Opportunities for maximising energy efficiency in different building types

Whether your organisation’s energy estate is large or small, there is one thing that is certain, the types of buildings you occupy will influence the way you should manage its energy. A building’s performance A building’s design and construction will affect its energy consumption performance. There are several varying characteristics to consider when looking at

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Sigma Spotlight – Monitoring and Targeting

Monitoring & Targeting

The role Sigma can play in your M&T We are all aware of the versatile energy management technique Monitoring and Targeting (M&T), which is based on the principle of “you can’t manage what you don’t measure”. M&T enables you to simply and continually measure, understand and optimise your energy consumption. The technique supports: The detection

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How our energy Bureau has been transformed to work harder for you

How have our internal changes affected our outsourced Bureau service?

It’s been over 12 months since we undertook a business improvement project that included a thorough business process analysis of our Bureau services department. This analysis, coupled with the implementation of a management information tool and an increase to staff volume by 25%, led to significant improvements within the Bureau. A key part of this

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Top 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Winter

Non domestic RHI Scheme

At this time of year, we all revisit the heating controls and turn on the lights earlier at home. It’s not so straightforward for businesses; with numerous people occupying the premises and large, complicated heating and cooling systems. So, if you’re responsible for the energy management in your building and the comfort of your organisation’s

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10 years of Display Energy Certificates

DEC Certificate

10 years ago, as part of the Energy Performance in Buildings Regulation, Display Energy Certificates (DECs) were launched in England and Wales. In October 2008, DECs became a legal requirement for all buildings in the public sector and publicly funded organisations where members of the public access buildings. The purpose of a DEC is to

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Integration a first step

Energy in Buildings & Industry (Eibi) June 2018

Energy in Buildings & Industry’s editor, Mark Thrower, recently interviewed TEAM’s CEO, Simon Miles, for their regular “View from the top” feature. They talked about EDW’s takeover of TEAM, the integration of two businesses and the ambition for the future. Read the full article

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Air Conditioning Inspection Reports

TM44 Air Conditioning Certificate Savings

What is an Air Conditioning Inspection Report? If you have an Air Conditioning System with a cooling capacity of 12kW or more in your building, you are required to have a valid Air Conditioning Inspection Report (ACIR) and a certificate in place. An inspection of the system should take place every five years and there

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TEAM Customers win at the edie Environment and Energy Awards 2016

edie Environment and Energy Awards 2016

edie’s Environment and Energy Awards 2016 Congratulations to the TEAM customers who were amongst this year’s winners at edie’s Environment and Energy (E&E) Awards. Recognising excellence in on-site energy, water and resource management TEAM customers managed to walk away with an Environment and Energy Award in their respective categories. B&Q, who use TEAM’s Outsourced Bill

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Government announces abolishing the CRC scheme in the Budget 2016

Budget 2016

The Government has announced it will abolish the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) from April 2019. It will mean that participants in the CRC scheme will be required to surrender allowances for the final time in October 2019 according the the Budget 2016 announcement. Announcing the plans during the Budget 2016, Chancellor George Osborne said the

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TEAM Customers make the edie 2016 Award shortlist

edie.net The Shortlist

edie’s 2016 Environment and Energy (E&E) Awards Congratulations to the TEAM customers who are among this year’s finalists for edie’s 2016 Environment and Energy (E&E) Awards. The edie 2016 Environment and Energy Awards recognise excellence in on-site energy, water and resource management and attract thousands of entries. We are delighted that B&Q, who use TEAM’s

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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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Do you know how to manage your utility supplier?

Manage your utility supplier course

TEAM’s Bureau Manager Scott Tomsett explains how a unique training course could help many businesses reduce their energy bills and manage their suppliers. Thousands of UK businesses are battling against their energy suppliers, with common complaints ranging from providers issuing incorrect bills to confusion over complex tariffs. Understanding an energy bill can often be confusing

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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

Energy Saving Opportunity (ESOS) Scheme

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

Energy Saving Opportunity (ESOS) Scheme

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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TEAM launches Sigma Importing Agent for simple BEMS data transfer

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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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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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’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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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?

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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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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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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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

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

TEAM Sigma Mobile Data Entry App

“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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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 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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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?

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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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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Energy Efficiency Mission Launch Event Summary

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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Carbon Reduction Commitment Best Practice Tips

Henry Dougherty

Henry Dougherty Energy Consultant 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 and the quantity of the data for all of the supply points

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Are DECs achieving what they were set out to?

DEC Certificate

“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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Insight into Indian Sustainability

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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