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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Energy management series: Where am I starting from?

We’ve broadened our consultancy expertise with latest appointments

The starting point for energy management is data and the most successful and efficient energy management strategy is to ensure that it is built on a foundation of good quality data. Good quality data is crucial for your business. It is the key to compliance, streamlined budgeting, and surpassing carbon reduction targets. It also provides

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Our advice for maximising your new year energy planning

We’ve broadened our consultancy expertise with latest appointments

The new year always feels like an opportunity for a new beginning, but this January is particularly bountiful for many in providing space for change and progress for those working in energy management. A number of key legislative requirements have finished – the ESOS Phase 2 deadline has passed and the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

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New Relationship Manager to join TEAM

Chris Davies TEAM Service Delivery Manager

A newly appointed Service Delivery Manager for our outsourced energy management customers. Chris Davies has been employed by us to manage a number of customer relationships in line with our customer service strategy, supporting the ongoing growth of our energy Bureau. Chris has an energy industry background and 15 years’ experience in customer service. He

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New Year Energy Diet in Five Steps

Energy management series: who will be my buddy?

So, it’s no secret, a bit of excess at Christmas might well leave many needing to shed a few pounds in the weeks afterwards – it almost seems inevitable! A similarly inescapable truth seems to be that pounds are only ever added to energy bills; long term trends see prices go up, but not down.

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Have yourself an energy efficient Christmas

Trend Analysis and Exception Reporting

The countdown to Christmas is on. With only a few weeks left in the year, any new meaningful projects may well have to wait until the new year; but you can still be productive. Now is the perfect time to reflect on the year and tie up loose ends, so when you return to your

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Energy management series: Who will be my buddy?

TEAM’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) service

Adopting good energy management practices can present significant challenges to an organisation. To successfully introduce an energy management strategy that will potentially disrupt and seek to influence a wide audience will need good support throughout the business. One person will never be enough, not only to launch such a strategy, but also to sustain it.

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Sigma Spotlight – Trend Analysis and Exception Reporting

Our last Sigma roadmap release delivered a suite of data monitoring tools that gave energy professionals confidence that their energy data is accurate, complete, consistent and timely. Assurance in having high quality data is one thing and our latest roadmap release means the available data works that little bit harder. Identifying and tracking unusual patterns

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Sigma Spotlight – Data Monitoring

Monitoring & Targeting

Utility costs can be the second or third largest cost for an organisation, and often the one under a lot of scrutiny from a budget cutting and sustainability point of view. Having the right tools to help you manage, control and reduce energy usage is paramount. We can’t support our customers to build an optimised

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Energy management series: Where to begin

Energy Saving Opportunity (ESOS) Scheme

Over the next 12 months, we are going to guide you through the process of establishing an energy management strategy that is fully embedded in your organisation. It’s a process like any other and in this introductory strategic overview, we want to give you the basic secrets to success; knowledge, power, and resilience. Knowledge This

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Are you getting value from your Recommendation Report?

Are you getting value from your Recommendation Report

As part of our Display Energy Certificate (DEC) service, we are required to issue a Recommendation Report alongside the DEC if one is not currently in place or the existing one has expired. A Recommendation Report contains specific energy-saving measures that were identified as part of a site survey. They are valid for seven years

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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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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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Sigma’s evolutionary journey in 2018

Monitoring & Targeting

As we launch the 2019 roadmap for Sigma, now is a good time to reflect on the journey so far. When EDW Technology acquired TEAM in 2017, they promised to make significant changes for our flagship energy management software, Sigma. Release 10 In spring 2018, a major architectural update delivered a brand-new look Sigma with

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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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How energy surveys and data validation can help your business

Energy Surveys and Data Validation

Energy surveys and data validation can both have a positive effect on managing your energy usage as well as your budget. These can be completed as a one off, or as part of a regular programme, depending on your objectives. An energy survey alone can identify existing and potential issues relating to energy usage. A

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2018 Conference shines a light on the future changes that affect the industry

Energy Management Conference 2018

On 20 November, we hosted our Energy Management Conference with a theme of the Changing Energy Landscape. Speakers from industry-leading organisations shared their insights on the energy industries future and gave information about how evolving technologies can play a positive role. Our CEO, Simon Miles, set the scene and National Grid’s Power Responsive Manager, Rhiannon

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The Changing Energy Landscape in the spotlight at our 2018 Energy Management Conference

TEAM's Energy Management Conference 2018

This year’s Energy Management Conference brought together over 100 Energy Management professionals for a fantastic day of enlightenment, thought leadership and networking. This was all made possible by our industry-leading presenters, who shared their insights and information on the challenging and changing energy landscape. Graham Paul, Service Delivery Director said: The event was a great

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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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The end of CRC reporting. What will it mean to the current CRC participants?

