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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


Midcounties Co-Operative – Solar Panel Installation Assessment

This project aimed to understand how solar PV installation will benefit the client long term. We have identified the yield and efficiency of solar PV and what the cost of repurposing a number of solar PV panels that were in storage specifically for Co-op. This developed into a compatibility study for solar panel installation across 44 sites.

Date Palm Developments – Complete Building Solutions

Date Palm Developments (DPD) approached ETS to design, install, and commission a new Building Management System (BMS) for their proposed "Ottons Lab." Given the complex nature of the facility, which specialises in plant cloning, highly detailed designs relating to HVAC controls and operational security were necessary to maintain optimal conditions for both plant growth and occupant comfort in the office areas.

BNP Paribas – Simulated Power Failure

The power test was successful with back-up power supplies, fire alarms, emergency lighting, pedestrian access systems all operating as expected during power failure. All equipment operated correctly and efficiently when power was reinstated.