By Dr. Julian Greaves, Sustainability Manager
Bath Spa University has procured an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) to upgrade their University portfolio, deliver energy and carbon savings, and achieve carbon targets. Bath Spa undertook an OJEU-compliant, competitive tender process, and engaged with Schneider Electric (Schneider) to complete the Investment Grade Audit (IGA).
Bath Spa approached Carbon Credentials to provide an independent 3rd party review of the proposed Measurement and Verification (M&V) process. Schneider’s EPC is targeted to save 1,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year with a 10 year payback, and it was important to the University that they could be confident in the annual savings created.
M&V Planning Support
Carbon Credentials reviewed the proposed M&V sections of the EPC and the Guarantee-phase elements of the contract. Bath Spa University sought to reduce risks within the contract through the development of a robust and effective M&V plan. By evaluating the relevant sections of the contract that covered the planning and on-going calculation of savings created by the EPC, Carbon Credentials were able to identify areas of concern and provide solutions on how to reduce risks in these areas.
I’m very pleased with the way the support from Carbon Credentials has worked, with the clarity it has bought, the advice given and with the professionalism of the team, in what could have been a divisive situation. By bringing trusted third party input into the M&V Plan development I can be confident that the final output creates optimum benefit for the University.