Heat Metering for the RHI Training Course – 1st March 2016

Heat Metering for RHI

Registration Now Open! Do you want to find out more about Heat Metering for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)? We are delighted to announce that registration has opened for our popular “Heat Metering for the Renewable Heat Incentive” training course on 1st March 2016. Priced at only £249 + VAT this course, which takes place

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Meet TEAM at aM&T 2016

aM&T 2016

aM&T 2016 Meet TEAM at the 14th annual aM&T 2016 event that’s taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 25th February 2016. Book Your Place at aM&T 2016 TEAM will join like-minded energy managers at the aM&T 2016 to help advise them how to manage their energy more effectively in estates, buildings and

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TEAM customers announced as Utility Week Award winners 2015

Utility Week Awards 2015

TEAM is delighted to announce that two of our customers have scooped up prestigious awards at the Utility Week Awards 2015. Winners were announced on 14th December at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The awards recognise excellence across the utility industry and reward organisations that have achieved outstanding performance in the last year. National

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

ESOS Service

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

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

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

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Government announces increased funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive

Renewable Heat Incentive

Increased funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Announced… The government announced on the 25th November 2015 their plans to increase funding for the RHI from 2016 to 2021. It will mean that by 2021 an additional £1.15 billion will have been spent on the RHI scheme, while reforming the scheme to deliver better value

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New Training Course Available – Viewing/Editing Data in Bulk

TEAM Energy Sigma Online Training Academy

We are pleased to announce that two new training courses have been added to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The courses are; Viewing/Editing Data in bulk in both the Browser and Desktop. The courses will teach you how to use Data Edit Spreadsheet within Sigma Software. The spreadsheet can be used to export data such

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Customer Focus – Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport

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 Sigma Energy Management Software, which the airport uses to turn vast amounts of raw data into meaningful energy management data. Birmingham Airport is the third

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The Green Gown Awards 2015

Green Gown Awards 2015

TEAM customers are finalists at the Green Gown Awards 2015 Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards 2015 from the EAUC recognising organisations and individuals who have are making exceptional sustainability initiatives. These awards are administered by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleagues (EAUC) and the finalists have been announced. TEAM customers have been

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Introducing 2 new courses to Sigma Online Training Academy

TEAM Energy Sigma Online Training Academy

We are delighted to announce that we have introduced two new courses to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The courses are; Using Monitoring Points in the Browser and Using Monitoring Points on the Desktop. Other courses on the Training Academy include: Bill Entry for the Sigma Desktop Interface – Electricity Bill Entry for the Sigma

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Sign Up for TEAM’s Heat Metering for RHI Training Course 25th Nov 2015

Heat Metering for RHI

Registration Now Open! Do you want to find out more about Heat Metering for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)? We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for our popular “Heat Metering for the Renewable Heat Incentive” training course on 25th November. Spaces are limited, so please early to avoid disappointment. With the

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TEAM’s advice on the latest Display Energy Certificate News

DEC Certificate

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

Bill Anderson, Energy Officer, The Moray Council

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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Northern Rail become the first UK business to attain ISO 14001:2015

Northern Rail attains ISO14001

Northern Rail attains ISO14001 TEAM customer Northern Rail has become one of the first UK businesses to attain the new IS014001:2015 environmental management certification. ISO14001:2015 sets out the framework for effective environmental management systems. Northern Rail’s early certification to the new standard, which was launched on 15th September, recognises the company’s innovative work to integrate

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Register for the 2015 Heating and Renewable Roadshow

2015 Heating and Renewable Roadshow

Heating and Renewable Roadshow will feature TEAM’s Justine Grant. But hurry… Time is running out to register! The annual Heating and Renewable Roadshow will launch its next edition at Ricoh Arena’s Jaguar Exhibition Hall on 10th September, before touring Exeter, Farnborough, Edinburgh and Manchester. Renewables have been at the heart of the show since its

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TEAM welcomes BT as a New Customer

BT

We are delighted to welcome BT as a new software customer. BT has introduced TEAM Sigma Cloud (Hosted Services) across its UK estate to help validate bills and manage cost recoveries. The company processes in excess of a million invoices every year and is one of the biggest energy consumers in the UK. TEAM Sigma

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

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

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

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 Sigma Software Trainer, Kim Gower, to find out more about TEAM Training. Kim joined

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Introducing 2 new courses to Sigma Online Training Academy

Training Academy

We are pleased to announce that two new courses have been added to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The courses are; Bill Entry – Water and Bill Entry – Oil/Paraffin/LPG. The courses are available on the Sigma Online Training Academy are for the Sigma Desktop and Browser Interface and teach you how to enter details

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TEAM helps reduce energy billing disputes amongst tenants

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

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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Customer Focus – Jim Graves

TEAM Software user Jim Graves

TEAM caught up with Jim Graves who has been using Sigma Energy Management Software– for over 25 years. With extensive experience as Norwich Health Authority’s former Energy Manager, he now runs an eponymous energy management consultancy that is contracted by the East of England Ambulance Service. Up until a few years ago Jim’s services also

