Lack of awareness about what energy sector offers

  There’s still a lack of awareness about how much the energy industry has to offer. That’s the view of Jaz Rabadia, Senior Energy Manager at Starbucks, who spoke to a group of students at the Energy Live 2016 conference earlier this month to encourage them to join the industry. She told ELN the sector […]

Energy Live Next with Jaz Rabadia at EL2016

  Missed the Energy Live Next sessions at EL2016? Watch Jaz Rabadia, Senior Energy Manager at Starbucks tell her story about how she got into the industry and inspire the next generation of young professionals.

Guest Blog: Jaz Rabadia – Careers Speed Dating – North London Style

Through my volunteer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ambassador role, I was asked to attend a careers speed dating event at Hendon School. Having studied in the area myself some 15 years ago (albeit in the rival school down the road) I welcomed the opportunity to talk to students about my new role as […]

Guest Blog: Jaz Rabadia – Make your New Year’s resolution a low carb(on) diet

With the Christmas indulgences far behind us we could all do with shedding a few pounds through a low carb diet… But how about this year you try something a little different – shedding a few kilos with a low carbon diet! The weight we really need to shift is from the CO2 we are […]

Guest Blog: Jaz Rabadia – Cut your Jingle Bills with Christmas tips for retailers

Bright Christmas lights, extended trading hours and turning up the heat to combat those winter chills. For retailers the festive period can often come with premium energy bills. This can be a challenging time for energy managers: with the retail teams focused on serving the thousands of customers flooding through the doors, energy efficiency can […]

Guest Blog: Jaz Rabadia – And the Young Energy Professional of the Year is…

Ooh, the anticipation. For what, you say? Well, the Energy Institute reached the grand old age of 100 this year, popping a champagne cork on a centenary of energy professionalism. Its annual awards took place amid the celebrations and to recognise the contribution of young professionals to drive progress, innovation and excellence, a new category […]

Guest Blog – Jaz Rabadia – Getting the best out of your supplier

Jaz Rabadia is Energy Manager at Debenhams, a leading international multichannel retailer operating in more than 160 stores in the UK and Ireland. As an Energy Buyer of the Year candidate at this December’s Energy Awards, she shares some tips on utilising supplier intelligence. Getting the best out of your supplier Being an energy manager […]

EXCLUSIVE: Daring Debenhams flaunts LEDs as standard in two new stores

Two new Debenhams stores just opened are flaunting low energy LED lights – and they are now seen as “standard” by the retail chain. ELN can exclusively reveal the duo of stores, at Borehamwood and Scunthorpe, are the first to be fully fitted with LEDs. Kitted out with energy efficient heating and cooling plant, the […]

Guest Blog: Jaz Rabadia – From loading bay to London

For aspiring energy professionals, where do you go to learn the ropes? That was my first thought when I heard Rob Turnbull, a colleague working on the loading bay at our Edinburgh store had just graduated in an energy related degree. I was keen to arrange some work shadowing for him – and the past […]

Guest Blog: Jaz Rabadia – Make energy data your own – just like I did!

You made it your own – it’s a phrase now parroted by TV talent show judges. But we can do the same with the masses of information we collect as energy managers. If I could give one piece of advice on building an energy management strategy it would be that the detail is in the […]