Resource Efficiency

The efficient use of water, energy and raw materials and the minimisation of waste streams is achieved in a range of ways. Our solutions integrate various approaches to reduce resource consumption and emissions. This not only enhances environmental performance, it also has a significant impact on the reduction of costs. Resource efficiency can also increase the lifespan of assets.

Our approaches to reducing resource consumption and associated costs include:

  • The optimisation of resource pricing through tariff analysis and smart procurement
  • Changes to machine settings and process setpoints
  • Modifications to plant and equipment
  • Process optimisation, including changes to software and control systems
  • The introduction of alternative technology
  • Comprehensive process redesign
  • Combinations of all of the above

Resource Efficiency Services

We offer the following services:

  • Resource efficiency studies and investigations on industrial sites
  • Resource profiling in order to understand where resources are used, how much is used and the costs involved
  • Energy Efficiency Assessments to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption and quantify them
  • Water Use Efficiency Assessments to identify opportunities to reduce water consumption and quantify them
  • Material Usage Assessments to identify opportunities to reduce material usage and quantify them
  • Waste Management Assessments to identify opportunities to reduce waste and the cost of managing waste

 

We also offer long-term shared value programmes to support manufacturers to reduce resource consumption. See our Sustainable Cost Reduction Programme for more information on this.