Energy management series: Find meaning in your data

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In the previous energy management blog, we talked about quality data being the starting point for an efficient energy strategy. So, now that you have a secure and reliable set of data for a defined period, the next stage is to make effective and proactive use of it. There are a variety of ways to

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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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What’s the price you are setting for your energy use this year?

Budget setting? Let TEAM Energy help

Energy budget setting is not easy when the cost of electricity and gas is an ever-changing picture. To help make your energy budget setting a more accurate and simple process, here are a few tips. 1. Maximise the accuracy of your historical data Inevitably, a large part of estimating for the future involves looking back

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Make the most of the festive shutdown

Display Energy Certificates

Are you lucky enough to have a Christmas shutdown or even just the extra days where your offices aren’t open at Christmas and New Year? If yes, then take the chance to let these non-working days do some energy management work for you! It’s an ideal time to measure the baseload energy usage in your

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Greenhouse Gas Reporting – Have you really made a difference?

Greenhouse Gas Reporting – Have you really made a difference?

If you have regularly been monitoring and reporting on the greenhouse gas emissions of your organisation over the past few years; chances are you’ve seen a reduction. Which is great. But do you really know what has caused this change? Have you looked deeper at the underlying information to work out where this has come

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Protecting your business through energy management

TEAM Energy Procurement Service

In a recent webinar presented by our procurement partner, Tradition Energy talked about energy risk management and why it is vital for businesses. With energy procurement an important factor in an energy management strategy, managing risks can be a complicated game of finding the sweet spot between taking advantage of market opportunities and leveraging all

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Steps to get your Display Energy Certificate done smoothly

Display Energy Certificate (DEC)

A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) is designed to show the energy performance of public buildings. Public Sector organisations with buildings exceeding 250m2 that are frequently visited by the public are obliged to display a valid energy certificate and have an up to date Recommendation Report (RR). Failure to do so could result in penalties. First

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DCP161 – Time to act

DCP161

As of 1st April, DCP161 will be effective. Introduced by Ofgem, this new regulation will allow utility companies to charge a penalty rate when their commercial customers draw more power than expected. DCP161 changes the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) and will introduce Excess Capacity penalties for Half Hourly (HH) electricity supplies.

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Identify Energy Saving Opportunities with TEAM’s Desktop Energy Audit

Desktop Energy Audits can help save money

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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Meet TEAM at The Energy Management Exhibition EMEX 2017

EMEX 2017

Meet TEAM at The Energy Management Exhibition EMEX 2017 When: 10am – 5pm 22 November & 10am – 4pm 23 November | Where: Excel London | Stand Number: B24 TEAM will be attending the EMEX 2017, the event for everyone who wants to reduce their organisations energy consumption. TEAM will be showcasing our full range

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TEAM recovers more than £165,000 in billing errors for Scottish Council

billing errors at Scottish Council

With the help of TEAM Bureau’s Outsourced Bill Validation Service, a large council based in Scotland has recovered just over £165,000 in billing errors since January 2017. TEAM Bureau receive and validate 700 of the council’s electricity bills per month. Molly Calvert, Query Administrator for TEAM Bureau, was first notified of an uncharacteristic increase in

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TEAM helped Hackney Council save more than £1.1 million in billing errors

Hackney Council - Hackney Service Centre

With the help of TEAM’s Outsourced Bill Validation Service, Hackney Council has recovered more than £1.1 million in billing errors. The authority is one of the largest employers in London and is committed to leading the way in the UK’s action on climate change. TEAM Bureau (Outsourced Bill Validation Service) receives all the authority’s gas

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Meet TEAM at The Energy Management Exhibition EMEX 2016

EMEX 2017

TEAM will be attending EMEX, the event for everyone who wants to reduce their organisations energy consumption. Showcasing out full range of energy and carbon saving solutions…

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TEAM helps Greggs to identify hundreds of thousands of pounds in billing errors

Greggs Plc

Over the last six-years TEAM Sigma has helped Greggs to identify hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of billing errors. With over 1,700 shops, 9 regional bakeries and 20,000 employees who serve millions of customers each week, Greggs is the UK’s leading bakery food on the go retailer. Greggs introduced TEAM’s Sigma Software to monitor

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Managing Schools Energy with the Sigma Energy Viewer

Bedford Borough Council

Schools in Bedford are being introduced to the Sigma Energy Viewer (SEV) as part of an attempt to get them to pay less for their energy usage. Bedford Borough Council wants to raise energy and water awareness amongst schools and believes the Sigma Energy Viewer is the way forward. Samantha Guy, the council’s Senior Energy

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Heat Network Regulations 2014 – Act Now and Avoid Fines

Heat Network Regulations

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?

Energy Saving Opportunity (ESOS) Scheme

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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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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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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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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Singapore Energy Conservation Act and ISO Workshop Success

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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