YouGen welcomed into the National Energy Foundation, Competition and Markets Authority investigation, Private rented sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations, Consultation on Display Energy Certificates and more...



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Issue 405 – Wednesday 18 February 2015


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CONTENTS

National Energy Foundation

YouGen welcomed into the National Energy Foundation
Duke of Edinburgh Energy Envoys
Ecobuild 2015
CoRE training courses


Policy

Competition and Markets Authority investigation
Private rented sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (Domestic)
MEPS HMO loophole
Private rented sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (Non-Domestic)
ESOS compliance
Switch to Save
Few celebrating the Green Deal’s second birthday
Energy efficiency in Welsh building sector
Domestic RHI changes
RHI Roadshows
Public attitudes
GDHIF voucher extension
More money for Scotland’s homes
Solid wall heat losses and potential for energy savings


Consultations

Display Energy Certificates
RHI finance options


Consumers/Fuel Poverty

"Let Them Freeze!"
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day
Mayor criticised on fuel poverty
Comparison site commission
Switching saves – even if it costs
End cold homes crisis
Stoves save money


Industry

£3.4bn energy compliance bill
"Money-saving myopia"
"Beggars belief"
25-in-5 – retail energy efficiency initiative
Generating revenue of 5-10% of an organisation’s energy bill with no impact on productivity
How IT can help cut energy costs
Open homes help turn energy efficiency from fifth to first
Monetary benefits of ambitious building energy policies
Performance Gap remains stubborn
Selling the concept of energy efficiency
Labour’s view summarised
INCA calls on Government
Councils becoming more energy efficient
Bristol Energy
Councils struggle to deal with retrofit
New tendering service for LAs and HAs
Wind fuels Europe’s biggest community energy project
Viability of Swedish style district heating
Power station power
EU reviews LED
LED or not LED?
The lure of LED
GLA boost for London PV
Small scale Tesla storage battery not far off
Research could lead to lower solar panel costs
Fit for solar
PV – added value to your house?
Police force cuts gas use
Retailer uses waste heat
I’ll huff and I’ll puff…
Potential hotel sector savings
M&S eco refurbishment
Glasgow energy-efficient flats
Pan-European cities retrofit
EU project to develop feasible energy refurbishment concepts for cities


Jobs

Jobs across the UK


Events

Preparing your organisation for ESOS. London. Thursday 26 February
How can demand response benefit your business and cut costs?  Web clinic. Thursday 26 February. 3pm.
ESOS for senior managers. London. Wednesday 4 March


National Energy Foundation 

YouGen welcomed into the National Energy Foundation
The National Energy Foundation announces that it has agreed with YouGen to take on its activities. YouGen will be a fitting addition to the Foundation’s growing family of services that help householders and home owners to improve the energy performance of their homes through better energy efficiency and generation.
http://www.nef.org.uk/about-us/press-releases/yougen-welcomed-into-the-national-energy-foundation

Duke of Edinburgh Energy Envoys
We're moving forward with our exciting idea for setting up a network of Duke of Edinburgh Energy Envoys, and we're now looking for potential sponsors/funders to get this project off the ground. The project seems to be really catching the interest of sponsors. The theme – educating and empowering some of the most motivated young people during their involvement on a well-recognised programme – is something which many feel they can get behind. Ideally, we'd like 9-10 co-sponsors to provide £10,000 each for each of the first three years alongside funding already allocated by our Trustees. Our team has been busy raising awareness and following up with potential funders, and we’ve already confirmed a number of sponsors, which is a good start. If we can secure financial support soon, we plan to launch the Energy Envoy programme in time for the 2015/16 school year.
http://www.nef.org.uk/our-10-big-ideas/
 
Ecobuild 2015
Both our Chief Executive and Technical Director will be speaking at EcoBuild this year. On Tuesday, 3 March, Kerry Mashford will chair a session in the Building Performance Theatre and then make a presentation entitled “The programme overview and the overarching challenge” with Matt Colmer of Innovate UK on the Building Performance Programme. Later that same day, Kerry will chair the “Marketing and consumer engagement strategies for refurbishment” session in the Refurb and Retrofit Theatre. She will also give a presentation on “Identifying target markets, understanding motivations and tailoring effective marketing messages – lessons from the field”.
On Wednesday, 4 March, Malcolm Hanna will be one of the speakers in the “Successful energy management strategies” session in the Building Performance Theatre. His presentation will be entitled “The role of DECs and ESOS and other regulation in identifying energy saving opportunities”.
http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/page.cfm/Action=Visitor/VisitorID=3161
http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/Content/Refurb-and-Retrofit
http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/Content/Building-Performance
 
