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Energy efficiency measures can reduce an average household bill by £270 per year

Energy provides a host of useful services, but some methods of delivering those services use more energy than others. This measure of useful output for each unit of energy input is termed energy efficiency, and efforts to systematically improve efficiency are termed energy management. Improved efficiency can lower energy costs, and is consistently identified as one of the lowest-cost ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

You can explore various aspects of efficiency in this section, including an Essentials Guide to Energy Management, and the latest news and articles.
You can find resources on the UK's Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) and associated ESOS Lead Assessor registers.
You can also contact energy efficiency professionals via the Register of Professional Energy Consultants if you have a question about improving your company’s energy efficiency.

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Energy efficiency key to global emissions reduction – IEA

7-11-2018
If the right energy efficiency policies were enacted globally this could on its own see greenhouse gas emissions peak in the next few years and then drop – even if the global economy doubled by 2040.This is the headline finding of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest...

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Strategies for energy efficiency

25-10-2018
Pivotal to the success of any manufacturing operation is efficiency, says Nick Boughton, who explains the importance of managing energy efficiency in a variety of sectors, including data centres, pump centres and manufacturing plants.

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US states continue to ramp up energy efficiency investments

22-10-2018
Certain US states are continuing to push forward energy efficiency measures and improve the carbon intensity of their building and transport sectors – despite federal rollbacks on clean vehicle and other major energy-saving standards, according to a new report from the American Council for En...

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London's Mayor launches £500mn business energy efficiency fund

12-07-2018
The Mayor of London has launched a new £500mn fund to boost energy efficiency in public buildings and small businesses across the city – a move he hopes will accelerate the capital’s ambition to become ‘a zero-carbon city’ by 2050. The Mayor’s Energy Efficienc...

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Viewpoint: Has the government fallen back in love with energy efficiency?

2-03-2018
The challenge of boosting UK productivity in a post-Brexit world has put energy efficiency firmly on the government’s radar. Notably, its Clean Growth Strategy – which aims to deliver increased economic growth and decreased carbon emissions – sets an energy efficiency improvemen...

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Events and training

L1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials - March 2019

11-03-2019
About: This introductory 5 day classroom course provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the fundamentals of energy management, equipping participants with all the essential knowledge and skills they need to save energy, reduce operational costs and carbon emissions, comply with legislat...

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UK MoD Aviation Fuels Committee Meeting

19-03-2019
Receive essential guidance and updates on aviation fuel specifications, including those for aviation turbine fuel, Def Stan 91-091 and aviation gasoline, Def Stan 91-090.

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Energy Efficiency 2019

27-03-2019
Discover the latest technologies and innovations around saving energy, reducing carbon emissions, lowering operational costs and complying with legislation.

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L1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials - June 2019

17-06-2019
About: This introductory 5 day classroom course provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the fundamentals of energy management, equipping participants with all the essential knowledge and skills they need to save energy, reduce operational costs and carbon emissions, comply with legislat...

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Technical guidance publications

Financial investment in energy efficiency

2008
Taken from Croner's Energy Management loose-leaf manual, this 30-page module identifies a number of accountancy techniques to help energy managers quantify potential savings by investing in energy efficiency. It outlines the basic principals of investment appraisal, explains the barriers to investin...

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Refurbishment for Improved Energy Efficiency: An Overview (CIBSE Knowledge Series)

2007
Aims to provide a concise overview of building services refurbishment with a focus on improving energy efficiency. This is a joint CIBSE and BSRIA publication that will provide guidance to building services engineers who are tasked with upgrading existing services. It will help building occupiers an...

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CIBSE Guide F: Energy efficiency in buildings

2004
Seeks to inform a very diverse audience and aims to be pertinent to many groups involved in buildings besides building services engineers, including building developers/financiers, specifiers, architects, surveyors, letting agents, energy managers and consultants and building owners/operators. Guide...

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