EMA Energy Management Awards 2017 – Winners and Highly Commended


Energy Manager of the Year
Tristan Wolfe – University of Aberdeen

Tristan has been involved in the energy, energy efficiency and renewable industries since 2003, in a variety of public and private sector roles. He joined the University of Aberdeen in September 2015 as an Energy Manager within the Estates Maintenance section and within this role he is responsible for ensuring that energy is utilised efficiently on site along with utilities bills validation, whilst also being responsible for carbon compliance and management, energy and sustainability awareness, identification and design of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems.

Junior Energy Management Professional of the Year
Rebecca Douglas – Tesco

Having undertaken Masters and Undergraduate Environmental and Sustainability degrees, Rebecca has very quickly built up her knowledge of energy management and the wider legislation and industry. This has enabled her to deliver significant results considering she has only been working in energy for 2 years.
She has proven that passion, drive and desire to learn can supersede the need for a nuanced expertise or technical background. As a young woman in a highly male dominant environment, she has demonstrated huge levels of resilience, being a fantastic role model. Her commitment and determination is highly contagious – driving unprecedented collaboration between Energy, Engineering, Maintenance and Retail departments.

EMA Member of the Year
Scott Armstrong – Bourne Leisure Ltd

Scott is an experienced energy and sustainability professional having worked in various roles in these areas for the past 26 years. His experience includes 10 years with energy suppliers, 10 years with energy consultancy businesses and the past 6 years coordinating the energy and sustainability activities of the UK’s largest holiday and holiday home ownership group, Bourne Leisure. In Scott’s current role of Head of Energy and Sustainability, he oversees all activities in the areas of utility procurement, utility conservation, sustainable build, environmental legislation and utility budget forecasting across the 3 operating brands.

Energy Management Team of the Year
29 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps Energy Management Team

The Energy Management Team at 29 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps is a partnership between Industry, DIO and the MOD who are all passionate, dedicated, determined and committed.
Inspiration, leadership, innovation, teamwork, cooperation and the added support of their primary and secondary school children’s youth clubs have enabled them to become a highly effective and winning combination.
The Team has worked tirelessly in identifying and then pursuing “Spend to Save” investment opportunities which have had and will continue to have a significant reduction on energy and utility consumption figures.

Energy Reduction Project through Organisational Behaviour Change of the Year
Bourne Leisure Ltd

In February 2017, the Central Energy and Sustainability team from Bourne Leisure carried out an extensive Energy Management training project involving 60 representatives from throughout the company.

Following a 2 day training course, which took place at the Bognor Regis Butlin’s resort, several hours of follow-up course work was required by each delegate and this was assessed and graded by the EMA. The result was that 47 representatives achieved the EMA approved LEC 2 Energy Reduction qualification and EMA approved LEC 3 Technical and Operational module in hospitality qualification. These team members have now become their own site’s ‘Utility Champions’.

Since the training, there has been a 7% reduction on utility consumption compared to the same period in 2016, and these savings can be directly contributed to the training and follow up coursework that occurred earlier that year.

The Most Inspiring Energy Reduction Project of the Year
Royal Mail

Royal Mail achieved its 2020 national carbon reduction target 3 years early, by combining both technical & behavioural solutions into Business As Usual.

Through the installation of Real Time Energy Monitoring (top 65 energy consuming sites) and a supportive training programme we empowered unit managers and environment champions; they can monitor their energy consumption and demand profile in real time. Through regular audits/meetings they are able to draw attention to energy issues and potential resolutions. We have seen localised energy reductions, for instance at our Leeds Mail Centre a 15.5% reduction in a single year.

Energy Management Consultancy Service of the Year
Energy and Technical Services Ltd (ETS)

Celebrating our 20th year in business next year, Energy and Technical Services Ltd (ETS) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary consultancy practice, specialising in energy management, technical engineering and compliance. We work with clients across the UK and Ireland on a variety of energy and engineering projects ranging in value from small scale refurbishments to multi-million-pound upgrades.

We are a national network of experts working with clients to develop and implement innovative solutions to the complex challenges associated with energy management. Our extensive resource of Senior Consulting Engineers allows us to connect expertise across services, sectors and geographies.

Energy Reduction Product of the Year
OnGen – OnGen Expert

The OnGen Expert is an easily accessible online renewable/low carbon energy generation feasibility assessment tool that provides organisations with a quick and accurate evaluation of onsite energy opportunities across a property portfolio.
Whether the drivers for unlocking the potential of onsite renewables are financial, part of a CSR strategy or to meet regulatory requirements the OnGen Expert is an easy and efficient pre-investment feasibility service. The platform addresses the challenge of falling government subsidies, traditionally expensive feasibility assessments and reveals the opportunities to save energy costs from emergent technologies such as battery storage.

Water Reduction Product of the Year
Aqualytics UK Ltd – Flowless
Flowless uses pattern recognition to analyse a building’s water flow to provide property owners with data driven insights. Flowless doesn’t simply determine how much water a building consumes, but also identifies patterns in how that water is used. This intelligence results in a mitigation of leaks and water damage, understanding of how water is used and a reduction of water bills (on average 20% per annum).

Amongst the Highly Commended were:
Roederer Rose Lyne – University of Aberdeen – Junior Energy Management Professional

Energy Management Team at Huntingdonshire District Council – Energy Management Team
Sustainability Team at London Metropolitan University – Energy Management Team

Energy Management Team at Hilton – Energy Management Team

Highland Council – The Most Inspiring Energy Reduction Project

Tesco – Energy Reduction Project through Organisational Behaviour Change

Congratulations to all of our 2017 winners and highly commended, who represent the best of the exceptional talent and inspiration in the energy management industry in the past year.