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Woodie's – Asset & Energy Performance Review

ETS Ireland was appointed to undertake an extensive energy review of Woodie’s 30+ stores. As a result of the company’s continued growth, it was becoming increasingly challenging to manage energy consumption across the estate. It was also difficult to identify the operational performance of the mechanical and electrical assets for each site. The key objective of the review was to support Woodie’s in achieving their long-term goals of energy and operational improvements.

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.


Over a two-week period, our consultants undertook surveys for a total of 35 stores. Each store was provided an individual report following analysis from our Data Analysts and Engineering Specialists. A detailed review of energy consumption for each site was presented within the report coupled with benchmark comparison.

Our engineering specialists also provided a summary of their findings, detailing health and safety observations, plant conditions and operational efficiencies. Each site was then provided with a corrective actions plan to improve energy and operational performance.

A global view of where attention should be focussed in the short and medium terms was also provided.

Added Value / Achievements

Potential energy saving initiatives identified within the review included LED Lighting upgrade, remote energy monitoring and store HVAC controls upgrades. These energy savings opportunities identified will be used to develop an SEAI EXEED Programme grant funding application. The next phase will include support to achieve SEAI EXEED grant funding to finance these potential projects.

Potential savings and improvements identified

seai exeed grant funding initial support


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.

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.