Energy

RED's capabilities have expanded at an impressive pace over recent years to meet the demands required to design increasingly energy efficient buildings and at the same time design Low/Zero Carbon and Renewable energy.

Energy

RED's capabilities have expanded at an impressive pace over recent years to meet the requirements to design increasingly energy efficient buildings and industrial facilities and at the same time implement low/zero carbon and renewable energy generation systems.  Over the past four years RED has carried out energy and CO2 reduction projects in more than 45 sites across Europe in food and home care products (HCP). Of these, more than half were within the food sector covering products such as margarines, spreads, ice cream, wet & dry savouries, teas, sauces and other such items for world-renowned brands.

These projects have covered all elements of the engineering services such as steam, gas, compressed air, HVAC, refrigeration/cooling, lighting, electrical distribution, hot and cold water services, waste streams and process energy together with low/zero carbon technologies such as CHP, anaerobic digestion, solar power and waste heat recovery from processes.

In the last two years alone, identified projects from RED energy audits and projects have delivered:

  • Identification of 320 major projects
  • Annual CO2 reduction of 83,000 tonnes
  • Annual cost saving of €15.2 million
  • Annual energy saving of 1,100 Terajoules / 305,000 MWh
  • Global simple payback of 2.4 years

CHP

There is a rapidly increasing demand for the application of combined heat and power technology for individual buildings as well as industrial sites to drive down operating costs and CO2 emissions. RED has extensive experience in undertaking feasibility studies to provide the optimum solution for each situation based on detailed analysis of the annual thermal and electrical demand profiles. RED can also assist its clients in concept design, through to the turnkey provision of CHP via competitive tendering exercise and acting as our the client's representative throughout construction and commissioning.  Additionally, Tri-generation (or Combined cooling heat and power) systems are becoming more relevant for a number of applications including making use of waste heat from processes and critical power generation at installations with limited electricity infrastructure.

ENERGY CENTRES / ENERGY NETWORKS

RED has an active involvement in a diverse range of energy network design and development across industrial and commercial sites as well as urban areas earmarked by local authorities for rolling out innovative global energy solutions. We undertake a dynamic analysis of the energy inputs and outputs of the network and take the results of this to integrate into the design of the energy centre which will support this network. These centres will be designed and sized to adapt to the local area in terms of fuels available, any waste processing requirement and sensitivity of the local environment. Technologies considered will be energy from waste, Biomass and other renewable energy solutions.

ENERGY AUDITS

The start of the journey to make a real difference to operating costs and Carbon emissions has to be the energy audit. RED energy audits go far beyond the energy usage of a site.  The main aim is to identify and quantify financially-viable projects which would reduce energy consumption or recover energy from a process.  Results to date have been spectacular with some sites making potential savings of up to £1.25 million per year with project paybacks of under 3 years. We offer a technology agnostic view of the site such that the best independent solutions are put forward without any bias towards a manufacturer or type of system.

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

Over half the projects we are now involved with will contain at least one type of renewable energy technology. We will be involved in the feasibility studies at the planning and concept stage all the way through to detailed design and project management to provide a successful solution to integrate these technologies into the main systems. Renewable energy systems we have been involved with include Biomass, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar power, wind turbines, fuel cells and energy from waste.

FULL LIST OF SERVICES

  • Energy Strategy Reports for Planning
  • Low / Zero Carbon Reports
  • Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies
  • Rainwater Harvesting Studies
  • Energy Audit reports
  • Dynamic simulation modelling for defining energy profiles
  • Payback analysis reports for new projects
  • CHP evaluation for industrial sites
  • CCHP evaluation for data centres and other sites
  •  Sourcing studies for local fuels
  • Carbon impact studies for new developments and extensions
  • Building Regulation energy efficiency (Part L) reports
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • BREEAM Assessments
  • Thermal Comfort studies
  • Natural daylight reports
  • CFD analysis of formations for Below Ground Thermal Storage
  • Building energy analysis using passive design solutions
  • CFD analysis of air flow patterns to design high efficiency ventilation systems
  • CO2 emissions reports for existing and new developments