October 11, 2017

BSSEC wins large Air Conditioning Inspections contract

BSSEC has been awarded a large contract to deliver Air Conditioning Inspections across multiple sites for an international retailer. This well-known international retailer, who cannot be named due to confidentiality, has 130 sites requiring inspections to CIBSE TM44 standard. The...
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July 10, 2017

BSSEC partners with SLC

BSSEC has recently entered into an agreement with The Sport, Leisure & Culture Consultancy (SLC), who advise councils and private sport & leisure businesses across the UK on asset management and improved revenue strategy. Duncan Wood-Allum, Managing Director of SLC,...
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May 10, 2017

BSSEC partners with Quidos for energy efficiency training content

BSSEC has partnered up with leading energy assessor accreditation business, Quidos, contributing to its energy efficiency training portal with a series of online CPD courses. Quidos’s online training centre is a valuable resource, used regularly by its large customer base of energy assessors for...
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April 4, 2017

BSSEC becomes BSI Associate Consultant for energy standards

BSSEC is delighted to announce their membership of BSI’s Associate Consultant Programme for accreditation standards support. The Associate Consultant Programme exists to help businesses who realise the importance of gaining environmental or energy management certification but may not have the expertise,...
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March 21, 2017

Closing the energy performance gap

Repairing the construction and operation value chain with good leadership Any chain is useless with a gap or missing link. But that is exactly what we have in the value chain between building designers/constructors and building users/operators. It matters because...
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February 23, 2017

Major Energy Users Council

Paul Bennett will be speaking next week at the Major Energy Users Council on behalf of the British Institute of Facilities Management’s (BIFM) Special Interest Group. The event takes place on the 2nd of March at London’s Tower Bridge Guoman Hotel....
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March 16, 2017

Using big data to reduce buildings’ energy use

Can’t see the wood for the trees? Use Big Data to deliver strategic energy savings. Introduction Are we blinded by an abundance of energy data? Perhaps we are, given that (evidence suggests) all too often we are not actually using...
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February 6, 2017

Preparing for legislative changes to the MEES

From April 1st 2018, the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will be in force. From this date, it will be illegal to agree a new lease on a commercial property with an F or G Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)...
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January 23, 2017

Managing data centres for energy efficiency

Making data centres energy efficient can be a challenge as they are daunting and complex environments to manage. Powering the equipment and maintaining the environment can account for over 98% of the building’s energy use. Globally, data centres currently account for over 2% of energy use...
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January 19, 2017

Saving energy in air conditioning systems

Although there’s definite a nip in the air, this is the perfect time of year to be reviewing the efficiency of your air conditioning systems… Air conditioning systems can be expensive to run – adding up to 50% to a building’s energy...
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December 14, 2016

2016 Energy Efficiency Legislation Review

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s an appropriate time to look back and reflect on the changes made to UK energy efficiency policy and legislation, and what we can hope to see emerge next year and beyond. This year...
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October 28, 2016

BSSEC Executive Chairman wins New Chartered Director of the Year

Paul Bennett, Executive Chairman, of BSSEC has won the IoD’s New Chartered Director of the Year Award. The New Chartered Director of the Year award recognises excellence of achievement across the IoD’s Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction examinations, and...
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October 20, 2016

Return on energy investments – Says who?

How can investment returns be assured in energy saving projects? Introduction Organisations invest heavily in energy saving projects and programmes. The green investment bank has valued the non-domestic energy efficiency market at £15 billion. That’s a lot of money! The...
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September 20, 2016

Badly behaving classrooms

   How reducing energy improves productivity in learning environments Introduction I have worked with many state & private schools, colleges and universities across the UK and have also been a school Governor for the last 5 years. In my experience,...
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July 28, 2016

Energy saving opportunities in Air Conditioning Systems

The typical energy savings found in industrial air conditioning systems include the following measures: 1. Fabric / minimising heat gain & loss measurements These measurements seek to minimise the heat gains and losses in a space or building and reduce the...
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June 1, 2016

BSSEC are now in Bath!

We are delighted to announce that, as of today, Commercial Energy Efficiency Consultants, BSSEC are now based in central Bath. Our new office is located on Pierrepont Street (BA1 1LA), and is well positioned with restaurants, bars and shops on...
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April 26, 2016

Energy Savings in Facilities Management

The Facilities Management industry in the UK is valued at over £100 billion and the energy being managed in such contracts is extremely large. Over the past decade, I have worked with hundreds of organisations all working to save energy....
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April 21, 2016

COP21 – The effects of the Paris Agreement

The key points of the Paris Agreement are as follows: The agreement will attempt to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a level that will limit the global average temperature to a rise “well below” 2°C The new Paris Agreement effectively...
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