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Energy Management & HVAC Making IT work


Mike West, Managing Director of Keysource, tells us how we can make the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and IT work together.


The CRC Energy Efficiency


Scheme is finally with us and is expected to affect around 3,500 public and private sector


organisations within the UK. Recent changes by the coalition Government has caused some confusion and resulted in the creation of a new green tax, replacing the previous revenue-neutral scheme. This means that all businesses involved will contribute to the scheme, so there will be even greater pressure to reduce energy consumption to avoid the highest financial costs.


Whilst the Government has promised to engage in a proper dialogue with the business community about the latter stages of the scheme, the recycling of revenue is one aspect that is unlikely to be reintroduced. Therefore, companies that have invested in energy efficiency will no longer receive any benefit in the form of a rebate – although they will escape the worst penalties.


Whatever the final outcome and whether it is fully


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implemented or not, the need for UK companies to cut energy consumption and improve efficiency remains. There is presently plenty of scope to improve data centre performance levels, which will enable organisations to purchase fewer allowances as well as achieve significant bottom-line contribution.


However, businesses will need to take an integrated approach if they are to truly understand the environmental


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