FM-client partnership achieves quick savings

NG Bailey’s facilities-services division has helped Global law firm Linklaters reduce its electricity consumption by 9.7% in just five months — a saving of nearly £65 000 compared to the previous year. Carbon emissions associated with energy use were cut by 4.9% against a target of 3.5%. Water consumption has been reduced by 36% against a target of 15%.

Linklaters appointed NG Bailey’s facilities-services division to provide planned and preventive maintenance services for its London Headquarters at One Silk Street. This building is the first in the City of London to have a BREEAM in-use ‘Excellent’ rating.

The new approach to FM moved from calendar-based maintenance to a proactive energy-focused approach. This involved using commissioning equipment to produce data for analysing and comparing to original data and then identify operational trends.

The running time of all plant was checked and trials carried out to ensure equipment is only on and powered when necessary.

Stuart Linington, managing director for NG Bailey’s facilities-services division, says, ‘This fantastic partnership between two companies, both equally committed to reducing carbon emissions, has quickly proved to be a great success.

‘Our energy-focused maintenance approach ensures that Linklaters has realised efficiency savings quickly. The method has enabled us to identify and remedy issues before they happen, which increases the life of plant equipment and reduces costs.’

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