The end of CRC reporting

July 2019 will be the final reporting deadline for CRC Phase 2 and we already know that the fiscal element of this scheme is due to be replaced by an increased Climate Change Levy (CCL) rate. But what does this mean for those who have been participating in CRC since it started in 2010, both

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Our Head of Operations to Chair ESTA’s aM&T Group

Timothy Holman

Tim Holman has been elected to Chair the automatic Monitoring & Targeting (aM&T) group ran by ESTA (the Energy Services and Technology Association). ESTA is a trade membership organisation and the aM&T group supports members who provide products and services targeted at measuring, acquiring, managing, processing and analysing energy data in the pursuance of energy

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New Key Account Manager joins our growing Sales team

Dean Noden, Key Account Manager

New industry expert joins our sales team picking up the Midlands region. Dean Noden has been involved with the Energy Industry for 20 years and in the last 10 years has worked specifically in the Energy Management Sector. Dean comes to us from our competitor eSight Energy Ltd where he worked for 5 years. Pete

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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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A journey of discovery

Energy in Buildings & Industry July/August 2018

Energy and Buildings in Industry recently interviewed Alexis Percival, Environmental and Sustainability Manager from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, in their Talking Heads feature. As a TEAM customer, we’re proud to be working with such a pioneering personality and helping Alexis manage Yorkshire Ambulance’s sustainability and energy management. Read her story here

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Brand new and efficient working space for TEAM’s Bureau and Consultancy

TEAM Energy at refurbed offices

After a few months of working in a temporary office, Energy Bureau staff and the Energy Consultants have moved into their brand-new office space. After EDW Technology acquired TEAM 12 months ago, some of the departments moved into EDW’s office in Knowlhill. This made way to reconfiguring and renovating the old TEAM office to provide

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CRC Annual Reporting… Is it the same old thing?

Non domestic RHI Scheme

Is it the “Same old, same old…”? Our Energy Services Coordinator asks the question. In many ways, yes, the CRC Annual Reporting process is full of repeated activities and communications that have become well-rehearsed over the years. But the CRC reporting process has created some transformations in our sector that are worth talking about. Firstly,

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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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Sigma Energy Management software development; Yellowfin case study

Yellowfin

Last week saw the launch of the latest version of the Sigma Energy Management software incorporating Sigma Energy Intelligence. By partnering with Yellowfin, we have created an exciting new addition to the Sigma hosted-software suite. Yellowfin was chosen, following a lengthy vendor-selection process, to provide us with their industry-leading business intelligence, dashboard, reporting, and data-analytics

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Latest Team Sigma Release, Powered By Yellowfin

Yellowfin Software Intelligence

Combination of architectural updates and Yellowfin analytical software set to provide our Sigma customers with high-performance reporting tool A leading, end-to-end analytics tool has been embedded into our energy management software in the first of many structural updates to take place this year. Sigma Energy Intelligence is a modern and intuitive BI and analytics module

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Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificates

Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

What is a Non-Domestic EPC? An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates how energy efficient a building is. The certificate will tell you three key pieces of information: firstly, it will grade the building for efficiency from A to G (A is the most efficient grade); secondly it will give suggestions for improving the efficiency of

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Reasons to start ESOS phase 2 now

ESOS Scheme

The deadline for ESOS Phase 2 is 5th December 2019. Although this deadline is over 20 months away, TEAM’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme’s lead assessor, Justine Grant, gives 7 reasons why you should start now: Quality Lead Assessors are a requirement and they will be more in demand the closer you get to the deadlines.

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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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New Business Intelligence Solution

New Business Intelligence Solution

Powering Our Utility Bill Recovery Performance A new management information system has gone live at TEAM. TEAM Energy has implemented an innovative Bureau Service Management Information (BSMI) solution to help the management team use data and knowledge to drive performance, quality and enable smarter and quicker business decisions. The solution was delivered by creating a

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Display Energy Certificates – who is affected?

