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Woodie's - Significant Cost Savings & Ongoing Support

Woodie’s is a 100% Irish owned chain of DIY outlets, and a subsidiary of the Grafton Group plc. Woodie’s are committed to minimising their environmental impact and with 35 stores in Ireland, sought external expertise to help establish control of energy usage and deliver deep, sustained energy and carbon savings.

Client brief

The company has DIY retail outlets in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. With a complex set-up and a large portfolio of buildings, business looked to take a proactive approach in delivering process improvements, cost reductions and compliance with UK carbon legislation. International building materials company commissioned energy consultants as its new energy services partner in 2018.


As a result of the company’s continued growth, it was becoming increasingly challenging to manage energy consumption across the estate and whilst there was already internal commitment to improve, a plan needed to be developed to sustain long term energy and carbon savings.


Over a two-week period, our consultants undertook surveys of all 35 stores, with each store being provided with an individual report following analysis from our Data Analysts and Engineering Specialists. Following this initial body of work, Energy & Technical Services have supported Woodie’s with the roll-out of LED lighting, remote HVAC controls, and live energy monitoring across all of their stores. Energy & Technical Services continue to use the live energy monitoring data to drive savings with Store Managers, Woodie’s Senior Management team and their Technical Department.

Real-time energy monitoring to minimise energy waste

Sustainable objectives support and achievements

“We appreciate very much Energy & Technical Services' support on energy management.”
Woodie's Team


Woodie’s – Decarbonisation & Energy Performance Audit

In this case study, we provided a proven method to enable Woodie's to decarbonise its portfolio, and budgetary figures were obtained to allow the implementation of decarbonisation replacement/installations. Our proposed photovoltaic solution can enable the production of circa 70,000kWh of electricity annually. There is also a suggested destratification system, achieving savings of up to 20% in heating costs.

The Fulham Shore – ESOS Compliance & Consultation

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is compulsory for large UK organisations. A total of 29,610,620kWh opportunities were identified for The Fulham Shore, resulting in 31,783,515 Kg of emissions being saved.

Wokingham Borough Council – 49% Proven energy savings

The existing BeMS controls for the site were poorly controlling the LTHW boilers across various plant rooms at the site, some plant areas were found to be running 24hrs a day. The existing building controls were removed and replaced with RDM controls utilising improved optimum start/stop algorithms, alongside demand-based temperature control and vastly improved zone control.