Whilst there has been the positive news of an increase in those reporting growth since Q3 2016, the Quarterly Business Monitor Q4 2016, published by InterTrade Ireland last month, has also highlighted that a higher proportion of businesses are reporting ‘energy costs’ as an important issue compared to the previous quarter.
Around half of the businesses surveyed by InterTradeIreland have seen their energy costs increase in the last 6 months with those in Northern Ireland more likely to be affected.
How can SDS help?
At SDS, we understand that every business is under pressure to control costs and we regularly assist both private and public sector organisations to address this issue.
By controlling energy costs, our clients not only increase efficiency and profits, they demonstrate their commitment to sustainability with evidence to support it.
Which industries are catered for?
Our clients operate across all major industries; from large scale manufacturing companies to extensive portfolios of public sector buildings.
What is the process?
With SDS, you can expect to achieve savings in 3 simple steps…
Assess: SDS will meet with you to discuss your current systems and assess the energy costs associated.
Identify: SDS will identify the quick wins and discuss possible solutions with you whilst providing support in the decision making process.
Implement: SDS will project manage all installations so you don’t have to. We will then follow up with free monthly reports for the first year documenting the savings and explaining any diagnostic findings you need to address.
How do we identify opportunities?
Following the initial meeting, we will conduct a general energy audit to produce recommendations across a wide range of options (unless a specific feasibility study is required from the outset). We provide a priority action plan based on key performance indicators such as payback period or low cost through to higher capital investment projects. Recommendations usually fall into the following categories: