We wish you a very merry Christmas and all our best wishes for 2020.

Wow, what a year 2019 has been!  We (officially) now have a ‘climate crisis’, the UK has stretched its climate goals to net zero carbon by 2050 and has signed up to the 3% energy efficiency club for year on year improvements; there’s never been so much pressure on reducing energy consumption for a low carbon future that’s affordable and positive for all.

It’s been a very busy year for us too.  We have been lucky enough to have worked on some great projects, supporting a wide range of organisations; thank you to you all for giving us the opportunity to get involved in helping with your approaches to energy and sustainability management.

We know 2020 is also going to be a hugely important. There’s so much more energy savings opportunity we can all target.  A change in mind-set is often needed whether it’s thinking more in terms of energy as a service, exergy and energy productivity or simply doing more energy management through people, or more through continual improvement, in 2020.

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss collaborating on projects in 2020 in any way.

Some 2019 Highlights

Each year, around this time, I try and reflect on a few highlights…

For 2019, there’s seemingly been a lot of future gazing going on; organisations building on and refining their energy and sustainability strategies for 2020 on.  We’ve been lucky to have been supporting a great mix of organisations from large organisations with significant challenges, to smaller large businesses drawn into looking at energy for the first time through schemes like ESOS. We do this because we think it’s really important and we’re proud to be supporting these organisations.

Last month, for the Energy Institute, I was also privileged to lead up two days of training for the Level 3 Advanced Energy Managers Course; one day on behaviour change and one on strategic control systems.  It was great to have the opportunity to take a couple of days out and think, with others, about how we could all do things differently in the future – what few things would make the biggest difference to help target ever increasing levels of energy savings in a sustainable way…

Working with colleagues in ESTA’s Behaviour Change Working Group, we’re trying to innovate new ways of tapping into the huge opportunity, through collective action.  One idea (in development) is what we’re calling the EnCO challenge.  How much of an ‘Energy Conscious Organisation’ are we?  Are we absolutely confident we’re only using what we need?  Watch this space.

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