Display Energy Certificates: A closer look

Last year was another busy year for the Energy Services team, delivering over 750 Display Energy Certificates (DECs) to our clients. Our client base is extensive and reflects the expertise the department has in delivering the certificates to different sectors, with clients including hospitals, universities, schools, museums, local and central government buildings and leisure centres.

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TEAM maps out plans at the 30th annual User Group Conference

TEAM User Group Conference 2017

EDW Technology’s roadmap for TEAM, future developments in the energy industry, Smart Metering, Transmission and Distribution charging were just some of the topics discussed at the 2017 TEAM User Group Conference. One of the main presentations this year was about connecting people through TV, radio, mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT) for an enriched

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TEAM’s Regional Support Group 2017 Events are a Huge Success

Regional Support Groups 2017

Future developments, new functionality, Cloud computing and the latest on the Water Market Reform were just some of the topics up for discussion at this year’s TEAM Regional Support Group events. The customer only events hosted by our TEAM directors, software experts and Customer Account Managers took place throughout May and featured an exciting line-up

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Cornwall Council recovers more than £61,000 from a water leak, thanks to TEAM

Cornwall Council Water Leak

One of the largest employers in Cornwall has recovered more than £61,000 from a water leak, following a two-and-half-year ownership battle. Vikki Wilkins, Energy Management Technician, at Cornwall Council, said she spent months trying to recuperate the money after discovering the leak at Falmouth Adult Education Centre. She is now urging businesses across the UK

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TEAM’s Hints and Tips Webinar Importing – 21st March

Kim Gower Software Trainer

The Hints and Tips Webinar Importing has TEAM’s Software Trainer Kim Gower showing how to import consumption data manually and automate the process

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TEAM’s Hints and Tips Webinar Importing Consumption Data in Bulk into Periodic Channels

Kim Gower Software Trainer

The Hints and Tips Webinar Importing has TEAM’s Software Trainer Kim Gower showing how to import consumption data manually and automate the process

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Get the latest Renewable Heat Incentive statistics

Renewable Heat Incentive Statistics

More than 17,500 full applications have been made under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI) since it opened in 2011, new Renewable Heat Incentive statistics have revealed. According to January’s Renewable Heat Incentive statistics, released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); 16,317 have received full accreditations; 15,471 installations have received

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Join TEAM at the ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference

ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference

Visit TEAM at the annual ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference. ESTA’s aM&T conference and exhibition is the UK’s leading event showcasing the latest in bespoke metering, monitoring, technology and energy services. TEAM will be showcasing our Energy Management Software and demonstrating it’s many capabilities. Join TEAM on stand CH30L About the ESTA aM&T event The ESTA

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New Training Course Available – Importing Data in Bulk

Importing Data in Bulk - Training Academy

We are pleased to announce that a new training course Importing Data in Bulk has been added to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The Importing Data in Bulk into Sigma using the Browser course will teach customers how to add an importer; how to import degree data; how to import degree data and much more.

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edie 2017 Sustainability Leaders Awards

edie 2017 Sustainability Leaders Awards

Congratulations to the TEAM customers who are amongst this year’s finalists for edie’s 2017 Sustainability Leaders Awards. The edie 2017 Sustainability Leaders Awards, which recognise the incredible people, initiatives and products that are helping to deliver excellence within the green economy, take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 25th January 2017. We

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SaaS vs On-Premise Energy Management Software

SaaS Energy Management Solution

Behind every organisation, lies the great energy management IT debate: Software as a Service (SaaS) or an on-premise Solution? Many organisations, both in the public and private sector, are now looking to Cloud computing to help manage their energy consumption. But there are still some companies that believe the on-premise option is a better deal.

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Join TEAM at the ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference

ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference

The ESTA aM&T 2017 event, which is the UK’s leading event highlighting the latest bespoke metering, monitoring, technology and energy services, will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 23rd February. About the ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference As well as showcasing our new Cloud based Reporting technology, TEAM’s Managing Director & ESTA Group aM&T

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TEAM Energy – What you’ve missed in 2016

TEAM Energy looking back over 2016

Here at TEAM we have had a great year with a multitude of improvements to our software and services and we would like to share our achievements with you. We have been reaping the benefits of our next generation of Hosted Services – TEAM Sigma Cloud with superfast Gigabit internet connectivity and the highest level

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New Training Course Available – Account Number and Contract Changes

Account Number and Contract Changes Training Academy course

A new training course aimed to help manage account number and contract changes has been added to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The Account Number and Contract Changes course describes how to change contracts and account numbers using the Supply Migration Sub Activity. Account number migration allows you to change the account number on numerous

