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

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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TEAM’s Justine Grant becomes ESOS Lead Assessor

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert

Justine Grant, Energy Consultant at TEAM has joined her colleague Ellen Salazar in becoming a fully qualified ESOS Lead Assessor. Justine has undergone full training and passed an exam to be now listed on the CIBSE Certification’s ESOS Lead Assessor register which has been approved by the Environment Agency. With a BSc in Building Services

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TEAM customers winning Sustainability Leaders Awards 2014

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2014

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2014 TEAM is proud to announce that two of our customers have scooped up prestigous awards at the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2014 ceremony. Winners were announced on 19th November at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London for the eighth year of edie’s Awards which recognise the excellence, reward the innovators and celebrate

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Northern Rail wins prestigious Sustainability Award

Northern Rail Sustainability Award

TEAM customer Northern Rail was named the winner of the Sustainability Award at the 2014 North of England Excellence Awards, presented on 13th November at The Royal Armouries in Leeds. The Excellence Awards recognise organisations that achieve and maintain superior performance. The Sustainability category acknowledges organisations striving for economic, social and ecological sustainability. Northern Rail

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TEAM’s Ellen Salazar becomes one of the first to achieve ESOS Lead Assessor status

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

ESOS Lead Assessor Status Lead Assessor Ellen Salazar, Energy Services Team Leader at TEAM has undergone full training and passed the exam to become one of the country’s first fully qualified Lead Assessors. She is listed on the CIBSE Certification’s ESOS Lead Assessor register which has been approved by the Environment Agency. Ellen is also

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TEAM launches Online Training Academy

TEAM Online Training Academy

TEAM is pleased to announce the launch of their new online Training Academy supporting customers in the use of TEAM’s market leading Sigma software. Launched initially with 6 different courses including Introduction to the Sigma browser and desktop interface, Database set-up and Energy Management Terminology, the Training Academy is set to be a growing resource

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TEAM User Group Conference 2014 – A networking success

TEAM User Group Conference 2014

Over 100 energy professionals from throughout the UK attended TEAM’s User Group Conference on 5th November 2014 at the Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. The event featured an exciting line-up of case study guest speakers from different sectors who shared their experiences of energy management and of using TEAM software and services. In addition, our

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TEAM Customer Survey 2014 Winner Announced

TEAM Customer Survey 2014

It is our pleasure to announce that Dani Ridout, Business Support Manager at Reading Borough Council is the winner of the TEAM customer satisfaction survey prize draw 2014. Over 100 TEAM Software, Energy Bureau and Energy Consultancy customers took part in this year’s survey. From all the completed surveys, Dani was drawn as the winner

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Are you getting a good quality DEC service?

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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Signs you need an Energy Bureau Service

An Energy Bureau is something that can bring multiple benefits to an organisation – having the bills handled by an outsourced office, taking away the responsibility of querying invoices, having energy & finance reporting completed on your behalf. Often clients find that once the system is in place and fully integrated to their own ways

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What’s next for Water?

Faucet Open With Running Water

Following the recent passing of The Water Act, from April 2017 water customers in England will be able to choose their water and sewerage supplier. Scotland has seen more than 70% of customers negotiate a better price of level of level of service since 2008 when the competitive water market opened. Open Water is holding

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Where is your Recommendation Report?

“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 Recommendation Report most shrug their shoulders. When I inform them that failure to produce a copy of their Recommendation Report could result in

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7 Reasons to sign up to the TEAM Support Portal

Our customers receive complimentary access to the TEAM Support Portal. We first introduced the portal in 2013 to offer our customers the opportunity to find everything they need in one, online, secure place. The Support Portal facilitates discussion among TEAM customer and staff, and provides a great number of resources to support them with the

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Top 5 reasons to sign up to the TEAM newsletter

TEAM Energy and Carbon Newsletter

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, Business Development Manager

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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Who needs fuel card validation?

Fuel cards – simple, aren’t they?  Used by companies to make the transactional process of buying fuel easier for fleet cars, you know that you are getting the fuel at the price you have agreed.  Simple!  But then, isn’t that the same concept as utilities – procure & pay?  And from experience within the energy

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Energy Management just got simpler with the Sigma Energy Viewer

TEAM is pleased to announce the development of our new Sigma Energy Viewer. Having listened to customer feedback and needs, we identified an area whereby we could provide an enhanced user experience. The Sigma Energy Viewer has been designed as a streamlined way to access data from your Sigma Energy Management Software. Similar to the

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Using the Sigma Mobile Application

“Using the Sigma Mobile Application” Whilst carrying out a number of site visits recently I got the opportunity to try out the new Sigma Mobile Application. As a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) Assessor, it is important that I always have consumption data I can trust, therefore during my site visits I always take meter readings

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RHI applications processed in record time

Saving money in a piggy bank

We are pleased to announce that TEAM Independent Assessors for the Renewable Heat Incentive have had 2 recent RHI Applications processed and approved within a record time of 2 weeks. Achieving such short approval times attests to TEAM’s sound knowledge of the RHI requirements and our ability to produce an expert Independent Report on Metering

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TEAM joins NHS SBS Framework for Bill Validation & Cost Recovery

NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework Agreement

TEAM’s market leading outsourced energy bill validation and cost recovery service…. Now available to NHS Trusts and other Public Sector Bodies throughout the UK as part of the NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework Agreement. This outsourced service offers NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies the opportunity to reduce their in-house administration of processing

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Three easy steps to a tidy energy database

Don’t let your database run away with you. It’s easy to put off updating data and basic admin database tasks that you can do later. But a database needs a new breath of life every so often. It’s important to step back and look at what you’ve got, and how and where you’re adding to

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

Paul Martin

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?

Henry Dougherty

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?

Since the introduction of Display Energy Certificates and Recommendation 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

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?

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 Recommendation Reports for this new threshold would be valid for 10 years, not 1 year. Certificates for the new area

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