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Restormel Borough Council
British Apparel Textile Confederation
CBM - National Metal Forming Centre
Sheffield Hallam University
Bolsover District Council
Whitbread Group Plc
St Hild's School
Stuart Harris, Head of Energy and Carbon Operations, BT Technology, Sevice & Operations
We have been very pleased with the quality and workmanship from the team at EMSc (UK) Ltd– the energy savings have been higher than forecast and we are expecting to run a phase 2.
EMSc have been very flexible in scoping, design and working around our operational units to ensure full services were maintained. I have no hesitation in recommending Voltage Optimisation (Powerstar) from EMSc (UK) Ltd and we are pleased with the full service EMSc provided.
Head of Energy and Carbon Operations
BT Technology, Sevice & Operations
David Hannah, Head of Property at Guoman-Thistle Hotel Management (UK) Limited.
EMSc has worked closely with Polyflor for more than a decade, assisting us in our goal to be an environmentally and economically sustainable business.
EMSc successfully installed a number of energy saving equipment from their ‘Star’ range of products throughout the Polyflor organisation in Manchester.
The equipment included Airstar, Lightstar, and most recently a Powerstar voltage optimisation system onto a HV transformer supplying electricity to one of Polyflor’s key manufacturing units.
The Powerstar was manufactured, installed and operational on time within budget. Due to Polyflor’s manufacturing commitments, Powerstar had to be installed during a planned shutdown and timing was critical. EMSc completed the task without any problems.
The Powerstar unit is in daily use and a comparison of electricity usage before and after installation shows a significant saving as predicted by EMSc.
I am happy to recommend EMSc to anyone seeking similar objectives to ourselves.
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David Hannah, Head of Property at Guoman-Thistle Hotel Management (UK) Limited.
"In commercial terms Powerstar® came up with pretty well the ideal solution. They struck just the right balance between finding a means of installing a system that would significantly reduce our energy bills while achieving the hurdle rates for capital investment.
From the outset, the Powerstar® team was pro-active, commercially aware and able to demonstrate a high level of competence in both analysing our technical & subsequent installation requirements within a live hotel requirement. They promised technical support, professionalism and minimum fuss and that was precisely what they delivered!
So far the Powestar® installations in our hotels have achieved as much as an amazing 26.1% saving in total energy consumption at our Thistle Hyde Park hotel, and elsewhere, never less than an 11.5% saving. Thats what I call a result!
Richmond Adult Community College
RACC is a large academic institution comprising 3 large buildings. We decided to spend the grant money on installing energy efficient gas boilers and voltage optimisation units. We had a PowerStar 210kVA unit installed at two of our sites. On average reducing the voltage by 5% will result in a saving of 10%. We were told by specialists that the installation of the Voltage Optimisation units will mean a saving of 14-19% and 12-16% respectively for the two of our sites.
King Edward VI College
As part of our sustainability programme we targeted electricity supply as an area where efficiencies could be saved and cost savings made. The aim of installing the voltage optimiser was to save money and energy whilst boosting efficiency. I have no hesitation in recommending EMS and there products to any interested party.
Mark Orpin, Head of Energy Management, ASDA Supermarkets
"Powerstar voltage optimisation has been a major part of our comprehensive energy efficiency programme. It is perhaps the simplest and most effective way to instantly save energy and therefore we would highly recommend Powerstar systems."
Mark O'Grady, Managing Director, MITIE Engineering (North) Ltd
We would highly recommend Powerstar voltage optimisation systems. The Powerstar installation at Scott Clinic, Mersey Care NHS Trust has achieved an 18% saving on total electricity comsumption. This is an excellent result which is helping the hospital to meet its CO2 reduction targets. Powerstar voltage optimisation has shown that significant savings can be achieved without compromising the operations of the hospital.
Andy Barrett, National Facilities Manager, Punch Taverns
We are very pleased to announce a 24% saving at our pride of Lincoln public house site after the installation of the Powerstar voltage optimisation system, which greatly surpassed the initial guaranteed savings of 14%. The Powerstar has been the single most effective project in saving energy that Punch Taverns have invested in and we will be installing Powerstar in at least 80 of our properties this year alone. Punch Taverns have a great responsibility towards the environment and overall Powerstarwill reduce our carbon footprint by more than 20%, which we are delighted with..
John Flemming, Director, Stork Brothers Ltd
A 13% reduction in our total electricity consumption, based on our suppliers data is an excellent result, which will allow us to not only reduce our energy costs but also meet our CCL targets.
Graham Hall, Oxley Threads
Having the (PowerStar®) unit installed and working in less than 4 weeks from order did indeed impress us but saving £2,000 a month on our electricity bill was even more impressive.
Chris Chisman, Engineering Manager, TEV Ltd
The installation of PowerStar® has cut our energy cost by nearly 20%. This is another positive step in TEV’s continuing commitment to the ISO14001 accreditation.
