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Do you have high building running costs and want to reduce your energy bills?

With increasing energy costs comes the need to optimise energy consumption and improve energy efficiency. By adopting a proactive attitude to energy management, businesses will save money on energy and positively reinforce their brand by communicating their social and environmental image.

Lawler Sustainability have 40 years’ experience giving business commercial advantage by maximising energy reduction and energy revenue streams. Our energy consultancy team can determine energy efficiency levels and detect inefficiencies, resulting in enhanced competitiveness and decreased energy costs. We offer turnkey energy efficiency performance-based projects to ensure harnessed savings are retained through our energy focused maintenance service. We maximise funding mechanisms such as grants, tax breaks, energy credits and technology providers and offer full or shared finance options.

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC)


Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) are mutually beneficial agreements between Lawler Sustainability and the client, whereby we make a number of energy upgrades to the building’s mechanics and electrics, and split the energy savings between the two for a set period. After this contract time, any energy savings made belong completely to the client.

Based on the simple business case of energy savings funding capital investment, this model delivers energy and maintenance efficiencies, while offering a performance guarantee and sharing of savings achieved. It also allows building owners and operators to concentrate on running their businesses knowing that a performance-based contract is optimising their energy and maintenance expenditure.

The EPC model is very successful and is well-established in countries including Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. We would encourage public and private sector alike to embrace this model, its proven achievements can be seen in the examples below.

In 2017, Lawler Sustainability were honoured at the European Energy Awards in Berlin, for our positive work in relation to energy efficiency and sustainability. Our work with Dublin City Council (DCC) and Codema Energy Agency in developing an Energy Performance Contract at three DCC leisure facilities, Finglas, Markievicz and Ballymun was acknowledged here.

LED Lighting Upgrades


Many industrial and commercial businesses have recognised that energy costs are a significant concern in the day to day running of their businesses. Traditional lighting sees businesses faced with the inevitable price rise from energy suppliers of 4-6% annually. These energy costs along with maintenance costs are continually draining business finances.
Lawler Sustainability delivers zero cost energy efficiency solutions that will help your business make significant energy, cost and CO2 savings.

Why Lighting as a Service from Lawler Sustainability?

  • One point of contact at Lawler Sustainability for the entire lighting project
  • Full project management of retrofit
  • Maintenance-free for term of the contract
  • Zero upfront payments, we invest capital upfront
  • Immediate utility savings generated, freeing up cash flow to grow other areas of business
  • LED lighting lasts 20 times longer and is insured against failure
  • 5-year warranty on fittings
  • Much better quality of lights improving the overall working environment, comfort and productivity
  • Upgrading to LED is one of the easiest and most effective ways to manage and reduce your businesses impact on the environment
  • This is a service level agreement, not a loan, therefore, there is no interest payable

Below are some examples of the projects we have worked on and the savings we have created for clients.

Renewable & Smart Technology Integrations


Lawler Sustainability have successfully integrated renewable technologies into numerous sites with many more at feasibility and planning stages. Lawler Sustainability. For most of these projects, the overriding motivator has been a commercial one. The additional benefits of fuel security and carbon reduction will also become commercial factors in the medium term. These renewable technologies can help a business attempting to improve it’s CSR efforts, or just reduce its energy load and energy bills. Examples of the renewable technologies Lawler Sustainability have successfully integrated up this point are CHP, District Heating, Solar Water Heating, Solar PV, Wind Turbines, Biomass Heating Systems and Heat Pumps.

Energy Procurement & Bill Analysis


Lawler Sustainability can offer advice on energy procurement. The current volatility in energy markets has made it vital to be proactive when it comes to energy procurement, now more so than ever. Significant savings can be made through the effective management of energy contracts. Depending on market conditions savings of up to 20% of annual energy costs are possible. With a multitude of energy suppliers and tariff options, it is getting increasingly difficult for businesses to ensure that they are on the most suitable tariff to suit their needs. From an initial energy usage and energy utility bill review, we perform an analysis of the most recent 12 months of energy consumption which will enable us to determine if you are on the most appropriate tariff structure. We are not aligned with any energy supplier and will offer impartial advice. Following the bill analysis if we identify any areas in which there are abnormal loads we can carry out a full energy audit on your site.

Energy Monitoring, Targeting & Reporting


A Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP®) is an individual who measures and verifies energy usage and energy requirements of building systems, industrial processes, parts of a building, or throughout an entire building or facility.

They develop metrics so that energy usage is measured, savings are verified, and investment in energy, water, demand management, retrofit, and renewable energy projects can be evaluated and prioritized.

A CMVP® can often help a company realize substantial savings – Certified Measurement & Verification Professional, AEE & EVO

Lawler Sustainability carry out this service as part of our EPC package.

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