CoRE training courses
Retrofit building fabric. London. Monday 23 February
This unit is presented by Mark Elton (Partner, Sustainable by Design LLP). The focus is on retrofitting domestic buildings to improve ventilation to improve air ventilation and air tightness, minimise thermal bridging and eliminate the control the migration of moisture through the building fabric.
http://www.core-skills.com/events/event-15070544404/#.VNiOv_msUlQ
 
Fundamentals of solid wall insulation. Stoke-on-Trent. Wed 25 February
This CoRE training unit is presented by Russell Smith (Founder and Managing Director at Parity Projects).It provides an introduction to solid wall insulation, both internal and external.
http://www.core-skills.com/events/event-15081938484/#.VNiO-fmsUlQ
 
Building services retrofit. London. Tue 3 March
This CoRE training unit is presented by Alan Clarke (Energy Consultant and Building Services Engineer) and John Willoughby (Energy and Environmental Design Consultant). It covers retrofitting domestic buildings with new services; ventilation, heating, hot water, lighting and appliances, and their controls. Low-carbon technologies such as heat pumps, micro CHP, solar water heating and solar photovoltaics are also covered. 
http://www.core-skills.com/events/event-15070570482/#.VNiPLvmsUlQ
 
Co-ordination and risk management. Birmingham. Wed 4 March
This CoRE training unit is presented by Bob Prewett (Director at Prewett Bizley Architects) and Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates). It covers the mission-critical role of the Retrofit Co-ordinator in providing end-to-end retrofit project management and customer care embracing assessment, procurement, design (including improvement option evaluation and statutory approvals), construction, handover and evaluation.
http://www.core-skills.com/events/event-15154139439/#.VNiPYvmsUlQ
 
Responsible retrofit of traditional buildings. Stoke-on-Trent. Thu 5 March
This CoRE training unit is presented by Dr Sarah Price (Project Manager and building Physicist at Encraft) and Helen Brown (Head of building Physics at Encraft). This masterclass builds on the work of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), presents methods of identifying and assessing vulnerable traditional buildings, and reviews appropriate retrofit specifications. 
http://www.core-skills.com/events/event-15081993649/#.VNiPk_msUlQ


Policy

Competition and Markets Authority investigation
The CMA publishes its energy market investigation report, which looks into: profits, switching, customer service, loyalty and generation. One finding is that the Big Six punish long-standing customers and those who haven’t switched recently by charging them between £158 and £234 more per year.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/energy-market-investigation-updated-issues-statement
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31512878

Private rented sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (Domestic)
The Government applies pressure on the domestic private rented sector with the introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), which include a minimum E EPC rating to be in place before a home can be rented - to be in force as of April 2018.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/private-rented-sector-energy-efficiency-regulations-domestic

MEPS HMO loophole
A loophole in the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) means that thousands of HMOs – those defined as homes that are rented out by at least three people who are not from 'one' household (ie: they have individual tenancy agreements with the landlord) - will not be subject to the new energy regulations.
http://www.edie.net/news/6/Next-government-must-address-loophole-in-new-energy-efficiency-regulations/
http://www.edie.net/news/6/Next-government-must-address-loophole-in-new-energy-efficiency-regulations/http://ow.ly/JaQfN 
 
Private rented sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (Non-Domestic)
The Government introduces similar MEPS energy efficiency regulations into the non-domestic private rented sector with a minimum E EPC rating to be in place before a property can be let – also to be in force as of April 2018.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/private-rented-sector-energy-efficiency-regulations-non-domestic 

ESOS compliance
DECC releases overview guidance on compliance with ESOS - which organisations qualify; what they need to do; how to notify the Environment Agency of compliance; when the compliance deadline is; and what the penalties are for not complying.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/comply-with-the-energy-savings-opportunity-scheme-esos 

Switch to Save
DECC promotes the advantages of shopping around and switching energy suppliers to cut bills and get the best deals.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/comply-with-the-energy-savings-opportunity-scheme-esos

