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Building Optimisation & BMS Controls during the Summer

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Building Resilience for Extreme Weather with ETS Solutions

Unprecedented effects of climate change are on the rise and in evidence, where extreme heatwaves and wildfires have occurred in Southern Europe within the last week. This year, summer in the UK has been warmer so far compared to last summer, with June temperatures being at an all-time high. However, this July, it has shown polarizing weather patterns with rain and grey clouds as opposed to the 40C heatwave in Southern Europe. Despite this, the Met Office has not ruled out that the UK could also experience a heatwave in the coming weeks. Whilst the heatwave can be deemed favorable for some people, with a trip to the beach or taking on outdoor activities, it poses a grave threat to businesses and their occupants.

Businesses need to prepare for unprecedent weather patterns like heatwaves as it can rapidly overwhelm internal conditions of a business asset; particularly if the asset is not well equipped with architectural or technological advancements such as building optimization and designs, BMS controls and energy-efficient HVAC technologies. If it is done correctly, a well-regulated internal condition can improve occupancy and minimize health risks. Additionally, businesses can reap financial benefits where it can help reduce energy costs, operating costs, and maintenance costs. Therefore, it is crucial for businesses to optimize the building performance and energy efficiency of their asset.

Commonly, businesses have uncontrolled and unlocked HVAC controls within their assets which allows anyone to control HVAC parameters to their liking at any time. However, this could be costly and destabilize internal conditions if it is mismanaged. For example, one system is trying to cool the area to reach 20C whilst the other is trying to heat the area to 22°C. Thus, it is imperative to integrate HVAC units with the BMS or consider implementing a BMS strategy where the system has the same control parameters. Failure to do so, could lead to local AC units fighting the centralized heating system, resulting in occupants complaining or as far placing the occupant’s health at risk. There are multiple long-term benefits to BMS controls, however it serves most effective during extreme weather conditions like a heatwave because occupants will not be accustomed to the scorching weather and will profusely demand businesses to operate within comfortable internal conditions.

Final thoughts

At ETS, we take a data-driven and technological approach to help enhance efficiency and control with BMS and automation. With the use of legacy systems and tailored smart solutions, our Automation Controls provide a holistic service from design and specification, installation, and commissioning, to maintenance and seasonal tuning.

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Carbon Reporting leads you to a sustainable future

Carbon Reporting leads you to a sustainable future

Carbon reporting enables organisation to have a better understanding about their GHG emissions, resulting from their operations and activities. This data empowers businesses to identify opportunities and prepare for Net Zero action plan. In recent news, some key investors have united to urge EU lawmakers for a robust carbon reporting mandate. This call comes as concerns arise about proposals to weaken certain aspects of the new European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). Investors are emphasising the need for mandatory and detailed disclosures on critical aspects such as emissions and climate risks. Their efforts are a reminder that we all have a part to play in protecting the environment.

A letter from investors strongly emphasises that without comprehensive and consistent data on environmental performance, investors will face challenges in making proper decisions. They argue that weakening reporting standards may undermine the EU’s position as a global leader in sustainable finance, affecting its ability to attract capital in a competitive global landscape. Carbon reporting has emerged as a vital tool in measuring and managing an organisation’s carbon emissions. Understanding your energy consumption can lead businesses to a sustainable future.

Here are some highlighted standards and certificates for businesses to get on the road for carbon reporting.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised environmental management system (EMS) standard. It provides a framework for organisations to develop a robust environmental management system that integrates environmental responsibilities into their operations. Carbon reporting plays a pivotal role in ISO 14001 compliance. Accurate carbon reporting helps establish a baseline for emissions, which forms the basis for setting meaningful reduction targets and tracking progress over time. Furthermore, by analysing carbon reports, organisations can identify energy hotspots and potential inefficiencies, facilitating targeted action plans for sustainable improvements.

ISO50001 certification provides a systematic approach to continual energy efficiency improvement and demonstrates your organisations’ commitment to robust carbon management. This standard includes a set of requirements that enable organisations to establish an energy policy, set targets and objectives, gather data to better understand energy consumption, assess outcomes, analyse effectiveness, and continuously improve energy management. ETS can support you throughout the journey to achieving certification – from the initial stages of energy data collection and employee engagement through to ISO50001 compliance and maintaining an accredited Energy Management System.

LEED provides a framework for healthy, efficient, carbon and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement. LEED-certified buildings save money, improve efficiency, lower carbon emissions and create healthier places for people. They are critical to addressing climate change and meeting ESG goals, enhancing resilience, and supporting more equitable communities. Carbon reporting contributes to obtaining LEED certification in several ways, such as energy optimisation, emissions reduction, innovation and technology and ongoing compliance.

In conclusion, carbon reporting serves as the backbone for organizations seeking to achieve prestigious environmental certifications like ISO and LEED. By measuring, managing, and reducing their carbon footprint, businesses not only enhance their environmental credentials but also contribute to a more sustainable future. They can also get closer to achieve Net Zero. We are very happy to guide your team in the journey towards sustainable excellence, where carbon reporting and environmental certifications go hand in hand, creating a positive impact on both businesses and the planet. Embrace this opportunity to lead the way towards a greener future.

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Energy conscious organisation enco

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Energy Conscious Organisation (EnCO)

Energy Conscious Organization is a framework developed by Energy Services & Technology Association and the Energy Institute to help incorporate people measures into energy management strategies and plans.

EnCO aims to engage, equip and empower organizations and energy professionals to enable significant energy savings through people. The EnCO initiative integrates employee engagement with technical opportunities to reduce energy consumption, costs, and carbon emissions to accelerate the journey to net zero emissions.

The framework is based on the five pillars of behavior change which are Engagement, Alertness, Skills, Recognition, Adaption.

Engagement – Is everyone engaged in the right way?

Alertness- Are all teams alert to energy saving opportunities?

Skills- Do Significant Energy Users have the right skills?

Recognition- Is energy measured, reported on? Is good practice recognized and celebrated?

Adaption- How well do policies, procedures and processes adapt to drive continual improvement?

why?

Behaviour change is a vital element of energy efficiency on the road to net zero, often at lower cost than the installation of physical/technical measures. To meet the UK’s 2050 net zero target, a significant part of the solution for user organisations is the – still largely ignored i.e. behaviour change. Evidence suggests that behaviour change offers around 50% of the total potential energy savings available. The other 50% comes from technology and yet, as important as it is, technology gets all the focus. A better balance is required to ensure that the hidden and largely untapped savings available from behaviour change are realized.

Behaviour change is about changing behaviour, of course, but it is also about the interface between people and technology. People are the heart of everything, they drive strategy, they put in technical measures, they analyze data.

Some organizations might be strong on technology but weak on information or could have great data system but weak on people. Example: If we put in technical fixes but don’t train people how to use them then these technical fixes don’t realize the potential of what people had hoped what they had invested in it. Similarly, if we don’t have robust data systems we don’t know if the technology is working and if we put in people solution we don’t know if made savings if we had proper data system in place.

Behaviour change is now a requirement to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The sections 5.5 Identifying energy saving opportunities mentions about behavious change projects. Clause A.5.3 Examples of common energy saving opportunities also mentions employee engagement etc.

There are few clauses in ISO50001 that have people element. These are Leadership (5.1), Energy team (5.3), Significant Energy Users (7.2) Awareness (7.3), Communication (7.4)

How?

The table below shows the gap analysis matrix for EnCO. Columns 0-4 show degree of maturity, where
  • 0 denotes “Not much happening.”
  • 4 denotes “Best practice”
An energy conscious organization is one that has employed behavior change principles to make significant improvements towards the ultimate goal of achieving Level 4 on the EnCO matrix.
  • Engagement – very high levels of engagement at every level of organisation on energy management, including top management practices, significant users and all colleagues. All levels enthused and taking positive action.
  • Alertness – high levels of alertness/awareness across organisation to eliminate energy waste, mechanisms to register waste, with clear responsibilities delegated and practical responses regularly actioned.
  • Skills – top management, practitioners and significant users fully skilled in their energy management roles. Commitment to continual learning and up-skilling by ongoing investment in education, competency and training.
  • Recognition – the benefits and co-benefits of energy management are widely recognised and data systems track savings against robust energy targets. Those making savings are routinely recognised and celebrated.
  • Adaption – the organisation positively expects and embraces change, adapting and responding to minimise risk and maximise opportunities in a timely way to maintain continual improvement in energy management.
Conclusion
The aim is to excite people to challenge the norm, and to encourage mass adoption of energy efficiency good practice through more energy efficient behaviour.

How can ETS help?

If you are looking for an energy management system that is tailored to your business needs, ETS can provide you with 25 years of experience in dramatically improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental impacts. Whether your businesses have individual assets or large international portfolios, ETS can assist you in saving substantial amounts of money while significantly reducing your carbon performance.

To discuss your requirements, get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0117 205 0542 or drop us an email at enquiries@energy-ts.com

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ESOS is being strengthened

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ESOS is being strengthened

On 28th July 2022, the UK Government published their response to last year’s consultation, detailing their intentions to strengthening the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Following the current landscape of ESOS compliance, the consultation explored areas to improve the quality of ESOS audits, mandating ESOS recommendations, whilst ensuring that it aligns with the UK’s Net-Zero commitments. The UK Government provided a summary of optimistic feedback and decisions that indicated potential changes to phase 3 compliance requirements ahead of 5th December 2023 Phase 3 deadline. Other ambitious changes are to be elaborated in later Phases.
The Phase 3 changes relate to:
  • A standardized template for participants to include compliance information in the ESOS report.
  • The de minimis exemption to now 5% (previously 10%).
  • The addition of an overall energy intensity metric in ESOS reports – This also fills the existing requirements for SECR.
  • Requirement to share ESOS reports with subsidiaries.
  • Requirement for ESOS reports to provide more information on next steps for implementing recommendations.
  • Requirement for participants to set a target or action plan following the Phase 3 compliance deadline, on which they will be required to report against for Phase 4.
  • Collection of additional data for compliance monitoring and enforcement.
  • There will be an increased penalty for non-compliance – an initial penalty of up to £50k and an additional £500 per day until the company complies.
These changes will require additional ESOS reporting, and some businesses will have to go the extra mile in matters like auditing additional sites to comply with the reduced de-minimis. Furthermore, businesses can voluntarily integrate Net-Zero elements into audits and fulfil other Phase 4 requirements in pursuit of earlier ESOS compliance. The UK Government and ESOS Professional Bodies will also work together to improve ESOS report quality through active monitoring and assessment of lead ESOS assessors. Whilst these changes are subject to parliamentary scrutiny, it’s in the best interest for businesses to comply ahead of the Phase 3 deadline. Businesses will need considerable amount of time to ensure that they are fully compliant and prepared for any developments to ESOS and regulatory implementation from the UK Government.

How can ETS help?

If you are looking for an energy management system that is tailored to your business needs, ETS can provide you with 25 years of experience in dramatically improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental impacts. Whether your businesses have individual assets or large international portfolios, ETS can assist you in saving substantial amounts of money while significantly reducing your carbon performance.

To discuss your requirements, get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0117 205 0542 or drop us an email at enquiries@energy-ts.com

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Carbon Consultancy SBT SECR

Accelerating Net Zero Progress: Utilising Data Models for Effective Planning and Carbon Reporting.

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Accelerating Net Zero Progress: Utilising Data Models for Effective Planning and Carbon Reporting.

Every business will forecast how much energy they expect to use (or how much they expect to spend on energy at least) for their financial planning. But an energy forecast can be used for so much more than just calculating expected costs each financial year.

We work in an industry where we are trying to reduce energy consumption, cost, and carbon emissions as much as possible. Any saving is a success, but there is almost always more we can achieve. So, is the job ever finished if we know we could be achieving even more?

Fortunately, we now have a clear and ambitious long-term goal of achieving Net Zero. If your organisation is following the SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative) then you will have set both long-term and short-term targets. The long-term target is often a key milestone, such as Net-Zero in Scope 1, 2 or 3 emissions by a specific year, but the short-term targets are calculated to allow you to “check-in” and confirm whether you are on track to achieve those long-term goals at regular intervals.

Historically, short-term goals have been an annual target of x% energy reduction year-on-year. Now that these are instead being scientifically calculated to ensure progress towards Net-Zero, it is important to understand your progress against these goals ahead of time – rather than finding out you are on or off target at the end of the year.

A good forecast will factor in the impact of any changes to the estate (e.g., building/purchasing new sites, or closing existing sites) or to specific sites (all planned site works, such as asset maintenance, upgrades, and removal). The result is your best estimation of expected consumption. Therefore, if your forecast model is up to date, you can compare your expected performance against targets at regular intervals to ensure you are on track to achieve these in advance, and if not, you will be able to make the necessary adjustments.

