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Identify Energy Saving Opportunities with TEAM’s Desktop Energy Audit

Abigail Basketter, Energy Services Coordinator
21st June 2017

Ever wondered what your Display Energy Certificate really means? Or why your electricity bills are so high? Knowing the total energy consumed each year and a rating based on that can be useful, but it’s only when you get down to the detail of that energy use that you can effectively start to target savings.

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Why a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) prove vital for businesses

19th June 2017

If energy efficiency measures are to make a significant contribution to organisations across the UK, measurement and verification of actual energy savings are needed to demonstrate their short- and long-term impact. With this in mind, TEAM’s Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), Helder Galrinho, explains why independent specialists, like TEAM, prove vital when it comes

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Become More Cost Efficient with the Carbon Reduction Commitment

Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Scheme
10th March 2017

Sixteen businesses have been fined more than £93,000 over the last 12-months for breaching their Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), according to the Environment Agency (EA). The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory carbon emissions reduction initiative that applies to large organisations in the public and private sectors in the UK. The scheme requires participants to

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Update to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014

27th February 2017

Here is the latest update on the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014. Government officials have announced plans to adjust the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014. TEAM’s RHI Industry Expert Justine Grant explains some of the changes expected to implemented in 2017. The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has

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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI): A Reformed Scheme

RHI A Reformed Scheme
17th January 2017

The Government has released its weighty response to the consultation of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI): A Reformed Scheme. TEAM’s RHI Industry Expert Justine Grant explains some of the changes expected to implemented in Spring 2017. In 2015, the Government announced plans to increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2016 to 2017. By

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TEAM Energy – What you’ve missed in 2016

TEAM Energy looking back over 2016
16th January 2017

Here at TEAM we have had a great year with a multitude of improvements to our software and services and we would like to share our achievements with you. We have been reaping the benefits of our next generation of Hosted Services – TEAM Sigma Cloud with superfast Gigabit internet connectivity and the highest level

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Help Shape the Future of Heat in Non-Domestic Buildings

Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
24th November 2016

The UK Government has a variety of strategies in place in order to help us meet our targets for reducing greenhouse gases including promoting Heat Networks, incentivising renewable heating and supporting energy efficiency. Now, they are looking for your views to help develop and support the future for heat in non-domestic buildings. Recognising that those

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Heat Network Regulations 2014 – Act Now and Avoid Fines

9th March 2016

Many landlords are failing to comply with new Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 because of a lack of awareness. Those supplying and charging tenants for heating, cooling or hot water should have notified the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) by 31st December 2015. Failure to comply with the regulations is an offence and

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What is next for ESOS compliant businesses?

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor
25th February 2016

Ellen Salazar, an ESOS lead assessor at TEAM, explains why businesses should be implementing the recommendations of their ESOS audit. ESOS compliance is mandatory, however implementing the recommendations of an ESOS audit is not. But companies that stand to truly benefit from ESOS are those prepared to go the distance by fully adopting and embracing

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Why the RHI Scheme is crucial to the UK’s long-term decarbonisation

23rd February 2016

TEAM’s RHI Industry Expert Justine Grant explains why she believes the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is crucial to the UK’s long-term decarbonisation efforts. The RHI is still with us, but expect changes. The Government announced plans to increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2016 to 2017. By 2021 an additional £1.15 billion will

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Concerned you’re not going to make the ESOS January deadline?