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The ESOS Deadline Looms

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

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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New date announced for Heat Metering for the RHI Training Course in October

Heat Metering for RHI

TEAM is pleased to announce another date for our popular series of Heat Metering for the RHI training courses to be held at our offices in Milton Keynes on 7th October 2015. Priced at only £249 + VAT this course helps attendees to understand the benefits of the RHI scheme as well as how to

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TEAM’s Justine Grant to speak at 2015 Heating and Renewable Roadshow

2015 Heating and Renewable Roadshow

TEAM’s Justine Grant is among the experts set to speak at this year’s Heating & Renewable Roadshow touring the country later this year. Justine will present at Coventry on 10th September, Farnborough on 17th September and Edinburgh on 22nd September. To find out more about the roadshow and to register to attend one of the events, visit

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TEAM customer highly commended at the British Renewable Energy Awards

The Highlands Council

TEAM is pleased to announce that one of our customers has been recognised for his work in energy at a special awards ceremony. We would like to congratulate Eddie Boyd, Principal Engineer at Highland Council who was highly commended in the Champion Award category at the British Renewable Energy Awards (REA) 2015. Now in its

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Give yourself the competitive advantage with electronic billing

Paul Martin

In a bid to increase their chances of winning and retaining customers many suppliers are looking to provide industry standard EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) billing, which is where TEAM can help. TEAM’s Managing Director Paul Martin explains why electronic utility billing or EDI can be a major customer retention tool. “The ability of a supplier

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TEAM encourages water suppliers to provide EDI billing to the UK industry standard

Water eBilling

TEAM looks at Government plans for the water industry in England and explains why electronic billing to the UK Utility Billing Standard is the way forward. In just over a years’ time the Government will introduce new regulations to the water market in England. Under the proposals, which have been published for pre-legislative scrutiny, all

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Date announced for TEAM User Group Conference 2015

Panal discussion at the TEAM User Group Conference 2015

The annual TEAM User Group Conference 2015 will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes on Wednesday 4th November 2015. This year’s event also marks our 30th year in business and we hope you can join us in celebrating. Each year the conference is packed with customer case studies, discussion groups

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TEAM helps Sainsbury’s obtain RHI subsidy payments

Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s is one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains and is fast becoming the country’s greenest grocer as it strives to reduce the impact on the environment. Download Case Study With the help of TEAM the retailer is actively promoting and investing in the production of renewable heat, making it one of the largest users

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TEAM launch next generation of Hosted Services

TEAM Sigma Cloud

TEAM is pleased to launch the next generation of Hosted Services – TEAM Sigma Cloud. It will bring a host of benefits including the upgraded TEAM Sigma Version 8, TEAM Sigma Energy Viewer, support for Windows Remote Desktop access to the TEAM Sigma desktop interface, superfast Gigabit Internet connectivity, and the highest level of security.

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TEAM customer events hailed a success

Regional Support Groups 2015 This year’s TEAM Regional Support Group 2015 events have been hailed a success after attracting more customers than ever before. The Regional Support Group 2015 events attracted over 180 delegates who were given an insight into TEAM’s new functionality, future developments and the latest on legislation. Feedback was extremely positive with

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Give yourself the competitive advantage with Tradacoms Standard electronic utility billing

Paul Martin

The water market in England is changing, it will mean for the first time that all businesses, as well as public sector organisations, will be in a position to choose their supplier of water. The changes, which are set to be introduced in April 2017, will kick off a nationwide competitive market. In a bid

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Dorset HealthCare move to TEAM Bureau

Small NHS logo

Dorset HealthCare has chosen TEAM Bureau for outsourced Utility Bill Validation. Building on the successful history of using TEAM Sigma software since 2008, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust has selected the TEAM Energy Bureau for outsourced utility bill validation and cost recovery services. Leading supplier of carbon and energy management solutions TEAM, will be

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New functionality discussed at TEAM’s Regional Support Groups

Regional Support Groups 2015 - Chepstow

New functionality, future developments and the latest on legislation have been some of the topics up for discussion at this year’s TEAM Regional Support Groups. Items on the agenda include the latest benefits available on TEAM’s Hosted Services and Version 8, as well as useful hints and tips on how to make the most out

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Somerset County Council saves £8,000 per year thanks to TEAM

Sigma Energy Viewer used by Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council has made savings of £8,000 per year thanks to TEAM’s Sigma Energy Viewer, The saving was identified after TEAM’s Sigma Energy Viewer helped to identify a water leak in the main council building. Abigail Lamberti, Energy Manager for Somerset County Council, said she was delighted with the savings. She said: “Using the

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Important changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

Green tree

In just a few months’ time all participants in the RHI will have to use fuels that meet sustainability criteria or risk their payments being stopped. As the renewable heat market grows, Ofgem is using the new rules to make sure that biomass meets the government’s carbon and environmental targets. This will affect domestic and

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More than 30% of police forces across the UK use TEAM

