Getting the best energy saving advice all the time
The Energy Institute (EI) and the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) are launching a Register of Professional Energy Consultants to ensure that energy users can be confident of getting high-quality, reliable advice on saving energy and cutting bills.
With energy prices still rising relentlessly and organisations of all types finding themselves faced with more compliance issues in this area, such as the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and Climate Change Agreements, the two organisations have joined forces to create a publicly available directory of accredited professionals. The launch of this new register is particularly timely, coming at the same time as the Carbon Trust announced that its own register of energy consultants would close. The announcement has been welcomed by existing consultants who wish to offer their services more widely while ensuring that the quality of energy efficiency advice they offer is recognised at the highest level possible.
Sarah Beacock FEI, International and Professional Affairs Director, Energy Institute, says, 'Consumers can have confidence that the consultants on the register are capable and expert. The EI is the accrediting body for the energy industry and the consultants on this register will have been carefully assessed before their membership is confirmed. All of them are highly qualified, usually to Chartered status or equivalent. They have the extensive training, knowledge and in-depth experience to provide expert guidance to any organisation.'
Alan Aldridge, Executive Director, Energy Services and Technology Association, adds, 'The consultants on this register have the practical experience as well as the technical expertise to ensure that the recommendations they make are relevant, practical and tailored to the needs of the particular organisation. They are not in business to provide theoretical analyses – they are there to help their clients save money. This register will help energy users find the people that can help them to make savings.'
The new Register of Professional Energy Consultants will be a free-to-use directory of energy efficiency expertise, giving energy consumers access to a broad range of specialist advice. Those on the register sign up to a Professional Code of Conduct to guarantee customers a high level of service.
The register is due to go live by early Summer.
For more information, go to www.energyinst.org/rpec
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