Office refurbishment and fit-out firm Morgan Lovell has become the first company in the UK to achieve certification from BSI for their new energy management system.
The standard, BS EN 16001, was secured after the company established processes to improve energy efficiency at its London office. Since Morgan Lovell introduced these measures, they have also seen energy bills drop by around 30% over 12 months.
The new processes included the installation of smart meters to control energy usage, technology to power-down equipment when not in use, and the introduction of sustainable features in the office to reduce its impact on the environment.
The office based features include sensor lighting, and a temperature system that consumes heat loss in other areas and uses it to heat other parts of the property.
Victoria Barron of BSI Group said:
“Morgan Lovell is the first company in Britain to achieve certification to BS EN 16001 with BSI. This new energy management system standard provides a comprehensive set of controls designed to help organisations establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy efficiency, as has been demonstrated by Morgan Lovell.”
David Henderson, MD of Morgan Lovell said:
“We are delighted to achieve a first in the industry with certification to BS EN 16001. As well as cutting costs, improving our building’s energy performance has offered a range of tangible benefits, including preparing for the mandatory CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme – and supporting our corporate social responsibility policy.”
Morgan Lovell has been recognised for many other green initiatives. It recently received a BREEAM rating for its Noel Street office in Soho (pictured), and made the Sunday Times’ Best Green Companies list in 2008 and 2009.