Mitie has launched four new Plan Zero BoltON packages, offering simple solutions designed to help customers achieve their net zero targets.
The BoltON solutions focus on remote building management (Pulse), solar power (Shine), lighting optimisation (Glow) and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure (Charge).
The BoltON packages are quick to deploy decarbonisation solutions that can be easily scaled depending on the needs of the business and rolled out as single, multiple or combined modules to suit different types of facilities. The solutions can be implemented all at the same time or in phases, depending on the organisation’s net zero targets and roadmap.
With financial considerations often being a major roadblock for businesses wanting to invest in carbon cutting equipment, as part of the service Mitie will only charge its customers once the BoltON modules are live. Mitie will purchase the solar panels, EV chargers and lighting systems, so that organisations aren’t encumbered by large upfront capital investments.
With significant capital investments already covered, Mitie customers will only pay a monthly subscription fee for the lighting, remote building management and EV charge point modules. Meanwhile, for the renewable energy package, customers will pay a fee that can be up to 25 per cent cheaper than their existing rate. However, as some of these solutions can generate significant energy savings, the monthly costs of some of the modules can be partly covered with the money saved on electricity bills.
Pradyumna Pandit, Managing Director, Sustainability and Energy Services, Mitie, said: “While sustainability is a priority for many organisations in the UK, financial barriers, lack of expertise and long payback times continue to slow down their decarbonisation progress. With our Plan Zero BoltON packages, we’re using our engineering as well as fleet and energy management expertise to develop solutions that help organisations kickstart their journey to net zero.”
The Plan Zero BoltON modules include:
• Pulse: Solutions, such as Building Management Systems (BMS), that use technology and data allow businesses to understand and optimise their buildings. Companies can track their sites remotely, adapting to changes in the environment to reduce energy and carbon. As part of ‘Pulse’, Mitie will ensure that the right technology is in place for each building, as well as helping customers implement these solutions – such as systems that automatically adjust heating levels depending on the sites’ occupancy and the temperature outside the building. This will ensure that sites are more energy efficient and are equipped to continue supporting business operations.
• Shine: Using solar panels to generate electricity on site can save carbon emissions while significantly reducing energy costs. Through its ‘Shine’ module, Mitie will use its energy and facilities management expertise to help customers identify if solar panels are the right solution for them and, where solar panels are feasible, to install and maintain the infrastructure.
• Glow: Switching lighting systems for more energy efficient alternatives generates significant carbon savings and cuts energy costs. Mitie is helping customers identify and take advantage of these energy saving opportunities by installing technology, including motion sensors or switching buildings’ lights to more sustainable alternatives such as LED.
• Charge: Transport is one of the main sources of carbon emissions in the UK, which is why many businesses and consumers are switching their vehicles to more sustainable alternatives, such as EVs. Using its expertise installing EV charge points for customers, Mitie will design, install, and maintain electric vehicle chargers at workplaces to ensure that businesses have the infrastructure in place to support their transition to an electric fleet.
The BoltON modules, which are available to existing customers only, have been designed to be accessible to businesses and can be incorporated into an organisation’s wider decarbonisation plan. For example, Mitie customers can use the BoltON modules as a launch pad to kick off their sustainability plans, before moving to Mitie’s integrated Plan Zero solution, covering fleet, energy and waste management, as well as landscaping.
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