We pride ourselves in simple hands-on solutions to help you deliver gains and positive change. We provide a personalised serviceto help you develop your systems and approaches.

 

“We are very excited about the energy saving app the Discovery Mill has created for us. We launched it to staff across 400 buildings. Amey has already won awards for our work and this has taken us to another level. The Discovery Mill is brilliant, very pro-active, not pushy and they educate us too!”  Paul Byatt, as Home Office Account Director, Amey

 

Work with LCMB and Birmingham Airport on behaviour change is ‘Highly Commended’ in Energy Awards, 2015

 

DISCOVERY MILL WINS NATIONAL ENERGY AWARD

Discovery Mill and the Heathrow Terminal 2 Retail Team won the best Innovative Energy Efficient Project in 2014 for our ‘Energy management through people’ approach and the great work the team collaboratively achieved with Heathrow’s retail business partners in reducing energy usage in T2 Retail.

 

 

 

 

 

AIRPORT TERMINAL RETAILER FIT-OUTS

“The Discovery Mill is an excellent company which is really good at turning a requirement into a practical and deliverable solution – that is one of their key strengths. They do a great job.”  Head of Retail Delivery Terminal 2, Heathrow Airport

 

 

 

 

 

A UNIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

“Working with The Discovery Mill and James has enabled us to deliver a fantastic programme of ‘Big green’ events to help our university client reinforce key messages and generate enthusiasm and involvement in an innovative and visible way.” Managing Director, LCMB Ltd

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY ‘BIG GREEN’ EVENTS

Result: 300 ‘Big green’ ideas feeding into team action plans

“Brilliant!” – “Novel” – “Great way to think about energy saving” – “Very informative” – “More people means less stress for us to hit targets”

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAKING EVERY JOURNEY BETTER

Result: Average 15% savings in total energy consumption across the airport in three years, delivering big savings on a £100m a year utilities bill.

 

“Highly commended in ESTA Energy Manager of the year award 2010”

 

 

 

 

 

FOCUS ON EVERYDAY CHAMPIONS

“This approach has delivered results – significantly cutting energy use, carbon emissions and also costs – and has received positive feedback from staff”. Big Business Big Responsibilities, 2010

“Great to work with you, anything you do will always get my vote” Facilities Manager

 

 

 

 

A HOSPITAL RESPONSE – QUICK WINS

Result: In areas used 24/7 we found we could switch off some of the AC systems for 2 to 3 hours a day without affecting comfort – saving 10% in fan running costs; other systems we were able to switch off completely without any impact.

 

 

 

 

A LUNCH FOR OUR FUTURE

Result: A giant speed sharing leadership workshop for 120 people, improving skill-sets and performance for everyday champions – the big ‘what’s in it for them’

“My best event ever” Hosting Director

 

 

 

 

 

BUILDING SERVICES OPTIMISATION

Result: A 10% reduction on the previous year in one terminal by targeting lighting and air-conditioning controls and systems.

 

“This approach has delivered at the highest level; you can have the tools to do the same”. Terminal 5 Energy Manager

 

 

 

£1.5M LIGHTING ROLL-OUT PROJECT

Result: Our standardised set of solutions delivered reductions in energy consumption of 60%, saving £15,000 a year (a 2.5 year payback) in one area while also significantly improving lighting ambiance.

 

“I learnt a great deal which I thank you for”, Electrical Engineering Planner

 

 

 

INDUSTRY AWARDS

Result: Delivered Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme award, Carbon Trust Standard, CIBSE Low carbon innovation award.

 

“You should be very proud of the progress made in this area” Managing Director

 

 

 

 

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ‘BIG GREEN’ EVENTS

“James’ drive and enthusiasm is contagious and makes working together a real pleasure. His attention to detail and seeing the bigger picture is a true skill”, Waste Manager

 

“You always manage to inspire people to achieve their targets” H&S Manager

 

 

 

HQ ENERGY STRATEGY

“James is a very talented energy manager” Carbon Trust Manager

“James is a creative, compassionate and visionary individual whose work with ABS was innovative, trail-blazing and ahead of its time. He has a potent mix of confidence, curiosity and good character. He taught me a lot while we worked together and he is generous and tolerant in difficult situations.” Board Director, ABS consulting

 

 

ON-DEMAND LIGHTING CONTROLS

Result: 65% savings delivered through upgrading lighting ballasts and adding controls (35%) and continuous improvement (30%) for a hospital trust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON-DEMAND MOTOR CONTROL TRIALS

Result: On-demand trials applied to a baggage system controls, led and managed by the service partner, delivered 90% savings; the approach was then used to further develop future baggage system products.

“Thank you for all your enthusiasm and support” Baggage Facilities Manager

 

 

 

 

ESCALATOR RUN-ON DEMAND PROJECT

Result: Slowed down escalators during lull periods to make savings of £1,000 to £2,000 a year per escalator. Further savings come about by making the stairs more attractive to use than the escalator!

“What an excellent perspective you have on energy and environment, have really enjoyed working with you”, Engineering Manager

 

 

 

 

 

AIR-CONDITIONING INSPECTIONS

Result: Optimising the controls for one air-handling unit saved £2,000 a year in reduced fan electricity costs. Turning down the temperature by 1 degree saved 9% in heating costs. Rolling this out has helped save over £300,000 a year.

“It’s been a real pleasure to have worked with you” HVAC Technician

 

 

 

YEAR-ON-YEAR SAVINGS

“James’ example and leadership has helped us to develop a sustainable and continuous improvement approach to energy reduction in T1, achieving a 30% reduction in our CO2 emissions over four years. I recommend it to anyone looking to develop and steer their team or company towards an energy optimisation” Facilities Maintenance Manager, Terminal 1 Heathrow Airport