SECR and data: where do I start?

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework

When it comes to the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework, all qualifying businesses are required to report on their annual emissions and provide a narrative commentary of any energy efficiency actions. Provided within the Environmental Report Guidelines, which were updated earlier this year, this table gives the basics of what you need to

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TEAM Energy Management Conference 2018

Energy Management Conference 2018 Menu

The Changing Energy Landscape. With revitalised content for this year’s TEAM Energy Management Conference, our talented line up of expert speakers will share insights and give information on the challenging and changing energy landscape and shine a light on how the potential for evolving technologies can drive value for the public and private sectors. Our

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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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Have you budgeted for Climate Change Levy increases?

Climate Change Levy

From 1 April next year the Climate Change Levy (CCL) applied to all business electricity, gas and solid fuel use is increasing significantly. This is primarily to offset the loss in revenue that the government will suffer as the CRC scheme comes to an end next year. However, for those who have never been part

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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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TEAM’s Regional Support Group 2018 event in Stirling

Regional Support Group 2017 event Stirling

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2018 event in Stirling The Regional Support Group events will be very interactive this year, and will include Sigma software training, updates on Energy Industry changes affecting your business, sharing ideas through group sessions for the TEAM 2019 roadmap, and much more. The events start at 9.45 and

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TEAMs Regional Support Group 2018 event in Bristol

Regional Support Group 2017 event Bristol

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2018 event in Bristol The Regional Support Group events will be very interactive this year, and will include Sigma software training, updates on Energy Industry changes affecting your business, sharing ideas through group sessions for the TEAM 2019 roadmap, and much more. The events start at 9.45 and

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TEAMs Regional Support Group 2018 event in London (15th May)

Regional Support Group 2017 event London

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2018 event in London – 15th May The Regional Support Group events will be very interactive this year, and will include Sigma software training, updates on Energy Industry changes affecting your business, sharing ideas through group sessions for the TEAM 2019 roadmap, and much more. The events start

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TEAMs Regional Support Group 2018 event in London (10th May)

Regional Support Group 2017 event London

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2018 event in London – 10th May The Regional Support Group events will be very interactive this year, and will include Sigma software training, updates on Energy Industry changes affecting your business, sharing ideas through group sessions for the TEAM 2019 roadmap, and much more. The events start

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TEAMs Regional Support Group 2018 event in Sheffield

Regional Support Group 2017 event Sheffield

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2018 event in Sheffield The Regional Support Group events will be very interactive this year, and will include Sigma software training, updates on Energy Industry changes affecting your business, sharing ideas through group sessions for the TEAM 2019 roadmap, and much more. The events start at 9.45 and

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TEAMs Regional Support Group 2018 event in Manchester

Regional Support Group 2016 Manchester

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2018 event in Manchester The Regional Support Group events will be very interactive this year, and will include Sigma software training, updates on Energy Industry changes affecting your business, sharing ideas through group sessions for the TEAM 2019 roadmap, and much more. The events start at 9.45 and

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TEAMs Regional Support Group 2018 event in Durham

Regional Support Group 2017 event Durham

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2018 event Durham The Regional Support Group events will be very interactive this year, and will include Sigma software training, updates on Energy Industry changes affecting your business, sharing ideas through group sessions for the TEAM 2019 roadmap, and much more. The events start at 9.45 and finish

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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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What’s new on the Capacity Market?

Capacity Market Support

The next milestone for the capacity market is the capacity auction on the 30th January. This is for the T1 delivery (2018-2019) and the T4 capacity auction for 2021-2022 delivery will take place on 6th February. Those who have passed the prequalification stage must deliver a Financial Commitment Milestone report within 18 months of the

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Join us for the 30th User Group Conference 2017

User Group Conference UGC 2917 at Stadium MK

We are delighted to announce the date for this year’s 30th TEAM User Group Conference 2017. The event, which is exclusive for TEAM customers, will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Stadium MK on 1st November 2017. Register Today About the TEAM User Group Conference 2017 The UGC 2017 will be packed with TEAM

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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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TEAM Regional Support Group 2017 event – Stirling

Regional Support Group 2017 event Stirling

JoinTEAM at the Regional Support Group 2017 event Stirling on 25th May. Join us for workshops, guest speakers, networking & more…

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Join TEAM at the Regional Support Group 2017 event London

Regional Support Group 2017 event London

JoinTEAM at the Regional Support Group 2017 event London on 23rd May. Join us for workshops, guest speakers, networking & more…

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Join TEAM at the Regional Support Group 2017 event London

