CONGRATULATIONS

We’d like to offer our congratulations to two of our clients for winning top awards at this month’s Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019 in London: Heathrow Airport won the Sustainable business of the year award and James Tiernan from Unite Students won the Energy management leaders award.  Well done to you both; these are tremendous achievements. Heathrow Airport was picked out particularly for the recent step change in its approach to sustainability... Read More

2018 AND BEYOND

Season’s greetings and a happy new year from us all. We continue to love living down in Devon. Our house project is complete and the boys are growing up fast.  The second sunspace has now finished in the house.  The latest project is setting up an aquaponics system in the garden. The office is still just across the road so we have a great work life balance. On the work front, one highlight has been a collaborative project involving ten key business... Read More

NEW UK BEHAVIOUR CHANGE WORKING GROUP FOR 2019

More organisations are appreciating that Behaviour Change is fundamental to delivering sustainable energy savings and performance improvement.  However, many still struggle with their change programmes and become disillusioned when energy savings don’t result or even start to diminish over time.  There’s a lot of work to do to make this a main stream option and there’s great potential for us all. The Energy Services and Technology Association... Read More

ENERGY INSTITUTE AWARDS

This year’s entries for the Energy Institute’s Awards were really strong.  Congratulations and very well done to Boots, who won the Energy Management Award this year, and to all the other winners.  It was another amazing night at the awards. Being Head Judge for the (global) Energy Management Award is a really enjoyable bonus of being in the industry; I’ve been involved for the last two years and have just agreed to continue for the next... Read More

NOV18 BEHAVIOUR CHANGE CPD ARTICLE

EiBi Magazine, Nov/Dec18 edition Are these the two most frightening and complicated words in the energy sector?  How do we energise colleagues to change the way they behave? Those that embrace this are discovering people-focused solutions are often one of the quickest and most cost effective ways of delivering energy savings and energy performance improvement at scale for any organisation. Published in the Energy in Industry and Buildings (EiBI)... Read More

IECg ENERGY EVENT: Changing Times, 27 Sept 2018, Leeds

Organised by ESTA’s Independent Energy Consultants’ Group (IECg) and hosted by ENGIE this one day briefing (10am – 4pm) brings together energy management professionals, business energy consumers and local experts to discuss new policy, legislation and the services tasked with supporting the progress of key efficiency, emissions and UK objectives. I’m on the agenda to present within the ESOS/ ISO 50001 session.  Other topics include the impact... Read More

ENERGY INSTITUTE TRAINING FOR ENERGY MANAGERS

The Energy Institute (EI) provides training opportunities for energy managers through a three-level energy management training framework. This is designed to support professionals in developing their skills and knowledge throughout their careers, from the early stages up to their path for gaining Chartership status. I’m one of the EI’s Lead trainers, course developer and tutor to support the EI and energy managers taking the three level for EI... Read More

ENERGY within Croner-i Environment & Sustainability

I’ve supported Croner as their Consultant Editor for energy management since 2011. Over the last two years we’ve been transferring and updating content from the original Croner Energy Management (industry bible for professionals) over to the Croneri Environment & Sustainability online platform.  The content is continually being updated and reviewed; for example, we’re currently adding a toolkit and new topic for ISO 50001:2018. The... Read More

ESOS ENERGY AUDITS THROUGH YOUR PEOPLE

Many energy audits have historically focused solely on technical opportunities; however we find many organisations then struggle to effectively sell and implement the solutions internally or find that savings simply fall away over time due to behaviour issues. We believe ESOS energy audits are a great opportunity to tackle both the technical and behavioural aspects of change at the same time.  Approaching energy audits ‘through people’... Read More

ISO 50001 THROUGH PEOPLE – VANDERLANDE CASE-STUDY

Vanderlande Achieves ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification in Record Time.  Congratulations to VANDERLANDE which has gained certification to the ISO 50001 standard for energy management following a four day audit in December 2017. ISO 50001 is an international standard for Energy Management that not only helps to ensure that the company remains compliant with various legal requirements, but also helps them be more environmentally friendly whilst... Read More