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Taking the Lead in Energy Efficiency

Cloudfm’s Energy Manager, Brendon Airey, has been recognised as an accredited lead assessor for the government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

Since joining Cloudfm in July 2015, Airey has assisted on a number of projects for the company’s client base and gaining an ESOS lead assessor accreditation is seen as the next step for the team to provide greater level of service.

Candidates must be – or become – a member of an approved professional body register, have a minimum of two years’ professional energy assessment and energy audit experience in various energy and environmental disciplines and take part in an intensive one-day course.

As well as the one-day course, the qualification requires candidates to read material on energy audits and take a pre-assessment overseen by the course leader. Once completed, participants are required to complete a part multi-choice, part written exam within seven days. If the candidate passes they will will have a final interview with a leading authority in energy auditing. For Airey this was Lord Rupert Redesdale, founding Chairman of the Energy Managers Association. 

“There is a lot to take in on the course – it’s about understanding how not only to get the information you need from the client but also considering how it’s being used and being mindful of that,” explained Airey. “As a lead assessor you need to plan and organise that data into a way that allows you and the client to clearly see where areas can be improved. It’s a whole life-cycle process.”

ESOS is designed to cut the UK’s carbon emissions by requiring large businesses to identify energy reduction measures. The government has argued that the scheme could generate annual savings of £1.6 billion.

Picture: Brendan Airey of Cloudfm has been recognised as an accredited lead assessor for ESOS

Article written by Mike Gannon

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