Few celebrating the Green Deal’s second birthday
Two years on, very few people are happy with the Green Deal. On the BBC’s ‘You and Yours’ radio programme, one installer calls it a day for fear of his business being tarnished by the scheme.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0507lhg

Energy efficiency in Welsh building sector
Wales Office Minister calls for the building industry to use energy intelligently and efficiently, to help create a greener built environment - in homes and the workplace - to ultimately save people money.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/baroness-randerson-calls-for-building-industry-to-use-energy-intelligently-and-efficiently

Domestic RHI changes
DECC announces changes to the eligibility rules for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/399956/2015_Dom-RHI_Regs_Changes_Info_Sheet-_5_February_2015.pdf

RHI Roadshows
DECC continues its RHI roadshow at a number of exhibitions and other events to help people understand the benefits of the domestic RHI scheme.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/find-out-how-renewable-heating-could-help-you-have-a-warmer-home
Next at:
Bicester – Thursday 19 February: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reduce-energy-bills-install-renewables-get-cash-incentive-bicester-tickets-15514430078
Ipswich – Tuesday 24 February: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reduce-energy-bills-install-renewables-get-cash-incentive-ipswich-tickets-14973456010
Norfolk – Wednesday 25 February: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reduce-energy-bills-install-renewables-get-cash-incentive-norwich-tickets-14973453001
 
Public attitudes
DECC releases the findings from the twelfth quarterly wave of its public attitude tracking survey. One of the results is that trust in the energy companies is up.
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/public-attitudes-tracking-survey-wave-12 

GDHIF voucher extension
DECC announces that the deadline for vouchers from the first release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is being extended until Tuesday 31 March 2015. This allows more time for around 3,900 voucher holders to have millions of pounds worth of installations carried out.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gdhif-release-1-vouchers-to-be-extended-to-31-march-2015

More money for Scotland’s homes
An additional £20 million is available to cut fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency of Scottish homes. £6 million is earmarked for programmes such as solid wall, cavity and loft insulation, and £14 million for low-cost home energy efficiency loans for households in the private sector to supplement existing grant schemes to help install energy efficiency measures.
http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/-20-million-fund-to-keep-homes-warm-15a2.aspx

Solid wall heat losses and potential for energy savings
DECC publishes its commissioned literature review by BRE on solid wall heat losses and the potential for energy savings. The review covers: heat loss measurement and calculation methodologies; predicted performance compared to actual energy savings; occupant behaviour; unintended consequences of solid wall insulation; heritage and conservation.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/solid-wall-heat-losses-and-the-potential-for-energy-savings-literature-review


Consultations

Display Energy Certificates
DCLG opens consultation on DECs; how the regime around the requirement works and how it could be streamlined and improved. One of the options proposed is to remove the regulatory requirement for Display Energy Certificates, and introduce the requirement for qualifying buildings to have and display Energy Performance Certificates. Closing date: 11 March.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-the-display-energy-certificates-regime-for-public-buildings 

RHI finance options
DECC announces consultation on more flexible finance options and third party ownership in domestic and non-domestic RHI. Closing date: 13 March.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/rhi-introducing-third-party-ownership-models-call-for-evidence


Consumers/Fuel Poverty

"Let Them Freeze!"
The parody video launched in Cold Homes Week by Energy Bill Revolution but with a serious message achieves 900,000 views on Facebook in less than two weeks.
https://www.facebook.com/energybillrevolution?ref=bookmarks 

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is the national day for action to raise awareness of the heating and insulation problems faced by low-income households. This year, it will be held on Friday 27 February. Also on the same day, National Energy Action is running The Nation’s Biggest Housewarming, a fundraising initiative where supporters are encouraged to hold their own ‘housewarming’ events to raise funds on behalf of NEA.
http://cubikmail.co.uk/1OCJ-36G4M-32/sv.aspx

Mayor criticised on fuel poverty
The Mayor of London is criticised for not having a strategy for tackling fuel poverty in the capital, six years into his tenure, despite the fact that nearly 280,000 families live in fuel poverty across the city.
http://www.london.gov.uk/media/assembly-member-press-releases/labour-party/2015/02/news
-from-john-biggsaction-needed-to-stop-scandal-of-londoners

 
Comparison site commission
The energy comparison sites admit that they earn up to £30 commission every time a customer switches provider, and up to £60 for a dual energy switch.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31110625

