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Staff training contributes to 20% energy reduction on site

The UK’s largest commercial cleaning equipment manufacturer and producer of the iconic Henry vacuum, Numatic International Ltd, was faced with a challenge. The business wanted to ensure its staff were doing their part to help the company achieve its long-term energy reduction goals. But how could it do this?

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ESOS report: Funding a significant barrier to uptake of energy efficiency recommendations

A recent report on the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has found that over 40% of complier organisations see lack of funding as a barrier to uptake of the energy efficiency measures recommended to them through ESOS.

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Energy managers – the way to your FD’s heart!

The business case for energy efficiency projects has just become a lot easier to make to the holder of the purse strings!

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World Energy in 4 minutes - ‘Energy efficiency remains an action priority’

I found this video online and although it is a few years old now, the messages are as relevant today as they were in 2014. It’s worth watching as a reminder of just how big the energy challenges are and how important it is to keep pushing for international co-operation on climate change.

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Key ESOS questions answered by industry experts

During the first round of ESOS, a webinar hosted by Food Manufacture entitled, Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme – Switching on to Savings, attracted a raft of questions from delegates concerned about what ESOS was going to mean to them

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ESOS – No ‘One Size Fits All’ Solution

Jes Rutter, Manager of energy efficiency specialists JRP Solutions, warns against ‘quick fix’ offers to achieve ESOS compliance.

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ESOS – when and how do you submit your notification of compliance?

The next period in which qualifying organisations must submit an ESOS report to the Environment Agency is between 1 January 2019 and 5 December 2019, when you make your notification confirming compliance.

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'No-cost' financing push hints at green shoots for energy efficiency market

A new green no-cost financing deal for business energy efficiency from JRP Solutions launched this week - could we start to see more such offerings?

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Simple energy saving messages to make your staff sit up - Lighting the way to energy efficiency

Engaging your staff in your energy saving objectives can be tough, sometimes it’s the simple messages about how they use energy at home that hit the mark!

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Is your business in Cornwall? Could you get a share of £6m funding pot for energy saving?

As part of a £19m ‘Local Energy Market Trial programme’, Centrica is making available a funding pot of £6 million for businesses and other large energy users who are keen to find ways to save energy.

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Unique new funding service launched – a real game changer for energy efficiency!

A unique new energy efficiency funding service has been launched by energy specialists JRP Solutions, in partnership with ethical investment company, Elegen, that will clear the way for organisations to deliver a multitude of energy savings that otherwise would not be achieved.

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Watt’s your energy issue?

All the advice, information and best practice you need under one roof at the ESTA energy event

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How can you add ££££s to your bottom line and reduce your carbon footprint?

In a recent survey carried out by energy specialists JRP Solutions, 96% of respondents said that their organisations were committed to minimising energy use but less than 20% believed that their organisation’s energy reduction strategy was very effective!

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Top safety accreditation for JRP Solutions

JRP Solutions has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

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JRP launches new service to ensure best value from FM or ESCO providers

Energy and Facilities outsourcing has evolved over many years as an important strategy by which organisations can effectively manage non-core activity and reduce costs.

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Energy Consultant, JRP Solutions, held up as exemplar for Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015

As consultants advising companies on achieving the energy management standard ISO 50001, JRP Solutions understand the significant benefits of the ISO standards and have a rigorous approach themselves to compliance with the ISO 9001.

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What are you doing for World Environment Day?

We’re Taking Action!

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Survey data reveals communication is key to greatest energy savings

JRP’s recent survey of energy professionals set out to discover just how committed businesses are to saving energy, whether they could be doing more and what the greatest barriers to further energy saving are.

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Will the FD buy into your energy business case?

Jes Rutter, Managing Director JRP Solutions, Chairman of the Independent Energy Consultants Group (IECG) of ESTA

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How can you get the best deal from your facilities management or ESCO providers?

Energy and Facilities outsourcing has evolved over many years as an important strategy by which organisations can effectively manage non-core activity and reduce costs.

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Simple energy messages to make your staff sit up

Watts brewing? Every year the United Kingdom consumes 54 billion cups of tea. That’s 1,037 per person of tea drinking age (15+), just short of three cups a day each. That’s a whole lot of tea and a lot of boiling kettles!

