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DB Group: Leading Lights in Energy Management

DB Energy's work with George Watson's College demonstrates their skill in helping institutions optimize resources.

Posted by Rob Bertels | June 16, 2017 | Facilities management

DB Energy, a division of DB Group Europe, is one of the UK's leading utility management consultancies, and their expertise has helped thousands of education institutions save time and money.

George Watson’s College is an independent Edinburgh Merchant Company School located on a fifty acre campus in south west Edinburgh providing education to boys and girls from the ages of 3 - 18.

As a significant consumer of energy and water, the school is obviously keen to keep costs low whilst maintaining continuity of service and supply. DB Water sourced the most cost effective solution for the school’s water supplies and services, following which the school instructed DB Energy to provide the same service for their energy portfolio, taking into account not just price, but  also environmentally friendly factors. This required correct market timing and intelligence in order to achieve best results along with key relationships with green suppliers in the marketplace. DB Energy also worked with the school to achieve compliance  with ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) which is an EU directive to identify all cost saving and energy reduction opportunities within the campus. DB Energy continues to work with the school  in developing its M&E strategy for the campus and this has  included exploring the feasibility of green generation options including solar and biomass.

DB Energy successfully negotiated with all suppliers in the market  to secure favourable contracts in a highly volatile market. They also project managed compliance with ESOS, working with ECO 3 to complete the ESOS submission and has continued to work with the school to explore solar and biomass solutions. DB Energy continues to Account Manage all energy queries for the School whilst providing bill validation and budgeting services to keep a tight control on efficiency and cost. They are currently helping to upgrade their electricity meters as part of new industry legislation for large consumers.

DB Energy are exhibiting at next week's Facilities Show, at London ExCel. If you’d like positive outcomes for your institution, stop by stand S665 for an informal chat or call DB Energy today on 01506 848 848.

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