A good target is realistic and achievable but is also clearly communicated. If you never discuss or reference your targets, it is very easy to lose sight of what you are aiming for. Once you have validated your forecast against target, you can use the forecast as the benchmark in your reports. This changes the focus of your reports from looking behind at what you have done before, to looking forwards and comparing yourself to where you want to be – and ensuring that your targets and performance against those targets are clearly visible throughout the business.

I’ve discussed a lot about how forecasting can support with implementing, tracking, achieving, and reporting against short-term targets above. But there is nothing stopping you from using this model to forecast multiple years into the future and compare your current progress against your long-term targets and goals. You will need a similar process to validate your new short-term targets against your long-term goal, so there is no reason you shouldn’t use the same forecasting model.

The further out you forecast for, the more assumptions you need to make, but the basis of the data model will be the same. This data will then be the supporting evidence required for any business case to justify an increase in CapEX or OpEx expenditure for your business to achieve its Net Zero target.

 Finally, there are several different ways that you can forecast your consumption. The more granular the level of detail that goes into the model, the more control you have over the different scenarios you can simulate.

For example, if your sites have different consumption profiles on weekdays compared to weekends then using daily data would allow you to reflect the number of weekdays/weekends in a month when forecasting for monthly consumption. But if you’re only using monthly data and compare year-on-year, you will see variances within the expected totals due to the differences in weekends in each month throughout the year. When using half-hourly data, you could model changes in operating hours of different assets on site, and the effect this would have on total consumption.

Estimated Energy Costs on our Energy Data Portal (Dexma)

Site Electricity Forecasting Report.

Final thoughts

At ETS, we provide a range of services inherent to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, using smart solutions. Our experienced team of Energy Managers are well-equipped with legacy systems and smart energy management tools that can continually monitor and respond to real-time granular energy consumption of your assets. We also house a team of ISO50001 lead assessors that can ensure that your business shows a robust commitment to energy and carbon management through a bespoke package that also reflects your business goals.

To discuss your requirements, get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0117 205 0542 or drop us an email at enquiries@energy-ts.com.

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Carbon Consultancy ESOS

ESOS Phase 3 Deadline Extended to 5th June 2024

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ESOS Phase 3 Deadline Extended to 5th June 2024

We would like to inform you that The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, formerly known as BEIS, will be extending the deadline for ESOS Phase 3. The new deadline for compliance is deferred to June 5, 2024, which replaces the previous deadline of December 5, 2023. This extension is in response to recent changes requiring businesses to provide additional data to ensure compliance with ESOS regulations. We hope that this update is helpful and enables businesses to comply with the regulations effectively. If you would like to read our ESOS Guide, please download here.

What is the potential impact on our business?

Please be advised that the recent extension of the deadline for ESOS Phase 3 does not modify the qualification thresholds or date. As such, corporations and their affiliated groups that were categorized as “large” as of December 31, 2022, are still obligated to comply with the requirements.

The recent extension announced for organizations that meet the eligibility criteria for ESOS is indeed a matter of great significance. The provision of additional time to submit the required data is a welcome respite, particularly in light of recent changes that have increased the urgency to achieve compliance within the next six months. However, it is imperative to note that despite the extended timeframe, to procure the services of an ESOS lead assessor, prompt action remains essential, as the task of fulfilling the data requirements entails a considerable amount of effort. To secure the services of an ESOS specialist, you may schedule a consultation with one of our experts by completing the form provided below.

Our in-house ESOS Lead Assessors, Phil and Adeayo, will work alongside you through the entire process, advising you on the best route to compliance, helping you gather corporate, data and site information, conducting site surveys, identifying your significant energy consumption, compiling evidence and the directors the report required for compliance, and summarising all opportunities with future action suggestions. We are also available to support in monitoring and verifying the savings actualised from these opportunities leading up to the next phase of the scheme. Taking ESOS as an opportunity, ETS supports clients in saving energy costs immediately.

Final thoughts

At ETS, we provide a range of services inherent to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, using smart solutions. Our experienced team of Energy Managers are well-equipped with legacy systems and smart energy management tools that can continually monitor and respond to real-time granular energy consumption of your assets. We also house a team of ISO50001 lead assessors that can ensure that your business shows a robust commitment to energy and carbon management through a bespoke package that also reflects your business goals.

To discuss your requirements, get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0117 205 0542 or drop us an email at enquiries@energy-ts.com.

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Carbon Consultancy Energy Efficiency

Less energy. Less carbon. Better business. Change starts with smart

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Less energy. Less carbon. Better business. Change starts with smart

Many businesses are on board with implementing climate-related strategies and sustainable practices in response to mitigating carbon emissions and combatting climate change. However, they do not have the required skillset and resources at their disposal and no sense of direction to implement robust and adequate strategies. Fortunately, smart energy management proposes an effective strategy that can safeguard the long-term future of the environment and propel your business forward in an unprecedented world. Amid soaring energy prices, it also serves a perfect opportunity for businesses to react promptly to reducing energy consumption.

Smart energy management comprises of many technologically advanced solutions that can optimize the energy performance of a business’s assets and operations. It utilizes real-time data insight and control to efficiently use resources and energy, whilst creating a comfortable and safe environment to live and work in. Businesses can integrate and connect legacy systems such as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, building management system (BMS) and artificial intelligence (AI) to help control and optimize the energy and operational performance of the business. Such systems can provide a holistic, real-time data insight of a business and find areas for improvements, using enhanced connectivity and automation or proposing strategies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Final thoughts

At ETS, we provide a range of services inherent to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, using smart solutions. Our experienced team of Energy Managers are well-equipped with legacy systems and smart energy management tools that can continually monitor and respond to real-time granular energy consumption of your assets. We also house a team of ISO50001 lead assessors that can ensure that your business shows a robust commitment to energy and carbon management through a bespoke package that also reflects your business goals.

To discuss your requirements, get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0117 205 0542 or drop us an email at enquiries@energy-ts.com.

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Carbon Consultancy EnCO SBT

Steps to Net Zero: Measuring Emissions and Starting Your Journey

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Understanding Net Zero Emissions and Your Starting Point

Net zero, a term gaining significant attention over recent years, represents a critical goal for organizations seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. But where do you start on the journey towards achieving Net Zero? In this blog post, we’ll explore the crucial step of measuring emissions and discuss the value of energy assessments and audits as part of your Net Zero strategy.