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Understanding, Managing and Reducing energy

JRP Solutions are pleased to be sponsors of these consumer-focussed regional events which provide visitors with need-to-know policy information, best practice end user case studies, class-leading technology and service companies ready to assist with your energy management requirements.

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The business case for energy training

Health and safety is now regarded as everyone’s responsibility.

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Congratulations to Owen Jones for qualifying to prove energy savings

Owen Jones, a Chartered Energy Manager and an accredited member of the Register of Professional Energy Consultants is the latest of JRP’s energy efficiency specialists to become a ‘Certified Measurement & Verification Professional’, the professional qualification of IPMVP (The International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol).

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Two award wins for JRP’s outstanding energy achievements!

JRP Solutions has won two awards that recognise its outstanding achievements in delivering energy savings for its clients. The two awards are Energy Efficiency Consultants of the Year, UK and Most Sustainable Energy Performance Software: Energy Activator®

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Where were energy, environment and climate change in the budget?

In Philip Hammond’s first spring budget since becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer, there was a disappointing lack of focus on energy consumption and the environment.

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How committed is your organisation to saving energy? Please let us know!

“The UK government’s 2008 Climate Change Act established the world’s first legally binding climate change target, aiming to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% (from the 1990 baseline) by 2050.

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Free energy saving advice from an RPEC consultant

Working with an energy consultant is a new experience for many companies.

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Jes Rutter on MEES, the new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency, and the first steps to improving a building’s EPC

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), formerly known as Minimum Energy Performance Standards, will make it unlawful to let both commercial and domestic buildings in England and Wales that do not achieve a minimum energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of E or higher from April 2018.

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In a war on emissions, which side would you be on – China or the USA?

Statistics released from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in early Feb have revealed that a fall in coal use and a subsequent rise in renewables and nuclear electricity sources was a prime driver in the UK registering a 4% decline in carbon emissions in 2015.

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Are you considering entering into an outsourcing contract or could your current contracts be working harder for you?

As experts in Energy and FM outsourcing, we help organisations design and negotiate, or renegotiate, the best value from their energy and FM contracts.

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Damming report is good news for UK climate change targets!

A recent report by The Daily Telegraph and YouGov reveals some shocking and damming statistics about how little energy is understood and prioritised by senior managers.

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Energy Consultancy Wins Technology Award for Outstanding Energy Efficiency Software Tool

JRP Solutions have been selected by the research team from Acquisition International Magazine as winners of their 2016 Excellence Award for the Most Outstanding Energy Efficiency Software Tool: Energy Initiator®

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What about these for New Year’s Resolutions?

The UK has some tough climate change objectives to meet, let 2017 be the year you resolve to do your bit!

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The best bits of 2016!

We’ve had a really busy and exciting year! These were our best bits, what were yours?

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Our Three Christmas (Energy) Wishes!

If you had 3 Christmas (Energy) Wishes, what would you wish for? These are ours:

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Gifts from Our Three Wise Men

With nearly 100 years’ experience between them, there’s not much that our own Three Wise Men don’t know about managing and saving energy! If they could give one (energy) gift each, what would they give?

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More cracking energy saving ideas for your Christmas shutdown!

The countdown has begun! Christmas trees and decorations are appearing and already Frosty, Rudolf, Wizard and Slade are making their annual appearance on retail sound systems everywhere! What about at work – have you started preparing? If your organisation closes over the holidays, make sure your Christmas shutdown is a cracker this year with these helpful hints!

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Don’t be an energy Scrooge ….be energy wise!

You can cut the kilowatts at Christmas without spoiling the sparkle! Be Energy is a user-friendly, interactive, eLearning programme that will help your employees to understand what energy is, how the use of energy impacts on our environment and how they can use less energy at home and at work to save costs and to create healthier businesses and a healthier planet.

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Did ESOS do more harm than good?

I was all in favour of the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, ESOS. What’s not to like about European-wide legislation that obliges organisations to identify where they can save energy and reduce costs? It’s a win-win for everyone! Energy bills will be cut, carbon emissions will be cut and we’re a step closer to limiting global warming to under 2°C this century.

