As well as generating your own heat and electricity on site using renewable sources you can also reduce your consumption by implementing energy efficiency measures such as:
- Low energy lighting
- Variable speed drives
- voltage optimisation
- Intelligent controls
- Heat recovery
To encourage energy savings the government introduced the CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) Energy Efficiency Scheme. This is a carbon trading scheme aimed at larger organisations.
Another new scheme which will affect all larger organisations from December 2014 is the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). This brings in mandatory energy audits for large enterprises.