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Environmentally Friendly Printers Takes Action to Cut Carbon Emissions

The Client

Park Lane Press are an innovative, Wiltshire based printers.  They were one of the first printers in the UK to offer waterless printing.  Their respect and care for the environment go beyond just waterless printing.  Everything is considered; from the inks they choose right down to how they deliver the finished goods.  This environmental commitment has enabled Park Lane Press to win several environmental awards.

Given this strong environmental commitment, Park Lane partnered with SMARTech energy to identify and implement further opportunities to improve Energy efficiency in the running of their premises and operations.

Opportunities Identified

SMARTech energy’s recommendations have enabled Park Lane Press to embark upon a programme to achieve a 44% reduction in their total energy consumption with a two year payback period and a 66.3 tonne reduction in carbon emissions.  The opportunities identified and the application savings included:

  • Baseload reduction – 30%
  • LED lighting upgrade – 76%
  • Evaporative cooling – 90%
  • Air-conditioning energy savers – 25%

How We Helped

SMARTech energy installed Eniscope energy monitoring system at Park Lane Press’s site in Wiltshire to generate minute by minute, real time analytics on energy usage and quality.  Our in-house ESOS approved energy-efficiencyassessors also carried out an in-depth audit of the site.  Combining the analytics from the energy monitoring with the data from the audits, we were able to understand HOW, WHEN and WHERE energy was being used and most importantly wasted.

SMARTech energy consultants used the data collected to produce an energy reduction plan for Park Lane Press.  This plan identified opportunities to reduce energy consumption by 44% at the site with a two year payback on investment, reducing carbon emissions by 66.3 tonnes per year.

Phase 1 Implementation

With the energy reduction plan in place, Park Lane Press partnered with SMARTech energy to implement the plan.  Phase 1 saw the installation of a LED lighting upgrade.  The building layout and the range of activities undertaken demanded different coloured light output in different areas.  The new lighting solutionlow-carbon-business involved retrofitting the current fittings to LED tubes, installing 600×600 LED panels, flood lights and integrating PIR sensor controls.

Post Project Results

Having completed the installation, we re-installed monitoring equipment to assess post project electric consumption to quantify the energy savings attributable to the lighting installation.  We carried out a before and after comparison which revealed a 31.5% overall energy saving for the site.

Low-Carbon-LightingThese results exceeded expectations with the original plan anticipating 27.5% overall energy saving being attributable to new lighting.

We now anticipate that the overall savings will be nearer 50% rather than the 44% originally identified once all the solutions have been implemented.

Can we help you?

Our case study on SMARTech energy’s work with Park Lane Press tells the story of how we helped reduce their energy consumption in more depth. If you would like to reduce energy waste, boost profits and cut carbon emissions then why not contact us to find out more about our Energy Management Surveys. As a Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier, we can also help most business access a 30% capital grant (up to a limit of £10,000) towards the cost of energy saving projects. Please contact us through our website or call us on 01225 635660.