Bromsgrove-based decorating product manufacturer, Harris Brushes has reduced its energy consumption by 50% after fitting an energy management system.
The manufacturer’s vast production space is heated by 55 gas and oil heaters that are separated across a wide area which made it a challenge to control the heating. Driven by a desire to reduce its energy bills and help slash its associated carbon emissions, the company approached Vickers Energy Group to help create a solution.
Vickers installed an advanced energy management system that uses a self-learning system to regulate and monitor the temperature throughout the property. The system has helped the manufacturer reduce its energy consumption on site by 50%, saving an estimated £133,000.
Nick Chance of Harris Brushes said: “Harris Brushes is committed to the protection of the environment and we’ve been looking at ways to reduce more costs in the business and decided to have the energy management system installed. The system has enabled us to run the site far more efficiently and has cut our carbon emissions impact by 50% – a tremendous result.”
David Hilton from Vickers Energy Group added: “We’re really pleased with the results shown at the Harris Brushes site, which are a testament to the success of the system. The site was a challenge for us; with its 55 heaters the energy usage is a massive scale. We’ve worked closely with the team to ensure we tailored the system to their needs and that the demands of the business are met. The carbon footprint of the manufacturing industry is one of the largest in the UK and it’s great to see Harris Brushes leading the way in prioritising corporate social responsibility.”