Switching saves – even if it costs
A suggestion that those in long-term, fixed-rate energy deals can still save money by switching. Even with a typical break payment of £25 - £30 per fuel, the resulting yearly saving outweighs the one-off fees.
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-2934318/Don-t-let-exit-fee-switching-energy-deals-50-levy-potential-savings-eye-popping.html

End cold homes crisis
A call to end the UK’s shameful cold homes crisis. A criticism of the Government's “faltering and flawed response” to fuel poverty and a failure to recognise that tackling the issue makes both economic and environmental sense.
http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/james-blog/2394143/it-is-time-to-end-this-shameful-cold-homes-crisis?utm_term=&utm_content=It%20is%20time%20to%20end%20this%20
shameful%20cold%20homes%20crisis&utm_campaign=BG.Daily_RL.EU.A.U&utm_medium=Email&utm_
source=BG.DCM.Editors_Updates


Stoves save money
According to a Which? survey, over half of stove owners reckon that having one saves them money on their energy bills.
http://www.which.co.uk/news/2015/01/could-a-stove-save-you-money-on-your-energy-bills-393591/#.VM9G7XrYr6s.facebook


Industry

£3.4bn energy compliance bill
It’s estimated that the new MEPS regulations that impose a minimum E EPC rating on privately rented homes before they can be let out will cost the sector £3.4 billion in the run-up to the enforcement date in April 2018.
http://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1454:energy-change-to-cost-lettings-sector-3-4-billion&Itemid=857

"Money-saving myopia"
The response from the Association for the Conservation of Energy on the Government’s proposal to ‘abolish’ DECs (currently on 54,000 public buildings) and replace them with EPCs.
http://www.ukace.org/2015/02/is-eric-pickles-implementing-a-scorched-earth-policy-ahead-of-the-election/

"Beggars belief"
The response from the UK-Green Building Council on the Governments consultation on DECs.
http://www.ukgbc.org/press-centre/press-releases/government-proposal-scrap-energy-ratings-over-50000-public-buildings-%E2%80%9Cbe

25-in-5 – retail energy efficiency initiative
The British Retail Consortium launches its new initiative -25-in-5: Unlocking Energy Efficiency through Smart Regulation - to enable UK retailers to improve their energy efficiency, thereby driving down business costs and reducing the environmental impact of their operations.
http://www.brc.org.uk/brc_news_detail.asp?id=2772&kCat=&kData=1#sthash.tkb0q4bM.dpuf

Generating revenue of 5-10% of an organisation’s energy bill with no impact on productivity
Identifying and harnessing flexibility in an organisation’s demand for energy is a vital part of the transition to a zero carbon economy. It’s also an opportunity to adopt a much smarter approach to energy management and create both revenues and cost savings.
https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/think-you-know-your-energy-demand-think-again/

How IT can help cut energy costs
A new report ‘No more wasted energy: The power of energy intelligence software’ sets out how information technology can help organizations reduce energy costs, mitigate risks, streamline compliance and increase operational efficiency.
https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/could-energy-intelligence-software
-be-key-cutting-costs-this-report-thinks-so-heres-why/


Open homes help turn energy efficiency from fifth to first
How open days (such as those held through the SuperHomes network) are opening doors to low-energy refurbishment, raising awareness among the public and helping to turn energy efficiency from the fifth to the first fuel.
http://www.superhomes.org.uk/news/open-homes-turn-energy-efficiency-fifth-first-fuel/

Monetary benefits of ambitious building energy policies
Mainstreaming high-performance buildings could deliver a 124% return on investment globally through building-related energy cost savings by 2050, says a new comprehensive assessment study of the costs and benefits of low energy building pathways.
http://www.gbpn.org/reports/monetary-benefits-ambitious-building-energy-policies

Performance Gap remains stubborn
Is the plethora of legislation and incentives to improve energy performance in buildings having the desired effect and achieving the expected reductions in energy use?
http://www.ribaj.com/products/can-we-make-zero-carbon-in-use-a-reality

Selling the concept of energy efficiency
How to get buy-in and really sell the benefits of energy efficiency - sell it as a strategic value creating investment rather than a mere cost-saving measure.
https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/layer-cakes-and-icebergs-
how-really-sell-benefits-energy-efficiency-and-were-just-talking-cost-savings/


Labour’s view summarised
Labour's perspective on the need to end cold homes, improve home insulation and defeat fuel poverty.
http://labourlist.org/2015/02/if-miliband-is-serious-about-the-nhs-he-needs-a-plan-to-end-cold-homes-fast/

