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Chauvin Arnoux EEBS – Energy Efficiency Business Solution


“The Chauvin Arnoux EEBS – Energy Efficiency Business Solution contains everything you need in one box to make your facility more energy efficient or expand your contracting business to offer the service to others”

Most losses occur because of

  • Inefficient electrical equipment
  • Unscheduled / out of hours’ energy use
  • Thermal (heat) leakage

EEBS list price £2,429 ex-VAT = 23% discount compared to individual items

It has a power and energy logger to monitor electrical usage over time anywhere in the facility, enabling the customer to see how much power is being used, where, by what, and at what times. Often, facilities or offices can have all sorts of equipment powered up out of hours and costing them money (computers, water heaters, space heaters, etc.)

The logger also identifies inefficient equipment both in terms of the amount power it is using, and also any power factor issues that would cause unnecessary high billing on large inductive loads (motors, etc.)

Additionally, it identifies harmonics that could cause operational issues in a facility, and result in power loss and heating in power supply equipment, such as supply transformers.

The kit also contains a thermal imaging camera to identify thermal (heat) losses within the installation buildings and associated HVAC systems.

The thermal camera will also show overheating equipment, which apart from risk of failure or maybe even fire, must be consuming excessive energy by virtue of the fact that it is generating excess heat.



Who wants it?

Facility Managers – for their own facilities.

Business owners – for their Facility Managers once they realise the savings they can make.

Colleges / Universities – for use in improving energy efficiency on their own campus and use on educational courses.

Electrical Contractors – to expand the scope of their business to offer to perform energy efficiency surveys and potentially quote for remedial/repair work.

Energy Surveyors – there are now businesses established for the sole purpose of performing energy surveys for 3rd party organisations.

Hire Centres – this type of product is ideal for hire, as smaller businesses may not see a permanent need for the product after they have established where their losses are and fixed them.

Chauvin Arnoux PEL103 Power & Energy Logger

Why do they want it?

According to the Carbon Trust up to 20% of a business’s energy costs are due to wasted energy.

For businesses, this represents a significant amount of money that can be saved by identifying the issues and resolving them.

They should want to do it to make the savings and at the same time “improve their green credentials” which is great for publicity. They stand to save a lot more than the price of the EEBS.

Large businesses need to comply with the statutory regulation “The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)”


A business must take part in The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme if they qualified as a “large undertaking” on the qualification date, which was 31 December 2014.

A large undertaking is any UK undertaking that meets either one or both of the conditions below:

  1. It employs 250 or more people.
  2. It has an annual turnover in excess of £39m and an annual balance sheet total in excess of £33.5m.
  3. If your undertaking is part of a corporate group which includes another UK undertaking that meets either of these conditions.

Compliance was required by 5 December 2015. This was then extended to 30 June 2016.

According to the Carbon Trust there are a few thousand companies that haven’t complied and the potentially face “being slapped with tens of thousands of pounds of potential fines, alongside reputational risks in situations where they are obliged to disclose environmental enforcement notices.”


Stats on losses from various sources

Inefficient          According to the UK Carbon Trust typically, 20% of a business’ annual energy costs
Equipment         are wasted through the use of energy inefficient equipment.

Buildings             The US Department of Energy estimates that following up on the findings of an energy audit of a building’s envelope saves most facilities at least 15% on energy bills. The envelope is what separates the outside environment from the inside (walls, roof, windows, doorways, ventilation, etc.)


Boilers                  Major energy losses, associated with flue (stack) losses as well as radiation and convection losses, typically represent 10 % to 20 % of fuel input, depending upon fuel type.


Hot motors         With motors and generators, specific energy losses are usually of less consequence than failure of the unit. The impact of a motor or generator failure can cause significant costs to a business depending on its application.


Pipe lagging       Heat loss on a hot water system or steam circuit due to poor or missing insulation may reduce the overall efficiency from source to end user by up to 50%.


Out of hours      British Gas Smart Meter data shows that small businesses use 46% of total electricity between 6pm and 8am


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EEBS list price £2,429 ex-VAT = 23% discount compared to individual items


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