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New Training Course Available – Meter Reading

Meter Reading Online Training Academy Course

We are delighted to announce that a new training course has been added to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The Meter Readings course has been designed to explain how to add, upload, export and delete meter readings in a Non-Periodic Channel. The course also refers to two other courses that will assist you: Database Set

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Help Shape the Future of Heat in Non-Domestic Buildings

Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

The UK Government has a variety of strategies in place in order to help us meet our targets for reducing greenhouse gases including promoting Heat Networks, incentivising renewable heating and supporting energy efficiency. Now, they are looking for your views to help develop and support the future for heat in non-domestic buildings. Recognising that those

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TEAM Customers Announced as Green Gown Awards 2016 Winners

Green Gown Awards 2016

TEAM is delighted to announce that two of our customers have scooped up prestigious awards at the Green Gown Awards 2016. Winners were announced on 10th November at the Athena in Leicester. The awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland

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The 2016 TEAM User Group Conference a Huge Success

2016 TEAM User Group Conference

Future developments, preparing for changes to the Water Market and the benefits of Cloud computing were just some of the topics up for discussion at the 2016 TEAM User Group Conference. The 29th annual event featured an exciting line-up of case study guest speakers from Arriva Rail North, Greggs and Plymouth City Council, as well

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Cornwall Council saves £538,000 in billing errors

Cornwall Council

With the help of TEAM’s Outsourced Bill Validation Service, Cornwall Council has saved more than £538,000 over the last five years. The authority is one of the largest employers in Cornwall Council and is committed to leading the way in the UK’s action on climate change. The Council began working with TEAM Bureau (Outsourced Bill

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Tarmac One of the Greenest Companies in the Construction Sector

Tarmac

TEAM customer Tarmac is fast becoming one of the greenest companies in the construction sector as it strives to reduce its impact on the environment. In its 2015 Sustainability Report released last week the construction firm states that it is making “good progress” towards its 2020 target of a 37% reduction in carbon emissions from

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How to Manage Your Utility Supplier

Manage your utility supplier course

How to Manage Your Utility Supplier course is a UK first and is designed by our in-house team of experts to provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to manage your energy supplier..

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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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Hints and Tips Webinar Validators Second Broadcast

Kim Gower Software Trainer

A bill validator is a simple set of defined rules that are checked against a sigma bill producing a pass/fail result… Find out how to set up a validator in TEAM’s Sigma Software

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Hints and Tips Webinar Validators

Kim Gower Software Trainer

A bill validator is a simple set of defined rules that are checked against a sigma bill producing a pass/fail result… Find out how to set up a validator in TEAM’s Sigma Software

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TEAM Customers Nominated at The Green Gown Awards 2016

Green Gown Awards 2016

Congratulations to our TEAM customers who are among this year’s finalists for the prestigious Green Gown Awards 2016. Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards 2016 recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to

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Understanding P272

Capacity Market Support

P272 is a regulatory change which alters the way business energy use is metered and billed. TEAM’s Bureau Manager, Scott Tomsett, explains more… All electricity suppliers have a P272 regulatory obligation directed by Ofgem to change the way customers with Profile Classes of 05 to 08 meters are billed. These changes must be made by

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TEAM joins forces with IBM’s SoftLayer Platform

TEAM Sigma Cloud Large

TEAM have joined forces with IBM SoftLayer to produce a video highlighting the benefits of Cloud computing. In 2015, TEAM moved to the Cloud with IBM’s SoftLayer platform and launched its next generation of Hosted Services – TEAM Sigma Cloud. Tim Holman, Solutions Director at TEAM, said: “We started looking at IBM’s SoftLayer platform because

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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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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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Hints n Tips Webinar – Query Mangement

With TEAM’s Hints n Tips webinars, learn how to log supplier queries, view, update and close them once they have been resolved. New for 2016, TEAM is launching a series of Hints n Tips webinars to help TEAM customers make the most of TEAM’s Sigma Software. About the Hints n Tips Webinar Series Covering a

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TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016 Events are Underway

Regional Support Groups 2017

TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016 events are underway with new functionality, future developments and the latest on legislation being some of the topics up for discussion. Our first event was held at the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast on 28th April with customers describing the event as “interesting” and “informative”. About TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016

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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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How to Manage Your Utility Supplier