10th December 2015

Have you met the ESOS Deadline? The ESOS deadline has been and gone and you’ve notified the Environment Agency that you wish to have an extension to meet the compliance deadline… Or have you? According the latest figures, out of the 10,000 companies that meet the requirements for the ESOS legislation; i.e. have more than

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The ESOS deadline is almost here

Environment Agency ESOS Enforcement
26th November 2015

As the ESOS scheme nears its deadline a newsletter offering tips on compliance and how to avoid enforcement action has been released by the Environment Agency (EA). Despite the 5th December 2015 deadline the EA does not expect to take enforcement action for late notification provided it is received by 29th January 2016. However, companies

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Customer Focus – Teesside University

Teesside University
26th November 2015

Teesside University makes major savings thanks to TEAM Over the last 6-years TEAM Sigma Software has helped Teesside University identify hundreds of thousands of pounds in energy savings. The university uses TEAM Sigma monitoring and targeting Software to help manage their billing data, AMR data and to create analysis reports. They upload their meter reads

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Customer Focus – Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport
10th November 2015

Despite substantial expansion and rising passenger numbers in recent years Birmingham Airport has managed to reduce their overall energy consumption. A major part of identifying excess consumption has been the TEAM Sigma Software, which the airport uses to turn vast amounts of raw data into meaningful energy management data. Birmingham Airport is the third largest

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TEAM’s advice on the latest Display Energy Certificate News

DEC Certificate
5th October 2015

In February this year the Government announced proposals which could see Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for 54,000 public buildings in England and Wales abolished. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said it was considering removing the legal requirement for DECs in public buildings such as town halls, swimming pools and schools – or

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Customer Focus – Bill Anderson, Energy Officer, The Moray Council

1st October 2015

Being tasked with driving down a council’s energy consumption, cutting carbon emissions and, ultimately, reducing its annual spend, is no mean feat. We caught up with Bill Anderson, Energy Officer at The Moray Council, to find out how he has managed to achieve all of the above. The Moray Council has a large and diverse

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Important information about the DECC Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) Pilot

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor
21st August 2015

Did you know that you could receive financial support from implementing energy efficiency projects through the Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) Pilot Phase II, if you deliver electricity savings at peak times? If you’re thinking of replacing your old light fittings with LEDs or making any other improvement to your building or electrical equipment which would

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Who Are We?

Kim Gower Software Trainer
19th August 2015

Introducing Kim Gower, Software Trainer Here at TEAM we are committed to building strong relationships with our customers. As part of our commitment we’ve decided to launch a ‘Who We Are’ column focussing on our staff. This month we caught up with Software Trainer, Kim Gower, to find out more about TEAM Training. Kim joined

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TEAM helps reduce energy billing disputes amongst tenants

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor
14th August 2015

Ellen Salazar explains how TEAM can help reduce disputes relating to energy billing charges between landlords and tenants. Many organisations who own or manage multiple or multi-let properties, claim that their energy billing system frequently causes problems and can be very time consuming. Landlords are being left out-of-pocket and conflicts relating to energy charges are

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The ESOS Deadline Looms

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor
14th July 2015

It’s been 12-months since the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was introduced and by now many qualifying businesses are fully aware of the looming 5th December deadline. ESOS applies to all organisations that employ more than 250 people or companies with both an annual turnover of circa £40 million and a balance sheet of circa

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TEAM brings in extra resources to cope with the ESOS scheme workload

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor
8th April 2015

With the ESOS scheme workload increasing at TEAM, we caught up with our Energy Services Manager, Ellen Salazar to find out more. Demand for the ESOS scheme surveys is growing daily and in a bid to keep up with the growing demand we’ve brought in extra resources. TEAM’s Carbon expert, Henry Dougherty, has attended an

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Tick tock …. the ESOS dealine is fast approaching

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor
27th March 2015

With the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) deadline creeping closer, identifying sites, completing audits, analysing data and compiling the final report in less than 10 months will be no mean feat. Ellen Salazar, Energy Services Manager at TEAM, explains how we’ve been helping our customers achieve ESOS compliance. With nine months to go until the

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What are the costs and impacts of IRMA’s for RHI?

