Advanced Engineering
Advanced Engineering Case Study: Description:

Cost saving  £15,000  per year, Carbon saving of 60 tonnes

The Opportunity

The Low Carbon SMEs team has been working with Birmingham-based Company, Advanced Engineering since May last year. The company has significantly reduced its relative carbon footprint, which was originally 240 tonnes, by 60 tonnes, which equates to a 25% reduction in the company’s overall carbon footprint.

What’s more, with the help of the university’s Low Carbon Project team and Advanced Engineering’s delivery partner, Pro Enviro Ltd, the company has managed to slash its electricity consumption by 87,650kWh, which equates to a £12,000 reduction in costs. But the electricity cost savings don’t stop there. When combined with the reduction in reactive power charges, maximum demand, excess demand penalty charges and excess penalty charges, Advanced Engineering’s total electricity cost saving stands at £14,957 (based on 2018 data against 2017 data).

John Kyffin-Hughes, Business Engagement Manager at Aston University, said: “Advanced Engineering is one of our star performers. The results they’ve achieved so far shows that by improving the way you manage energy has as much impact on reducing your energy costs and carbon footprint as implementing technical measures such as installing LED lighting.”


  • Fitted new LED lighting throughout its entire site
  • Installed Power Correction Factor equipment
  • Borrowed an Elcomponent data logger from Aston University

Andrew Stevens, Quality Manager at Advanced Engineering said “What we’ve discovered about our energy consumption since we’ve been part of the project and the energy cost reductions we’ve been able to make so far has been incredible. All in all, we’re changing a culture which is being embraced company-wide, rather than making a quick change. We’ve made considerable progress so far and are still actively working with Aston University to build upon what we’ve already achieved.”

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