Manage your utility supplier course

How to Manage Your Utility Supplier course is a UK first and is designed by our in-house team of experts to provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to manage your energy supplier.. Register before 20th Feb to receive your £50 discount

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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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ESTA aM&T Conference – 25th February 2016

ESTA aM&T 2017 Conference

Join TEAM at the ESTA AM&T 2016 Automatic Monitoring and Targeting Confernce and Exhibition on 25 February 2016 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry

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Bedford Borough Council wins the Drop Energy Award 2015

Bedford Borough Council

Bedford Borough Council wins… TEAM is pleased to announce that one of our customers has been recognised for their hard work in saving energy at a special awards ceremony hosted by Anglian Water Business. We would like to congratulate Bedford Borough Council who won the Drop Energy Award – for best practice in energy management

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Time for cloud-based energy management

Timothy Holman

TEAM’s Solutions Director Tim Holman explains why he believes organisations and businesses should be embracing cloud-based energy management tools. Many organisations, both in the public and private sector, are now looking to cloud computing to help manage their energy consumption. Those with multiple sites are looking at ways to share energy data with a large

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Do you know how to manage your utility supplier effectively?

Manage your utility supplier course

The How to Manage your Utility Supplier training course is designed to help businesses manage their utilities and has been launched in the UK. Businesses aiming to reduce their energy bills are being invited to attend the “How to Manage Your Utility Supplier” course on Wednesday 15th June in Milton Keynes. The Manage your Utility

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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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Northern Rail win at the Lux Awards 2015

Lux Awards 2015

TEAM is delighted to announce that one of our customers has been recognised for their work at a prestigious awards ceremony. We would like to congratulate Northern Rail, a long-term user of TEAM’s Sigma Software, for winning the ‘Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year’ at the Lux Awards 2015. The awards were presented

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The ESOS deadline is almost here

Environment Agency

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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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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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 by Arriva

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Sustainability Live 2015 – 21-23 April 2015

Sustainability Live 2015

TEAM will be showcasing our full range of Energy and Carbon Management Solutions at stand K16 at Sustainability Live 2015

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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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Tick tock …. the ESOS deadline is fast approaching

Energy Saving Opportunity (ESOS) Scheme

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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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 Online Training Academy Webinar – 27 November 2014

TEAM Online Training Academy - Databases

The Training Academy is a web and desktop based tool developed by TEAM to enable our customers to learn about aspects of their energy management software…

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TEAM Online Training Academy Webinar – 25 November 2014

TEAM Online Training Academy - Databases

The Training Academy is a web and desktop based tool developed by TEAM to enable our customers to learn about aspects of their energy management software

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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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TEAM Online Training Academy Webinar – 20 November 2014

TEAM Online Training Academy - Databases

The Training Academy is a web and desktop based tool developed by TEAM to enable our customers to learn about aspects of their energy management software

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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 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 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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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

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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TEAM Regional Support Groups off to a flying start

Andrea Shoel, Business Development Manager

TEAM Regional Support Groups 2015 This week has seen the start of our annual series of TEAM Regional Support Groups. These are free to attend events hosted by our TEAM Directors, software experts, customer guest speakers and our Customer Account Managers. Packed with all the latest information and updates of our energy and carbon management

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Introducing Our New Customer Support Portal

Timothy Holman

Introducing our new TEAM Customer Support Portal “We are pleased to provide TEAM customers with a new, simple way of keeping up to date with the developments in Sigma software, future plans and your own requests, all in one place. We have decided to set up the portal as an extra method of communicating with

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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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ISO Accreditation … why and how?

Paul Martin

If you are struggling to understand ISO Accreditation here are the ‘whys and hows’ “For three days in March 2013, my head has been pre-occupied with acronyms, audits and re-accreditation. For in March, we have reached the three year anniversary of our initial ISO 9001 & 14001 accreditation, which means that we were due the

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The Growing Importance of ISO50001

Paul Martin

The growing importance of the energy management standard ISO50001 With the dumbing down of the Carbon Reduction Commitment in the UK and other cap and trade mechanisms struggling on the international scene, the ISO50001 energy management standard is emerging as a viable mechanism to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Early signs are that worldwide adoption is likely

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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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Why check your commercial utility bill?

Overcharging on a commercial utility bill is more common than you might think. There are many reasons why an overcharge may occur on a gas, electricity or water bill. From the obvious water leak to an undetected error in the account number, you can see from the chart below, the issues that our energy bureau

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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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