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert
20th February 2015

In this next post in our series of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) we recorded our response to the call for evidence relating to IRMAs. As always we are on hand at TEAM to answer any additional questions you may have about IRMA’s for RHI to help you through the application process. 1. What is the

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TEAM ESOS audit helps identify £1,440 of energy savings

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor
19th February 2015

TEAM’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Diary Ellen Salazar TEAM’s ESOS Lead Assessor ESOS Diary Date: Feb 2015 Since my last diary entry, we’ve started our ESOS building energy survey work! We were up north visiting 2 companies, each very different, but both really interesting. Identifying wastage energy At the first company, we reviewed their half-hourly

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Are IRMA’s a waste of time? Ofgem want to know what YOU think…

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert
30th January 2015

Calling all IRMA Authors! Do you currently or do you hope to support RHI applicants by supplying Independent Reports on Metering Arrangements (IRMAs)? Well watch out! Ofgem currently have a “Call for Evidence” out to consider whether or not IRMAs are worthwhile. Do they add value to the application by helping to clarify the installation

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Key points to remember and the role of an ESOS Lead Assessor

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor
20th January 2015

TEAM’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Diary Key points to remember and the role of an ESOS Lead Assessor Ellen Salazar TEAM’s ESOS Lead Assessor ESOS Diary Date: 19 Jan 2015 I’m starting a diary to record my experiences to date with ESOS! Since becoming an accredited Lead Assessor via CIBSE, I’ve been up and

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What we did in 2014 and what’s planned for 2015

Paul Martin
16th December 2014

Paul Martin Managing Director at TEAM I hope you are all looking forward to the festive period ahead and back over a successful year 2014. At TEAM we have had a great year with a multitude of improvements to the Sigma Software including the launch of our free Sigma Energy Viewer, allowing you to share

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Are you getting a good quality DEC service?

TEAM Bureau Service
9th July 2014

So how do you know you are getting a good quality DEC service? Here’s a checklist… In 2013, according to the Landmark Register, 38,191 Display Energy Certificates (DECs) were lodged in England and Wales. Considering the number of companies and DECs assessors in the country it is amazing to think that TEAM issued 1,270 (3%).

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Where is your Advisory Report?

TEAM Bureau Service
4th July 2014

“Since the conception of Display Energy Certificates in 2008, those who have a certificate have in most cases displayed them as A3 posters in a prominent place. However when asked about their Advisory Report most shrug their shoulders. When I inform them that failure to produce a copy of their Advisory Report could result in

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Top 5 reasons to sign up to the TEAM newsletter

TEAM Newsletter
26th June 2014

Why sign up to the TEAM Newsletter? We have been distributing the TEAM Newsletter for more than 20 years. It is the best way to stay informed about popular energy related topics and the latest information in your industry. 1. It’s free We send out the TEAM newsletter every 8 weeks completely free of charge,

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TEAM Regional Support Groups 2014 Round-up

Andrea Shoel
3rd June 2014

A round-up from TEAM… Andrea Shoel, Business Development Manager We opened the series of Regional Support Groups in Belfast, and so far we’ve travelled to Exeter, Chepstow, Birmingham, London, Bridge of Allan and Durham. Over half way through and I am proud to say more than 140 of our valued customers have joined us on

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Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme set to be simple, avoid duplication and minimise costs

Paul Martin
24th March 2014

Paul Martin Managing Director The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) according to DECC’s “current thinking” will be launched in June and will require all large companies in the UK to undertake mandatory energy-efficiency assessments for submission to the Environment Agency in 2015. The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme is the Government’s approach to implementing Article 8 of

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What’s new for CRC Phase 2?

Henery Dougherty CRC Phase 2
21st February 2014

What’s new for CRC Phase 2? Henry Dougherty Energy Consultant Summarising the simplification for Phase 2 of the CRC There are new rules for phase 2 of the CRC – covering the period 2014-19 (following on from transitional rules for  2012-2014). The good news, and the bad news… Welcome simplifications for phase 2 include: Only

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How important are DECs to our schools?

