At your side, Equans develops tailored energy efficiency measures integrating new technologies and conversion systems designed to optimise your existing processes and equipment as well as recover wasted energy. The upfront costs of these upgrades are quickly recouped by the energy savings you realise from your investment. Measures can be as straightforward as maximising natural light, switching to LEDs, installing sensors to detect human occupancy, setting up controls, maintenance, and heat recovery mechanisms to improve heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, using smart metering and targeting systems (SMT) to measure, monitor, and record energy data and proactively repair failures or inefficiencies.
Energy management solutions
Equans’ sustainable energy management solutions: Ramping up annual energy efficiency across sectors could deliver more than 40% of the emissions cuts needed to reach global climate targets, while simultaneously expanding energy access, reducing waste, slashing energy costs, mitigating air pollution, and decreasing dependence on fossil fuel imports.
This, however, extends beyond simply installing efficient equipment; it demands a 360-degree approach that includes real-time monitoring, data analytics, and a mindset geared towards continuous improvement. By incorporating advanced energy management systems such as Equans Smarteo solution, you can leverage data and insights to benchmark performance, pinpoint improvement areas, and formulate precise strategies to boost energy efficiency.
Heating and cooling alternatives for commercial & industrial spaces
Cleaner and more efficient heating solutions like geothermal pump systems and biomass energy are picking up steam, significantly cutting down CO2 emissions and reliance on fossil fuels.
Geothermal heat pumps: Used in conjunction with geothermal energy, Equans’ ATES (Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage) system offers a 100% green heating option with the added benefit of cooling capabilities. Harnessing the Earth's stable underground temperatures, heat pump systems provide both heating and cooling, achieving up to 400% efficiency in energy use and 60% energy savings—far surpassing traditional HVAC systems. This translates not only into lower energy consumption but also reduced utility bills. Plus, geothermal systems boast a longer lifespan compared to conventional systems, with little maintenance required, thanks to fewer moving parts and protection from external hazards.
Biomass energy: Converting organic materials into electricity, heat, or fuel offers another practical renewable energy solution for businesses. The use of waste materials not only supports waste reduction efforts but also ensures a steady and local energy supply, enhancing energy security. Additionally, biomass energy systems can lead to significant cost savings over time, particularly when reusing waste products that might otherwise incur disposal costs.
Equans’ transformation of the DSM Nutritional Products’ production site in Sisseln serves as a compelling example, where transitioning to a biomass-powered Combined Heat and Power plant resulted in an annual CO2 reduction of 50,000 tonnes and an 86% efficiency rate.