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 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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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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