Commercial relations leader joins our Bureau service

Anthony Smith has been the most recent addition to our outsourced data management, bill validation, and portfolio management service. This appointment will contribute to the continued transformation of our energy Bureau which sets out to deliver customer service excellence. Anthony has been employed to manage a number of customer relationships in line with our customer

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Capacity Market gets the all clear

TEAM Capacity Market Support

Following a several-month-long investigation, the European Commission recently confirmed that the Capacity Market will soon be back in business. The CM was suspended last year after a legal ruling by the European Court of Justice that the Commission did not conduct an in-depth investigation into aspects of compliance with State Aid rules. The case was

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Our latest customer events focus on the importance of data quality

Setting a robust energy management strategy is an important topic for many of our customers. So, when we travelled the country delivering a series of exclusive customer events, data, accountability and efficiency were top of the agenda. The regional support groups took place over two months in Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sheffield, and three London

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SECR: getting prepared

The new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework was introduced in April 2019 to encourage organisations to reduce their energy by 20% by 2030. Approximately 11,900 organisations are affected and will be required to report on their energy consumption and carbon emissions at the end of their financial year. So, who needs to comply?

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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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Eight tips to help you meet the ESOS deadline

Energy Saving Opportunity (ESOS) Scheme

By now, most of those qualifying businesses will be going through their checklists and be on course for meeting the 5 December deadline. But, for those of you who are worrying about meeting the deadline, we’ve pulled together eight tips to guide you: 1. Start with the time-consuming tasks The audit process typically takes around

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Utilities expert joins our Bureau Service

Ryan Protheroe has joined our outsourced bill validation and cost recovery service. His appointment will contribute to the continued growth of operational excellence and the transformation of the Bureau service. Ryan will lead the team of recovery experts, strengthening operational processes, to bolster overall recovery performance for our customers. As well as extensive industry experience

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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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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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New Data Leader joins our Bureau Service

Alpa Patel

Alpa Patel has recently joined the Energy Bureau team in the latest revision to the ongoing growth of the service. She has been hired to head up the Data Management team that is responsible for the quality of customer data processing and payment files. With 19 years of industry experience, Alpa has managed teams at

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Paving the way for accurate and transparent tenant billing with our latest product launch

Sigma Tenant Billing Software

We’re delighted to announce the development of our software portfolio with the launch of our next generation Sigma Tenant Billing solution. The application enables organisations to accurately and efficiently apportion utility costs between tenants, cost centres or departments delivering transparent accountable billing. The flexible and reliable solution seamlessly integrates with existing energy management systems, delivering

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

How have our internal changes affected our outsourced Bureau service?

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

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New Operations Manager to lead our Bureau Service

Robert Webb, Operations Manager

Rob Webb recently joined TEAM to head up our newly restructured Energy Bureau service. He has been hired to deliver our primary focuses for the Bureau service which includes reinforcing data quality, boosting operational efficiency, and driving up cost recovery rates. Rob has spent the past few weeks working with the Bureau team and establishing

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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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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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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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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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10 years of Display Energy Certificates

DEC Certificate

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

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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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TEAM Energy appoints Product and Service Development Manager

Tom Anderton, Product and Service Development Manager

Product and Service Development Manager appointed to lead the delivery of our product and services strategy and progress the evolution of Sigma Energy Management Software. Tom Anderton has been appointed to lead our product and services strategy which includes creating and implementing products and services, evaluating target markets and securing long-term, profitable growth and revenue.

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BEIS seeks views on performance of EPCs

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in buildings

As pledged in the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on the role of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in buildings. They want to understand the causes for discrepancies in EPCs for the same or similar buildings and where the potential issues come from. Another

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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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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) – how we’re helping our clients

Energy Performance Asset Rating

In the run-up to the enforcement of the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and since its implementation, we have been busy working with clients to ensure they are compliant with the new regulations. Buildings with an Asset Rating of an F or G cannot be leased out to new tenants; unless energy efficiency improvements

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Changes to the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD)

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Following a recent consultation to propose changes of environmental permits for the operation of medium combustion plant (MCP), new and standard rules have been set. Introduced in 2015, with the aim to improve air quality, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) was introduced. Under the MCPD, combustion plant emissions must be formally measured and submitted

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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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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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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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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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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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TEAM retains official supplier status in SBS framework

NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework

Our bill validation, recovery and compliance services continue to be available to NHS trusts and other public-sector organisations within a Shared Business Services (SBS) framework agreement. The SBS framework is a joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria and is the market leading business support service. They set out to offer innovative

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Reasons to start ESOS phase 2 now

ESOS Audit Phase 2

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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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

Tablet with charts on a chart background

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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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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EDW takes an architectural approach to improvement of TEAM’s Bill Validation Service processes

