The 2014 has been a ground breaking year for the EMA as we launched our Energy Management Exhibition – EMEX on 19-20 November at ExCel London. Whilst EMEX 2014 was a large scale exhibition appealing to everybody responsible for managing and/or paying for their organisations’ energy use, our core objective was to further the core aims of the EMA. We had a number of theatres covering behaviour change, large scale energy projects, technology and energy use in the built environment. The Energy Managers that make up the EMA membership were actively engaged in speaking and visiting the event as a VIP core of the attendees. After the success of the first year, we have already started to plan EMEX 2015.
Organisations have ONE month to ascertain whether they are affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and a further ONE-year to carry out an assessment. The ONE + ONE initiative is an information campaign aimed at educating as many of the approximately 10,000 organisations affected by the ESOS regulation. In addition, just as importantly, it explains potential energy savings opportunities. The EMA has been approved by the Environment Agency as an ESOS Lead Assessor Register and runs a one-day training course: EMA Leading an Energy Assessment , as one of the steps towards becoming an EMA Lead Assessor Registered. To help Lead Assessors, the EMA worked with the IES to develop ESOS Auditor – a software designed as a one-stop-shop for compliance with the ESOS.
Low Energy Company (LEC) Initiative
The EMA together with the Energy and Utility Skills Council (EU Skills) promotes the LEC Training Programme. The aim of the initiative is to reduce the energy consumption of organisations operating within the UK, by strategically embedding energy efficiency training within organisational practices, establishing it as a nationwide standard across all industries. To date the EMA and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) have come together to develop a training solution for the procurement industry. It teaches candidates to embed ethical, low energy principles in all buying and sourcing decisions. The EMA also recently announced the first LEC Energy Management training course for Information Technology Professionals.
EMA Schools’ Course in Energy Management
The EMA is bringing the efficiency gospel to the Energy Managers of tomorrow. The EMA Schools’ Course pilot was based at Highgate Schools and we are currently planning a roadmap for its national rollout.
Phase 3 Trailblazer Apprenticeship – Energy Manager
The Government’s Phase 3 Trailblazer Apprenticeship is an employer led initiative supported by over 700 employers. The EMA will launch consultation of a draft of the EMA Energy Manager Apprentice standard in early December to make sure this is the Apprenticeship that energy managers across the majority of the industries desire.
Good Practice Guide for Boards
The Energy Efficiency Good Practice Guide for Boards will educate Boards and senior managers on how to ask the right questions around the amount of energy consumed within the organisation; what energy efficiencies are in place and how to prioritise and value improvements. Prior to publishing the Guide, the EMA has developed a Boardroom Energy Quiz.
EMA Voltage Optimisation Buyers Guide
Andrew Hawley (EMA Fellow) has set up a VO working group and drafted the Buyers Guide that was published at EMEX 19th November 2014.
Energy Performance Contracting
The EMA produced a working document ‘Energy Performance Contracting Guidelines and Code of Conduct’ that offers guidance to any two parties engaged in an energy performance contract. The document will be updated annually with an aim to also offer case studies and a way of financing and insuring energy efficiency projects.
In November 2014 the EMA launched a report with AGSM and a number of Housing Associations titled, “A Half Billion Reasons to Change the Way Boilers are Serviced in Social Housing.” The report explains how the inefficient procurement and servicing of gas boilers in public housing wastes £0.5billion over 5 years. It details how the UK can remove this inefficiency, helping to lessen the effects of both fuel poverty and of damaging carbon emissions.