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How Does A University Stay On Track To Make 34% Reductions By 2020 With A Growing Estate?

How Does A University Stay On Track To Make 34% Reductions By 2020 With A Growing Estate?

digitalenergy is pleased to announce that Keele University’s Energy Management System (EnMS) has recently been certified to ISO 50001:2011.

One of the first universities in the UK to have its EnMS certified to the internationally-recognised standard, Keele University, with the help of the energy management specialists, digitalenergy, implemented the EnMS in order to achieve continual improvement in energy performance, ensuring a steady path to their 2020 reduction target.

A very pleased Energy Manager Martyn Wilde stated, “‘with rising energy costs, proactive energy management is a necessity for any university these days. As well as helping to manage energy better, focusing on this area also leads to environmental benefits,such as the reduction of carbon emissions, something which prospective students factor into their choice of where to study".

This international standard is only awarded to those organisations that can demonstrate they have a system in place to deliver continual improvement in this vital area of their operations.The University’s Energy Management system currently covers a combination of academic buildings, classrooms, lecture theatre, teaching labs, kitchens and student accommodation. Certification was assessed by CICS.

Tim Watts, Operations Manager at CICS, says: “Keele University has done a great job in implementing their EnMS with support from digitalenergy in less than 12 months and by opting to have it certified, they’re not only showing that it stands up to scrutiny, they’re also investing in the improvements which continual monitoring brings.”

Commercial Director of digitalenergy, Richard Hipkiss, stated: “Keele are a prime example of what can be achieved with management systems, the natural home for best practice”, “More support and encouragement is needed to implement demand side reduction, there is a much greater commercial value to end users than ‘greening’ the supply”.

About digitalenergy Ltd
Incorporated in 2003, digitalenergy have development a framework by fusing system and energy knowledge into an integrated package of applications. When implemented end users are able to unlock substantial savings on direct and indirect energy costs.

Commercial Director of digitalenergy Richard Hipkiss is currently serving as Chairman of The Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA), driving the agenda for demand side energy management. 

(http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardhipkiss)
http://www.digitalenergy.org.uk

About Keele University
Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student life. It was the first new United Kingdom University of the 20th century, established with degree giving powers in 1949 as the University College of North Staffordshire. University status, as the University of Keele, followed in 1962.

The University’s Energy Management system currently covers a combination of academic buildings, classrooms, lecture theatre, food hall, teaching labs, kitchens, student accommodation and the estates activities for the academic buildings and encompasses the work environments of approximately 1650 staff and 10000 students.

http://www.keele.ac.uk

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