Orbus Software

The iServer product has been applied to TEAM’s outsourced Bill Validation Service over the past two months to map the business processes that are followed for the provision of outsourced services to TEAM’s customers. In 2015 EDW Technology applied the iServer software tool to their flagship product, Energy Retail Suite (ERS) to establish a single

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Meet TEAM at The Energy Management Exhibition EMEX 2017

EMEX 2017

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

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Evaluation of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

ESOS Service

Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunity (ESOS) scheme is underway and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has recently published an interim evaluation report that details the benefits of the scheme and the impact on organisations energy efficiency so far. Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunity scheme is underway and the

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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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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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Energy regulator unveils a plan to change the licence and classification of energy storage

Electricity Battery Storage

In a changing world of energy systems, Ofgem believe that the regulations should change to encourage the deployment of new smart technologies and respond to the emerging issues that they bring. They want to base its definition of storage as outlined by the Electricity Storage Network. That is: ‘Electricity storage in the electricity system is

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

billing errors at Scottish Council

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

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Do you know if you are being overcharged due to billing errors?

Billing Errors

Domestic Energy customers are not alone in being overcharged due to billing errors According to a UK-based comparison site, around 1.3 million householders were overcharged by an average of £79 each by their suppliers. The biggest problem was that the customer meter readings didn’t match the billed amount, and a quarter of all customers said

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TEAM Energy Strengthens its Position with EDW Technology

EDW Technology

We are delighted to announce that TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd) was acquired by EDW Technology Holdings Limited on the 13th of July 2017. EDW Technology has an extensive history of developing, implementing and supporting best-in-class retail electricity supply software solutions. With proven systems to support B2B electricity suppliers in the GB market, EDW Technology

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Need help implementing recommendations from your ESOS Assessment?

ESOS audit for the Environment Agency

Participants of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) are being audited, the Environment Agency (EA) has revealed. Since the last compliance deadline, the EA have been working with external contractors to carry out compliance audits of participants ESOS assessments. It has carried out over 200 compliance audits and expect to conduct a further 180 this

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

Hackney Council - Hackney Service Centre

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

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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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Become More Cost Efficient with the Carbon Reduction Commitment

Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Scheme

Sixteen businesses have been fined more than £93,000 over the last 12-months for breaching their Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), according to the Environment Agency (EA). The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory carbon emissions reduction initiative that applies to large organisations in the public and private sectors in the UK. The scheme requires participants to

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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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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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Heat Network Regulations Delayed Until 2017

Heat Network Regulations 2014

The National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) has announced that the feasibility study and requirement to fit heat meters by December 2016 has been delayed until 2017. The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 came into force in December 2014 under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. It affects all businesses within the UK that

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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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Meet TEAM at The Energy Management Exhibition EMEX 2016

EMEX 2017

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

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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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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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EDI Billing – A Deal Breaker?

Utility Week - EDI Billing

TEAM’s Managing Director Paul Martin has had an article published in the latest issue of Utility Week, a magazine devoted to water, gas and electricity industries. In the article Paul Martin explains why providing industry standard Electronic Data Interchange or EDI billing is a major customer retention tool for suppliers. Paul said: “If, as we

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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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ESOS Enforcement Update

Environment Agency ESOS Enforcement

Up to 1,700 organisations are being investigated by regulators of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), it has been revealed. The Environment Agency says the organisations are being investigated because regulators believe they “may have been” required to participate in the scheme but failed to make a submission before the final deadline. ESOS is a

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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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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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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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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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TEAM awarded supplier status on Crown Commercial Service G-Cloud 9 Framework

Crown Commerical Services - G-Cloud Framework

We are delighted to announce that TEAM has been successful in regaining supplier status on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) – G-Cloud 9 Framework Agreement – Software as a Service (SaaS). The G-Cloud framework offers a faster and cheaper route for public sector organisations to access suppliers who provide Cloud-based IT services. In summary, it

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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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Government announces abolishing the CRC scheme in the Budget 2016

Budget 2016

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

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TEAM Customers make the edie 2016 Award shortlist

edie.net The Shortlist

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

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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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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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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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Why the RHI Scheme is crucial to the UK’s long-term decarbonisation

Renewable Sources

TEAM’s RHI Industry Expert Justine Grant explains why she believes the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is crucial to the UK’s long-term decarbonisation efforts. The RHI is still with us, but expect changes. The Government announced plans to increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2016 to 2017. By 2021 an additional £1.15 billion will

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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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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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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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Meet TEAM at aM&T 2016

aM&T 2016

aM&T 2016 Meet TEAM at the 14th annual aM&T 2016 event that’s taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 25th February 2016. Book Your Place at aM&T 2016 TEAM will join like-minded energy managers at the aM&T 2016 to help advise them how to manage their energy more effectively in estates, buildings and

