SLC have forged a partnership with BSSECone of the UK’s leading Energy Consultancies.

BSSEC have worked with over 600 clients over the past 10 years and can assist you in identifying how much more efficient your assets can become linked to invest to save opportunities. Together with BSECC, we are supporting clients and their operators to optimise and minimise energy costs and C02 emissions in line with the latest legislation.

BSSEC believe that the combination of training your operating partners to use good processes and utilising smart technology delivers excellent results – often for a relatively low investment. BSSEC are able to audit your facilities and identify the huge potential for improvements in savings and C02 that typically are available in sport, leisure and cultural assets. Larger savings of up to 30% can regularly be achieved with some investment, for example in new lighting, improved building management technology and heat saving schemes (for example swimming pools).

Working with BSSEC we can design, manage and implement all aspects of your businesses energy efficiency plan, or fit in where you need us.

BSSEC Leisure and Culture clients include:

  • Nuffield Health
  • Tate Modern
  • St Andrew’s Golf Club
  • The Ricoh Arena
  • Durham County Council (see case study below).

Case Study:

 BSSEC were recently commissioned by Durham County Council to undertake a comprehensive energy review to its leisure portfolio consisting of 18 leisure centres, 1 golf club, 2 school swimming pools and an indoor bowling club.

The council wanted to explore if a 40% carbon and energy saving could be made across its sites at the same time as reviewing the condition and energy performance ratings of all M&E systems. The scope of the review was to include staff practices, management systems, technology energy savings, building fabric upgrades and renewable energy including low and zero carbon technologies and also consider compliant funding options to the Salix loans finance scheme.

A detailed energy audit report was prepared for each site providing detailing energy profiles, energy benchmarking, an energy management assessment and detailed invest to save recommendations including supporting calculations.

Gaining a full understanding of the client Leisure portfolio, BSSEC were able to identify 180 energy saving measures across the 22 sites of which 85 were Salix finance compliant. Potential savings identified were 47% Carbon reduction, £ energy saving with a 6.5 year payback. Other benefits include reduced maintenance spend, income from Renewable Heat Incentives and feed in tariffs.

 Services provided:

  • Design advice
  • Energy audits
  • Carbon Trust Standard Assessments
  • Carbon footprints
  • Development of energy reduction action plans
  • Sub metering data review
  • Behaviour change

Technologies encountered:

  • Swimming pool covers
  • Swimming pool plant replacement
  • Air handling units
  • Catering
  • LED lighting
  • CFL lighting
  • Automatic lighting controls
  • Variable speed drives
  • BMS controls
  • Control of small power
  • Low energy appliances
  • Boiler and controls replacement
  • Grey water
  • Pitch irrigation.

Duncan Wood-Allum, Managing Director of SLC, said, “We are really pleased to be working with one of the UK’s leading advisers in energy who have a very strong track record in the leisure sector in solutions that deliver real savings and reductions in CO2 for clients.

Wayne Ward, Managing Director of BSSEC, said “BSSEC is proud to be working with SLC and we look forward to supporting SLC’s clients and the wider leisure and cultural sector in improving the sustainability of their services and making essential savings.

STOP PRESS: Wayne Ward from BSSEC will be running an Asset Management Surgery at SLC’s Think Tank on 27 September in Manchester exploring how you can make major energy and CO2 savings with your portfolio.

If you would like to learn more about how we can best support you in delivering or commissioning your services for less cost and impact on the environment, or would like to book a place at our Think Tank, give us a call on 01444 459927 or email us at