With fresh thinking and strategic and innovative problem solving, Energy and Technical Services Ltd is successfully saving energy across the whole building portfolio of Aldi UK and Ireland.
We began with a very distinct role to undertake energy surveys and identify energy saving opportunities at stores over a two year period. Our involvement in other energy related matters rapidly expanded to where we now have a privileged position as National Energy Manager for Aldi UK and Ireland. We are a trusted advisor on matters related to energy in the estate.
ETS established a Technical Energy Centre combining energy consumption data through remote connections to building controls with evaluations and surveys carried out by experienced engineers. By having ETS operate all these aspects energy waste is identified and eliminated by the same team.
We have rolled out sub metering to all stores and distribution centres, are project managing photovoltaic installations, ensuring control connectivity throughout the estate and are employing IPMVP techniques to evaluate new technologies suitable for the estate.
To ensure that properties within the Real Estate management portfolio receive technical excellence from service providers BNP Paribas Real Estate have partnered with Energy and Technical Services.
As part of the scope M&E audits are undertaken. The primary purpose of the audit is to check that the M&E service provider is complying with the contract, that suitable maintenance is being undertaken and that the M&E service provider is adequately maintaining site records.
Compliance reviews are undertaken with action plans produced. Engineering audits take place which includes annual PPM, equipment defects reporting, subcontractor service report, Health & Safety and housekeeping.
A building management system review of operation is inclusive within the audit including a number of checks of the control system highlighting deficiencies.
The audit includes a review of the energy data for the property, annual electric and gas consumption is collected and presented, comparing usage of the utilities over a period and is compared to performance indicators.
Initially employed by Sainsbury’s on the first ‘Reset Project’ in 2007, ETS are still successfully saving Sainsbury’s energy and improving engineering standards.
Now employed on the Graphite programs we work on refrigeration equipment, heating and ventilation equipment, building management systems, voltage optimisation and currently are busy project managing the roll out of LED lighting.
Our engineering skills enhance what is central to Sainsbury’s strategy for the evaluation of new technologies to identify those which, could provide the best energy savings in store, are sustainable and will deliver long term carbon and energy savings.
The diligence required to ensure that there is no loss of trading at any time whist we are working in store is significant and liaison with store and FM staff is essential. Our teams work in conjunction with the store teams to ensure satisfactory completion of the works.
ETS also supply expert engineers to act as Clerk of Works ensuring that Sainsbury’s high standards are maintained at all times throughout all energy management works.