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TEAM customers announced as Utility Week Award winners 2015

Utility Week Awards 2015

TEAM is delighted to announce that two of our customers have scooped up prestigious awards at the Utility Week Awards 2015. Winners were announced on 14th December at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The awards recognise excellence across the utility industry and reward organisations that have achieved outstanding performance in the last year. National

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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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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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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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Heat Metering for Renewable Heat Incentive Training Course by TEAM

Heat Metering for RHI

This heat metering course has been developed to equip attendees with 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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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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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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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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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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TEAM’s advice on the latest Display Energy Certificate News

DEC Certificate

In February this year the Government announced proposals which could see Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for 54,000 public buildings in England and Wales abolished. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said it was considering removing the legal requirement for DECs in public buildings such as town halls, swimming pools and schools – or

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Customer Focus – Bill Anderson, Energy Officer, The Moray Council

Bill Anderson, Energy Officer, The Moray Council

Being tasked with driving down a council’s energy consumption, cutting carbon emissions and, ultimately, reducing its annual spend, is no mean feat. We caught up with Bill Anderson, Energy Officer at The Moray Council, to find out how he has managed to achieve all of the above. The Moray Council has a large and diverse

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Northern Rail become the first UK business to attain ISO 14001:2015

Northern Rail attains ISO14001

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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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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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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Introducing 2 new courses to Sigma Online Training Academy

Training Academy

We are pleased to announce that two new courses have been added to the Sigma Online Training Academy. The courses are; Bill Entry – Water and Bill Entry – Oil/Paraffin/LPG. The courses are available on the Sigma Online Training Academy are for the Sigma Desktop and Browser Interface and teach you how to enter details

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TEAM helps reduce energy billing disputes amongst tenants

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

Ellen Salazar explains how TEAM can help reduce disputes relating to energy billing charges between landlords and tenants. Many organisations who own or manage multiple or multi-let properties, claim that their energy billing system frequently causes problems and can be very time consuming. Landlords are being left out-of-pocket and conflicts relating to energy charges are

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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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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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TEAM customer highly commended at the British Renewable Energy Awards

The Highlands Council

TEAM is pleased to announce that one of our customers has been recognised for his work in energy at a special awards ceremony. We would like to congratulate Eddie Boyd, Principal Engineer at Highland Council who was highly commended in the Champion Award category at the British Renewable Energy Awards (REA) 2015. Now in its

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Heat Metering for Renewable Heat Incentive Training Course – SOLD OUT

Heat Metering for RHI

This heat metering course has been developed to equip attendees with 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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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 launch next generation of Hosted Services

TEAM Sigma Cloud

TEAM is pleased to launch the next generation of Hosted Services – TEAM Sigma Cloud. It will bring a host of benefits including the upgraded TEAM Sigma Version 8, TEAM Sigma Energy Viewer, support for Windows Remote Desktop access to the TEAM Sigma desktop interface, superfast Gigabit Internet connectivity, and the highest level of security.

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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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TEAM Regional Support Group – Durham

Regional Support Groups - Manchester

Join TEAM for our annual series of 10 Regional Support Groups which are held during April, May and June in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham and is available to customers and provide excellent networking opportunities with energy professionals in your region.

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Give yourself the competitive advantage with Tradacoms Standard electronic utility billing

Paul Martin

The water market in England is changing, it will mean for the first time that all businesses, as well as public sector organisations, will be in a position to choose their supplier of water. The changes, which are set to be introduced in April 2017, will kick off a nationwide competitive market. In a bid

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TEAM Regional Support Group – Birmingham

Regional Support Groups - Manchester

This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of 10 Regional Support Groups which are held during April, May and June in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Macdonald Burlington in Birmingham.

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TEAM Regional Support Group – London

Regional Support Groups - Manchester

This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of 10 Regional Support Groups which are held during April, May and June in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Westminster in London.

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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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TEAM Regional Support Group – Manchester

Regional Support Groups - Manchester

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group in Manchester Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of 10 Regional Support Groups which are held during April, May and June in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Novotel Manchester Centre in Manchester. Events feature

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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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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 Regional Support Group – London

Regional Support Groups - Manchester

This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of 10 Regional Support Groups which are held during April, May and June in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Westminster in London.

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TEAM Regional Support Group – Stirling

Regional Support Groups - Manchester

This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of 10 Regional Support Groups which are held during April, May and June in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Stirling Court Hotel in Stirling.

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TEAM Regional Support Group – Chepstow

Regional Support Groups - Manchester

This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of 10 Regional Support Groups which are held during April, May and June in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Marriott St Pierre in Chepstow.