TEAM Bureau Service
24th January 2014

Since the introduction of Display Energy Certificates and Advisory Reports for all buildings over 1000m2 in October 2008, Schools across the country have invited Energy Assessors (like myself) to carry out surveys for the purpose of ensuring that they are compliant with this UK Legislation. During the 5+ years that I have been carrying out

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2013 at TEAM in a nutshell

Paul Martin
23rd January 2014

We are looking forward to 2014 and working with you throughout the upcoming year. Last year’s launches Over the last year at TEAM we have seen several new product releases shaped by UK based regulation changes and requests from our customers. We also launched our Project Tracking & M+V software and version 8 of the

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DEC Legislation Changes – Are we missing a trick?

TEAM Bureau Service
21st January 2014

On January 9th 2013, the floor area threshold for DECs was dropped for all public buildings over 1000m2 to include buildings between 500m2 – 999m2. However unlike the DECs for the larger buildings, DECs and Advisory Reports for this new threshold would be valid for 10 years, not 1 year. Certificates for the new area

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New regulations for the Renewable Heat Incentive: Sept 2013

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert
24th September 2013

Justine Grant Energy Assessor Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations New regulations came into force on the 24th September 2013. View the vlog: New regulations for the Renewable Heat Incentive Air Quality From the 24th of September 2013 if you have a Biomass Installation you will need to apply for an emissions certificate for your boiler. Changes

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TEAM Regional Support Groups off to a flying start

Andrea Shoel
16th May 2013

TEAM Regional Support Groups 2015 This week has seen the start of our annual series of TEAM Regional Support Groups. These are free to attend events hosted by our TEAM Directors, software experts, customer guest speakers and our Customer Account Managers. Packed with all the latest information and updates of our energy and carbon management

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Introducing Our New Customer Support Portal

Timothy Holman
9th May 2013

Introducing our new TEAM Customer Support Portal “We are pleased to provide TEAM customers with a new, simple way of keeping up to date with the developments in Sigma software, future plans and your own requests, all in one place. We have decided to set up the portal as an extra method of communicating with

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Singapore Energy Conservation Act and ISO Workshop Success

2nd May 2013

Guest blog: Nobby Yamanouchi, Energy Management System Specialist, EnMS-Doc Associates Singapore Energy Conservation Act and ISO Workshop Success TEAM partner EnMS-Doc Associates and its partner in Singapore Antris Management Solutions held a three-day workshop in Singapore to highlight the importance of ISO50001 which is of major significance with the latest energy regulation changes in Singapore; the Energy Conservation

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ISO Accreditation … why and how?

TEAM Bureau Service
13th March 2013

If you are struggling to understand ISO Accreditation here are the ‘whys and hows’ “For three days in March 2013, my head has been pre-occupied with acronyms, audits and re-accreditation. For in March, we have reached the three year anniversary of our initial ISO 9001 & 14001 accreditation, which means that we were due the

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Insight into RHI changes straight from Ofgem

TEAM Bureau Service
8th March 2013

Insight into RHI changes straight from Ofgem From the ESTA aM&T conference TEAM Energy Services Director John Field reports on developments in the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Receiving a first hand update from Ofgem in  the presentation ‘Renewable Heat Incentive – Tariffs, changes and opportunities’ by Jacqueline Balian, Head of RHI Operations at Ofgem at

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DECC Announce The Much Awaited Changes To The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert
1st March 2013

DECC have announced the much awaited changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) energy scheme by Justine Grant Energy Assessor at TEAM The aim of these improvements is not only to implement lessons learnt from previous renewable energy schemes, keeping the RHI in budget, but also to encourage more organisations to participate in the scheme,

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The Growing Importance of ISO50001

TEAM Bureau Service
19th February 2013

The growing importance of the energy management standard ISO50001 With the dumbing down of the Carbon Reduction Commitment in the UK and other cap and trade mechanisms struggling on the international scene, the ISO50001 energy management standard is emerging as a viable mechanism to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Early signs are that worldwide adoption is likely

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Energy Efficiency Mission Launch Event Summary

TEAM Bureau Service
6th February 2013

Report from the Energy Efficiency Mission Launch Event, The Royal Society, Monday 4 February 2013. Department of Energy and Climate Change This was Energy Minister Greg Barker’s show – and some show. He pulled in high level support and you don’t get much higher than ex-President Clinton, Arnie Schwarzenegger and a surprise personal appearance by David Cameron.

