ESTA registers first EnCO consultants

Energy Conscious Organisations (EnCO) is an initiative from ESTA, in partnership with the Energy Institute, designed to promote energy savings from focusing on changing behaviour.

EnCO has been set up to establish a robust and best practice approach for minimising energy use through engagement, awareness, skills building, measuring and monitoring, and adapting policies.

The first EnCO consultants have been registered, including senior energy consultants from TEAM.

Timothy Holman, Head of Consultancy at TEAM, said: “Organisations need to be making bigger changes if we are to reach the UK’s net-zero target by 2050. Serious reduction in energy usage is needed across the board and evidence suggests that this cannot be realised with technology alone. We need to go beyond the obvious measures and start thinking about ‘non-consumption’, the energy we do not need to use.

“This requires challenging and changing senior management decision making, embedding standards, implementing policies, processes, and plans, creating a mass movement of change. This initiative enables us and similar providers to offer consistent guidance and make a bigger impact in persuading organisations and Government to become energy conscious.”

Simon Miles, TEAM’s CEO, added: “This certification sends out a strong signal to UK organisations that we as a supplier are serious and committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable and efficient practices to support them in achieving their net zero ambitions. We’re doubling down on this commitment through the continued investment in and expansion of our energy consultancy team and services, to offer new tailored programmes that meet our customers unique needs.

“The EnCO approach is reflective of a wider movement we’re seeing from customers to explore new and more effective ways of meeting their environmental commitments, while navigating the need for large scale capital investment. The concept of becoming an Energy Conscious Organisation and embedding a company-wide culture of sustainability, can deliver substantial cost and carbon emission savings, against a low comparable outlay.

“This certification supports our Behaviour Change Programmes for Sustainable Business, which sets out to transform organisations by empowering people to challenge the norm and encourage mass adoption of energy efficiency good practice through more energy efficient behaviour.”

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