Regional Support Group 2017 event London

JoinTEAM at the Regional Support Group 2017 event London on 18th May. Join us for workshops, guest speakers, networking & more…

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Join TEAM at the Regional Support Group 2017 event Bristol

Regional Support Group 2017 event Bristol

JoinTEAM at the Regional Support Group 2017 event Bristol on 16th May. Join us for workshops, guest speakers, networking & more…

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TEAMs Regional Support Group 2017 event Sheffield

Regional Support Group 2017 event Sheffield

JoinTEAM at the Regional Support Group 2017 event Sheffield on 11th May. Join us for workshops, guest speakers, networking & more…

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TEAM’s Regional Support Group 2017 event Manchester

Regional Support Group 2017 event Manchester

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2017 event Manchester Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of Regional Support Groups which are held during May in different regions throughout the UK. This Regional Support Group event will be held at the Arora Hotel in Manchester. The Regional

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TEAMs Regional Support Group 2017 event in Durham

Regional Support Group 2017 event Durham

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2017 event Durham Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM Regional Support Group 2017 event Durham is customer-only event is part of our annual series of Regional Support Groups which are held during May in different regions throughout the UK. This Regional Support Group event will be held at

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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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29th TEAM User Group Conference 2016 – Registration is now OPEN!

TEAM User Group Conference 2016

We are delighted to announce that registration for this year’s 29th TEAM User Group conference is now OPEN. The event, which is exclusive for TEAM customers, will be held at the Jurys Inn Hotel in Milton Keynes on 2nd November 2016. Guest Speakers About the TEAM User Group Conference This year’s event will be packed

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Registration is Now Open for the TEAM User Group Conference 2016

Jurys Inn Milton Keynes

We are delighted to announce that registration for this year’s 29th TEAM User Group conference is now open. The event, which is exclusive for TEAM customers, will be held at the Jurys Inn Hotel in Milton Keynes on 2nd November 2016. To register click here or if you have any questions please do not hesitate

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Date announced for TEAM’s User Group Conference 2016

TEAM User Group Conference 2016

The annual TEAM User Group Conference 2016 will take place at the Jurys Inn, Milton Keynes on Wednesday 2nd November 2016. About the TEAM User Group Conference 2016 This one-day event will be packed with customer case studies, TEAM updates, discussion groups, software training, the latest news on the Water Reform and much more. The

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TEAM Regional Support Group 2016 – London

Regional Support Group 2017 event London

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group in London Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of Regional Support Groups which are held during April and May in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in London. Events feature a

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TEAM Regional Support Group 2016 – Stirling

Regional Support Group 2017 event Stirling

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2016 Stirling Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of Regional Support Groups which are held during April and May in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Stirling Court Hotel in Stirling. Events feature a

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TEAM Regional Support Group 2016 Milton Keynes

Regional Support Group 2016 Milton Keynes

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2016 Milton Keynes Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of Regional Support Groups which are held during April and May in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Jurys Inn in Milton Keynes. Events feature

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TEAM Regional Support Group 2016 – Manchester

Regional Support Group 2016 Manchester

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2016 Manchester Event Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of Regional Support Groups which are held during April and May in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Novotel in Manchester. Events feature a customer

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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 Regional Support Groups 2016 – Sheffield

Regional Support Group 2017 event Sheffield

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Groups in Sheffield Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of Regional Support Groups which are held during April and May in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Copthorne Hotel in Sheffield. The events feature a

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TEAMs Regional Support Group 2016 Durham

Regional Support Group 2017 event Durham

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2016 Durham event Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of Regional Support Groups which are held during April and May in different regions throughout the UK. This Regional Support Group event will be held at the Ramside Hall Hotel in

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TEAM Regional Support Groups 2016 Bristol

Regional Support Group 2017 event Bristol

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Groups 2016 Bristol Registration is now OPEN! The Regional Support Groups 2016 Bristol is part of our annual series of events for TEAM customers which are held during April and May in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Aztec Hotel and Spa in

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Regional Support Group 2016 – Belfast

Regional Support Group 2016 Belfast

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group 2016 Belfast This event has now passed This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of Regional Support Groups which are held during April and May in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast. Events feature a

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Heat Metering for Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Training Course in Milton Keynes

Heat Metering for RHI

TEAM will arm you with the knowledge of heat metering for RHI entitlement using real life case studies. Key learning points on heat metering will be shared with the view to highlight good practices and discuss pitfalls and how best to avoid them.

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Registration for TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2016 is now OPEN!

