Excellence in Energy Efficiency Design (EXEED)
EXEED is an exciting new programme which is incentivising, facilitating and rewarding energy efficient business for doing what's right by their environment and community. This programme allows businesses to establish a systematic approach to energy efficient design, construction and commissioning process for new building ventures or updates to existing buildings. The programme was set up to influence the next generation of building service engineers and how they model/build these buildings in the hope of developing more sustainable and future-proof buildings.
Green Energy Solutions are helping business in all sectors, on any scale, to become EXEED certified. This would mean not only is your building recognized as an energy efficient one but energy bills will be dramatically reduced and energy performance increases. Click here for more information on the EXEED Certified Programme.
SEAI H.Q, Wilton Park House, Dublin
Green Energy Solutions were hired to use Wilton Park House as a pilot project and exemplar project for the exceed verified certification by the end of Q3 of 2017 and promote awareness of the EXEED framework within the public sector. GES followed the EXEED process in an effort to capture any significant learning outcomes which might help SEAI in the development of EXEED programme guidance material.
It was also our job to endorse the EXEED program within IDA and promote the framework within their advanced building solutions strategy for new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) clients, helping position IDA as a leader in the implementation of energy management practices. Also, implement feasible energy saving opportunities that will help both IDA and SEAI achieve their 2020 energy reduction targets while complementing SEAI’s ISO 50001 energy management system by reducing energy consumption at their Dublin head office and promote energy efficiency awareness amongst Wilton Park House tenants.
Brown Thomas, Nationwide
Green Energy Solutions is acting as the ‘Energy Efficient Design (EED)’ expert as the Group is applying for ‘Excellence in Energy Efficient Design’ (EXEED) certification from the SEAI at its four city centre stores, including its flagship store in Grafton St, Dublin.
As part of Brown Thomas's attempts to meet energy targets to achieve its EXEED certification, Green Energy Solutions are carrying out on-going CSR and Carbon Reduction programmes which have helped to identify €1 million in energy savings from 2016-2021. Grants are available from the SEAI to help with these and renewable integration works, therefore taking a lump from the needed initial investment cost to achieve this certification.
After an energy and conditional audit of the building and it's mechanical and electrical systems, Green Energy Solutions made a number of recommendations that if implemented would allow SuperValu Ratoath to become an EXEED certified building. Advised by GES was to upgrade the control systems on the heating system, an evaluation and optimization of duct work, systems control, pumping systems upgrade, boiler house modifications, installation of duct mounted gas fired module, upgrade of fixed speed motors to variable speed with better IE standard and extraction fan control upgrades.
€30,000 of annual energy savings were identified based on the above recommendations. This would cost SuperValu a €50,000 initial investment however the payback would be only a little over 1 year. The changes would bring their operating efficiency levels from a poor 70% to an excellent 90% which would benefit the stores long term revenue streams and allow for further energy efficiency projects in the future.