Preparation of an Energy Programme
The aim of an Energy Programme is to identify an energy development plan for a municipality or region. The Energy Programme provides adequate sustainable development of the energy sector in the area of concern, including the extent of consumption and the mode of energy supply, in line with energy policies. Based on the current situation, it sets energy and economic objectives, as well as priority issues of concern, such as: reduction of energy consumption; proper management of energy infrastructure assets; implementation of projects that contribute to energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources; provision of the reliable, safe, rational and competitive energy supply of energy infrastructure systems; implementation of effective organisational forms, etc.
The Energy Manager is responsible for the implementation of the Energy Programme, and can operate at a local and regional level, or in companies. The general tasks of the Energy Manager are the continuous review and implementation of activities to reduce energy consumption, preparation of materials and guidance in development, ensuring proper management of energy infrastructure assets, the provision and implementation of effective organisational forms, preparing proposals for the analysis and design of energy needs and the provision of selected energy carriers, monitoring the implementation and impact of implemented measures, participation in all investment decisions in energy issues, etc.
An Energy Audit of public, residential and commercial buildings involves the compilation of data on current and historical energy consumption and costs of energy supplied to the building. It serves as the basis for further decisions on the potential energy retrofitting of buildings or the adoption of measures by which the current energy consumption for the operation of the building can be reduced.
The Energy Audit includes an analysis of the existing building envelope, including a thermographic survey.
We measure surface temperature and define heat transfer through different materials. We conduct Thermographic Surveys of buildings or mechanical installations, detecting leaks in hydro-insulation as well as in heating and water installations.
Feasibility Studies of Alternative energy Systems
The Feasibility Study is a document that provides an investor with preliminary information about the options, opportunities and justification for the implementation of a particular (energy supply) project. The focus is primarily on the feasibility of advanced energy systems for heating and/or cooling in public, residential and commercial buildings, such as district heating systems.
Consultation and Implementation of Alternative Energy Systems
Alternative energy systems include any efficient system for obtaining useful energy for end-use in buildings, either electricity, heating or cooling. Such systems utilise renewable energy sources, particularly the energy of biomass, solar energy and geothermal energy.
Companies around the world report emissions for which they are responsible with their activities in order to satisfy regulatory or voluntary schemes or to reduce costs, optimise business processes or improve the reputation of their brands. A widely used method for measuring emissions is the Carbon Footprint.
Envirodual prepares reports compliant with internationally recognised standards. The Carbon Footprint can also be used as part of CSR reports and can help formulate strategies that can aid the identification of business opportunities in the low carbon economy.
The Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in which a signatory to the Covenant of Mayor outlines how it intends to achieve the CO2 reduction target by 2020. It provides activities and puts measures in place to achieve the objectives, while also addressing timing and the assignment of responsibilities.
The plan includes:
• The formation of a long-term sustainable strategy and vision for the development of the municipality;
• The creation of the Baseline Emission Inventory in the municipality;
• The assignment of personnel to monitor the implementation of measures;
• Assisting in public hearings;
• Participation in coordination with stakeholders.
The Covenant of Mayors is a European movement involving the participation of local and regional authorities who have voluntarily committed themselves to increasing energy efficiency and to the use of renewable energy sources in their areas.
The Carbon Accounting and Management Platform (CAMP™) is online carbon management software designed to assist organisations to measure, monitor, report on and manage their GHG emissions over time. It features powerful and comprehensive emissions data collection, and the calculation and visualisation of results, as well as providing reporting information compliant with major reporting schemes.
Carbon accounting can be a complex and time consuming exercise. CAMP allows the systematic and cost effective measurement and reporting of organisational emissions and enables the development of strategies for reducing emissions. If organisations do not measure their emissions precisely and consistently, they may not be able to capture emissions accurately, which could lead to incorrect business decisions. CAMP eliminates data and modelling risks, and gives consistent and reliable results that can be used for internal and external reporting purposes. The flexible structure of the tool also allows the management of complex organisational structures, and it can be adapted to meet various needs.