March 15, 2018

Purchasing Energy

Energy is the lifeblood of all business and energy spend will only go in one direction in the future – up. Purchasing energy is therefore of vital importance in the energy management and procurement profession. In this CPD article for the...
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February 12, 2018

The IET Academy launches with BSSEC CPD content

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Europe’s largest professional engineering institution, launches its Academy this month and BSSEC is honoured to be contributing to the e-learning content.     The IET Academy is an e-learning solution, set up to...
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February 1, 2018

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Update

From the 1st of April 2018, the Government’s ‘Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards’ (MEES) be in full force. These Standards will render ‘F’ and ‘G’ EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rated buildings “sub-standard” for all new leases, renewals and extensions. The non-compliance...
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December 5, 2017

Multi-site TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections for Retailer

BSSEC is in the process of delivering 150 independent Level 4 TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections to a nationwide non-food retail chain. The contract involves implementing a delivery methodology which offers economies of scale. It covers stores in England, Scotland, Wales...
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October 23, 2017

BSSEC to provide IET E-Learning course

BSSEC has been contracted to prepare an online ‘Engineer to Manager’ course for the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The IET runs professional development training courses which are designed to help individuals and organisations reach and stay at the leading edge...
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October 20, 2017

Combined Heat & Power as an energy source

Combined heat and power (CHP) or cogeneration, is a highly efficient process that capitalises on the heat generated as a by-product of the generation of electricity. When operated correctly, CHP leads to significant savings with the potential to deliver up...
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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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