BME AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2014
5.1. USE OF RESOURCES.
Energy resources: electricity and gas
BME’s products and services are unlikely to have a
significant environmental impact. However, important
actions are taken to reduce both direct consumption
and of those resources consumed by BME employees
outside the company’s installations, mainly during
Electricity is the main energy resource consumed
directly. Natural gas consumption is minimal as it is
used only at the employees’ cafeteria in the Las Rozas
building which is run by an external company.
of electricity at BME’s facilities
generally comes from BME’s three key areas: IT equip-
ment, HVAC systems and lighting. In order to minimise
consumption, the following preventative measures
have been introduced:
The company uses suppliers who use
clean technologies to ensure that their products
meet the ENERGY STAR 5.0.energy efficiency
standard, reducing electricity consumption by up
to 40% (according to the manufacturer).
Flat screens are used and all computers are fitted
with energy efficiency devices to limit the time they
are switched on when idle, thereby saving energy.
The temperature inside BME’s build-
ings is kept at an appropriate level and staff are
encouraged to act responsibly, thereby helping
reduce consumption and CO
BME’s Las Rozas building has a pro-
grammed system of night lighting. The system auto-
matically switches off most lights at the end of the
working day, leaving on only those lights that are
The communal areas of the Las Rozas building are
fitted with a smart lighting system based on move-
ment-detecting photovoltaic cells thereby ensuring
electricity is not wasted through constant use.