We recognise that resources are often tight and investments of time and money need to be justified. So, at the outset, Barker undertakes a desktop assessment of the potential benefits an energy management transformation process will generate and will produce a strategy to deliver the policy.
Using existing knowledge of the built environment, the experience of previous installations and standard parameters for energy prices, we will model the potential for energy saving schemes across the whole organisation.
You may already have defined your energy policy and targets, but if not, Barker can help you create a compelling vision by reviewing where you are and advising on what can be achieved.
This will help engage stakeholders and drive meaningful, urgent action. Whether your aim is reducing your carbon footprint, saving money, or both, Barker will help shape your goals and advise on the most effective strategy to meet them.
Next, Barker will undertake a full energy audit of your estate across the following key areas;
• Collect energy usage & utilities data
• Undertake detailed energy audits of each site
• Conduct an assessment of solar photo-voltaic (PV) energy opportunities
• A full structural assessment of roofs where PV panels are to be located
• Identify where LED lighting can be installed
• Assessment of planning and statutory consents
• Asbestos survey
• Other relevant surveys
Energy transformation plan
Following the survey, Barker will produce a detailed energy transformation plan including a schedule of all of the energy efficiency projects which could be completed, with pre tender estimates [based on current market prices] with associated timing plans.
The proposal will also consider the funding options available to you.
Data can be daunting but using it in the right way can help organisations deliver their mission to improve education outcomes. So collecting, analysing and presenting data plays a key role in measuring the success of energy transformation.
Barker has a close collaboration with EO Portal – the industry leader in monitoring energy usage. A standard element of the EO Portal is the Energy Dashboard, which gives senior leaders actionable insights into energy usage across the estate.
The investment required to undertake the energy transformation process could be prohibitive for many education providers. There are a range of funding options available to however at times the funding is limited and has to be bid for.
To overcome this barrier for LED lighting and photovoltaic panels installation, Barker appraise the available funding opportunities and recommends the optimum approach. A popular approach is to fund the energy transformation through an operating lease. A lease will spread the cost of the investment and the lease liability will be easily covered by the resulting energy cost savings.
Once we have implemented the changes, we will continue to work with you to identify other ways to optimise the operation of your estate which could include;
• Streamline energy carbon reporting in partnership with the Confederation of School Trusts
• Internet of things sensors using the Microsoft IoT platform
• Solar thermal hot water generation
• Cloud-based IT systems
• Smart switching
• Voltage optimisation
• Battery storage
• Electric vehicle charging points
Once the scope of work is agreed and funding is approved, we will work closely with you to develop a procurement program and installation plan installation plan which causes minimal disruption to your operations.
Barker has a team of professional project managers who will oversee the delivery, working with a number of trusted and reputable suppliers. We also ensure that all installed equipment has a comprehensive warranty which matches or exceeds the duration of the funding.