Regional Support Groups 2016

Regional Support Groups 2016 We are delighted to announce that registration for this year’s Regional Support Groups 2016 is now open. Register Today TEAM’s annual Regional Support Groups 2016 events take place in different regions around the UK between April and May and are exclusive to TEAM customers. This year we’ve added some new venues

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ESOS help for non-compliant businesses

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

More than 3,000 companies eligible for the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) still haven’t notified the Environment Agency (EA) of their intent to comply. The Environment Agency has repeatedly issues warnings of the substantial fines (see below table) that will be imposed on organisations that do not comply by 29th January. Companies that miss the

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ESOS – Non-compliant businesses urged to take ‘immediate action’

ESOS Newsletter Issue 1

Businesses who have not started their Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) compliance are being sent letters and urged to take immediate action. Up to 3,500 companies still haven’t notified the Environment Agency (EA) of their intent to comply. Under current legislation, over 10,000 of the UK’s largest businesses must conduct a detailed energy audit across

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

Heat Metering for RHI

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

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The ESOS deadline is almost here

Environment Agency ESOS Enforcement

As the ESOS scheme nears its deadline a newsletter offering tips on compliance and how to avoid enforcement action has been released by the Environment Agency (EA). Despite the 5th December 2015 deadline the EA does not expect to take enforcement action for late notification provided it is received by 29th January 2016. However, companies

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Government announces increased funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive

Renewable Heat Incentive

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

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New Training Course Available – Viewing/Editing Data in Bulk

TEAM Energy Sigma Online Training Academy

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

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28th TEAM User Group Conference

TEAM User Group Conference 2016

Registration for the 28th TEAM User Group Conference is now open. This year’s event will feature guest speakers, networking, case studies & training…

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Introducing 2 new courses to Sigma Online Training Academy

TEAM Energy Sigma Online Training Academy

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

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

Heat Metering for RHI

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

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2015 Heating and Renewable Roadshow – Edinburgh 22nd September

2015 Heating and Renewable Roadshow

TEAM’s Justine Grant is among the experts set to speak at this year’s Heating & Renewable Roadshow touring the country later this year.

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2015 Heating and Renewable Roadshow – Coventry 10th September

2015 Heating and Renewable Roadshow

TEAM’s Justine Grant is among the experts set to speak at this year’s Heating & Renewable Roadshow touring the country later this year.

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

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

Did you know that you could receive financial support from implementing energy efficiency projects through the Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) Pilot Phase II, if you deliver electricity savings at peak times? If you’re thinking of replacing your old light fittings with LEDs or making any other improvement to your building or electrical equipment which would

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Who Are We?

Kim Gower Software Trainer

Introducing Kim Gower, Software Trainer Here at TEAM we are committed to building strong relationships with our customers. As part of our commitment we’ve decided to launch a ‘Who We Are’ column focussing on our staff. This month we caught up with Sigma Software Trainer, Kim Gower, to find out more about TEAM Training. Kim joined

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

Heat Metering for RHI

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

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Date announced for TEAM User Group Conference 2015

Panal discussion at the TEAM User Group Conference 2015

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

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TEAM customer events hailed a success

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

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New functionality discussed at TEAM’s Regional Support Groups

Regional Support Groups 2015 - Chepstow

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

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Important changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

Green tree

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

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TEAM’s Regional Support Groups 2015 get underway

Regional Support Groups 2015 - Chepstow

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

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TEAM CRC Module Training Course – 29th April 2015 – SOLD OUT

Henry Dougherty, TEAM Energy Consultant will take you through the new CRC rules and revised TEAM CRC software designed to produce the CRC Annual Report data from the data recorded in the Sigma database

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Four new NHS Trusts join TEAM Bureau

NHS Trusts join TEAM's Bureau Services

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

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

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

With the ESOS scheme workload increasing at TEAM, we caught up with our Energy Services Manager, Ellen Salazar to find out more. Demand for the ESOS scheme surveys is growing daily and in a bid to keep up with the growing demand we’ve brought in extra resources. TEAM’s Carbon expert, Henry Dougherty, has attended an

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

Renewable Energy Installer

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

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

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert

In this next post in our series of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) we recorded our response to the call for evidence relating to IRMAs. As always we are on hand at TEAM to answer any additional questions you may have about IRMA’s for RHI to help you through the application process. 1. What is the

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

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

TEAM’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Diary Ellen Salazar TEAM’s ESOS Lead Assessor ESOS Diary Date: Feb 2015 Since my last diary entry, we’ve started our ESOS building energy survey work! We were up north visiting 2 companies, each very different, but both really interesting. Identifying wastage energy At the first company, we reviewed their half-hourly