INCA calls on Government
The Insulated Render and Cladding Association publishes a manifesto ahead of the General Election calling on any future Government to set out a clear role for external wall insulation as part of a coherent energy efficiency strategy.
http://www.inca-ltd.org.uk/documents/02-INCA-Launches-Manifesto-to-Improve-Energy-Efficiency-with-EWI.pdf

Councils becoming more energy efficient
With their budgets getting tighter, councils are under increasing pressure to save money so energy efficiency is higher on the agenda. A look at examples of energy performance contracts, district heating and energy champions in Peterborough and Coventry.
http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/feb/11/going-green-councils-becoming-energy-efficient

Bristol Energy
Bristol City Council is to set up a municipal energy company, wholly owned by the council. Bristol Energy will be launched in the summer to provide local people with low-carbon electricity and support energy efficiency.
http://www.building4change.com/article.jsp?id=2600#.VOMY0vmsUlT

Councils struggle to deal with retrofit
An Energy Saving Trust reveals that council housing managers lack the data necessary to develop retrofit strategies and bids for funding programmes such as ECO, Green Deal and EU Funds.
http://www.labmonline.co.uk/news/industry/strugglingtoidentifyleakyhomes#.VNiK4vmsUlS

New tendering service for LAs and HAs
The National Insulation Association launches a new tendering service to help cash-strapped local authorities and housing associations source insulation companies.
http://nia-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/nia-introduces-new-service-for-local.html

Wind fuels Europe’s biggest community energy project
Scotland’s bitter winds are set to fuel Europe’s biggest community energy project on the Isle of Lewis. All the profits from the project (which could amount to nearly £1 million per year from the three turbines) will be recycled back into the community of 2,000. 
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/12/renewable-energy-wind-changed-fortunes-lewis-islanders

Viability of Swedish style district heating
A consortium uses funding from DECC to look at how viable it is to create a super-efficient district heating network in low-rise social housing using innovative Swedish technology.
http://www.theade.co.uk/bre-wales--partners-win-decc-funding-to-develop-heat-network-innovation-_2861.html

Power station power
Plans are unveiled for Greenwich Power Station to be installed with CHP to generate low-carbon power for the London Tube system and heat for local homes, schools and other buildings – enough electricity for the equivalent of 20,000 homes.
http://www.building4change.com/article.jsp?id=2577#.VNoU9vmsUlS

EU reviews LED
A recent EU update reports on the status of the LED market and concludes they are revolutionizing the lighting market.
http://iet.jrc.ec.europa.eu/energyefficiency/sites/energyefficiency/files/reqno_jrc92971_jrc92971_online.pdf.pdf

LED or not LED?
The overwhelming message in the lighting sector is that LED is the technology to slice energy costs – it’s the future, we’re told. Or is it?
http://www.fm-world.co.uk/features/feature-articles/the-led-lighting-conundrum/

The lure of LED
New LED lights used in the retail sector save energy but they’re also designed to make customers linger longer and spend more money.
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/12/lighting-future-sale-customers-shop-energy?CMP=share_btn_tw

GLA boost for London PV
London Mayor, Boris Johnson, is urged to set up a Solar PV Delivery Unit, to deploy panels on the city's schools and the Greater London Authority property estate.
http://www.london.gov.uk/media/assembly-press-releases/2015/01/assembly-s-bright-idea-to-help-solar-energise-communities

Small scale Tesla storage battery not far off
Tesla reckon that the designs for a home or business battery are already complete and are likely to be unveiled to the public “in the next month or two.” Production could be as little as six months away.
http://energyindemand.com/2015/02/14/promising-developments-in-storage-batteries/
 
Research could lead to lower solar panel costs
New research at Swansea University on an anti-reflection coating could lower solar panel manufacturing costs by 20%.
http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/news/new_research_could_lower_panel_manufacturing
_costs_by_2015_6471#.VNoqeK1_Ljg.twitter


Fit for solar
An aerial photography firm in Leicestershire launches a website which can assess if a building is suitable for solar power.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Eagle-energy-site-lifts/story-25911835-detail/story.html

PV – added value to your house?
The many things to consider when working out if solar panels add value to your house.
http://www.thegreenage.co.uk/solar-panels-increase-house-value/

