Camfil marks first for energy-management standard

Published:  02 September, 2010

Camfil, air filter, air filtration
Underpinning Camfil’s latest sustainability report is a 20% year-on-year reduction in energy consumption.

Camfil Farr, which develops and manufactures air filters, claims to have become the first UK manufacturer to be awarded the energy management standard BS EN 16001. This standard provides a framework for the systematic management of energy and specifies the requirements for an energy-management system. It enables an organisation to develop and implement a policy, identify areas of significantly high energy consumption and target energy reductions.

As a global manufacturer of air-filtration equipment and associated services, Camfil sees its challenge as educating property managers and owners about the substantial energy-saving opportunities of replacing existing filters with low-energy air filters.

Among Camfil’s achievements are a 35% reduction ins gas consumption, 22% for electricity, 12% for water, 18% for diesel fuel and 17% for waste.

Managing director Bill Wilkinson says, ‘We have practised what we preached. We have been telling our customers for many years that they should use low-energy air filters to reduce energy, labour and waste. This energy-reduction standard has enabled us to demonstrate to everyone that substantial savings can be made. We have been able to save over 20% in energy consumption year on year.’

He continues, ‘The implementation of an energy-management system has been easier than we thought its would be. To date, we have seen significant cost savings and a reduction in CO2 emissions with minimal capital outlay.’



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