Posted on 15 October 2013 by Priyanka Shrestha
An energy management expert is joining the stellar line-up at the second Energy Live conference this November.
Haydn Young is currently the Sustainability Programmes Director at GAIA Active Ltd – a firm which help businesses hit their sustainability goals by giving them energy reduction and environmental improvement programmes.
He has coached fellow energy and environment managers in the field of behavioural change, employee and boardroom engagement, environmental strategy and communications.
With businesses being urged to sign up to the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) before the end of January else risk facing huge penalties, Mr Young could be the one to answer all your questions regarding the legislation. Or maybe you would like a bit of advice on energy efficiency or have a question about smart metering?
Mr Young’s expertise covers all those areas and much more, including communication strategies, green technology investments, MAC curves and energy consulting.
To speak to him or any other speakers or if you have a question for Energy Secretary Ed Davey, come along to the Energy Live 2013 conference on November 7th held in the London Film Museum.
Posted on 14 August 2013 by Geoff Curran
It’s been a while but we have a new Tour of Energy for you.
Starring will be Julie Allen, Energy & Waste Manager for Nandos and she will be discussing “Putting the Peri Peri into energy savings”. She will take you through how Nandos reduces energy and saves money on a budget.
The second speaker will be from npower and they will be highlighting “EMR explained and what you can do about it”, a very practical and down to earth talk about what is coming from the EMR and what you should be doing to alleviate it’s effects.
Our third slot will be James Williams from Schneider Electric Professional Services and a speaker from HealthTrust Europe and if you are a public sector energy buyer, this session will be right up your street. If you feel that you have no alternative to the way you buy energy, then think again. HealthTrust Europe provides a new way to handle your procurement, working both the public and private sectors, with health care specialism. HealthTrust Europe operate under a framework agreement, this simplifies the way customers utilise their contracts. The agreement is a straight forward way of compliantly accessing a full catalogue of contracts. All contracts on their portfolio have already been through a fully EU compliant tendering process. This removes the need for customers to run a complex and lengthy EU procurement process.
The event, on September 11th, will start at 9.30 a.m. sharp (please arrive at 9 a.m. for tea, coffee and pastries) and will end with a panel session of all four speakers which will be a wonderful opportunity to ask those burning questions. We expect to finish no later than 11.30 a.m.
To make your life even easier, the event will be held at the Metropole, NEC Birmingham, so you can take the rest of the day to go to The Energy Event. There is ample car parking at the Metropole or the NEC car parks and Birmingham International train station is a short walk.
We have a limited number of places and they are free for energy end users. To get one, please email Chris Foden or call on 0845 602 4899.
Posted on 18 September 2012 by Geoff Curran
Energy is one of the greatest costs for businesses and as prices continue to rise there is a growing pressure to reduce inefficiency and drive sustainability throughout the business. Recording and monitoring energy usage is the first step towards effective energy management, followed by the challenge of fostering a culture of energy conservation.
Yet opportunities exist for businesses that take a ‘smart’ approach to energy management, and identify key strategies for moving towards the goal of long-term sustainability. Marketforce and Vodafone will be holding a webinar on 2nd October to discuss Smart Energy Management for Businesses.
The panel features Alex Pitman, Group Energy, Environment and Engineering Manager at The Co-operative Group, Goran Naslund of Vodafone and Keith Ford of LS Cable & Systems.
Key questions up for debate include:
- Managing a multi-site business: how best to monitor and compare energy usage on individual sites?
- Setting organisational baseline for energy consumption: what factors must be taken into consideration?
- Which energy management system features are critical to achieving savings and which are just a nicety?
- What data should be collected and with what frequency? How much data is too much data?
- Privacy and protection: how to ensure that data security risks are identified and addressed?
- Better tariff selection and avoiding incorrect payment: what are the financial benefits of more accurate bills?
- Isolating energy expensive equipment and habits: what are the advantages of increased visibility?
- Demonstrating CSR: how best to capitalise on the reputational benefits of improved energy management?
- Getting whole organisation buy-in: successfully fostering a culture of sustainability and energy conservation
- Embedding a permanent step-change: how best to ensure smarter energy management in the long-term?
To register for the free webinar, visit the website.
Posted on 08 August 2012 by Geoff Curran
Summary of the Role’s Main Purpose:
To manage the Graphite Energy reduction programme and oversee environmental improvement projects across Sainsbury’s improving the company cost base, enhance corporate reputation and to ensure legal obligations for Energy are fulfilled.
- Commercial Decisiveness
- Analytical, process driven approach
- Planning and executing
- Networking and Team Building
- Project management skills
- Strong influencing and communications skills
For more details please go to Sainsbury’s Energy Manager.
Posted on 07 August 2012 by Geoff Curran
Working with TEAM Sigma Software, Northern Rail is already close to hitting its target of a 15% reduction in gas and electricity consumption by the end of 2013, based on figures from 2009.
Working with TEAM Sigma Software, Northern Rail is already close to hitting its target of a 15% reduction in gas and electricity consumption by the end of 2013, based on figures from 2009. Using TEAM’s Sigma Software over the past 18 months to monitor energy consumption, Northern Rail has created targets and strategies to ensure they meet the overall energy saving objective across the whole company.
Gareth Williams, Energy Solutions Manager tells us “We chose TEAM Sigma Software because it is user friendly and has easy to navigate reports. We specifically wanted something which could work alongside our SAP system. We also felt comfortable that we could work with TEAM in the long-term. TEAM Sigma gives us better control of the financial processes, and ensures we are only paying for the energy we are using.”
To find out more about how Northern Rail use TEAM Sigma Software, read the energy reduction case study here.