AF&V Launchpad - How We Helped | A case study by troo
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AF&V Launchpad.

Find out how we helped AF&V Launchpad take a first step towards energy efficiency.

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AF&V Launchpad: dedicated to helping armed forces veterans

AF&V Launchpad is dedicated to helping armed forces veterans struggling with homelessness, poverty, unemployment, mental or physical illness or injury, alcohol and drug over-use, and other welfare issues.

Troo carried out a desktop analysis of Launchpad’s energy bills and meter data… and found a puzzling consumption pattern.

27% of Launchpad’s energy consumption happened at night, when the Launchpad office is closed.

Accidentally using energy out of hours is a problem for lots of businesses, especially for those operating in older buildings. Corridor and bathroom lighting can be left on overnight, vending machines rarely get switched off, and ancient heating systems can push up costs significantly. It’s often completely unintentional, especially if nobody is responsible for doing an end of day switch off.

We advised AF&V Launchpad to fit sensors and controls to any light fittings where there is plenty of natural light available.

We also recommended Launchpad investigate and find out why 27% of their energy was being used out of hours. This can be as simple as doing an after-hours walk through the building to see if there are any lights or other equipment left switched on.

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What AF&V Launchpad did next

“We’re really pleased with the analysis and advice that we’ve received from troo,” says Phil Thompson from Launchpad. “The communication and assistance given was excellent. We are members of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, which was how we found troo – they are official NEECC partners, so we knew we could trust them.

“We’ve been looking for ways to cut our costs and spend our money more efficiently for a while, and this definitely helps. We’ve got lots of things to talk about as a board and we’re looking forward to making progress on our efficiency drive. The team at troo has really been proactive in supporting our organisation, just as we’re supporting our ex-servicemen and women.”

We are members of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, which was how we found troo – they are official NEECC partners, so we knew we could trust them.

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