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Why Financial Directors and CEOs should listen to their Energy Managers

It is true that there are some organisations that take energy efficiency very seriously (although the cynic in me suspects that a few are better at spinning their achievements than delivering their commitments) but we know that there are very many that just do the bare minimum to comply with their legal requirements.

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Energy eLearning programme voted outstanding by delegates

An eLearning programme developed to deliver high quality energy awareness training at a price that is affordable for all has received unanimous approval from delegates.

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Severn Trent Water turn on to new energy project management tool

Severn Trent Water is the latest major energy user to sign a licence for the use of Energy Activator®, a tool designed by a specialist team of energy engineers and IT experts at JRP Solutions specifically to make managing multiple improvement projects across multiple sites easier and more effective.

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The Paris Agreement: promises, policies, plans and promotions. What about the people power?

As India now joins with China, the US and another 59 countries to ratify the agreement made last December in Paris, the agreement edges closer to entering into force.

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5 good reasons why your organisation should go for ISO 50001 certification!

Unlike other standards, ISO 50001 will lead to significant savings, quickly. Why? Because it provides a logical and practical framework that covers all aspects of energy management enabling a co-ordinated and consistent approach that will start to deliver results well before certification is achieved.

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Cracking the energy management resource dilemma?

Whilst many organisations recognise that effective energy management is essential, often the required expertise is not available in-house or a full-time energy manager cannot be economically justified.

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Why aren’t more people listening to Jonathon Porritt?

In a recent interview with multi-media sustainability platform, Edie, environmental champion Jonathon Porritt insisted that the business case for sustainability will grow from strength-to-strength as organisations increasingly realise there is “no downside to getting good at sustainability“.

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Over £1.0m energy savings identified at UK’s largest private hospital provider

With over sixty hospitals and treatment centres across the UK, four de-contamination facilities, over 275,000 in-patient and 1,500,000 out-patient visits each year, BMI Healthcare is the UK’s largest private hospital provider.

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Energy Consultants JRP Solutions win Technology Award for innovative energy survey tool

JRP Solutions have won a 2016 Technology Award for Best Energy Efficiency Software Tool: Energy Initiator®. The Technology Awards recognise the exemplary work done by individuals and businesses across this expansive and ever-evolving industry.

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Bristol Water staff give a unanimous thumbs up to energy training

A programme of energy awareness training delivered to staff at Bristol Water has been given a unanimous thumbs up by delegates in a survey conducted to assess the training’s effectiveness.

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How can you squeeze more value from your energy management resources?

Implementing energy improvement projects should be a no brainer – you save energy, you save money and you reduce carbon footprint. But even when the financial argument is irrefutable and a reasonable payback is anticipated, energy managers often struggle to get sign off for capital projects.

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Who can benefit from selling energy generation capacity to the National Grid?

For any organisations generating their own energy, the Capacity Market can be a way to realise a steady, predictable revenue stream with little or no additional investment. Even organisations with small generators can benefit.

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Bored of Brexit? Keep calm and carry on saving energy

Anyone who isn’t already bored to tears with the endless debates about what the post Brexit world looks like for the UK must have been in a coma since the 23rd June.

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Engage all staff in your energy saving journey in one hour

Be Energy is an affordable user-friendly, interactive, eLearning programme that will engage all your staff in a meaningful way in just an hour and from less than £1 per person

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Energy Consultants Group Appoints New Chairman

The Independent Energy Consultants Group (IECG), an independent energy consultancy collective and a specialist sub-group of the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has appointed Jes Rutter, Managing Director of energy consultancy, JRP Solutions Ltd, as chairman

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Newly launched affordable energy eLearning programme ‘just what we need!’

JRP Solutions Managing Director, Jes Rutter, is delighted with the fantastic response to the launch of their new high quality eLearning programme, Be Energy.

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New eLearning programme makes quality energy training affordable for all staff

JRP Solutions have launched a new eLearning programme that will make it possible for even the largest organisations to involve every employee in their energy saving journey.

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JRP Solutions to give away champagne and 10 places on newly launched energy eLearning programme

Edie Live will see the launch of a new eLearning programme that will make it possible for even the largest organisations to involve every employee in their energy saving journey

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Book into the free Energy Advice Clinic at Edie Live

Whether you have a sophisticated, highly developed energy strategy and programme or are just starting out (or anywhere in between!), it's always worth talking to the experts - especially when they have vast practical experience of delivering energy savings.

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Do you have the resources to manage energy efficiently?

If you have corporate energy targets to meet, escalating energy consumption or have an annual energy bill in excess of £1m, you need to employ an Energy Manager. Or do you?

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A new generation of energy project management tools is here!

With increasing legislative, ethical and stakeholder pressure to implement energy savings projects, many organisations are struggling to manage the number and complexity of projects they have to deliver.

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ESOS proved sceptics wrong say energy experts

It’s fair to say that people at Numatic International, manufacturers of the famous Henry vacuum cleaner were somewhat sceptical about the benefits of the Governments Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme, ESOS, to their organisation.

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Budget Review 2016

George Osborne’s eighth budget took place today with energy related announcements covering a paltry 85 seconds of his speech.

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Energy Market Update March 2016

The anticipated fuel duty increase of 2p per litre across the range of petroleum products did not happen yesterday. With prices at the pump currently at their lowest levels since 2009, even though UK fuel taxes are some of the highest in the E.U, this would have been an ideal opportunity to use an increase in fuel duty to offset declining North Sea Petroleum Revenue Tax. Oil prices for Brent Marker Crude have come down from this time last year when they were around $60 U.S. to around $40 U.S. per barrel although the weaker pound/dollar exchange rate in recent times has offset some of the benefits of these reductions.

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What will the EU referendum mean for climate change management?

On 23rd June the country will go to the polls for what could prove to be one of the most momentous and historical days in recent British history.

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Will the new Medium Combustion Plant Directive affect you?

The forthcoming EU (MCP) Directive will affect combustion plant between 1 and 50MW and will come into force in December 2017.

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The EU Referendum and Climate Change

To tackle the impacts of climate change the EU has committed to three targets for 2020. The first is to reduce emissions by 20% on 1990 levels. The second is to provide 20% of its total energy from renewables. The third is to increase energy efficiency by 20% from 2007 levels. Being part of the EU the UK is also currently committed to these targets but what happens if the UK exits the EU in June?

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What should I be doing now to prepare for the next round of ESOS?

The next planned qualification date for ESOS is 31 December 2018, and the next compliance period will most likely end on 5 December 2019.

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What did ESOS cost your business?

£500, £5,000, £50,000? Maybe even more! It is true that complying with the requirements of the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will have had a price tag for your business. But the actual net cost will depend entirely on what your organisation does with the audit report.

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Free Energy and Resource Efficiency Breakfast Briefing

What are your resource efficiency and energy challenges?

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Do you need an Energy Manager?

If you have corporate energy targets to meet, escalating energy consumption or have an annual energy bill in excess of £1m, you need to employ an Energy Manager.

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Water Company set to make significant energy savings following staff training

A substantial register of over 90 energy savings opportunities has been compiled as a direct result of energy training delivered to Bristol Water. The training was part of a programme of measures to support the organisation’s commitment to embedding an energy efficient culture within their business and to achieving the energy management standard, ISO 50001.

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This is how the EA can solve the ESOS non-compliance problem

Jes Rutter, Managing Director, JRP Solutions

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Energy training can save as much as capital projects

Your employees can be your most powerful asset in achieving and sustaining energy and cost savings. They know your business processes and operations better than an outside consultant, and can be best placed to identify and implement energy saving opportunities.

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EUETS reporting deadline approaching – do you need help to prepare for your audit?

If you report your emissions under the EU Emissions Trading System, 31 March is the deadline by which you must submit your verified annual emissions report for the previous reporting year. This report and verification statement must be in accordance with the Monitoring and Reporting Regulation and the Accreditation and Verification Regulation.

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Thousands flout ESOS deadline – the EA must act to impose fines

The Environment Agency has repeatedly issued warnings of the substantial fines that will be imposed on organisations that do not comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Despite this, nearly 35% of qualifying organisations had not registered either their compliance, or notification of late compliance, by the 5th December deadline.

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Will COP 21 prove the Goldilocks Principle? Kyoto, too strict; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, too lenient; COP 21, just right?

Why should COP 21 succeed where previous climate change agreements failed and what does this mean for UK businesses?

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Top 10 tips for your Christmas shutdown

Make sure your Christmas shutdown is a cracker this year with these helpful hints

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Energy Managers – keep up the good work!

Fighting for stakeholder engagement, battling the red tape to achieve legislative compliance, and competing for capital investment and personnel resources. This is the daily lot of the energy manager but, never lose faith!

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How can you simplify the management of your improvement projects?

By the 29 January almost every organisation that qualifies under the ESOS regulations will have completed the audit and received their report which will include a raft of improvement ideas and potential projects.

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JRP welcomes new energy specialist

We are delighted to welcome Victor Gutierrez to our specialist energy teams to strengthen our national service base in line with our strategic growth plans.

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The consultation on changes to the business energy tax landscape has closed. What happens next?

The consultation ran from 29th September to 9th November 2015 with the results expected to be announced in 2016.

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The ESOS deadline has not been extended - you must still act by 5 December

The Environment Agency has stated that it is not normally expecting to take enforcement action for late notification of compliance with the requirements of ESOS provided it is received by 29 January 2016

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How to Reduce Energy in Buildings – Without Major Capital Expenditure

One of the topics of conversation at the recent 2Degrees Energy Performance Summit in London was how energy consumption might be reduced within a built environment when resources and finance are both limited.

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Will the EA have the teeth to enforce ESOS?

As the deadline for compliance with the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) looms ever closer, it appears that less than 2% of qualifying organisations have actually notified the Environment Agency of their compliance. At this rate it seems likely that the vast majority of companies will struggle to comply by 5 December, even with the anticipated late surge. The Agency has sent reminder notices to 14,000 businesses.

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Get a grip on your energy - JRP and LRQA Host Energy Advice Breakfast Briefing

With the pending ESOS deadline, energy usage and consumption has moved up the agenda for many large organisations.

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Want to know about ISO 50001 but don’t know who to ask?

Lorraine is the latest JRP consultant to qualify as a lead auditor for the standard. Why not give her a call and ask your questions?

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Are you going to The Energy Event?

We’re offering visitors to our stand at The Energy Event a free audit of their energy training needs.

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Is anyone else dismayed by the recent DECC figures on ESOS?

The latest Environment Agency ESOS Newsletter summarises the results of a recent survey carried out by DECC on 100 of the large organisations that will have to comply with the requirements of the Governments Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.

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How can you trust energy savings data?

One of the commonly cited barriers to the uptake of energy efficiency projects is the lack of trust of the level of savings being claimed.

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Why bother with ISO 50001?

As far as the ISOs go, 50001 is generally seen by accreditation practitioners as one of the most sensible, straight forward and least onerous to implement.

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ESOS – what next?

Well done if you have completed your ESOS audit or are well on your way to doing so. If recent press coverage on the topic is to be believed, you are in the minority!

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Free Audit of Your Energy Training Needs

Your employees can be your most powerful asset in achieving and sustaining energy and cost savings. They know your business processes and operations better than an outside consultant, and can be best placed to identify and implement energy saving opportunities.

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Don’t miss out on the chance to get paid for delivering electricity savings

The Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot is a Government scheme giving you the chance to be paid for delivering electricity savings at peak times from certain types of efficiency projects in Great Britain. This is a great opportunity to get stakeholder engagement for progressing capital investment projects that otherwise might stall.

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Free energy saving advice from an RPEC consultant

Working with an energy consultant is a new experience for many companies. If you would like to discuss ESOS or any other aspect of energy management, you can get 20 minutes' advice free from one of our RPEC consultants! RPEC is The Register of Professional Energy Consultants (RPEC), the UK's only regulated register of energy consultants.

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ESOS through my crystal ball

I’ve been saying for some time that despite reminders from the Government, the deluge of articles, webinars, seminars and general promotion around the subject, ESOS is going to catch some organisations out, and it seems that a recent survey conducted on 100 firms with more than 1,000 employees by green tech solutions company Verismic supports my rantings.