To embark on a successful net zero journey, it’s vital to first understand your organization’s current emissions. By measuring and quantifying your carbon footprint, you gain valuable insights into the areas where emissions are generated and can develop targeted strategies for reduction. This measurement process involves evaluating emissions from various sources such as energy consumption, transportation, and waste management, therefore, compiling accurate data is essential.

energy assessments and audits

One effective method for assessing energy usage and identifying emission sources is through energy assessments and audits. These assessments are conducted by knowledgeable professionals who specialize in evaluating energy efficiency and sustainability. Their expertise can help businesses understand their energy consumption patterns, identify inefficiencies, and uncover opportunities for improvement.

During an energy assessment, consultants analyse your energy consumption, systems, and processes, providing a detailed report with recommendations for energy-saving initiatives. This includes suggestions for implementing renewable energy sources, optimizing energy usage, and improving overall efficiency. Energy audits can also identify potential energy-saving upgrades and retrofitting opportunities.

Smart Net Zero strategies

Once you have a clear understanding of your emissions and energy consumption patterns through assessments and audits, you can start working on developing Smart Net Zero strategies. These strategies involve setting specific targets for emission reduction, implementing energy-saving initiatives, adopting renewable energy sources, and continually monitoring progress. 

Achieving net zero is a critical milestone in creating a sustainable future. By starting with emissions measurement through energy assessments, accurate data review and audits, organizations can gain invaluable insights into their energy consumption and carbon footprint. With the guidance of energy consultants, businesses can develop comprehensive net zero strategies that align with their goals, reduce environmental impact, and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.

If you’re ready to embark on your net zero journey or explore the possibilities of energy data acquisition assessments and audits, contact us today. Our team of experts is here to guide you toward a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.

Final thoughts

At ETS, we take a data-driven and technological approach to support your Net Zero strategy and reduce energy consumption. With the use of legacy systems and tailored smart solutions, we ensure that your business can become an efficient, sustainable, and profitable for many years. 

To discuss your requirements, get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0117 205 0542 or drop us an email at enquiries@energy-ts.com

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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Energy Efficiency: The Future is Here

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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Energy Efficiency: The Future is Here.

Artificial Intelligence breakthroughs are becoming more and more common. Everyone is racing to understand how ChatGPT can revolutionise their world. Unfortunately, ChatGPT’s attempt at this blog didn’t quite cut it…

One of the big concerns or threats of AI when it appears in Sci-Fi pop culture is whether AI will allow the machines to overthrow and replace us, their human overlords. Fortunately, despite several good uses of Artificial Intelligence technologies, that doesn’t seem to be likely just yet within Energy Management. However, that doesn’t mean that AI hasn’t drastically improved our capabilities.

Smart buildings

Smart buildings rely on automated control of their various systems to minimise energy consumption. BMS systems make use of IoT (Internet of Things) technologies to react to conditions as they change, rather than requiring a manual input from a maintenance engineer or energy manager.

This may not seem related to AI at first thought, but AI has been around for a long time and doesn’t only refer to machines that “think” like a human. Artificial Intelligence also includes computer systems that can make pre-determined decisions from a multitude of different inputs. In this case these inputs are a range of sensors measuring light level, temperature, air quality, water pressure and more throughout the building.

Even with a BMS installed, a building isn’t always guaranteed to be operating as efficiently as it can be. A key part of energy management is analysing consumption data; either for the entire building at main meter level, or on certain circuits to identify issues with specific assets at sub meter level, or a combination of both.

working with large estates

When working with large estates, or when analysing data for a longer period of time, it is not always straight-forward how to pinpoint the biggest faults and issues in a dataset. Fortunately, AI is well suited to “grunt-work” in data analysis and there are several platforms that can identify anomalies in consumption profiles very quickly, and certainly more cost-effectively than a human energy manager could.

The AI model is trained using data from a baseline period – usually 12 months. Sometimes it is possible to use a shorter baseline, but due to seasonality it is best to allow the models to use a full 12 months of data to understand and define what “normal” consumption is for the building. The models will then use external factors, such as outside temperature (and derived heating/cooling degree days) to compare the actual consumption to the adjusted expected consumption. If these are outside a pre-configured tolerance, then the anomaly is raised for an energy manager or engineer to investigate.

identify and isolate an anomaly

AI systems are able to identify and isolate an anomaly, but I am yet to see a solution that can then explain why the anomaly has occurred and what the steps to resolve the issue are without human input. The data models continuously improve by processing inputs from an energy manager or engineer after they’ve investigated the issue and either:
  • confirm that this was not an anomaly and was caused by an operational change on site. If this is the case, the model then learns not to raise similar issues in future.
  • confirm this anomaly relates to a fault and tells the model to continue to raise similar anomalies if they occur.

Of course, when you combine the two use cases, the learnings from analysing consumption can be used to reprogram the BMS to then prevent similar occurrences from happening in future. 

AI is a productivity tool

Right now, AI is a productivity tool within Energy Management, enabling us to proactively prevent wasted consumption on site using a well-programmed BMS, and reactively identify any anomalies in energy consumption. It allows us to work much more efficiently and spend our time resolving issues, rather than trying to identify them. 

BMS technologies have recently started to go one step further, and AIoT (Artificial intelligence of things) is the combination of IoT technologies with systems that “think” for themselves and adjust building controls automatically based on the inputs they receive. 

AIoT BMS systems may be the first step on the road to completely automating energy management, but at ETS we aren’t quite ready to remove our 25+ years of energy management experience from the solution we offer to our clients. If we find a way to download and preserve that knowledge within the systems, perhaps it will then be time for us to put our feet up and relax… 

Final thoughts

Until then, if you would like to discuss your energy management requirements further and how AI can help you, please get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0117 205 0542 or drop us an email at enquiries@energy-ts.com.
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Winner of ‘Energy Project of the Year’ at Edie Awards – Midcounties Co-op

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Winner of ‘Energy Project of the Year’ at Edie Awards – Midcounties Co-op

Our client, Midcounties Co-op, was winner of ‘Energy Project of the Year’ at the edie Awards this year. ETS is delighted to have helped MCC be recognised for this award and continue to reduce their energy consumption. MCC saved 3.5 million kWh, as well as £1 million. This equals a reduction of 700 tonnes of CO2. The collaboration across sites, offices, and stores is incredible!

Energy bills have risen dramatically, which has a significant impact on retail. COOP’s long-term goal is to cut direct GHG emissions by 50% by 2027. They concentrate on increasing colleague awareness of energy savings and improving comprehension and visibility of energy usage. Their sophisticated Energy Saving Plan covers all aspects of their business.

