Energy saving modifications
Do you want to cut your energy costs? Making energy-saving modifications to your building will reduce your carbon footprint and significantly reduce your energy costs.
Many people are unaware that adaptations can be easily made to existing buildings. These adaptations will give you significant energy-savings and they can be completed whilst the building remains in normal use. Additionally, the cost of making these changes may be less than you think – so they are likely to give you a quick return on your investment.
Why implement energy-saving modifications?
- Major savings in energy costs
- Attract tenants to your building
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Compliant with the new regulations
- Prepared for future regulations
These building modifications are designed to both improve energy efficiency and decrease energy demands. Our expert team at GCL have experience installing energy-saving modifications including LED lighting, dimmable lighting and intelligent monitoring systems.
You can rely on us to provide you with cost efficient energy-saving solutions, with minimal disruption to business operations.
One of the easiest upgrades you can make is LED lighting. This simple retrofit requires little upfront investment, and return on investment is seen almost immediately.
Your existing halogen and incandescent light lamps are more expensive to run than the LED alternative. They use more energy and have an expected lifetime of less than two years.
Benefits of an LED lighting system:
•Quick return on investment
•Equivalent luminance for a lower cost
•Lower energy usage
•Improved ambience with dimmable, mood lighting with flexible colour rending
•Longer lasting lamps: reducing your consumables and maintenance costs
With new government regulations on lighting in the workplace, you will see halogen light lamps being phased out in 2018 – with many companies already doing so. So, now is the moment to change your halogen lighting to energy-efficient LED lighting – ensuring you are compliant with legislation, lowering your carbon footprint and saving money at the same time.
GCL have extensive experience providing LED retrofits to businesses, installing LED systems overnight without causing disruption to occupants. It is worth changing to LED lighting now before the new regulations come into effect in 2018, and you’ll start saving money sooner!
Complying with legislation & incentives
ESOS compliance – time is ticking on showing an energy saving.
Some organisations must undertake an ESOS assessment every four years.
click here to see the ESOS criteria
• Employs 250 or more people
• Has an annual turnover in excess of €50m (£38,937,777)
• Has an annual balance sheet total in excess of €43m (33,486,489
Many organisations meeting these criteria will have already completed their first ESOS assessment – and now must show how they have improved their usage when they complete their second and subsequent assessments.
If your business is affected by ESOS and must show improvements in your energy usage and management, then GCL can help. There are grants, low-interest loans and tax-breaks all designed to help you meet these requirements – GCL can provide you with more information or assist you to obtain funding for energy-saving programs and installations.
This information is up to date as of March 2017. As legislation is being updated rapidly, we recommend you visit www.gov.uk/green-taxes-and-reliefs for reliable energy tax information.