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Display Energy Certificate Legislation Changes

TEAM Bureau Service
18th January 2013

View Video for this blog here I am going to talk about recent change to the Law concerning display energy certificates. Since the 9th of January public buildings with a floor area between 500 – 1000m2 require the Display Energy Certificate (DEC). Such a certificate has a validity of ten years. Previously it was only

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Top TEAM Highlights of 2012

Paul Martin
10th January 2013

Top TEAM Highlights of 2012 by Paul Martin, Managing Director at TEAM Happy New Year to you all. 2012 was a fantastic year for us at TEAM, we’ve seen new and renewed partnerships, introduced a new release of our software Sigma 7, and a new series of training courses and webinars. We’ve had speakers out

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The Carbon Footprint Reporting Challenge

21st December 2012

View this blog as a video here What is a carbon footprint for? Well, first and foremost it is actually for giving a total amount of emissions associated within any organisation over one year. Who is likely to need carbon footprint reports? Local authorities are required to produce a local authority Greenhouse Gas Report. Or, any

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The Importance of Monitoring Renewables

TEAM Bureau Service
19th December 2012

The Importance of Monitoring Renewables The Importance of Monitoring Renewables View this blog as a video here I’m going to talk about the importance of monitoring renewable energy technologies. Renewables have been around for a little while now, and everybody thinks that they are going to save the planet, reduce our carbon emissions and provide

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Carbon Reduction Commitment Best Practice Tips

Henery Dougherty CRC Phase 2
12th December 2012

Henry Dougherty Energy Consultant To view this Carbon Reduction Commitment blog as a video click here We are now more than half-way through this year, and in order to avoid any panic for the 2012/13 report which is due next year, it would be a good idea to start checking the quality of the data

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What’s happening with the Renewable Heat Incentive in the UK?

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert
30th November 2012

Justine Grant Energy Assessor and Renewable Heat Incentive expert To view this blog as a video click here Heat metering in the UK hasn’t been terribly popular, it’s quite a niche market. Traditionally it belongs to the district heating environment and we don’t have a lot of that in the UK. It’s very prevalent in

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Are DECs achieving what they were set out to?

DEC Certificate
30th October 2012

“At TEAM we are seeing the ratings for DECs improving year on year.” Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are currently required for public buildings with a floor area above 1000m2, with the planned amend to DEC policy to buildings over 500m2 scheduled after 2013. The original objective of DECs was to raise public awareness of public bodies’

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Renewable Heat Incentive – have you considered the benefits?

Renewable Heat Incentive
12th June 2012

Have you considered the benefits of the Renewable Heat Incentive? Renewable heat is an emerging area, and it is important that we make the most of the opportunities that it provides for reducing energy bills and carbon emissions. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in

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Why check your commercial utility bill?

TEAM Bureau Service
23rd March 2012

Overcharging on a commercial utility bill is more common than you might think. There are many reasons why an overcharge may occur on a gas, electricity or water bill. From the obvious water leak to an undetected error in the account number, you can see from the chart below, the issues that our energy bureau

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Insight into Indian Sustainability

TEAM Bureau Service
15th March 2012

Stuart Turvey, Commercial Director from TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd.), participated in a UK panel with SKM Enviros and the Carbon Trust. Together the panel presented their experiences from the UK in the adoption of energy efficient practices and the benefits of interval energy data in managing energy consumption, costs and emissions. TEAM recently represented

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