ETS has assisted MCC in performing site assessments in order to discover more energy-saving opportunities and generate periodic energy consumption and flatness reports. It examines the energy efficiency of the store when it is closed. Ideally, the store should minimise its energy consumption at night by over 50%. ETS has been monitoring their performance on a monthly basis to verify that they are using energy efficiently. Meanwhile, several quick wins with energy behaviour corrections have been identified, such as the use of night blinds on refrigerated cabinets to avoid energy waste, refrigeration degree set point modifications to cut energy usage, and effective air-conditioning maintenance. Minor changes can make a significant difference in terms of energy efficiency. MCC has saved almost 1 million kWh, or £300,000, as a result of these simple modifications.

ETS is celebrating our 25th year offering energy management strategies to a variety of industries. We are overjoyed to witness our clients’ achievements. Boost energy efficiency and save the environment together.

How can ETS help?

At ETS, we take a data-driven and technological approach to help you reduce your energy consumption and energy cost. With the use of legacy systems and tailored smart solutions, we ensure that your business can become an efficient, sustainable, and profitable for many years.

To discuss your requirements, get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0117 205 0542 or drop us an email at enquiries@energy-ts.com.

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      Marija SlareEnergy & Carbon Saving Team | Team Leader

      Marija has been with ETS since the start of 2019 working as an Energy Manager. Her role includes energy data analysis, energy management, reporting, building control system management as well as working on various compliance projects such as ISO 50001 and ESOS. She also supports our Controls Bureau, providing remote assistance for our clients.

      Marija holds an MSc in Environmental Consultancy. As her Master’s thesis, Marija conducted in-depth research of energy policies and strategies in higher education institutions. Previously she has worked in various scientific research institutions, focusing on environmental and biological research projects.

      Mark TilbeeHead of Building Technologies

      Mark started his career in building services engineering with an electrical apprenticeship for an HVAC company – managing to achieve the 3rd highest ranking in the UK during that time.

      Over the last 15 years, Mark has worked across multiple M&E fields to a high level, including HVAC, refrigeration, large scale gas distribution systems, electrical design and building management system controls.

      During his previous role as Technical Director for a successful systems integrator, Mark focussed on building controls, including numerous different systems (Trend, Innotech, RDM and Priva etc). As part of this role, Mark focussed on system design, software engineering, integration, commissioning and project management of projects across numerous sectors across the UK including national utilities, multi-site retail, and higher education.

      Darren Sears

      Darren is a highly skilled controls engineer with extensive experience in the HVAC industry. With over 25 years of practical knowledge working in various commercial premises, offices, schools, and care homes, Darren brings a wealth of expertise in HVAC systems and controls.

      With a focus on controls engineering, Darren has dedicated his career to the maintenance and fault finding of BMS (Building Management Systems), control panels, and associated HVAC plant equipment. His day-to-day responsibilities have included conducting maintenance activities on BMS systems, troubleshooting issues, carrying out controller upgrades, and implementing energy-saving initiatives. Darren possesses a deep understanding of HVAC plant operations and their control mechanisms, allowing him to effectively optimise their performance and efficiency.

      Darren has involved in various projects throughout his career, including notable ones such as the Homebase and Argos projects. He led the Homebase 3-mode energy-saving works from start to completion, which involved conducting pre-works surveys, modifying and expanding BMS systems, and integrating HVAC systems. He also served as the lead engineer for the Homebase Last Man Out energy-saving works, optimizing energy consumption during out-of-hours periods. Additionally, he played a key role in the Argos BMS upgrades, retrofitting old control systems with Innotech solutions. Darren's experience and skills make him a valuable asset to any team in the HVAC industry.

      Jake ParkerJunior Controls Engineer

      Although his career in the Energy & BMS sector has only just begun Jake has hit the ground running, taking on commissioning and project management roles, such as becoming an Authorised Person and Permit Acceptor, on his first major site – an Energy From Waste Power Station. Here he was able to gain exposure to many aspects of the BMS industry, such as modifying panel wirings, MBus Metering and BACnet protocol.

      Jake is working hard to further increase his knowledge of controls systems he has worked with, and is rapidly expanding his experience and skill set as part of the ETS team..

      Pragathan GnanarajGraduate Energy Manager

      Pragathan joined ETS in 2022 as a Graduate Energy Manager. His role comprises of providing bespoke energy data analysis and reporting to ETS clients.

      He holds an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Surrey. During studies, he focused on the significance of the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Action in Sri Lanka's agricultural sector through the lens of Nationally Determined Contributions. His research and coursework covered a range of relevant topics, including corporate social and environmental responsibility, ecological economics, environmental auditing and management, environmental law, and life cycle assessment.

      While studying his master’s degree, he worked as a Net-Zero Carbon intern at a reputable insurance management company in London, contributing significantly to a project aimed at reducing carbon emissions and achieving the company's net-zero carbon goal. Pragathan demonstrated their ability to interpret data and identified reduction initiatives that aligned with the company's Science-Based Target. Their efforts resulted in comprehensive reports and a presentation for the board of directors.

      Beth NuttallAssistant

      Beth is an accomplished and tenacious professional who has thrived in various roles throughout her career. With a strong work ethic and the ability to excel both independently and collaboratively, Beth possesses a versatile skill set that can be applied across diverse industries and scenarios.

      Currently, she is providing invaluable support to Energy & Technical Services' finance and administration teams, expertly managing paperwork and handling multiple responsibilities with ease, thanks to her extensive experience. Beth monitors multiple inboxes day to day, undertaking tasks from quality auditing reports, to booking travel and accommodation for colleagues. I also generate invoice proposals throughout the course of the month and process invoices from the accounts inbox. No two days are the same and there is always something to do and help out with.

      Beth was with extensive experience in the recruitment industry before. She was at Sanderson PLC as an Account Process Manager, demonstrating exceptional abilities in managing multiple accounts. Beth guarantees that client demands are met while strictly adhering to company protocols with precision. Her expertise also involves effectively managing day rate contractor processes, organizing candidate interviews, and delivering consistent account reports.

      Jason NealonSenior Controls Engineer

      Jason has over 10 years of experience in the BEMS industry and is self-motivated and hardworking. He has a strong desire to lead, learn, and progress. With expertise in all aspects of bespoke BEMS installation projects, Jason is well-equipped to contribute to project success. Jason's current role mainly involves installing, commissioning and writing software for various BEMS controls. I am proficient with RDM, Distech and Innotech controls, and quite adept working on Trend and Cylon controls.

