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

SELLING ENERGY SAVINGS

Article: Selling energy savings, Retail article by James Brittain, Discovery Mill  Published in Energy in Buildings and Industry Magazine, October 2017  Explains how a mix of technology and behaviour change led to greater energy efficiency at the retail outlets of Heathrow’s Terminal 2.  Read More

TAKING UP THE CHALLENGE TO DELIVER ENERGY BENEFITS

Article: Taking up the challenge to deliver energy benefits, Behaviour change article by James Brittain, Discovery Mill  Published in Energy World Magazine, June 2017  Using psychology and behaviour change science to cause a fall in energy consumption is no easy task but, if done correctly, it can deliver significant results. This article talks through the theory and outlines a new initiative.  Read More

WHAT CAN YOU DO IN 100 DAYS?

Most of our buildings light up like Christmas trees most of the time. Many air-conditioning systems still run when not needed. There is inevitably a large amount of avoidable energy waste in most of our buildings and facilities. The Big Ideas behind the EI 100-day Behaviour Change Challenge is to facilitate collaboration between end-users, energy management behavioural specialists and psychologists/behaviour change specialists in sustainability,... Read More

CASE-STUDY – LESSONS FROM 10 YEARS’ WORKING WITH HEATHROW

Case-study 2017: Energy Management through people - Lessons from 10 years’ working with Heathrow Airport, 2007-2016 This case-study highlights and presents lessons from our work with Heathrow which has involved a combination of strategic joined-up thinking, for technical, design and behaviour change solutions, with hands-on or more passive support. Case-study Part 1: Airport Operations (2007 to 2010)to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions and... Read More

CPD ARTICLE – BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

Energy in Buildings and Industry Magazine and the Energy Institute CPD Article, published June 2016 BEHAVIOUR CHANGE FOR LOW COST ENERGY SAVINGS by James Brittain, Discovery Mill More organisations are appreciating that behaviour change can be one of the quickest and lowest-cost ways of delivering energy savings and environmental performance improvement at scale. However, many organisations still struggle with their change programmes and become disillusioned... Read More