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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April 12, 2016

BSSEC helps CAFOD to improve lives in Kenya

Since 2011, BSSEC has been a corporate partner of an amazing charity called CAFOD, who work globally to improve life for vulnerable communities in some of the poorest areas of the world. Through this aid agency, we have been involved...
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February 10, 2016

Over 80 ESOS audits completed by BSSEC

ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) Assessments update Over the last 12 months we have been working with a number of businesses, carrying out the energy audits required for ESOS compliance. As the deadline approached, the demand for audits – requiring...
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February 8, 2016

Data centre refurbishment and equipment replacement

Best practice for energy efficiency by Wayne Ward, Managing Director Large data centres can use over 90% of their energy in operating or cooling the data storage medium. It is clear that during refurbishment and replacement of data servers, energy...
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January 21, 2016

Saving Money and Energy in Retail Business

By Paul Bennett, Executive Chairman. I have been working with retail clients in delivering energy saving programmes for over 10 years now and during this time have managed to save some of the largest UK retailers many millions of pounds...
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