      Before joining ETS in 2022, Jason was a Senior Divisional Manager at SEI Electrical Contractors Ltd. In this role, Jason managed the Security and BEMS Division, serving as the main point of contact for all security and BEMS clients/stakeholders. Jason excels in liaising with clients, surveying, quoting, and winning new works, as well as planning, managing, and delivering security and BEMS projects within agreed timelines and profit margins. He also collaborated closely with the company MD on company goals, future works planning, accreditations, financial reports, and recruitment.

      Furthermore, Jason possesses strong expertise in BEMS, being responsible for writing software and commissioning RDM controllers for their own BEMS projects and subcontracted works. Additionally, he can provide remote support and issue resolution when site visits are not required.

      Elena RogersStrategic Partnership Manager

      Elena is a Strategic Partnership Manager. She is passionate about sustainability and aims to build strong relationships with partners and clients. Elena also plans to expand ETS into new international markets.

      Over the past 20 years, she has excelled in securing and cultivating lucrative business deals across the EU, CIS, and Russia. She is a skilled Senior Sales Manager with extensive experience in the oil and gas downstream, and chemical industries. Her success can be attributed to her expertise in relationship management and her ability to analyse political and economic trends to drive sales growth and capitalize on opportunities.

      Elena's strategic mindset and ability to understand client needs have allowed her to build strong business relationships with clients at all levels. She is skilled in negotiation, communication, and relationship building, working effectively with colleagues, clients, and suppliers. Elena's cultural awareness and adaptability enable her to work in diverse environments and collaborate with individuals from various nationalities.

      She has demonstrated her project management expertise by managing projects from initiation to handover throughout her career. Elena is skilled in handling technical and financial documents. She is bilingual in English and Russian, and has conversational skills in Polish and German.

      Mori ChiangMarketing Exectutive

      Mori joined Energy & Technical Services in 2022 and is based in Edinburgh. She is responsible for company branding, marketing communications and digital channels. Mori studied for the MSc in International Strategic Marketing at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School. As a confident and skilled marketer, she delivers a multi-channel marketing plan, increases brand awareness across our niche target audience, produces compelling content ideas, designs brand materials, manages marketing for partnerships and supports the sales team in perfect communication with new clients.

      Before joining Energy & Technical Services, Mori was a Public Relations Executive at Strathberry, a luxury handbag design brand from Scotland. She analysed e-commerce sales and website performances, coordinated weekly industry news, and prepared press releases for new launches and sales in English and Mandarin. She managed external third-party agencies for international markets, which gave her better negotiation and communication skills. Her D2C experience helps Energy & Technical Services engage more in digital marketing for broader energy insight sharing across various funnels.

      Matt ShakeshaftHead of Finance

      Matt joined ETS in 2018 as our Financial Management Accountant and is responsible for controlling and monitoring the financial and accounting processes across the business. He has over 30 years’ experience as a Financial Controller and Management Accountant and is extremely proficient in managing multi-million-pound accounts and budgets.

      Matt started his career working at Pannell Kerr Forster Chartered Accountants before becoming an Assistant Accountant for a construction company. He later went on to work for a number of large engineering firms including Secure Meters (UK) and Phoenix Surveying Equipment Ltd.

      Simon PocockSenior Consulting Engineer

      Simon has over 25 years experience working as an Engineer and is a Full member of the British Institute for Facilities Management. His expertise includes HVAC, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.

      After serving in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy, Simon pursued a career within M&E and Building Services taking on a number of roles including Account Manager, Senior Project Manager, Contracts Manager and Senior Consulting Engineer. He has extensive experience working on a range of energy saving initiatives and has acted as Account / Contracts Manager for a number of National Retailers and blue chip companies.

      Simon joined Energy & Technical Services in 2016 and is responsible for the delivery of a range of energy saving and technical engineering projects. He is also the principle lead and Project Manager for one of the UK’s largest DIY retailers.

      Neil PickardSenior Consulting Engineer (Design)

      Neil has over 30 years experience in HVAC and refrigeration engineering. He has a HNC in Building Services Engineering and is (CITB) SMSTS Certified. His expertise includes project management, M&E design, HVAC and refrigeration.

      Neil started his career with Etherington Air-conditioning installing and commissioning Air-conditioning (AC) units before progressing into the role of Senior Contracts Engineer, designing and managing various large scale HVAC projects. During his career Neil has worked with a number of blue-chip clients on a variety of projects ranging in value from small-scale refurbishments to multi-million-pound upgrade schemes.

      Neil joined ETS in 2017 and works as one of our Senior Consulting Engineers specialising in M&E design. Neil supports our Operations department and is responsible for supplying consultancy expertise and delivering a number of energy and engineering projects / contracts.

      Dan WarrenProject Engineer

      Dan has close to ten years’ experience working as an engineer and has a wide range of professional qualifications. His expertise includes compliance, M&E Consultancy and Project Management.

      Dan started his career working for the Royal Navy as an Avionic Technician. During this time he completed a number of industry-recognised qualifications including City and Guilds, NVQ 2 Aeronautical Engineering and a BTEC National Diploma in Engineering. After this he progressed to being responsible for building and upgrading civilian and military helicopters.

      Dan joined ETS in 2017 as one of our Project Engineers, supporting our Operations department to deliver a wide range of energy saving initiatives including sub-metering installs, LED lighting upgrades and building services assessments. As a PRINCE2 qualified Project Manager, Dan oversees the installation and commissioning for a number of multi-site, energy efficiency upgrade schemes.

      Matt Vossen-BarnesSenior Consulting Engineer

      Matt has been an invaluable asset to ETS for several years. As the key account manager for our top retail company contract, he has successfully implemented energy-saving programs and provided valuable assistance to our commercial team. With a BSc (Hons) degree in Climate Change and Energy Management, Matt possesses the knowledge and expertise necessary to manage projects and drive energy management initiatives effectively. His areas of expertise include project management, LED lighting, HVAC systems, BEMs, refrigeration, and building performance optimization. With prior experience as a Store Manager for major retailers, Matt has a comprehensive understanding of the highly competitive retail industry and the challenges involved in enhancing operational efficiency while minimizing capital expenditure.

