How are you metering current legislation?

Sub-metering is now a statutory requirement for some buildings in the UK as explained in the CIBSE TM39 recommendations and Part L of the building regulations.

A correctly specified metering system is a fundamental part of energy conservation and management. Pin pointing energy and water waste is essential in saving money. We can deliver half hourly energy and water information straight to your desk top, via a web-based system.

Also, sub-metering enables property owners and managers to individually bill tenants for the energy that they use. Sub-metering or smart metering can reduce overall operating expenses, simplify energy billing and improve your bottom line. At the same time, smart metering helps to reduce overall energy consumption, which is good for business and good for the environment.

Research shows that when tenants pay for their own electricity, overall consumption drops in the region of 15 to 25 percent.

We can assist you in the design, specification and supply of individual meters, or we can offer a totally automated reading system, including installation and commissioning.

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

Detailed within the 2007 energy white paper the Government announced it plans to tackle Climate Change with new laws to cut CO2 emissions and reduce energy use in around 20,000 public sector and other large buildings. The legislation is now due to come in force in April 2010 and from that point a record must be kept of energy used and CO2 emissions produced..

Working as a cap & trade scheme, a ceiling will be placed on the amount of carbon allowances issued to the market place, companies will buy these to cover the amount of emissions they produce. If your organisation uses more than 6000 mWh of electricity each year you will be included in the scheme.

Introductory fixed prices of the Government allowances will be available up to three years after the start date and from April 2013 allowances will be allocated through auctions with a reducing number of credits over time. Allowances will be in the region of £12 per tonne of carbon produced.

At the end of each year the companies performance will be reported in league tables showing the best and worse performers. Payments back from the Government will be made based on the first year performance plus or minus a bonus or penalty depending on their position.

L2 Metering Services delivers both practical advice and fully integrated solutions to help you to carry out effective metering, monitoring and data collection thus reducing costs and improve your environmental impact. We have a “hands on” approach with our own in house engineering team that ensures your system works effectively from aM&T to full tailored reporting solutions.