Data is an energy manager’s best friend. It can play a key role in making informed decisions on ways to optimise energy consumption and identify trends across building estates and fleets.
Ian Lillie knows this only too well having spent the last few years fully revitalising a Grade 2* listed building, the Killingworth Site. The site is home to around 1,000 council staff and is the council’s main fleet and operations depot.
A core aim of the initiative was to futureproof the site in line with the council’s net zero aspirations. Thanks to a range of measures, the site has already reduced its energy consumption from 3.5 million kWh/annum to around 1 million KWh/annum taking it from the highest energy user in the council estate to one of the lowest.
He talks us through some of the steps he took and the data he used to ensure his improvements had a quantifiable benefit…