Energy Management Helps Lafrage Tarmac Reach ISO 50001 Standard

Download PDF Print this article E-mail
Lafarge Tarmac - the leading sustainable building materials group in the UK - was recently awarded the international energy management standard, ISO 50001, CemNet reports.
Using a specialised framework, ISO 5001 helps companies to manage and refine their energy performance, while at the same time lowering energy intensity, reducing the organisation's effect on the environment, and - most importantly for a lot of businesses - boosting operational efficiency
Lafarge Tarmac has been working for the past 12 months to improve the energy management of its cement and lime plants, bringing them closer to the ISO 50001 certification. Through these efforts, it has now become the first UK operator to achieve the standard across all of its cement and lime activities.
Commenting on the result, Lafarge Tarmac's sustainability director, Dr Martyn Kenny, stated: "This achievement reflects our continued efforts to ensure our solutions are as sustainable as possible: from the way our materials are produced, through to how they perform in use and at their end of life."
As well as improving its own operations, one reason that the group gives for committing to boosting its energy efficiency and lowering its energy consumption is because it is important to their customers: "The properties and whole life performance of our solutions can help them manage energy and carbon in the built environment, and achieve more sustainable projects, Dr Kenny explained.
And that's not all; the company announced in a statement that by the end of 2015, it hopes that the certification will be rolled out across the whole business, based on best practice learning from the initial cement and lime operations.
In order to achieve ISO 50001, the teams developed existing programmes to see where further energy savings could be made, and how technology and better ways of working could help meet these goals. Each site had its own energy committee to raise awareness among staff about how they could reduce on-site energy usage.
David Shenton, senior environmental manager at Lafarge Tarmac's Cement and Lime business, praised the efforts of the company's employees, stating that they played a "crucial role" not only in understanding the new energy reduction efforts, but in helping to make them possible.
Below find a system level picture of how AVReporter Energy Management Software was integrated to LaFarge's plant.
Lafarge cement ISO 50001



  • VEOLIA- Energy Management Solution for utilitiesVeolia is one of the market leader companies in Hungary in the energy, water and waste management industry. The group company employs approximately 2,500 people who provide professional services to various towns, institutions and industrial companies enabling them to efficient manage resources, while the water utility and district heating branches of the company supply drinking water to hundreds of thousands of families, and heat to tens of thousands of households. With its more than 20-year professional experience Veolia is a determining participant of the Hungarian energy market. The energy branch of the company group provides energy to various institutions of 50 local municipalities, 85 state-owned and public buildings, 30 health institutions and 31 industrial plants, while its district heating networks supply 67,000 residential and institutional customers nationwide. In the three power plants of the company operate high-efficiency natural gas blocks and blocks utilizing renewable energy (biomass).
  • Meet us at the Utility Week in BarcelonaThe European Utility Week aims to be a serious information platform connecting the smart utility community, focusing on regional and global developments in Grid Optimisation, Renewables, Energy Storage, Smart Metering, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Energy Services & Efficiency, Intelligent Buildings, Data Management, Analytics and IoT, Cyber Security, Smart Gas and Smart Water.  The event serves as an annual meeting point for the community and will be attended by 12.000 international visitors, 450 speakers and 600 exhibitors. 
  • Remote Desktop ServiceAs part of our sales support options, remote desktop service is high on demand.
  • AVReporter Windows Phone & IPhone Mobile Client (Remote Meter Reading)With the support of this application the measurement data (identifying meters manually or by QR code) can be entered and sent via email (attachment in CSV file format) easily into the AVReporter server application.  
  • Technical SpecificationsBelow are some of the specific key elements of AVReporter: