The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Saturday, 8 August

Spotlight Interview – UK Energy Management

Darren Jones, UK Energy Management
23 April 2020 | Updated 24 April 2020
 

It may sound like a simple task, however with complex contracts and billing for energy supplies, and an ever-changing legislative environment for the industry, it’s difficult to stay on top of your energy costs and usage without the right tools and people.

In this interview, energy management specialist Darren Jones discusses the part effective energy management plays in creating cost savings and achieving sustainability targets.

 

Tailored energy plans

 

To manage energy effectively, you need to understand a business inside out – taking a broad view of business needs, determining what the current strengths and weaknesses are, thinking about where the inefficiencies come from and how these can be minimised through ongoing analysis and adjustments. The UKEM team are experts in gathering and analysing all the necessary information so they can help organisations create tailored energy plans that are not just environmentally conscious, but also cost-effective for their businesses.

 

Compliance challenges

 

Darren asserts that businesses need to not only look at challenges around CSR and legislation, but should also consider compliance in a broader sense. Making carbon commitments that are compliant with the needs of their customers and all stakeholders is an important step, as people show a preference to invest in businesses that prioritise green initiatives.  

 

"People tend to invest in businesses that are energy efficient and seen as ‘greener’"

– Darren Jones

Operations Director, UK Energy Management

Watch the exclusive Spotlight Interview with Darren Jones

 


 

Visit the UK Energy Management website here to learn more about outsourced energy management.

Image: Darren Jones, Operations Director, UK Energy Management

Article written by Daisy Miceli | Published 23 April 2020

Share



Related Articles

Product Focus | How Can the Revolving Green Fund Help FM Teams?

Energy management initiatives are key in achieving long-term carbon reduction goals but, in the current economic climate, companies may struggle to find the capital...

 Read Full Article
Pilot Group Energy Management System Expects To Save One Million Tonnes of CO2 in 2020

Pilot Group’s EnergyMgr 2.0, launched in October, is expected to save more than one million tonnes of CO2 being produced in 2020.   Intelligent...

 Read Full Article
Energy Consciousness – How Behaviour Change Training Can Help

In the wake of the pandemic, how can organisations embrace the opportunity to reset their energy efficiency habits? TEAM Energy's Senior Energy Consultant, Sam Arje,...

 Read Full Article
No Strategy - No Net-Zero

Lack of know-how is holding back UK carbon reduction, says a new report from Mitie which suggests nearly two-thirds of UK businesses don't have a net-zero...

 Read Full Article
Energy - Spending To Accumulate

More than half of global organisations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in the next 12 months according to the Johnson Controls' 2018 Energy Efficiency...

 Read Full Article
Practical Guide to Cutting Carbon

The Planet Mark Practical Guide to Cutting Carbon Emissions aims to empower organisations to take effective action to reduce emissions, enhance their reputation and save...

 Read Full Article
Has COVID-19 Impacted Corporate Social Responsibility?

Coronavirus may have forced businesses to review their social accountability, but has CSR in general taken a backseat throughout the pandemic? Prioritising CSR...

 Read Full Article
European Building Sector Policies “Not Enough” to Reach Zero Carbon by 2050

A roadmap of policies to deliver essential carbon reductions in the residential building sector by 2050 has been published. The report, released today by the European...

 Read Full Article
£350 Million Committed to Fuel Green Recovery

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced this week that UK industry will receive £350 million to cut emissions and drive economic recovery from COVID-19. The...

 Read Full Article
Mitie Shares Plan Zero Fleet Transition Service

Businesses wanting to make their fleets fully electric are being offered a transition service to support their approach.  FM and professional services company...

 Read Full Article