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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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Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) – Updates

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Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) – Updates

Streamlined Energy and Carbon reporting was introduced as part of the Companies (Directors’ Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018 to encourage organizations to report on a range of environmental matters including their energy and GHG emissions and the use of key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The report is expected to give organizations a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

If you are a UK registered quoted company, a large unquoted company, or a large Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), then you are required to include your energy and carbon information in your directors’ report. The guidance for streamlined energy and carbon reporting was published in March 2019 and took effect on 1 April 2019.

MANDATORY CLIMATE-RELATED FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

The Climate-related Financial Disclosure became a mandatory requirement for companies required to present a strategic report for the financial year starting on or after 6th April 2022.

All UK companies (quoted companies, large unquoted companies, or large LLP) that are currently required to produce a non-financial information statement will need to disclose how climate-related risks are identified, accessed, and managed. The actual and potential impacts of these risks are to be analyzed, and KPIs should also be used to set targets and gauge performance. This will form part of your organization’s Non-Financial and Sustainability Information Statement in your 2023 energy and carbon report.

According to the department for business, energy, and industrial strategy, it comprises of identifying the physical and transition risks of climate change on investment and business decisions. Climate change has resulted in higher average temperatures which pose physical risks such as the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events which could affect the organization’s operations. To address climate change, the government has introduced certain regulations and strategies, for example the net-zero strategy, which will drive a change in technology, markets, policies and customer sentiment. The risks associated with this transition will need to be addressed.

It is intended that this disclosure will help companies identify the impacts, risks and opportunities associated with climate change and make relevant decisions on what can be done to address these for the organization, operations, and people. It will also better equip investors and provide greater information to other stakeholders.

How can ETS help?

The qualification criteria and requirements for SECR and the new mandatory climate-related financial disclosure are complex and can be challenging for organizations to ensure compliance. 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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An innovative solution for balancing people and planet under climate emergency.

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An Innovative Solution For Balancing People And Planet Under Climate Emergency

In recent times, we as people have endured so many problems such as the COVID-19 Pandemic and the UK Recession which has disrupted our day-to-day life. Whilst the pandemic served as a catalyst for positive change to the environment with the imposed lockdowns and travel restrictions, we are still far from reaching our Net-Zero Target. Alongside that, many people and businesses remain financially stricken from the pandemic and recession, leaving them to reshuffle their priorities in pursuit of recovery and financially stability. However, the question is, what can be done to help both the people and planet effectively and simultaneously?

People and planet have always posed a complex and interrelated challenge. There are limited opportunities to find the perfect combination which can bring eye-opening results and positive, long-term outcomes. Fortunately, smart energy management proposes a holistic concept that simultaneously helps protect the planet and recognizes the value of people’s wellbeing. It comprises of monitoring, controlling, optimizing, and maintaining operational performances of businesses and other entities through means of smart technology and software tools.

Building Management Systems (BMS)

Smart solutions such as Building Management Systems (BMS) is a computer-based control system with IoT-enabled, which effectively enables remote access to a fully managed, streamlined system. This optimizes control over electrical-consuming equipment and helps identify opportunities to reduce energy usage. With the integration of BMS, one can monitor and control the internal conditions of a building such as air provision, temperature, and humidity which can mitigate any health risks for occupants. Also, one can also continually monitor other key parameters such as CO2 levels, VOC levels, particulates, ambient light, and ambient which can ensure that people are kept safe, healthy, and productive.

Ultimately, Smart energy management serves to meet the SDG agenda using innovative and smart solutions. Therefore, it will help businesses and other entities to implement effective strategies that can transcend to a sustainable future, people, and planet.

Final thoughts

At ETS, sustainability, smart energy management and environmentalism are the cornerstone of our company, to which we recognize as the utmost importance to protecting the planet and serving to improve the quality of life. Our suite of bespoke smart energy management tools and solutions can facilitate you on that journey and provide you with any assistance to ensuring an effective change. 

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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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