Phil Griffiths (pictured 2nd from left) has joined RUMM following the completion of his research on Low Carbon Behaviour with the University of South Wales.
RUMM was the first company to measure how much energy can be saved through “non-technical” or “behaviour” measures in an industrial or commercial setting. It came as a shock to a technology focussed business that non-technical savings were usually greater than technical savings. It became apparent that this area needed to be understood to minimise energy savings in the workplace and led to the sponsoring of research projects into Behavioural Science at the University of South Wales.
Phil’s research included a behavioural intervention at the Trostre works of TATA Steel which achieved a controlled and significant improvement in energy performance resulting in substantial financial savings and reduced carbon emissions.
We believe that Phil is the first Low Carbon Psychologist appointment anywhere – which is perhaps appropriate as we believe RUMM is the first company to isolate and measure the magnitude of behavioural savings due to accurate metering technology and IBASS software as a means of measuring outcomes. This is an appointment which can help deliver more energy savings for RUMM’s current and future customers.
Phil is pictured with left of picture Steve Lloyd (RUMM) and his academic supervisors at University of South Wales Jim Handley and Steve Thomas
RUMM are delighted to have been shortlisted for the category of “Business of the year with 25 or more employees” in this year’s Caerphilly Business Awards. We are very happy to be in the final mix with 2 other companies. It is recognition of how we have developed as a business – a few years ago we won the category with less than 25 employees. The criteria that the award is judged against is “ the business that has demonstrated outstanding and consistent achievement, particularly over the last twelve months, or that shows the greatest promise for the future”.
The finals will take place on Friday 21st November at Bryn Meadows Golf & Spa Hotel with host BBC Wales presenter Jamie Owen.
RUMM has been shortlisted for the ‘Technology’ category in the Insider Made in Wales Awards 2014.
The finals take place on October 23, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, and speakers include Dr Lyn Evans, project leader at CERN.
The recognition of being shortlisted under the technology category is particularly satisfying for us as we have launched the latest version of our Energy Management Software IBASS5 this year which has been so well received.
Dr Russell Payne (Ops Director) who is responsible for overseeing RUMM’s energy saving technology developments commented:
“RUMM’s technologies have been designed to have the functionality required by our own energy managers to save energy for our customers. Through continual improvements demanded by our energy managers our energy saving technologies have become stand-alone tools that we believe surpass anything else in the market.”
RUMM has been working with DONG Energy as an approved delivery partner for their innovative Climate Partnerships Programme.
In July, RUMM were invited to facilitate a session at an Energy Efficiency workshop hosted by DONG Energy and the Local Government Chronicle for councils who applied for the LGC 2014 Energy Efficiency Award. There were six councils in attendance: Durham County Council, East Riding of Yorkshire, Rugby Borough Council, Oxford City Council, Greater London Authority and West Sussex County Council.
The workshop focused on the challenges faced by councils and the importance of understanding consumption behaviour through monitoring and targeting energy usage; leveraging the benefits that additional data and energy efficiency projects can provide, through identifying opportunities for carbon footprint and cost reduction.
The event was chaired by Mike Hogg, Managing Director of DONG Energy Sales. He commented “For me, what it all comes down to is the simple fact that the best electron or molecule is the one we don’t use. By focusing on the demand side, businesses can meaningfully reduce energy consumption – and therefore costs, which can have a very significant impact on the bottom line. RUMM demonstrated how powerful it can be to use energy consumption information to identify savings opportunity and significantly reduce cost and energy use.”
This sentiment was echoed by local authority energy experts in the presentations they gave during the session.
Mettis Aerospace has been a leading global manufacturer of precision-forged components across the aerospace industry since the 1930’s. Today, the majority of commercial aerospace programmes feature Mettis forgings and it’s forging expertise is recognised around the world. Mettis is a valuable supplier to industry giants such as Rolls Royce, Airbus & Boeing. In April 1999 the business was awarded The Queens Award for Export Achievement.
To mark their 75th anniversary, Mettis Aersopace held an open day at their site in Redditch and RUMM were delighted to be one of the main sponsors for this event.
RUMM recently signed a long term Energy Management contract with Mettis Aerospace which included extensive sub metering of gas, electricity, compressed air, water & effluent across the site. The automatic Monitoring & Targeting system using RUMM’s proprietary technologies (PULSE & IBASS) with advanced data analysis was deployed to identify areas for savings. RUMM’s Energy Management Services (EMS) was also embedded into the business to drive out the savings for Mettis.
Phil Taylor, CFO commented “ The forging process consumes a significant amount of power and to reduce both our costs and carbon foot print we engaged RUMM as energy management consultants. We were delighted that RUMM were one of the major sponsors of our 75th anniversary celebrations”
Jamie Watkins, RUMM’s Sales Director commented “It was a pleasure to support such a big event in their history. It could clearly be seen onsite on the day that there was a huge amount of pride & passion from such a long standing employer to the area and what a fantastic turn out too. We look forward to continuing to partner with Mettis to deliver long term sustainable savings”