Police

More than 30% of police forces throughout the UK use TEAM for some or all of their energy management. Police not only have a duty to deal with crime and anti-social behaviour but also to protect the environment in which we all live and work. George Barr, Energy & Environmental Office for West Mercia Police,

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TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2015 get underway

Regional Support Groups 2015 - Chepstow

With TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2015 well underway we wanted to give you an insight into some of the feedback we’ve received so far. Our fifth event is being held at the Doubletree Hilton in London today and is part of a series of 10 Regional Support Groups 2015 which are being held during May

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Four new NHS Trusts join TEAM Bureau

NHS Trusts join TEAM's Bureau Services

We are delighted to welcome four new NHS Trusts who have chosen TEAM to manage their entire end to end utility bill processing. The following NHS Trusts; Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Aintree University Hospital, have come

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

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

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 deadline is fast approaching

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

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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TEAM’s RHI industry expert Justine Grant explains ‘The Rule for Fuel’

Renewable Energy Installer

Justine Grant discusses what is ‘The Rule for Fuel?’ TEAM’s energy expert and RHI author Justine Grant has once again had an article published in the latest issue of Renewable Energy Installer, a magazine devoted to microgeration. In the article Justine Grant looks at the impact of Ofgem’s compulsary sustainability criteria which is being introduced later

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What is your energy issue?

Energy Live News

What are the energy issues affecting your business right now? Energy issues affect every of our customers. In this short video montage taken from TEAM’s 27th User Group Conference in Milton Keynes last November, TEAM customers Greggs, Lancashire County Council, Somerset County Council and DW Sports discuss the issues that are affecting their businesses right

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

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert

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

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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Heat Metering for Renewable Heat Incentive Training Course in Milton Keynes

Heat Metering for RHI

Book your place on TEAM’s Heat Metering for Renewable Heat Incentive Training Course Background The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides long-term financial support to eligible organisations with solar thermal, biomass boilers, biomass CHP and heat pump installations. Manufacturers, designers or installers are under pressure to correctly specify and install heat meters to ensure high quality

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TEAM launches Sigma Importing Agent for simple BEMS data transfer

Sigma Agent

New Sigma Importing Agent for simple BEMS data transfer The new Sigma Importing Agent is designed to simplify the transfer of data from a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) or any other system into a Sigma Database. Specifically developed for organisations using TEAM’s Hosted or Bureau Services this enables you to utilise your interval data

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Growing number of organisations access TEAM Bureau through public sector framework

Shared Business Services

In total of 23 organisations have successfully accessed TEAM Energy Bill Validation and Cost Recovery Service through the Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework without the need to go through a time consuming tendering process. The SBS framework offers a fast turn-around for setting up a TEAM Energy Bureau Service. It is available to all public

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Dates announced for TEAM Regional Support Groups 2015

Regional Support Groups 2015

We are pleased to announce dates for this year’s series of 10 TEAM Regional Support Groups 2015 events, which will be held during April, May and June in different regions of the UK. Events are exclusive for our customers and feature a customer guest speaker presentation and interactive workshop sessions about TEAM products and services.

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New courses added to Sigma Online Training Academy

TEAM Online Training Academy

We are pleased to announce that additional courses are now available on the Sigma Online Training Academy for Bill Entry for different commodities, Bulk Bill Checker and Validators. Courses are available for the Sigma Desktop and Browser Interface. Other courses on the Training Academy include: Introduction to Sigma Software (Browser & Desktop) Energy Management Terminology

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Environment and Energy Awards 2015 – TEAM Customers nominated

Environment and Energy Awards 2015

TEAM customers nominated at the Environment and Energy Awards 2015… Congratulations to our customers who are among this year’s finalists for the prestigious Environment and Energy Awards 2015. These awards recognise outstanding excellence in sustainable business practices. Organisers claim that competition was extremely tough this year with high entry numbers as well as excellent entry

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

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert

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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Another Sell Out Heat Metering for RHI Training Course from TEAM

Heat Metering for RHI

Another successful TEAM Heat Metering for RHI Training Course Yesterday 22nd January TEAM delivered another successful Heat Metering for RHI training course to equip attendees with the knowledge of heat metering for RHI entitlement. Justine Grant TEAM’s RHI expert who presented the course was highly rated for her knowledge of the subject matter and how

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

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

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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Meet TEAM at The Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX) 2015

The Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX)

Meet TEAM EMEX 2015 When: 11 – 12 November 2015 | Where: Excel London | Stand Number: F40 Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX) 2015, the leading energy management exhibition for everyone who wants to reduce their organisations energy consumption is where TEAM will be attending in November TEAM will be showcasing our full range of energy

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New date announced for Heat Metering for the RHI Training Course in March

Heat Metering for RHI

TEAM is pleased to announce another date for our popular series of Heat Metering for the RHI training courses to be held at our offices in Milton Keynes on 4th March 2015. Priced at only £249 + VAT this course helps attendees to understand the benefits of the RHI scheme as well as how to

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