With increasing concerns over the environment, and the pressure of stringent carbon reduction legislation to mitigate the impact of Climate Change, it can be a challenge to design, redevelop and effectively manage buildings to minimise their impact on the environment. This challenge is compounded when trying to find a cost effective solution, especially when considering the uncertainties of volatile energy costs.
Having been engaged by many public and private sector organisations to act as their energy advisors since the late 1980’s, we have driven the identification, implementation and project management of a wide range of energy, carbon and cost reduction projects. We specialise in delivering advanced low carbon M&E design for new buildings and refurbishments, and have supported a diverse range of clients with wider operational carbon abatement strategies.
Our approach is to assess and identify practical, cost effective solutions, combining low carbon technologies with effective controls and operation within the building. Our focus on demonstrating and verifying savings develops valuable knowledge and experience for our clients.
The pressure to remain competitive in an increasingly complex marketplace has always been a challenge for the industrial sector, not least in uncertain political times. Businesses face ever-increasing demand to fulfil the requirements of mandatory schemes, international standards, and changing government legislation. This includes carbon reduction (CCL, CCA, and CSR) and energy efficiency (ESOS, ISO 50001). Businesses in the industrial sector must ensure cost-effective energy procurement, whilst trying to take advantage of new opportunities such as the deregulation of the water market.
These issues can have a substantial impact on bottom line profitability, and addressing them is often a significant time commitment. This is where the Briar Associates team can add significant value to your business.
We have been providing independent, reliable and comprehensive low carbon consultancy services to industry for the last 25 years. Our successes in delivering a broad range of solutions across energy procurement, carbon legislation, energy/water audits, and M&E design have enabled our clients to remain competitive and cost effective for many years.
The Public Sector has a key role in demonstrating a structured approach to carbon management to improve efficiency, save money, and to help deliver the Government’s ambitious carbon reduction targets. This is a challenge for many public sector bodies due to financial pressures such as austerity measures, volatile energy prices, and the burden of increasing carbon taxes.
Briar Associates have supported the public sector for over 25 years in the identification and implementation of projects that have significantly reduced long-term energy consumption, costs and CO2 emissions. Our work with local authorities, within education, the NHS, and throughout the wider public sector has resulted in our appointment on many national carbon reduction projects and schemes.
This includes the Carbon Trust Collaborative Low Carbon Schools Service (working with 42 LA’s and their schools), the management of the Higher Education Carbon Management Programme, and in securing a broad range of funding for public sector clients, including Salix and HEFCE Revolving Green Funds that have delivered millions of pounds in savings.