Police force cuts gas use
Avon & Somerset Constabulary reduces its annual gas consumption by up to 20% per year across 10 sites as a result of new efficient boilers.
http://www.edie.net/news/6/Efficient-boilers-cut-gas-consumption-by-almost-20--for-Police-force/

Retailer uses waste heat
The Sainsbury’s supermarket chain is collecting heat from the back of its fridges and using it to heat up its stores – a measure that’s cutting the retailer’s energy use by over 30%.
http://www.edie.net/news/5/Sainsburys-heats-stores-using-fridges-to-slash-energy-consumption/27710/

I’ll huff and I’ll puff…
The first houses in the UK with straw insulation go on sale on the open market in Bristol.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31156579

Potential hotel sector savings
Measures taken by one UK hotel chain produce savings of £128 per room per year on its energy and water costs, equivalent to £38 million if replicated across the sector.
http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2015/02/05/uk-hotel-industry-could-save-38m-through-water-and-energy-efficiency/ 

M&S eco refurbishment
Marks & Spencer unveils plans for its Newcastle store to feature a heat reclaim system to use waste heat generated from the refrigeration system to heat the food hall and deliver energy savings, and LED fridge lighting. It will also be one of the first stores to trial intelligent door sensors, saving energy and retaining warmth in the food hall.
http://www.ukgbc.org/news/ms-unveils-plans-newcastle-eco-store-refurb

Glasgow energy-efficient flats
49 new-build energy-efficient housing association flats, designed to cut tenants’ fuel bills and give them a better quality of life, become available in Glasgow.
http://housingnews.co.uk/index.asp?searchTerm=&searchDate=5&searchMonth=2&searchYear=2015&CAT=news&archive=search#468470

Pan-European cities retrofit
Cities across Europe join forces to retrofit their local districts, learn from best practices and work towards becoming climate smart.
http://www.youris.com/Energy/Ecocities/Cities-Join-Forces-To-Retrofit-Districts.kl

EU project to develop feasible energy refurbishment concepts for cities
Institutions across Europe are working together in an EU-funded project to develop feasible energy refurbishment concepts for cities, with the energy savings being monitored by the Passive House Institute.
http://www.intelligentbuildingtoday.com/2015/01/30/passive-house-institute-to-measure-energy-savings-in-new-eu-funded-project/?utm_content=buffer33e5c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Jobs

Jobs across the UK
Various energy, environment and Green Deal-related jobs across the country are available on the following websites. Take a look at:
Acre: http://acre.com/environment-jobs
Carbon Action Network: http://www.can.uk.net/jobs.php
CIBSE: http://jobs.cibsejournal.com/
Ends Job Search: http://www.endsjobsearch.co.uk/
Energy Institute: https://www.energyinst.org/education/job-search-recruitment/Latest-industry-vacancies
Environment Job: http://www.environmentjob.co.uk/
Environment Jobs: http://www.environmentjobs.co.uk/joblist_all.cfm
Hays: http://www.hays.co.uk/index.htm
IEMA: http://jobs.environmentalistonline.com/
National Energy Services: http://www.nesltd.co.uk/jobs
Reed: http://www.reed.co.uk/
The Guardian: http://jobs.theguardian.com/
Total: http://www.totaljobs.com/
Utility Week: http://www.utility-jobs.net/


Events

Preparing your organisation for ESOS. London. Thursday 26 February
A one-day Energy Institute training course for energy managers, facilities managers and other staff responsible for overseeing ESOS compliance within their organisation. The training will cover calculating your organisation's energy consumption, identifying areas for audit and ensuring your organisation is compliant with all ESOS regulations.
https://www.energyinst.org/events/view/4403
 
How can demand response benefit your business and cut costs?  Web clinic. Thursday 26 February. 3pm.
Demand response can transform how we use and deliver energy and accelerate our transition to a zero carbon economy. The clinic will guide you through the market and explain how energy users can benefit without any disruption to their business. Experience of implementing a demand response strategy will be shared and your questions will be answered.
http://info.2degreesnetwork.com/demand-response-web-clinic
 
ESOS for senior managers. London. Wednesday 4 March
A half-day Energy Institute training course for senior managers signing off ESOS on behalf of their organisation. Training will cover ESOS timetable and regulations, understanding energy management audits and your role as a 'responsible officer'.
https://www.energyinst.org/events/view/4404

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