      His exceptional skill set in the retail sector has led to his outstanding contributions to major programs. As the Project Coordinator, he has successfully overseen the completion of various energy initiatives across multiple sites. Matt takes charge of coordinating LED lighting upgrades, HVAC and refrigeration optimization, and BMS works, and acts as the primary contractor for project management once approved.

      Matt has also been actively engaged in trials and assessments to improve energy efficiency. He participated in a solar film trial, evaluating the effectiveness of window films in reducing heat loss and solar heat gain. Additionally, he conducted a destratification trial assessment to explore the potential of utilizing destratification fans within large retail stores to improve ambient temperature and reduce HVAC load. He also led trials related to BEMs (Building Energy Management Systems) and EC fan walls, assessing their impact on pressurization, temperature control, and energy efficiency.

      Aidan McClureData Science Manager

      Aidan joined ETS in 2020 as a Senior Data Analyst within our Technical Energy Centre. His role in the Data Team includes enriching our data warehouse, expanding and optimising our reporting suite, and developing new ETL processes, while identifying and implementing efficiencies within our existing data processes.

      Before joining ETS, Aidan was working as a Data Analyst for an award-winning CRM Agency where he delivered campaign results, insights, and recommendations to several industry-leading brands. He was also responsible for implementing data-driven strategic and tactical campaigns, internally and with client teams.

      Jon GladwinEnergy Data and IT Analyst

      After graduating from the University of Sheffield with a BA (Hons) in History, Jon started his career working as a Campaign Architect for a marketing consultancy firm, designing data management strategies, building automated reporting systems, and carrying out data mining. He quickly progressed into the role of Reporting Analyst for a global financial administration company, responsible for the financial performance monitoring and reporting within the UK operations department

      Jon joined ETS in 2017 as one of our Energy Data and IT Analysts supporting our Technical Energy Centre team. He is responsible for compiling reporting suites and creating opportunities for streamlining and efficiencies in reporting to our clients. He also supports our Controls Bureau, providing remote assistance for our clients.

      Tania SlaterProcess & Coordination Manager

      Tania started her career working for a civil engineering consulting company as an Office Administrator before progressing into the role of Office Coordinator and Technical Desk Supervisor for a budget retailer. Tania soon returned to the engineering sector, taking on the role of Project Coordinator for a mechanical, electrical and refrigeration consultancy company where she took an active role in project coordination and supervision for various energy reduction and equipment installation projects.

      Tania joined ETS during 2017 following a brief time working in procurement for a water cylinder manufacturing company. Tania has a CMI Level 3 in Project Management and has a wealth of experience in project coordination and delivery. Supporting our Operations department in the north, Tania acts as our Office Coordinator and Technical Administrator for our Wakefield office.

      Phil WarrenCEO & Founder

      Phil has over 25 years experience working as a building services engineer and is a Chartered Energy Manager, ISO 50001 Lead Auditor and ESOS Lead Assessor. His expertise includes Energy Management Systems (EnMS), ISO 50001, energy audits, Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC), M&E services contracting and condition surveying. Phil is also a Member of the Energy Institute (MEI) and acts as the Media Officer for the South West and South Wales (SWSW) branch.

      Phil started his career working for the Army as a Royal Engineer, specialising in refrigeration and steam boilers. After leaving the Army, Phil took on a number of roles including Projects Manager, Service Engineer, Installer, Commission Supervisor, Contract Energy Manager and Operations Manager.

      As the Managing Director, Phil is responsible for the development of the company, both in terms of securing new opportunities and continuing to expand the business. Drawing on his extensive experience, Phil continues to provide guidance to the ETS team through sharing industry knowledge, identifying new energy initiatives, as well as quality managing internal processes.

      Jana PrikrylovaHR / Business Support

      Jana joined ETS in 2018 as a Central Support Co-ordinator and Administrator, and since 2019, she has been dedicated to advancing her career in Human Resources as HR/Business Support. Offering direct support to the Board while actively cultivating and sustaining a positive organisational culture.

      Jana’s responsibilities encompass the development and implementation of talent initiatives, the recruitment process, managing employee benefits and welfare programs, and contributing by offering training and guidance to management on relevant laws and regulations. Jana’s multifaced position demands a strategic approach to HR, requiring a seamless blend of people skills and legal acumen.

      Additionally, Jana acts as one of the main points of contact for our Bristol office and organises the majority of the company's facilities and resources, ensuring the business runs smoothly.

      Beth NuttallCentral Support Administrator

      Beth is an accomplished and tenacious professional who has thrived in various roles throughout her career. With a strong work ethic and the ability to excel both independently and collaboratively, Beth possesses a versatile skill set that can be applied across diverse industries and scenarios.

      Currently, she is providing invaluable support to Energy & Technical Services' finance and administration teams, expertly managing paperwork and handling multiple responsibilities with ease, thanks to her extensive experience. Beth monitors multiple inboxes day to day, undertaking tasks from quality auditing reports, to booking travel and accommodation for colleagues. I also generate invoice proposals throughout the course of the month and process invoices from the accounts inbox. No two days are the same and there is always something to do and help out with.

      Beth was with extensive experience in the recruitment industry before. She was at Sanderson PLC as an Account Process Manager, demonstrating exceptional abilities in managing multiple accounts. Beth guarantees that client demands are met while strictly adhering to company protocols with precision. Her expertise also involves effectively managing day rate contractor processes, organizing candidate interviews, and delivering consistent account reports.

      Viktoria VrastiakovaCentral Support Administrator

      Viktoria joined ETS in 2020 as Finance and Administration assistant, reporting directly to the Management Accountant regarding financial data management, and providing project administration support to the wider company. Having previously worked in the Asbestos Surveying and Consultancy industry for over 9 years, Viktoria is skilled in financial data processing and management, reporting, and technical project administration.

      Vinod KumarDatabase Developer

      Vinod is an accomplished IT professional with over 18 years of experience in the field. He boasts exceptional SQL development abilities, solid analytical expertise, and strong communication skills, all of which have enabled him to create reliable relational database solutions for various companies. He possesses an extraordinary grasp of tools like Power BI and Google Docs, allowing him to successfully deliver projects in development that include VB.NET, SQL Server, Crystal Reports, and SSRS.

      His current role at Energy & Technical Services is extracting data from various sources and applying rules for transformation and processing, creating a seamless data pipeline. Vinod's expertise includes building ETL models to automate data extraction and enhance business processes. He is proficient in creating different database objects such as schemas, tables, indexes, views, user-defined functions, cursors, triggers, stored procedures, constraints, and roles, to support SSIS packages. Moreover, he has an excellent command of Power BI data visualisation.

