‘I am thoroughly satisfied with the project work undertaken by UPL. Their customer-focussed support service is excellent and I would not hesitate to procure their services again for future projects. Being a locally based supplier I found them to be extremely reliable in the services provided and professional in their approach.’
Dan Ferris, Environmental and Energy Conservation Manager: South Wales Police
South Wales Police is one of the four territorial police forces in Wales. With its headquarters based in Bridgend, the force covers the Welsh capital, Cardiff, as well as the Merthyr Tydfil, Vale of Glamorgan, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas. With an approximate establishment of 3,300 officers, South Wales Police provides a policing and emergency service to some 1,225,900 people – around 42% of the Welsh population. Comprising an area of 812 square miles, it is the largest police force in Wales in terms of population, and the seventh largest in the UK.
Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and accompanying Advisory Reports were required for 14 of South Wales Police’s 130 buildings, including the main force headquarters in Bridgend. An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) was also issued for another of the force’s sites.
UPL has successfully fulfilled all of South Wales Police’s DEC and EPC requirements. As part of the project, UPL’s accredited team of assessors also provided a detailed analysis of the results and recommended a number of cost-saving measures which could be introduced in order to improve the energy efficiency ratings of the force’s buildings. Reducing reliance upon artificial lighting, replacing windows, improving insulation and installing flow restrictors on taps are just some of the steps which could be taken in order to reduce the force’s costs and maximise energy efficiency throughout their site portfolio. In addition to issuing and lodging DECs and an EPC for South Wales Police, UPL also compiled an energy consumption data report. The report provided a robust baseline from which it is was possible to profile the organisation’s gas and electricity consumption over a 12-month period, enabling South Wales Police to forecast future energy use and establish more precise energy budgets.