The need to confront a growing climate crisis is broadly recognised and understood. In response, three local companies recently teamed up to launch a new service aimed at both commercial and domestic property owners interested in reducing their environmental impact. Through a focus on green technologies, they hope to not only contribute towards improving the environment we live and work in, but also identify financial savings for their clients too.
The consortium, formed from HLG Associates, TNG Consulting Engineers and T&G Structural Engineers, brings together expertise from several construction industry sectors. This includes alternative energy planning and management, building services design and installation and structural engineering solutions. Jointly, they plan to offer a complete ‘concept-to-benefit’ solution.
For commercial property owners, this solution starts with a cost-effective no-commitment evaluation and recommendation of possible green energy technical options. It then moves to planning and procurement and any subsequent build and commissioning. Finally, the team will offer service maintenance and monitoring to ensure the realisation of potential financial savings. The process is very similar for domestic properties as the technology is very scalable.
‘Jersey’s government has taken the bold step of declaring a climate emergency and made a commitment to reduce the island’s carbon footprint to zero by 2030,’ elaborates Jerry Willis of HLG, the consortium’s lead member and first point of contact for enquiries. ‘Individually, our organisations have been responding to a growing level of interest among property owners and developers in potential green energy and environmentally friendly options. Now is absolutely the right time for our new consortium to come together and focus on solutions that align with government and public thinking. We can help Jersey go greener while offering clients the chance to make genuine savings.’
With Jersey already importing a percentage of its electricity from renewable energy sources, one planned focus of the consortium will be on helping clients to move away from fossil fuel-based technology. Complimentary solutions include a growing range of solar photovoltaic technology which can be combined with battery storage, heat recovery systems and water saving devices. Improving the overall viability of this approach has been a gradually declining purchase cost, technological developments and an increasing understanding of optimum installation approaches.
‘Our team collectively has the right knowledge, skills and experience to deliver what people are now starting to demand,’ concludes Jerry. ‘It’s an exciting and very worthwhile opportunity – teaming up to confront climate change while potentially reducing costs makes absolute sense for us, potential clients, our island and ultimately the whole planet. We all have a part to play in building a better, greener future.’
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Anyone interested in finding out more can contact Jerry Willis directly on 07797 717969 or 01534 888135 or [email protected]
About Jerry Willis
Jerry has over 30-years’ experience in the energy industry with in-depth knowledge of a variety of disciplines including asset management, construction and the project management of complex and high value engineering and infrastructure installations. Jerry was engineering lead on the JEC’s solar photovoltaic (PV) cells programme, helping to understand the impact of this emerging technology and evaluation of commercial-sized solar PV installations.
About HLG Associates
HLG Associates support both public and private sector clients based in Jersey and overseas. Their services, which are aimed primarily at the construction and development industries, include project and programme management, supplier identification and selection, infrastructure and maintenance projects, commercial management, dispute resolution and mitigation.
About TNG Consulting Engineers
TNG provides quality-focused engineering services to a wide range of clients in multiple sectors. Headquartered in Southampton, among their wide local client portfolio is the States of Jersey Police and Health Service. Their expertise includes the design of low energy and sustainability services and building information modelling.
About T&G Structural Engineers.
T&G are an established local company with a strong reputation for engineering excellence across a wide-range of construction projects, undertaken for private and public sector clients. Their service portfolio includes civil engineering, structural engineering, detailed design and drawings, 3D modelling and building information modelling, SER certification and building surveys and reports.