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Dates announced for TEAM Regional Support Groups 2015

Regional Support Groups 2015

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

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Environment and Energy Awards 2015 – TEAM Customers nominated

Environment and Energy Awards 2015

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

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

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert

Calling all IRMA Authors! Do you currently or do you hope to support RHI applicants by supplying Independent Reports on Metering Arrangements (IRMAs)? Well watch out! Ofgem currently have a “Call for Evidence” out to consider whether or not IRMAs are worthwhile. Do they add value to the application by helping to clarify the installation

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Another Sell Out Heat Metering for RHI Training Course from TEAM

Heat Metering for RHI

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

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

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

TEAM’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Diary Key points to remember and the role of an ESOS Lead Assessor Ellen Salazar TEAM’s ESOS Lead Assessor ESOS Diary Date: 19 Jan 2015 I’m starting a diary to record my experiences to date with ESOS! Since becoming an accredited Lead Assessor via CIBSE, I’ve been up and

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

Heat Metering for RHI

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

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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 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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Northern Rail wins prestigious Sustainability Award

Northern Rail Sustainability Award

TEAM customer Northern Rail was named the winner of the Sustainability Award at the 2014 North of England Excellence Awards, presented on 13th November at The Royal Armouries in Leeds. The Excellence Awards recognise organisations that achieve and maintain superior performance. The Sustainability category acknowledges organisations striving for economic, social and ecological sustainability. Northern Rail

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

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

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 User Group Conference 2014 – A networking success

TEAM User Group Conference 2014

Over 100 energy professionals from throughout the UK attended TEAM’s User Group Conference on 5th November 2014 at the Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. The event featured an exciting line-up of case study guest speakers from different sectors who shared their experiences of energy management and of using TEAM software and services. In addition, our

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Are you getting a good quality DEC service?

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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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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RHI applications processed in record time

Saving money in a piggy bank

We are pleased to announce that TEAM Independent Assessors for the Renewable Heat Incentive have had 2 recent RHI Applications processed and approved within a record time of 2 weeks. Achieving such short approval times attests to TEAM’s sound knowledge of the RHI requirements and our ability to produce an expert Independent Report on Metering

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Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme set to be simple, avoid duplication and minimise costs

Paul Martin

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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What’s new for CRC Phase 2?

Trend Analysis and Exception Reporting

What’s new for CRC Phase 2? Henry Dougherty Energy Consultant Summarising the simplification for Phase 2 of the CRC There are new rules for phase 2 of the CRC – covering the period 2014-19 (following on from transitional rules for  2012-2014). The good news, and the bad news… Welcome simplifications for phase 2 include: Only

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How important are DECs to our schools?

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?

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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New regulations for the Renewable Heat Incentive: Sept 2013

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert

Justine Grant Energy Assessor Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations New regulations came into force on the 24th September 2013. View the vlog: New regulations for the Renewable Heat Incentive Air Quality From the 24th of September 2013 if you have a Biomass Installation you will need to apply for an emissions certificate for your boiler. Changes

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Insight into RHI changes straight from Ofgem

Insight into RHI changes straight from Ofgem From the ESTA aM&T conference TEAM Energy Services Director John Field reports on developments in the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Receiving a first hand update from Ofgem in  the presentation ‘Renewable Heat Incentive – Tariffs, changes and opportunities’ by Jacqueline Balian, Head of RHI Operations at Ofgem at

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DECC Announce The Much Awaited Changes To The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert

DECC have announced the much awaited changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) energy scheme by Justine Grant Energy Assessor at TEAM The aim of these improvements is not only to implement lessons learnt from previous renewable energy schemes, keeping the RHI in budget, but also to encourage more organisations to participate in the scheme,

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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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The Carbon Footprint Reporting Challenge

CO2

  What is a carbon footprint for? Well, first and foremost it is actually for giving a total amount of emissions associated within any organisation over one year. Who is likely to need carbon footprint reports? Local authorities are required to produce a local authority Greenhouse Gas Report. Or, any organisation that wants to produce a

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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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What’s happening with the Renewable Heat Incentive in the UK?

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert

Justine Grant Energy Assessor and Renewable Heat Incentive expert To view this blog as a video click here Heat metering in the UK hasn’t been terribly popular, it’s quite a niche market. Traditionally it belongs to the district heating environment and we don’t have a lot of that in the UK. It’s very prevalent in

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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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