Renewables and Low Carbon Feasibility

Renewables and Low Carbon Feasibility

GEP Environmental specialise in providing advice and support for renewable energy projects, specifically with a focus of the lowering of carbon emissions for organisations. Our expert engineers will highlight feasible low carbon or renewable alternatives to existing energy sources, ensuring organisations will improve their environmental impact while not compromising their operational performance. Often strategic advantages and long-term cost savings can be achieved by implementing renewable and low carbon energy solutions.

What are Renewables and Low Carbon Feasibility, and why is it Important?

As the world becomes more advanced, it is imperative we review where our energy is coming from and embrace renewable and low carbon sources in the bid to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy sources (including wind, hydro, solar and biomass) can be harnessed with technology which can match the performance of systems using non-renewable fuel and energy sources, whilst reducing the associated carbon emissions. Options for reducing carbon emissions further would include a focus around the energy efficiency of the site as a whole, e.g., improving insulation to reduce the heating demand, and upgrading equipment and systems with higher efficiency alternatives.

Entering a renewable energy contract with a supplier is another option for an organisation looking to lower their carbon emissions. This guarantees all or part of the energy you purchase comes from a renewable source and can assist in lowering an organisations carbon emissions.

The Benefits of Renewables and Low Carbon Feasibility

Undertaking a renewables and low carbon feasibility will allow the organisation’s current environmental and energy performance to be analysed. These results will then form the basis for improvement recommendations, and especially how renewable energy options can be adopted by the site.

By installing a renewable asset onsite, the organisation gains a level of energy security and predictability, and potentially an additional revenue stream is created for the business. Transparency in your organisation’s energy performance should be promoted, published in official reports, and used to help drive positive stakeholder engagement.

We can provide assistance across a range of projects, from investigating and providing design advice for renewable energy options on new build projects, to providing installation support for new ground mounted PV farms, through to refurbishment and retrofit works. Our single aim is to ensure that the resources are used as efficiently as possible. The report delivered will used site-specific data, analysed by our team, so our client can be confident that the changes they implement are the best options available to lower energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

How can GEP Environmental help you?

GEP Environmental have the in-house engineering knowledge and specially designed tools to undertake renewable and carbon feasibility. We start by understanding our client’s objectives, and then undertake:

  • Carbon footprinting to determine the baseline emissions and energy sources, using our own GHG emission toolkit, developed in-house (if this data is not readily available).
  • Technical feasibility assessment looking at what renewable or low carbon energy options are available, and the expected return on performance and costings. These include:

For Renewables and Low Carbon Technology:

  • Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Solar PV
  • Solar Thermal
  • Onshore Wind
  • Combine Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Heat recovery solutions
  • Biomass generation
  • Transport Audits, including incorporating electric vehicles into fleets
  • Water Management Solutions
  • Waste Management Solutions

For Carbon Reduction:

  • Insulation
  • Equipment Upgrades
  • Systems Upgrades
  • Consumption Monitorisation
  • Financial assessment to provide the capital expenditure required for implementing the technical recommendations. We can provide the return on investment calculated in line with the client’s financial requests.
  • Performance assessment of what the predicted GHG emissions will be once the recommendations have been implemented. This can be reviewed in line with current emission levels to see what benefits will be attained.

We can provide annual or periodic performance reviews of new or existing installations, including condition assessment of installed equipment and measurement and verification of savings or generation being achieved. As an independent specialist we can provide information on companies who can deliver the recommendations provided.

Benefits of using GEP Environmental

  • Detailed feasibility report of current and potential energy performance
  • Provide a bespoke strategy to drive improvement
  • Enable the organisations commitment to the environment to be promoted internally and externally
  • Improve brand awareness and reputation through advanced ESG management
  • Drive internal CSR improvements through tightly defined and focused strategy
  • Generate cost savings and/or income from improved efficiency of energy provider or sources
  • Impartial advice on contractors to undertake recommendations
  • GEP Environmental have the in-house knowledge to assist with any future activities highlighted in the feasibility, including energy & sustainability audits, development of environmental strategies, staff training and engagement.

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