EMA Energy Management Awards 2019
In its 5th year, the Awards give prominence to those leading the energy management industry and inspire others to follow in the same footsteps.
The EMA is pleased to announce that the WINNERS of the 2019 Awards are:
Energy Manager 2019 - Private Sector
Lee Preston – Group Carbon and Utilities Manager – Aviva
Lee is an experienced and passionate environmentalist, with 16 years of industry experience working within large automotive and financial FTSE 100 corporations. Since 2014, Lee has been Aviva’s Group Carbon & Utilities Manager. Aviva’s potential sustainable impact is vast and is reflected in their far reaching sustainability objectives. Lee’s work directly impacts the progress Aviva has made towards achieving these targets. Lee has driven a 60% global carbon emission reduction, versus a 70% target by 2030 through many energy efficiency projects. Lee is currently embarking on multiple market leading programmes including: A global smart building programme that will save over £5 million, currently at over £2 million to-date, big onsite renewable energy projects including solar carports, energy storage and onshore wind.
Energy Manager 2019 - Public Sector
Dan Fernbank – Energy and Sustainability Manager - University of Reading
Dan has been Energy & Sustainability Manager at the University of Reading since 2011, leading their estate-wide sustainability programmes. Dan has overseen some of the largest carbon reductions in the higher education sector, delivering a 41% cut in the University’s carbon emissions, saving £30 million cumulatively. The ISO50001 energy management system he has developed includes a number of bespoke tools to help prioritise energy efficiency interventions, as well as to predict future changes in energy demand. Dan is a registered Practitioner in Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) and is also a voluntary Director for Reading Community Energy Society.
Junior Energy Management Professional 2019
William Begg – Energy Manager - Kingston University
William is an experienced energy management professional with a proven record of delivering successful carbon reduction projects in the higher education industry, skilled in project management, sustainable development, carbon management and energy analysis. Since 2016, William has worked at the Kingston University as an Energy Management Assistant scoping and delivering a number of energy reduction and efficiency projects. He has now moved into a role of Energy Manager at the University with responsibility for developing, maintaining and managing the University’s Carbon Management Plan. William holds a Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham and is currently studying towards his Master’s in Building Surveying at Kingston University.
EMA Member 2019
Ben Burggraaf - Head of Energy Optimisation - Welsh Water
Ben received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Twente University in 2003 and became a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2008. Starting his career in 2002 at the Corus/Tata Steel R&D facility in the Netherlands. He was appointed as the Energy Optimisation Manager at the Port Talbot Steelworks in 2007. In 2014, he made the switch to Welsh Water, becoming responsible for the day-to-day energy costs of the 4,000+ sites across Wales & Herefordshire. In October 2018, Ben was appointed as the Head of Energy Optimisation leading on all aspects of energy management for Welsh Water.
Energy Management Team 2019 - Private Sector
The Energy Management Team - Cannon Bridge Properties Ltd
The Energy team at Cannon Bridge House covers an array of people from different organisations (Building Management Team – BNP Paribas, Optimum Group Service, Chartwell BMS, Carbon Credentials) to ensure that the building’s energy Management plan (EMP) program is implemented and monitored regularly to energy performance targets are on tracked. The team is sponsored by Josh Ashim (General Manager) and led by Foon Tse a technical services manager who is passionate about energy and puts in the hours to energise the team to always prepare and to follow through with what they are doing as this is the only route to success. The program in 2019 has reduced 1.7MWH in electricity usage which equates to circa £200K and 518 Tco2.
Energy Management Team 2019 - Public Sector
The Energy Management Team - London Borough of Islington
The Islington Energy Services Team is made up of 28 energy professionals working across many fields. The Energy Advice officers help vulnerable residents in Greater London via the award-winning SHINE service, a telephone help line, and via Energy Doctors who install energy-saving measures in homes. The Energy Project officers develop and operate various projects, including installing heat networks, managing a borough-wide network of energy partnerships and developing the 2030 Zero Net Carbon action plan. Within the team, specialist officers conduct energy audits, help small businesses with energy management and offer energy advice on planning matters.
Energy Management Project 2019
Transport Scotland is responsible for the management, procurement and payment of energy consumed from Roadside Electrical Assets (REAs) on the Trunk Road Network. REAs mainly include trunk road lighting, illuminated signs and bollards, traffic signals and Traffic Scotland equipment (intelligent transport system assets) with road lighting accounting for approximately 86% of the energy consumption associated with these assets. The project undertaken by Transport Scotland and its operating partners has reduced energy consumption by 30%, this equates to 27,081,877 kWh (financial year 2018/19), when being compared to a baseline of 38,787,047 kWh. The effects of the efficiency programme have seen carbon emissions associated with Scottish trunk road electrical assets reduced by approximately 60%.
Energy Management Consultancy Partnership 2019
Leisure Energy Limited with Freedom Leisure and Derbyshire Dales District Council
Leisure Energy is a consultancy focussed on helping the leisure industry save energy, increase sustainability and save money, supporting operators to help more people be more active more often. The partnership with Freedom Leisure has been in place for 4 years with the aim to help the organisation reduce energy spend at approximately 25 sites. Freedom Leisure recently won the Derbyshire Dales’ contract to operate 4 centres in the area. Leisure Energy is helping both organisations to install new energy efficient equipment, controls and train staff to drive down usage, resulting in savings estimated at 138 TCO2e per year which will contribute to the Council’s carbon targets.
Energy Product 2019
Weatherite Air Conditioning Ltd - Weatherite Direct Adiabatic Cooling Unit
Over the last 47 years, Weatherite Air Conditioning Ltd has established itself as the UK’s leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, energy efficient, low carbon, high quality Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment for all sectors of industry. Rather than supplying an ‘off-the-shelf’ product, which may or may not offer the right solution, Weatherite Air Conditioning Ltd design, manufacture test and pre-commission made-to-measure equipment - which meet the client’s exact requirements. Energy efficiency and the reduction of carbon emissions are high on almost every organisations’ agenda and Weatherite Air Conditioning Ltd continually look at ways of reducing energy usage whilst also looking at ways of helping reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Innovative Energy Product 2019
Marton Geotechnical Services Limited - PCM Thermal Energy Store
Utilising Plant based - Bio Phase Change Material (PCM) offers a dynamic thermal store and buffer provision for Biomass, CHP and process heat /cooling systems. PCM’s latent heat characteristic gives significant space saving over water thermal stores and overcomes issues of bulk water storage. This compact store’s ability to charge and discharge multiple times if called upon can influence positively its nominal capacity of 100kWh. Highly flexible, the modular design is a transportable and connectable solution. The world needs energy efficiency and carbon reduction; and the thermal store is an exciting future proposition.
The 2019 Highly Commended in the following categories are:
Energy Manager (Private Sector) of the Year Category:
Sam Arje – Group Energy and Sustainability Manager - Bourne Leisure
Energy Manager (Public Sector) of the Year Category:
Gillian Brown – Energy Manager - University of Glasgow
Richard Willson – Environmental Strategy Manager - Norwich City Council
Junior Energy Management Professional of the Year Category:
Aimen Taki - Energy Manager for Kent and Sussex Routes - Network Rail
Energy Management Project of the Year Category:
Coventry City Council
Places for People
Congratulations to all of our 2019 Winners and Highly Commended
The EMA Awards are judged by Energy Managers to recognise those who have achieved most in the energy management over the last year. The Awards are a fantastic celebration and recognition of their achievements.