The SISK Energy Forum was formed in October 2014 and is led by Building Services Department Manager Padraic O’Connor. It aimed to take advantage of the extensive skills base that exists within the company and comprises representatives from all eight of its Irish and UK operational business units.
One of the most significant challenges encountered by the forum was the analysis and comparison of key performance indicators for energy usage across all of the company’s construction sites, as many variables such as the type of project, duration, method of construction, site working times, site accommodation arrangements, commissioning duration etc made it difficult to produce accurate comparative data.
SISK’s focus in the shorter term is therefore to control the inputs to energy use by way of the introduction and planning of energy-efficient designs to their temporary electrical installations, combined with procedures and guidelines in the use and selection of plant and equipment to help in the reduction of energy usage. “Zero Energy Waste” is now the SISK energy policy.