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TEAM Regional Support Group – Exeter

Regional Support Groups - Manchester

Join TEAM for our Regional Support Group in Exeter Registration is now OPEN! This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of 10 Regional Support Groups which are held during April, May and June in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel in Exeter. Events feature

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TEAM Regional Support Group – Belfast

Regional Support Groups - Manchester

This TEAM customer-only event is part of our annual series of 10 Regional Support Groups which are held during April, May and June in different regions throughout the UK. This event will be held at the Copthorne Hotel in Sheffield…

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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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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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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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Tick tock …. the ESOS deadline is fast approaching

Ellen Salazar ESOS Lead Assessor

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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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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Heat Metering for Renewable Heat Incentive Training Course from TEAM

Heat Metering for RHI

This heat metering course has been developed to equip attendees with 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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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

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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Heat Metering for Renewable Heat Incentive Training Course in Milton Keynes

Heat Metering for RHI

Book your place on TEAM’s Heat Metering for Renewable Heat Incentive Training Course Background The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides long-term financial support to eligible organisations with solar thermal, biomass boilers, biomass CHP and heat pump installations. Manufacturers, designers or installers are under pressure to correctly specify and install heat meters to ensure high quality

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TEAM launches Sigma Importing Agent for simple BEMS data transfer

Sigma Agent

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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Growing number of organisations access TEAM Bureau through public sector framework

Shared Business Services

In total of 23 organisations have successfully accessed TEAM Energy Bill Validation and Cost Recovery Service through the Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework without the need to go through a time consuming tendering process. The SBS framework offers a fast turn-around for setting up a TEAM Energy Bureau Service. It is available to all public

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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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What we did in 2014 and what’s planned for 2015

Paul Martin Managing Director at TEAM I hope you are all looking forward to the festive period ahead and back over a successful year 2014. At TEAM we have had a great year with a multitude of improvements to the Sigma Software including the launch of our free Sigma Energy Viewer, allowing you to share

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TEAM’s Justine Grant becomes ESOS Lead Assessor

Justine Grant - Renewable Heat Incentive expert

Justine Grant, Energy Consultant at TEAM has joined her colleague Ellen Salazar in becoming a fully qualified ESOS Lead Assessor. Justine has undergone full training and passed an exam to be now listed on the CIBSE Certification’s ESOS Lead Assessor register which has been approved by the Environment Agency. With a BSc in Building Services

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

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 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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TEAM User Group Conference 2014 – 5th November 2014

TEAM User Group Conference 2014

TEAM customers are invited to attend the 27th Annual TEAM User Group Conference. The event will be held on 5th November 2014 at Doubletree by Hilton, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes.

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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?

So how do you know you are getting a good quality DEC service? Here’s a checklist… In 2013, according to the Landmark Register, 38,191 Display Energy Certificates (DECs) were lodged in England and Wales. Considering the number of companies and DECs assessors in the country it is amazing to think that TEAM issued 1,270 (3%).

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Where is your Recommendation Report?

“Since the conception of Display Energy Certificates in 2008, those who have a certificate have in most cases displayed them as A3 posters in a prominent place. However when asked about their Recommendation Report most shrug their shoulders. When I inform them that failure to produce a copy of their Recommendation Report could result in

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Who needs fuel card validation?

Fuel cards – simple, aren’t they?  Used by companies to make the transactional process of buying fuel easier for fleet cars, you know that you are getting the fuel at the price you have agreed.  Simple!  But then, isn’t that the same concept as utilities – procure & pay?  And from experience within the energy

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Energy Management just got simpler with the Sigma Energy Viewer

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

“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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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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TEAM joins NHS SBS Framework for Bill Validation & Cost Recovery

NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework Agreement

TEAM’s market leading outsourced energy bill validation and cost recovery service…. Now available to NHS Trusts and other Public Sector Bodies throughout the UK as part of the NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Framework Agreement. This outsourced service offers NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies the opportunity to reduce their in-house administration of processing

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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

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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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?

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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The importance of database accuracy

Why do you want an Energy Bureau? When asking our customers “Why do you want an Energy Bureau?” we would always anticipate the answer to be the identification of savings, and monetary returns from suppliers. However, in recent years the trends have changed – instead of the highest priority solely being on cash returns, we

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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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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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Is your energy dashboard up to the challenge?

Paul Martin

Is your energy dashboard up to the challenge? Over the past year there has been an astonishing number of new entrants to the energy and carbon software market placing energy web dashboards at the forefront of their marketing efforts. Many new dashboard applications are launched claiming to be much more effective in creating energy awareness

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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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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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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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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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Display Energy Certificate Legislation Changes

I am going to talk about recent change to the Law concerning display energy certificates. Since the 9th of January public buildings with a floor area between 500 – 1000m2 require the Display Energy Certificate (DEC). Such a certificate has a validity of ten years. Previously it was only larger public buildings with a floor

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