Data Centre

Data Centre Environmental Permit

If you operate a data centre with standby generating capacity of over 50Mw, then you may need to apply to the Environment Agency for an environmental permit under the industrial emissions directive (IED). This scheme…

ESOS Update

As of this week around 1700 companies have registered their ESOS audit reports with the Environment Agency with another 500+ registering their intention to register before the extended deadline of 31/1/2016. This means that over…

ISO 50001 Certification CEMEX South Ferriby

Paul Downing & Associates have been working with CEMEX South Ferriby towards ISO 50001 Certification to integrate energy management systems (ISO 50001) into their existing ISO 14001 environmental management system. BSI completed their final ISO…

Scoping your ESOS assessment

Before you appoint an ESOS lead assessor, it is important to ensure that the scope of your ESOS audit meets your particular requirements. By scope, I don’t mean the scope and boundaries of the energy…

Energy Auditing

We have helped several businesses identify energy savings and hence carbon reductions by conducting a thorough energy audit of the business and operations. When conducting energy auditing it is critical that the scope is right…

Carbon Footprint

Many businesses now have to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, measure their carbon footprint or conduct an energy audit of their operations for regulatory reasons such as the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS). Part of…

ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems

ISO 50001:2011, Energy Management Systems (EnMS) is a new voluntary International Standard that establishes a framework for large and small businesses to improve the way they manage energy. Improved energy performance can provide financial benefits…

European Code of Conduct and ISO 50001

The European Code of Conduct for data centres is a voluntary standard for data centre operators and owners which promotes energy efficiency best practice. The code is voluntary but includes many elements of energy efficiency…

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