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ETS Careers: BMS Controls Engineer

Company Purpose To transform the world for the better through engineering intelligence. The Mission To provide technology, engineering and consulting expertise to maximise building energy and carbon performance…

ETS Careers: Senior Business Development Manager

Company Purpose To transform the world for the better through engineering intelligence. The Mission To provide technology, engineering and consulting expertise to maximise building energy and carbon performance…

SEAI’s Support Scheme for Energy Audits

The SEAI has recently launched a new scheme enabling SMEs in Ireland to access financial support to fund energy auditing works across their organisation. In the light of the COVID…

Potential Amendments to ESOS

The Environment Agency recently launched a consultation on potential improvements to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Regulations, which require qualifying UK businesses to undertake energy auditing across their…

The Energy Auditing Scheme (‘EAS’)

The Energy Auditing Scheme (EAS) is a mandatory energy assessment scheme and it is a legal obligation for organisations in Ireland that meet the qualification criteria to have an energy…

How to Get the Best From Your BMS Maintenance Providers

Why would you not manage a specialist contractor through the KPIs that cover the impact of their work? If they are not comfortable with this arrangement, they are…

Energy Management & Sustainability: Specialists or Generalists – Who Do You Trust?

When you have sustainability or energy management goals to achieve across your built estate and you’re not sure where to go to get advice, a Google search is often your…

Smart Energy Management as a Service

Smart Energy Management as a Service (‘SEMaaS’)   What is it? In many ways, the emphasis is on the ‘Smart’ element – in other words making ‘best practice’ energy and…

The UK’s Climate Targets

The UK Government’s new 78% Carbon Reduction Target On the 20th of April the UK Government announced an update to its national carbon targets, in line with recommendations from the…

The Key to Successful Energy Management

Our Managing Director, Phil Warren, shares some thoughts on his time in the Energy Management industry.   Integrating Smart Building Technology I have spent 25 years of my career working in…

Integrating Smart Building Technology

Buyer beware – the marketplace for building automation, smart building, and building technology is evolving quickly and is full of new technologies, complicated integration and snazzy buzzwords. It is so…

The Heat Networks (Metering & Billing) Regulations – Action Required in 2021

What are the Heat Networks (Metering & Billing) Regulations? The Heat Networks (Metering & Billing) Regulations – ‘HNMBR’ – were introduced in 2014 to drive energy efficiency and carbon reduction…

BEIS Release New Net Zero Whitepaper

The news of a new lockdown at the beginning of the year may have led some businesses to believe that there would be a pause on new policy development around…

Exeed Certified Grant Scheme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have recently launched the EXEED (Excellence in Energy Efficient Design) Certified Grant Scheme. The grant scheme provides up to 50% grant funding for…

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

Launched by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is a £1bn fund designed to encourage green growth across the public sector…

Don’t Forget About SECR!

As businesses fight to ensure that any short-term recovery from the first wave of COVID are sustained, and as the UK officially enters a second wave and uncertainty abounds about…

The Future of Offices

The role of the office is changing. Over recent times, we’ve seen a rapid shift in how businesses across all sectors operate. Due to Covid-19, more people than ever are…

A Green Economic Recovery – The Built Environment, Net Zero and Data

Will it be different this time around? For those of us that have worked in the built environment sustainability sector for some time, it could feel as if we’ve been…

The Tension between Indoor Air Quality and Energy Management

The Predicament It is perhaps more than slightly repetitive to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a level of disruption to lives and business across the globe that hasn’t…

Case Study: Circle K – 26% Annual Energy Savings Achieved

For the past twenty years, Energy and Technical Services’ clients have been availing of our extensive energy cost saving and building services experience within the multi-site retail and commercial sectors…

Controlling Building Energy Costs in Properties with Variable Occupancy

As the NFL’s Michael Lombardi often says: “Before you tell me what you think….. tell me what you know, and tell me what you don’t know!” – although…

Reactivating Buildings: COVID-19 Implications for Building Services Equipment

As we navigate these highly challenging times for all sectors of the economy, businesses are looking to the prospect of staff returning to the office environment, and how the risks…

Temporary Building Shutdowns: An Energy Management Perspective

In these difficult times, businesses are being forced to adapt and adjust their day-to-day strategies. For some, this involves making temporary staffing arrangements and adjustments to how they operate their…

Improving Energy Performance in the Retail Sector

John Kane is the Business Unit Director at Energy & Technical Services Ireland. Since becoming actively involved in the energy management sector over 15 years ago, I have witnessed firsthand…

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