We have over 105,000 student beds in our student accommodation energy management portfolio. We are a leading player in Student Housing Energy Management and work with a large number of private PBSA owners. Using our extensive experience we can deliver the lowest cost per bed, we can sweat assets and squeeze operational efficiency, or support life cycle models for those looking to hold stock for long periods.
We work with a lot of student accommodation providers and we understand how to maximise EBITDA, and in turn increasing business valuation for exit. Your strategic energy partner needs to develop your energy strategy alongside an understanding of your business.
Over the last few years we've developed solutions such as The Student Energy Project - An incentive scheme to reward students for using less energy.
We also know how much energy a student build should use, and the different ways to set your building up to manage these demands.
Whether working closely with the M&E and construction teams on new builds OR working to support efficient designs for future builds - for us it's all about supporting your business to achieve it's aims.
The sort of questions that come into play when working to review new developments include the following examples:
- Whether to use a wet-system for heat and hot water generation.
- Whether to install a CHP and how best to size this
- When installing a CHP how you will maintain it
- Whether the ability to export energy is needed
- Whether your set-up has the right capacity and/or whether the new connection to the grid costs can be reduced or optimised
A lot of our knowledge comes from experience. This includes working with clients in the sector who sold sites and/or portfolios. We were appointed as the energy solution consultants ahead of the following transactions;
- The Student Housing Company sale to GSA
- NIDO sites in central London sale to Greystar
- Student Castle sites developed through to 2015 sale to Greystar.
The sale of these sites has helped firm up our knowledge of how to increase the value of PBSA stock and how to develop stock that has low OPEX and can retrieve high values at sale.
Our services are extensive in this space and in essence we act as part of your team so you can fully outsource energy to us. This means achieving lower operating costs through intelligent buying and smarter energy use in your assets. We will also ensure you remain compliant with new energy policy and can take advantage of any new initiatives or subsidies on new or existing stock.