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The Energy Auditing Scheme (‘EAS’)

The Energy Auditing Scheme (EAS) is a mandatory energy assessment scheme and it is a legal obligation for organisations in Ireland that meet the qualification criteria to have an energy…

Energy Management & Sustainability: Specialists or Generalists – Who Do You Trust?

When you have sustainability or energy management goals to achieve across your built estate and you’re not sure where to go to get advice, a Google search is often your…

Smart Energy Management as a Service

Smart Energy Management as a Service (‘SEMaaS’)   What is it? In many ways, the emphasis is on the ‘Smart’ element – in other words making ‘best practice’ energy and…

A Green Economic Recovery – The Built Environment, Net Zero and Data

Will it be different this time around? For those of us that have worked in the built environment sustainability sector for some time, it could feel as if we’ve been…

Net Positive Buildings and Developments

It is true to say that traditionally there has often been conflict between the process of building development and environmental protection. Historically, the development process paid relatively little heed to…

Understanding What the Net Zero Carbon Building Agenda Means for UK Businesses

In 2016, the Paris Climate Agreement came into force, with the aim to bring all nations together to undertake efforts to combat climate change and reduce its most damaging effects;…

Blockchain and the Built Environment

Introduction to Blockchain Blockchain is an extremely complex and in-depth topic that could cover numerous elements and be discussed at great length for various industries. We are already seeing Blockchain…

Energy Auditing Scheme – 5th December Deadline

The Energy Auditing Scheme (EAS) is a mandatory energy assessment scheme and legal obligation for organisations in Ireland that meet the qualification criteria to have an energy audit completed before…

Corporate Responsibility Reporting – What are the options?

What Is Corporate Responsibility Reporting? Corporate Responsibility Reporting (CRR) enables your organisation to issue detailed information to key stakeholders regarding the impact that your business operations are having across all…

The Reality of Energy Management for Building Occupants

It is obvious to say that the condition of a building, and the behaviour of its occupants, plays a significant role in the ability of its facilities or energy manager…

Scarce ‘low hanging fruit’ left for energy efficiency: Innovation will be key for 2050

According to the Climate Change Committee, the UK is expected to miss its fourth and fifth carbon budgets by 139 and 245 million tonnes of carbon…

The True Cost of Going Zero Carbon by 2050

What is the climate emergency declaration? The United Nations say we could have just 11 years left to limit a climate change catastrophe.  The UK is the first country in…

The Common Barriers to Achieving a Successful EnMS

Before embarking on the journey to introducing an effective energy management system, it is worth considering the common barriers that may affect its implementation.  The approach adopted by an organisation…

ESOS UK Summary of Updates

The Environment Agency has published their No.3 ESOS Newsletter. Having continued with their programme, 176 audits have been completed from the date of publication (03/12/2018). Their ESOS UK report…

Start with your energy culture first! – Why so many energy saving initiatives do not deliver the predicted results

Phil Warren, Managing Director I have over twenty-five years of experience leading the delivery of a wide range of energy efficiency programmes and strategies.  Whilst many organisations already have…

ISO 50001: 2018 – Are you ready?

Five years after its publication, the International Organisation for Standardisation has reviewed their ISO 50001 standard and last August 2018 published its new 2018 edition to conform to the Annex…

ESOS Phase 2: Summary of Updates

The Environment Agency has recently published several updates in their ESOS newsletter for Phase 2 preparation.  Our Operations Director, Phil Bilyard provides a summary below:  Bullet points for ESOS…

ESOS Compliance Guidance: Are you ready for ESOS Phase 2?

We are quickly approaching ESOS Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. If you qualify for ESOS you must submit your notification of compliance by 5th December 2019.  Whilst…

How to get ISO 50001 Certification

Since 2011, organisations have been able to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption, thanks to ISO…

The Importance of Behaviour in Corporate Energy Efficiency

Improving energy efficiency through engineering and technological interventions is known as being an important factor in reducing operational cost, controlling maintenance requirements, and mitigating risks posed by an increasingly…

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