E7 : Energy Policy Statement

Microspec recognises that all aspects of its operations consume energy. We are committed to be as efficient as possible in its use of energy and natural resources in order to minimise both its impact on the environment and its energy costs. It is recognised that major changes will be required in the longer term in order to achieve these aims. The Company will thus adopt the following principles.

Generate electricity and heat on site using the most efficient methods, selecting and testing renewable sources where possible

Monitoring & measuring energy use in all parts of the Building, quantifying consumption and identifying significant and abnormal energy use

Reduce energy consumption through a targeted programme of works designed to minimise usage and improve efficiency

Develop an ongoing programme of preventative maintenance in order to improve the efficiency of the Company

Procure Energy from renewable, and/or local sources in order to minimise greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuels usage and transmission losses

Consider the energy usage implications of all major site developments, achieving the highest possible energy efficiency standards, with BREEAM ratings of ‘Excellent’ for new build and or ‘Very Good’ for redeveloped buildings

Comply with all relevant legal requirements, sector targets and other energy related guidance to which the Company subscribes

Consider energy usage implications of procurement decisions at an early stage and fully integrate energy lifecycle information into purchasing decisions

Report on energy use, costs and associated emissions to The Board & senior management

Work with staff, commercial partners, contractors and visitors to ensure all are fully aware of our Energy Policy, and associated procedures, providing a programme of education and advice as necessary