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Life after ESOS?

Most organisations that qualify to take part in the UK’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will have already taken steps to comply with the requirement to carry out energy audits by the 5th December 2015.

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The low hanging fruit of energy saving

We see it time and time again – when we talk to people at all levels about what their organisation is doing to reduce energy costs and consumption – they quote with pride their projects to replace lighting with more energy efficient systems, to insulate buildings, to install wind turbines or solar panels and variable speed drives.

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Join UK business leaders in pilot to maximise resource efficiency

A collaboration of leading UK business is behind a new initiative to develop an innovative new tool to enable businesses to quickly and consistently measure their resource efficiency and that of their supply chains without having to access mountains of data or demanding lots of valuable time.

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Environment Agency urges prompt action regarding ESOS

The Environment Agency has written to organisations qualifying for ESOS to prompt them to take action now to comply rather than waiting until nearer the deadline.

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ESOS – The tip of the iceberg

In last month’s Water, Energy and Environment magazine, Lord Redesdale, CEO of the Energy Manager’s association asked, “Why have so few people heard of ESOS?”

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South West organisations gearing up for energy savings

Making sure they are well ahead of the game, Southwest based companies Bristol Water, Yeo Valley, Refresco Gerber and Numatic International, manufacturers of the famous Henry vacuum cleaner, have all appointed JRP Solutions to help them achieve compliance with ESOS, the Government’s Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme.

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New Business up 50% at JRP

Energy specialists JRP solutions have increased new business by 50% year on year as a result of significant investment in innovative new software tools and a range of new services including surveys and audit for ESOS, the Government legislation which requires organisations with over 250 employees to undertake mandatory energy audits before 5th December 2015.

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ESOS is like Marmite (other yeast based products are also available!)

Whether you love it or hate it, ESOS compliance is mandatory, so why not make the most of it?

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Squeezing the most value out of your ESOS energy audit – Sign up now for a free webinar

JRP Solutions has joined forces with 2Degrees, the world's leading collaboration platform and service for sustainable business to bring you a free webinar to make sure that you get the most value from your ESOS audit.

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Free seminar - Help your Business Go Green and Increase Profitability

Go Green, the brand new initiative to join up businesses and organisations in Bristol and the West of England that are working towards a sustainable future, has organised a free event for organisations interested in reducing their energy consumption and bills.

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ESOS - Good news for qualifying companies

All organisations that appoint JRP Solutions as Lead Assessor for their ESOS Audits will receive three additional unique benefits free of charge to help them maximise energy and cost savings

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ESOS made easy

All organisations that appoint JRP Solutions as Lead Assessor for their ESOS Audits will receive a free ESOS digital organiser to help them manage their evidence pack.

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Chancellor misses golden opportunity to push carbon agenda

The Chancellor, George Osborne delivered his Budget Statement to the House declaring that “Britain is growing, creating jobs and paying its way” and stating that “Britain’s manufacturing output has grown more than four-and-a-half times faster than it did in the entire decade before the crisis.”

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Majority believe ESOS worthwhile, reveals survey

Over 70% of respondents in a recent survey carried out by JRP Solutions considered that mandatory energy audits under the Governments Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, ESOS, were worthwhile, with over 20% saying they were ‘very worthwhile’

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Driving fuel reductions with the IAM!

We are continually looking to motor manufacturers to deliver more fuel efficient cars but, by incorporating efficient driving techniques, the average driver can improve their mpg by up to 15% which on average equates to fuel savings of up to £230 and a reduction in carbon dioxide of 400kgCO2 a year.

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"We cannot be complacent about energy”, warns energy expert

The news last week that global carbon emissions remained stable last year even though the economy grew was welcomed in all quarters. “But,” says Jes Rutter, JRP Managing Director, “this is not a signal for us all to take our foot off the energy efficiency pedal.”

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ESOS – What Now?

Whether you view the Government’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) as an unnecessary cost burden or a catalyst for change in how your business manages its energy the key deliverable will be a list of improvement opportunities.

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A free bonus in your ESOS pack!

All JRP’s ESOS clients will receive a bonus in their ESOS Evidence Pack in the form of a Site Energy Certificate (SEC) at no extra cost.

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ISO 50001 Certification Simplified with New Software Toolkit

Implementing the energy management standard ISO 50001 makes good business sense as part of a structured and coordinated approach to reducing energy use but often organisations are deterred by their lack of knowledge and the thought of burdensome procedures and paperwork.

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JRP Solutions launch new project management tool

With increasing legislative, ethical and stakeholder pressure to implement energy savings projects, many organisations are struggling to manage the number and complexity of projects they have to deliver.

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Why train staff in energy efficiency?

If your organisation takes energy efficiency seriously (and if it doesn’t, it should!), providing energy efficiency training to your staff is essential, and here are 5 good reasons why:

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Environment Agency issues updated guidance on ESOS

The Environment Agency has published updated ESOS guidance which supersedes DECC’s ESOS Guide published in June 2014.

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Energy efficiencies to save UK £4bn according to report

DECC’s energy efficiency and demand side policies were estimated to save the UK £4billion on its energy and transport bills in 2014 and a total of £18billion on energy and transport bills in 2020, according to the Energy Efficiency Statistical Summary 2015 issued by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

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Bristol Water appoints JRP Solutions to maximise energy efficiencies

Having achieved an impressive reduction of 8% on energy reduction last year on the previous year, Bristol Water has now appointed JRP Solutions to provide specialist support to help them achieve further direct energy savings and to implement the ISO 50001 Energy Management System standard

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Take our ESOS Experience Survey

Take part in our survey, and raise money for the NSPCC!

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JRP pledges to make Bristol Greener!

JRP has pledged its commitment to the Bristol Green Capital Partnership’s year long programme of inspiring events that will give everyone, from school children to local businesses the chance to get involved in making Bristol a greener, low-carbon city with a high quality of life for all.

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Assess and save

New regulations requiring large organisations to assess their energy use every four years may save millions, and compliance will be strictly enforced, warns JRP’s Ian Masters, in the December issue of the RICs Global Property Journal . More:

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Will the lights go out?

Just a few weeks ago, National Grid warned that Britain faces a series of 'brownouts' after closures of coal-fired power stations to meet EU targets, leading to a gap between capacity and peak demand of 4.1%, the narrowest since 2006/07.

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Autumn Statement report - Chancellor ‘Must do better’, says Jes Rutter, JRP Managing Director

On the same day the met office announced that man-made climate change is probably responsible for Britain experiencing the warmest year since records began, ‘Must do better’ would be my summing up of this Autumn Statement which contained very little on the subject of energy and the green agenda that was new and hence was a big missed opportunity.

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ESOS – 5th December Deadline – will you be ready?

This time next year, if you haven’t reported on your organisation’s compliance with The Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to the relevant body, you may be liable to pay a fixed penalty (up to £5,000) and/or an additional penalty for each day of non-compliance (£500/day up to 80 days = £40,000).

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ESOS Myth Busters! (with focus on ISO 50001)

This is the third in a series of articles referring to common misconceptions, even amongst some energy professionals, about what is required under the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Jes Rutter, Managing Director of energy efficiency specialists JRP Solutions, has scrutinised the regulations and checked out the facts to eradicate these myths, with particular reference in this article to the main alternative compliance route, ISO 50001:

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4 Guaranteed Ways to Save Energy

New government regulations on compulsory energy audits for all organisations with over 250 employees (ESOS) are focussing the mind on energy savings.

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Congratulations to all winners at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2014!

Guests from across the Food industry gathered at the Park Lane Hilton, London on Thursday 20 November to celebrate the best in the business at the 2014 Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

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Climate change set to inflict severe, widespread, and irreversible impact

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released its first report on Climate Change since 2007 last month claiming that climate change is set to inflict “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” on people and the natural world unless carbon emissions are cut sharply and rapidly, according to the most important assessment of global warming yet published.

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Five Myths about ESOS: Part 2

More ESOS Myth Busting facts from Jes Rutter, Managing Director of energy efficiency specialists JRP Solutions.

