To raise awareness of energy and water consumption at our Ashford site in the UK, a site energy map was created.
The site energy map visually identifies energy and water use at the facility. This information forms the basis for suggesting reduction initiatives. Neil, Site EHS Manager Ashford, explains how the energy map works in providing clarity: “The map visually represents all of our utilities’ consumption across the site. This includes the quarterly gas, steam, electricity and water use for each building. It also colour codes the buildings for EPC certificate energy grade and number, although this last aspect is an on-going initiative.”
The map, which is updated each quarter, has already highlighted the need for additional utilities metering, as well as identifying differences between meter readings and billed data. It is also an invaluable tool when explaining energy use to external contacts and for raising energy awareness amongst staff.