Energy Efficiency

In order to meet the objective of an 80% reduction in UK carbon emissions by 2050, as proposed in the Kyoto Protocol, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) are encouraging organisations to develop energy management strategies that promote better understanding of energy usage.

At AJ Hurst, we offer expert advice and technology to help our clients gauge and understand individual energy consumption levels using Hurst Connect, our live monitoring fit-for-purpose interactive tool. Our engineers will conduct a site visit free of charge and produce a comprehensive report which will help guide clients to make the right choices for their business. We will assist you in your understanding by disseminating all information on government schemes currently available and weighing up the realities of investing in energy efficient products.

Electricity is the major contributor to greenhouse gases with up to 50% of CO2 emissions attributable to residential and commercial buildings. Moreover, lighting comprises 60% of most commercial electrical costs. Using energy efficient lighting is often highly cost-effective and all of our fittings appear on the Energy Technology List, meaning they are eligible on the Government’s Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme.

As well as energy efficient lighting and products designed to enable accurate metering and monitoring, AJ Hurst specialise in the distribution of a wide range of Altivar variable speed drives; devices proven to reduce electrical energy consumption by up to 50% through just 20% speed reduction. AJ Hurst’s range of VSDs are frequently supplied from Schneider Electrics and can be utilized on anything from simple industrial machines to high performance applications.

Why your business should invest in Energy Efficiency today

“The potential benefits of cutting down on energy waste are significant - £56,400 savings per year on the energy bills of the average large business, and £1.9 billion benefits to the UK as a whole.”

Energy and Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker – 11 July, 2013

Adopting an energy efficient attitude is the quickest, cheapest and cleanest way to reduce global energy consumption and achieve significant greenhouse gas emission reduction to meet Kyoto targets.

It’s also a fast growing demand on the part of everyone in the market, making businesses more competitive through increasing industrial productivity. With our range of specialist energy products and expertise, call AJ Hurst today for advice on the most effective ways to meet your organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets.