are excessive and not related to obvious factors.”
Later in the interview, Jonathan also discusses ESOS, which many clubs will be affected by and could see savings of up to £1m for some organisations. He advises that, “The most important thing to remember is to act quickly, the sooner clubs carry out their audits, the sooner they can start to make savings.”
At BIU we have a strong history in working with football clubs over the years on their energy management, previously working with a variety of clubs including Charlton Athletic, Manchester United, Middlesborough and Preston North End. Since joining forces with FC Business, we have begun working with another seven clubs across the UK and are continually in discussion with many others to advise and manage energy related matters.
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