Energy saving - CRITERION A

CRITERION A
Energy saving

Purpose

To ensure an efficient reduction of the cinematographic production’s environmental impact, limiting as much as possible polluting emissions and wastage of energy resources.
To rationalise the use of resources favouring economic savings.

CRITERION A:
Energy saving
Rating
A1 Temporary connections to the power distribution grid 3 points
A2 Green power 3 points
A3 LED lighting 3 points

Criterion description:

A1 TEMPORARY CONNECTIONS TO THE POWER DISTRIBUTION GRID

Requirements

Use only power supplied via temporary connections to the power distribution grid, contacting local suppliers, without using portable generators.

Observations and suggestions

A temporary grid connection involves a fixed cost upon agreeing the contract and variable costs calculated on actual consumption in kilowatts per hour; these costs will be greatly inferior to the costs of operating generators. After each location inspection, it will be advantageous to identify the relevant energy supplier in the area hosting the shoot and to contact them to verify the possibility of a temporary connection.

Verification procedure

Document verification. Produce the originals or copies of the following:

  • contracts entered into with the power supplier(s);
  • power invoices;
  • a summary table of all sets and the corresponding references of power supply used in each one (supplier, contract).

Verification on set. The purpose of the verification on set by the staff of the local Certifying body is to check that no portable generators are being used.

A2 GREEN POWER

Requirements

Option 1:
Enter into contracts with energy suppliers that provide, exclusively, energy produced from renewable sources with reference only to power utilities activated locally directly by the production.
Option 2:
Produce energy directly from renewable sources, for example by using stand- alone photovoltaic kits to recharge batteries.

Observations and suggestions

To demonstrate that the power used is 100% from renewable sources, use supplies with a ‘Guarantee of Origin’ certificate or obtain from the supplier a signed statement regarding the renewability of all of the energy sources used to produce the electricity supplied to the production.

Verification procedures

Option 1:
Produce the originals or copies of the following:

  • supply contract
  • power supplier’s statement indicating the provenance of the renewable sources of all of the electricity supplied (under the contract) and/or
  • ‘Guarantee of Origin’ certificate of the supply.

Option 2:
Document verification. Produce the originals or copies of the invoices for the purchase or rental of the production kits used and photographic evidence of their use.
Verification on set. The purpose of the verification on set by the staff of the local Certifying body is to verify the presence of the production kits used.

A3 LED LIGHTING

Requirements

Avoid the use of incandescent, halogen or fluorescent lighting systems. Use only lighting with LED lamps.

Observations and suggestions

Incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lamp lighting systems consume much more electricity than LED lamps, and therefore negatively affect environmental sustainability and costs.

Verification procedure

Document verification. Produce the originals or copies of the invoices for the purchase or rental of the lighting systems used on which is indicated that they are LED technology-based, and photographic evidence of their use.
Verification on set. The purpose of the verification on set by the staff of the local Certifying body is to take note of the lighting systems actually used and verify that no unallowed lighting systems are being used.

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