      He possesses exceptional skills in optimizing performance and generating valuable reports using SSRS. He has a remarkable track record of achieving faster response times and better throughput through his exceptional performance tuning techniques and query optimization skills.

      During his tenure as a senior implementation consultant at VTP Realty, he collaborated with clients and business analysts to define data requirements for enterprise analytical reporting needs, showcasing his exceptional leadership abilities by successfully overseeing projects and analysing data to identify areas for improvement. Furthermore, Vinod served as a Consultant at IN4Velocty Systems Private Limited, where he addressed both internal and customer needs, offering customized product training while developing flowcharts and diagrams for logical operational procedures.

      Phil BilyardTraining & Technical Director

      Phil has a Graduateship with the City &Guilds and a HND in Engineering. He is an Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Chartered Energy Manager, ESOS Lead Assessor and CIBSE Accredited Air Conditioning Inspector. Phil is also a Full Member of the Energy Institute (MEI), Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and an Associate Member of CIBSE (ACIBSE).

      Phil started his career providing specialist engineering support in the Army’s Corps of Royal Engineers before pursuing a career in facilities management. He has work across a range of sectors and undertaken a number of roles including Building Services Engineer, Electrical Specialist, Project Manager and Contract Manager. His expertise includes Air and Water Quality Management, Low Carbon Consulting and Project Management.

      After joining Energy & Technical Services in 2010 as a Senior Consulting Engineer, Phil quickly progressed into the role of Operations Director. His role at ETS includes managing our operational team in the delivery of technical consultancy and energy management for our Retail and FM & Property clients.

      Danny CarrollEnergy & Carbon Director

      Sanjana ShaleenEnergy Manager

      Sanjana joined ETS in 2021 as an Energy Manager and her role encompasses supporting ETS clients with identification and implementation of energy reduction targets, and providing practical solutions to their energy challenges.

      She attained her MSc in Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies from University College Dublin (UCD) in 2018 and subsequently worked In Ireland as an Energy Analyst and Project Coordinator.

      Sanjana is Registered EnCO (Energy Conscious Organisation) consultant – recognised by ESTA / Energy Institute and PMVA qualified. Sanjana is also currently working towards becoming an ISO 50001 Lead Auditor.

      Kevin WisemanProject Engineer Consultant

      Kevin has close to 40 years experience working in the building engineering services sector for number of national M&E installation firms including Mitie Engineering Maintenance and Interserve Defence Ltd. He has extensive experience working across a range of sectors and his expertise includes HVAC systems, BMS, Boilers and Pressure Systems.

      After starting his career as an installer and maintenance engineer, Kevin progressed into the role of Operations and Maintenance Manager project managing the operations and maintenance of M&E services for a number of multi-million pound schemes.

      Kevin joined ETS in 2008 as a Contracts / Project Manager for a number of our major retail clients and continues to work on secondment as part of the Engineering department at Sainsbury’s.

      George TaskerHVAC Engineer

      George has joined ETS since 2023 as a highly skilled HVAC engineer with a strong background in Design Engineering.

      He has four years of experience as a Pre-Sales Technical Support Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric, where he provided excellent technical support and generated precise quotes for their full product range. He is skilled in project management and communication, allowing him to manage workloads, meet key performance indicators, and deliver excellent customer service. George is committed to staying updated on product development and health and safety regulations.

      Prior to this, George worked as an Engineer's Assistant at Western Air Conditioning Services. This experience on busy construction sites provided them with a deeper understanding of build quality and various aspects of health and safety. Additionally, it helped George recognise the importance of accurate engineering drawings and the benefits of standardization in creating legible and detailed documentation.

      George holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Design Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University, where they achieved a first-class classification. During his final year at Manchester Metropolitan University, George developed a water purification system intended for use in developing countries. They conducted extensive research, performed material selection, utilised FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), and created prototypes to ensure the system's feasibility and functionality.

      George plays a crucial role in executing projects related to ETS. His areas of expertise include conducting feasibility studies, performing meticulous building performance audits, driving decarbonisation initiatives, and carrying out ESOS surveys. George takes immense pride in his work as he realises the profound impact he has on enhancing businesses' capacity to reduce energy consumption and mitigate their environmental carbon footprint.

      Pragathan GnanarajGraduate Energy Manager

      Pragathan joined ETS in 2022 and is working as a Junior Energy Manager. His role comprises of delivering bespoke energy programmes such as BMS strategy improvements, energy investigations and corrections, energy data analysis and reporting to ETS clients.

      He holds an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Surrey. During studies, he focused on the significance of the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Action in Sri Lanka's agricultural sector through the lens of Nationally Determined Contributions. His research and coursework covered a range of relevant topics, including corporate social and environmental responsibility, ecological economics, environmental auditing and management, environmental law, and life cycle assessment.

      While studying his master’s degree, he worked as a Net-Zero Carbon intern at a reputable insurance management company in London, contributing significantly to a project aimed at reducing carbon emissions and achieving the company's net-zero carbon goal. Pragathan demonstrated their ability to interpret data and identified reduction initiatives that aligned with the company's Science-Based Target. Their efforts resulted in comprehensive reports and a presentation for the board of directors.

      Annie WestawayConsulting Engineer

      After achieving a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, Annie continued her studies achieving an MSc in Environmental Sustainability from Edinburgh University. She is a qualified CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant, ESOS Lead Assessor as well as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Full Member of CIBSE (MCIBSE)

      Annie has over 20 years of experience in consultancy working across a range of sectors including infrastructure, retail, public sector, healthcare, leisure, residential and commercial. She has worked in Australia and the UK for a number of world renowned engineering firms including Cundall and CH2M Hill.

      As a leading team member of our Technical Energy Centre (TEC), Annie quality controls the service provided by the TEC team as well as continually developing our services.

      Adeayo SangowawaEnergy & Carbon Saving Team | Team Leader

      Adeayo joined ETS in 2019 as an Energy Specialist within our Technical Energy Centre (TEC). Drawing on her experience and knowledge of engineering and energy management, Adeayo supports our Controls Bureau. Her role encompasses remote assistance to a number of blue-chip clients requiring BMS strategy improvements, energy performance reviews and reporting.

      She is a Mechanical Engineer with a background in Building Services and Renewable Energy; and has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship. Adeayo is also an Associate member of CIBSE and currently working towards her Chartership with the Energy Institute as well as becoming a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant.

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