Renewable Energy For Commercial Sustainability

Renewable Energy For Commercial Sustainability

It is mandatory for large businesses to carry out an energy audit through the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. ESOS compliance is important to calculate an organisation’s total energy consumption and assess the potential in using more cost-effective and sustainable energy measures.

Driven by regulatory mandates such as ESOS, along with the desire to be more socially responsible, many private companies are looking to follow renewable building practices and use sustainable energy solutions. Here are some types of renewable energy that you can reinforce in your organisation.

Bioenergy
 
This type of renewable energy is derived from biomass to create heat and electricity. Biomass is any organic matter that comes from plants or animals. Although bioenergy still emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide, the replacement plants grown as biomass help keep the ecological impact relatively neutral. This can remove the carbon dioxide that it generates from the atmosphere. Some types of biomass that are being used today as an energy source are solid waste, landfill gas and alcohol fuels.
 
Geothermal
 
Geothermal energy comes from the heat of the earth itself. This heat can be sourced from the rock and reservoirs of hot water located a few miles beneath the Earth’s surface. Geothermal power plants use these heat sources to generate electricity. Geothermal energy can be utilised in commercial utilities as part of their sustainable business practice.
 
Solar
Solar energy is one of the most commonly used renewable energy sources. Through the use of various technologies, the sun’s light and heat are converted into thermal or electrical energy. Commercial and industrial buildings can make use of the sun's power for needs such as lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling. To attain solar energy in your building, you can install a solar power system or purchase solar energy that is generated by an offsite commercial solar facility.
 
Elmhurst Energy Consultancy specialises in the provision of building regulation and standards compliance for new establishments. Our team of professional energy consultants can provide assessments to organisations that require energy audits or want to reduce their energy consumption across their buildings, transport and industrial processes. For any enquiries, contact us on 01455 883 259 or fill out this form to get a free quote.

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