The Energy Check identify Saints savings

The Energy Check identify Saints savings

As our Official Energy Partner, The Energy Check were able to identify savings totalling £143,494 through improved energy procurement, intelligent solutions, new technologies and behavioural changes.

We are now looking forward to putting a detailed plan in place to implement important energy efficiency measures, scoring us a significant annual saving!

Often, the best solutions are the simplest. Behavioural changes and energy efficiency best practice can make a significant difference when adopted across an organisation.

Should you be interested in finding out what The Energy Check could save your business, please contact [email protected] and he will be happy to help.

Check out The Energy Check's case study on St Mirren below.


St Mirren Football Club has been the pride of Paisley for the best part of 150 years.

Since 2009, the Buddies’ home has been the Simple Digital Arena where fans can be found cheering their team on each week. On the pitch, the club has seen success in recent years, gaining promotion back to the Scottish Premiership in 2018.

As Official Energy Partners with St Mirren, The Energy Check’s role has been to ensure that the club’s targets on the pitch are matched by ambitious energy efficiency goals off it – both at their 8000-seater stadium and training facility.

Through improved energy procurement, intelligent solutions, new technologies and behavioural changes, total potential savings of £143,494 were identified.

A number of opportunities to conserve energy and lower emissions were identified at both the stadium and training ground. These included:

Lighting

Replacing older lighting with energy efficient LED lights was identified as an important way to improve both the quality of light and reduce energy consumption. This will help to save the club money and reduce carbon emissions in the long-term.

Heating

It was identified that heating systems could be optimised by:

  • Upgrading to a more efficient gas boiler
  • Introducing intelligent electric radiators at the training academy
  • Making changes to heating temperatures and timers
  • Partially replacing existing heating systems with biomass boilers/heat pumps
  • Introducing smart meters to ensure efficient energy usage and accurate billing.

Solar photovoltaics

The roofs of the stadium were identified as being ideal for solar arrays with plenty of space available to install panels.

This would help to meet the high electricity demand of the stadium.

Training and behavioural

Often, the best solutions are the simplest. Behavioural changes and energy efficiency best practice can make a significant difference when adopted across an organisation. This includes turning room lights off when exiting, being sure to shut down computers, unplugging energy-sapping equipment and dialling down heating systems when appropriate. In total, savings of 5 – 10% was thought to be achievable in lighting electricity consumption alone.

By putting in place a plan to implement important energy efficiency measures, The Energy Check are confident that St Mirren will be able to score a significant annual saving. Just as importantly, the club will be working to improve its green credentials and reduce its carbon footprint.

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