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Portfolio Energy Management

Portfolio Energy ManagementCHALLENGE Leading communications company recognised the need to proactively manage their global energy costs and carbon emissions. Having identified that the performance of the built estate represented a significant opportunity selected Jones Lang LaSalle as partner to deliver the necessary real-time cost-savings and associated reduction in their global carbon emission footprint.
Numerous service providers spanning the full spectrum of energy and engineering services, with no standardised approaches for project development, operational and maintenance practices.
Payment processes & utility procurement similarly disaggregated often relied on individual sites managing their own contracts, with no centralised invoice validation or data-collation/aggregation services. Significant challenge remains in sustaining the savings achieved to date, identifying and realising further potential savings with programme now entering 3rd successive year.

SOLUTION Implement a regional energy management hierarchy, with an imbedded portfolio energy manager per region (Americas, EMEA, AsiaPAC), through whom all key energy management services were centrally-managed and driven to successful outcomes: Employee Awareness & Communications campaign (including a training programme for all site/building);
Fully integrated Energy and carbon consumption reporting system;
Specialist centralised procurement team developed an EMEA portfolio-wide ‘market map’ capturing ALL key contractual information for affected sites within de-regulated markets to ensure best value tariff renewals through pro-active ‘perpetual competitive tendering’ exercise for all utilities;

Engagement with project development services to fully integrate energy efficiency best practice within a ‘project gating’ process for design and recommendations to the client for built estate (ranging from comprehensive office refurbishments, augmenting cooling solutions for critical environments, to more straight-forward life-cycle replacement of individual HVAC plant and improvements to lighting);

Comprehensive demand-reduction programme, consisting of ongoing site energy assessments, which identify and execute all no-cost projects (typically involving altering operational practices), with all low-cost and capital investment projects implemented, through a negotiated capital investment pool from company’s corporate real estate (CRE) department, prioritised based on agreed return on investment criteria.

RESULTS 2007-2008 $1.2million cost-savings across EMEA;
2008-2009 $942k cost-savings across EMEA; Jan 2009 to-date >$2.2m annualized cost-savings across EMEA; Documented 3,904 MWh and 3,708 MWh energy savings in 2008 and 2009 respectively. 1,889 tonnes and 2,592 Tonnes of carbon averted in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

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