Mr Martin Fry: UK: Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme - unido
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Mr Martin Fry: UK: Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme - unido

Energy Efficiency AccreditationSchemeMartin FryScheme Associate DirectorBriefing for ISO Working Group meeting, Energy ManagementSystemsBeijing, Friday 11 th April 2008THE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Today’s PressuresCost reductionThe green imageStakeholders’ needsTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION


High Profile & Smaller OrganisationsDelivering 400–1,600 Kt CO 2 SavingsTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Where does EEAS fit with theCT customer life cycle• Minimal energy efficiency experience:– Initial Opportunities Assessment– Design Advice on buildings (for all levels of experience)• Already implemented some measures in parts of theorganisation, at operational level:– Specific Opportunities Assessment– CHP advice– Multiple site assessment / Detailed Survey• Clear Corporate commitment to energy efficiency:– Carbon Management– Energy Efficiency Accreditation SchemeTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

What is its Value?An independent assessment against an established energymanagement framework, launched 1993 by ESTA• A national standard set by the Energy Institute• With over 250 organizations of all types accredited• From 2005, part of the CT portfolio, but administered bythe National Energy FoundationTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

‘Let’s talk about our achievements!’But nobody’s perfect!THE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

The Scheme has Three Dimensions• Piloting from Square One towards Accreditation• Recognition of past achievements• Strengthening and support for the future– Through three yearly reassessment and– Optional annual health check… links to Carbon Trust servicesLong term support is key……..THE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

What are the benefits for my organisation?• Priority on the boardroom / management agenda• Public recognition – brand value• Demonstration of cost reduction and sustainability• Stakeholder engagement, close links to CSR• An independent review of achievements and futureplans• Enhanced staff motivation and credibility• Benchmarking and access to peer group• Qualitative requirements of CCATHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

How does it work?• It requires evidence of:– policy and energy management practices– investment in capital or staff engagement– PROVEN RESULTS!• It requires commitment to:– continuing achievement through three yearlyrenewal• It is not just a statement of intent– like many other schemesTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

How does EEAS relate to ISO14001 & EMAS• EEAS demonstrates commitment and achievement in the management ofenergy.• ISO 14001 is an international specification that provides a documentedprocess for environmental management. While there is a focus oncontinuous improvement there are no specific targets for reducingenvironmental impact. Energy management is NOT necessarily part ofISO14001.• EMAS stands for Eco Management and Audit System and is a voluntaryEuropean Commission scheme that provides an independently verifiedpublic statement about the site's environmental performance where siteshave an environmental management system (eg.ISO14001)THE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

The new European Standards are coming….• Energy Management Systems, out for publicconsultation February 2008• ….others to followTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Assessor’s Role• Experienced Energy Professional• Initial assessment visit• Timescales - gap Analysis• Evidence Pack• Report and RecommendationsTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Who has been Accredited?• Retail• Local Government• Industry & Commerce• Finance• Health Sector• Utilities• Public Sector• Higher EducationTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Benefits – StakeholderManagement• “EEAS can provide significant input to many of thereporting requirements of CSR and related initiatives”– FES 2006• “EEAS is a means of demonstrating energy awareness tothe public, our customers, shareholders and staff”– Alan Burgess, South West WaterTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Benefits – Cost reduction“EEAS results in huge benefits if you takeadvantage of the opportunities it provides – itwas a bargain”Marie Porteous, Aberdeen City Council.THE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Benefits – Benchmarking & Best Practice• Target setting – Requirement to show year-on-yearachievements hence provides a framework for setting CO 2reduction targets.• Independent check - on systems and practices withguidance from Assessors on improving energy performance• Learning from others – membership of the AccreditedOrganisations Network, a forum for the exchange ofinformation and best practice.THE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Benefits – Benchmarking & Best Practice“EEAS provides an excellent toolbox for an energymanager to reduce energy consumption”,Angus Berry, BT“The methodology for EEAS is easy, as is reaccreditation”,Rob Rennison, Barnsley NHS Trust.THE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Summary• If you are good at energy efficiency – say so!• Use the Scheme to focus attention on your achievements andfuture plans• Use the Scheme to encourage future funding for energyefficiency• Raise your image…………..• Improve your profits………………...THE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

Use the Scheme Logo• Letterheads• Intranet• A fleet of vehicles• The flagTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

The two way flow…• The route to Accreditation:– Advice on relevant CT support from Account Managers, CTconsultants, Scheme Assessors• Within CT services:– Appropriate visibility on the route from Foundation Pack andInitial Opportunities Assessment to downstream services,including Helpline, etc• The long term link is key…..• …..and within the Scheme longer term, links back to CTservices• Account managers are welcome at Scheme events– Accredited organisations workshopTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION

2007 was a bumper year……!• Awards ceremony 12 th DecemberTHE NATIONAL ENERGY FOUNDATION


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