The vision of the ESTA Behaviour Change group is that ‘Cognitive Energy will generate 10% of energy reduction savings through Behaviour Change by 2025/30’ (ie deliver at least 50% of the UK’s clean growth 20% target for energy efficiency). We ran an industry round table workshop in Swindon last month, involving twenty different organisations across the sector. The overwhelming read-out was that we need to do so much more to help galvanise the... Read More


  13 June 2019 – Crowne Plaza NEC, Birmingham ESTA Members invite you to attend the two open conference sessions (from 11.00-13.00 and from 14.00-16.00) of ESTA’s Energy Conference, network with our member experts from across the energy sector and gain valuable energy updates. What will I get by attending? Find out more about latest ESTA initiatives including Cognitive Energy Expand your network of fellow members and energy sector professionals. Attend... Read More


Those that came along to the aM&T conference in Coventry last month, would have seen that the Big green ball is back, making an appearance on the Discovery Mill stand. This means, we’ve dusted down the ball and accompanying big green event collateral and offering it as an option that can be used for energy and sustainability management through people projects again. The big green ball was originally launched at Heathrow Airport back in 2009... Read More


As I walk round the UK, I see avoidable energy waste everywhere; you never have to look too far. Some of it is very visible but, in my experience, for what you can see, there’s so much more you can’t see. Significant levels of avoidable energy waste across most of our facilities and operations seems inevitable at the moment; this is much more widespread than most people think.  Many energy systems are left ‘on’ most of the time to maximise... Read More


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


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


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


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


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