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Environment Agency announces ESOS Lead Assessors

The Environment Agency today published the list of professional bodies whose members will be qualified to act as Lead Assessor for ESOS.

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ESOS Myth Busters!

There are common misconceptions, even amongst some energy professionals, about what is required under the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.

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JRP sponsor Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

JRP are pleased to be sponsoring the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards again in this their 14th year. The awards provide a benchmark for all those wishing to aspire to world class standards in food excellence.

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ESOS - a significant step forward in achieving energy savings

In the recent webinar hosted by Food Manufacture entitled, Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme – Switching on to Savings, JRP Managing Director, Jes Rutter, explained how ESOS presents organisations with a genuine opportunity to make significant energy, and therefore cost, savings.

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Choose your energy management partner with care

Food and drink businesses should evaluate a range of energy management firms before selecting one to partner with to ensure the best possible financial returns, says the boss of energy efficiency specialist JRP Solutions.

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Food and drink firms confused about energy scheme

Food and drink firms are confused about the changes they must make to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency assessments, required as part of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

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Treat energy as seriously as health and safety

Food and drink manufacturers should treat energy management as seriously as health and safety, according to the boss of energy efficiency specialist JRP Solutions.

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Wyke Farms boss joins free energy webinar

The boss of Britain’s largest independent cheese maker Wyke Farms is taking part in a free, one-hour webinar dedicated to energy savings next month.

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New ESOS software tool identifies 50% more savings

The demand for cost effective and efficient energy surveys is set to soar with the government’s recent launch of the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) which introduces new regulations that compel all organisations with over 250 employees to undertake energy audits of their processes, buildings and transportation.

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Food firms told saving energy is a moral responsibility

Saving energy is a moral responsibility, which new EU legislation will force some food manufacturers to take more seriously, according to the md of the company sponsoring Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar dedicated to the subject.

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Research shows lack of knowledge and cynicism of ESOS

The Government launched its Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) last month but in a recent survey carried out by JRP Solutions, 88% of respondents said that they didn’t have enough knowledge about ESOS, 60% felt that ESOS is an inconvenience and just another layer of bureaucracy with 56% saying that ESOS is a well-intentioned scheme but unlikely to achieve real energy savings.

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Positive Energy

Looking for ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce cost in commercial or industrial premises?

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Invitation to take part in ESOS Survey and Webinar

The Food Manufacturer will be hosting a webinar to share the most up to date information about ESOS, to hear the views of some industry experts and answer any questions you may have. JRP are keen to ensure the questions that matter to you are answered, and that the information is relevant to your organisation, so if you could spend just a few minutes to complete a very brief questionnaire it would be a great help…

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ESOS – short term pain for long term gain?

Jon Williams, Head of CSR and Sustainability at Achilles, said: “The ESOS scheme is already being seen by businesses as a real ‘double-edged sword’…

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Warning that ‘make do’ approach to ESOS will incur costs with no benefits

New rules requiring all large firms to undertake mandatory energy efficiency assessments could end up being a major cost burden unless the findings are used to introduce savings in the businesses, warns a leading environmental consultancy…

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Energy efficiency specialists, JRP, join ESTA

JRP has joined ESTA, the Energy Services and Technology Association, to underpin its ongoing commitment to progress and innovation in energy efficiency…

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Quorn Foods’s £30M investment to create 400 jobs

Quorn Foods’s £30M investment to create 400 jobs - Quorn Foods aims to invest £30M at its Billingham site, creating 400 jobs, it claims, to keep pace with soaring consumer demand for meat-free products…

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Energy Audits deliver real value

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Energy complaints triple in a year, says ombudsman

Complaint levels about energy companies soared in the first three months of the year, as the sector remained in the political firing line…

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ESOS

The recent United Nations report on climate change is a timely reminder of why we all need to reduce our energy consumption…

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UN panel's climate change report

The UN panel's climate change report is the most comprehensive assessment yet of the effects of global warming on our planet…

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Shale gas estimate in North West 'bigger' than previously thought

Shale gas estimate in North West 'bigger' than previously thought…

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Budget 2014: Moves to cut business energy costs

Budget 2014: Moves to cut business energy costs…

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