Matthew Healey, Technical Manager, PALRAM Polycarb
With continual monitoring we expect to see savings in excess of 6% guarantee - a great level of return on invesment. We are now able to produce up to 50 tons more product with the same kWh usage and are well on track to achieve payback in 20 months which is quite phenomenal. Importantly by reducing energy consumption, Powerstar is also helpinh PALRAM's commitment to conserve the environment.
Martin Perrow — Energy Manager, Restormel Borough Council
As part of our efforts to achieve the highest efficiency rating for our Buildings, PowerStar® has been installed to three leisure centres within the council. The results have been exciting with an average of 12.5% reduction in the three leisure centres. As a direct result of the PowerStar® installation and other efficiency measures, our efficiency ratings were excellent.
Chris Rea, AESSEAL Managing Director
It was fantastic that we were able to purchase from a local business. It was great to receive the loan from the Carbon Trust, but more importantly this does appear to be an extremely elegant solution to reducing energy consumption, with no adverse impact and indeed a potential positive benefit to equipment life.
Adam Mansell, British Apparel Textile Confederation
We have seen a reduction of 16.3% in our total electricity consumption since the installation of the Powerstar system. Our maximum demand has also dropped by 21% which is an additional saving in costs, we never caculated in the first place, hence further improving our payback. EMS was impressive in all aspects from initial meeting to final installation.
Dr Alan Arthur, Centre & Events Manager, National Metal Forming Centre
The purpose of this project was to reduce our energy consumption at the National Metal Forming Centre. This has been achieved with the installation of the PowerStar® which has cut our energy costs by 21%.
Quentin Mackenzie – Managing Director, Purification Products
We have always strived to minimise the use of electricity and gas at our company, however most of our efforts related to non-productive items, such as lighting and heating. The installation of the Powerstar system has reduced our total electricity consumption by almost a quarter (23%) and we are absolutely delighted.
Phil Mason - Facilities Manager, ISG Totty
The Installation of the PowerStar® systems has cut our energy cost by nearly 18%. This is a fundamental step towards our efforts to minimise our Carbon Footprint.
Stephen Ward, Senior Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, Sheffield Hallam University
We are absolutely delighted with the Powerstar system which has reduced our direct electricity and carbon emissions by 16%. I have no hesitation to recommend Powerstar to others.
James Bowyer, Quality Manager, Birmingham Stopper
Powerstar are a unique find. They provide simple, pragmatic solutions to reduce energy consumption. Benefits are instant and Powerstars confidence in the product is reinforced by guaranteeing the promised savings. If you are serious about energy reduction, we certainly advocate the effectiveness of energy optimisation equipment.
Dennis Kelly, Cabinet Member for the Environment, Bolsover Council
We are committed to reducing our energy consumption and CO2 emissions throughout the district. This decision highlights our dedication to reducing our own carbon footprint. The projected savings that Powerstar is set to deliver will be a welcome boost towards helping us achieve our energy efficiency targets. It was also ideal to be able to purchase from a local company.
John Whitesmith, Manufacturing Director, Polyflor PLC
By quickly identifying the waste and developing the specific solution for our company, the Powerstar team has helped us to reduce our impact on the environment and substantially lower our electricity bills.
Chris George, Head of Energy and Environment at Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants
The installation of Powerstar voltage optimisation systems at Whitbread hotels and restaurants provided a no maintenance solution with a payback period that met Whitbread’s expectations.
The savings from the Powerstar systems supported the company in reducing its direct electricity consumption and associated CO2 emissions – key goals in Whitbread’s ‘Good Together’ corporate responsibility policy.
"We're serious about sustainability at Whitbread because we know it's the right thing to do for the planet and it’s what our customers and our teams want. Smart investment in new technologies is a key part of our "Good Together" strategy. It helps us to reduce the amount of energy we consume, cut carbon emissions and conserve natural resources to make sure we are doing more for less" "As a responsible hotel and restaurant business, we need to ensure our customers enjoy a good nights sleep and great tasting menus served in a relaxed atmosphere.
We found Powerstar to be both professional and proactive in their awareness of the installation requirements during business operational hours, which ensured minimum disturbance for our guests.
"I'm looking forward to receiving the energy performance results from the second phase of Voltage Optimisation system installs across the Whitbread estate"
Councillor Allan Holliday, portfolio holder for the environment and sustainability said,
“The voltage optimisation system is a great example of a change that we can make which helps the environment and saves money without any effect on the services we provide.
By making this change, we can reduce the amount of energy we use in the building, yet still operate all of the same technology and systems that we currently use”.
Headteacher at St Hild's school, Colin Reid, said:
As a Church of England school with a strong commitment to the environment and an Engineering specialism St Hild's prides itself on opportunities to bring these areas together. EMS Powerstar has allowed us to do that with the most up to date engineering technology specifically designed to reduce our carbon emissions and make our school more energy efficient.
It's a win win situation. The savings are immediately evident and will allow us to invest more of our money into the learning and progress of our students.
Thank you from all at St Hild's.
Colin Reid, Headteacher