10 top tips for energy professionals when reopening your estate

Giles Davies, TEAM Energy Consultant

In light of the recent advice from the Government given to organisations across the UK, we are starting to see a number of businesses slowly reopen to both their workforce and the public. The process of re-opening commercial buildings and estates will come with its own challenges for energy professionals in ensuring it is done

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10 top tips for becoming more energy efficient while working from home

Sam Arje

During this current climate, many of us will be working from home. As a result, we may see our domestic energy bills rise as we turn our heating up during the day and begin to use our appliances more frequently. To help you save energy and manage the increase in your bills, we have spoken

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10 top tips for energy professionals when shutting down your building

Sam Arje

With the recent announcement made by the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, your organisation may be shutting down the office for the foreseeable future. To help ensure this can be done as efficiently as possible, we asked our Senior Energy Consultant, Sam Arje, to share some advice on ensuring your office/building is running safely while

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Is your air conditioning as efficient as possible?

Are you getting value from your Recommendation Report

Did you know that air conditioning is one of the most expensive appliances your organisation will run? This is why, as we head towards the warmer weather, now is a good time to make sure your system is working as efficiently as possible to help keep your summer air conditioning costs low, and your unit’s

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Winter energy assessment: 10 factors to consider

Display Energy Certificates

Now that daylight-saving has ended there will be a dramatic change in light at the end of the day. As the days get shorter and the temperature drops over the coming months, your organisation’s energy consumption will naturally rise. To help you make your seasonal assessment of your building controls and to ensure that your

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

Energy Saving Opportunity (ESOS) Scheme

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

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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Are you getting a good quality DEC service?

Display Energy Certificates: A closer look

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 Recommendation Report?

Are you getting value from 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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Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme set to be simple, avoid duplication and minimise costs

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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How important are DECs to our schools?

Display Energy Certificates: A closer look

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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DEC Legislation Changes – Are we missing a trick?

Display Energy Certificates: A closer look

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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