Buildings old, new, large, or small, even the most sustainable and efficient ones, will need routine contribution from building users to improve their performance and operational efficiency.
Carbonxgen has been made a finalist in two categories at The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCA) 2020; The Wellbeing Award and the Diversity Pioneers Award. The Wellbeing Award recognises businesses which go the extra mile for their employees, and the Diversity Pioneers Award celebrates those companies that make their working environment inclusive for all to succeed.
Now in their eight successive year, the TELCAs honour the best energy consultancies in the UK. This year, the awards introduced a new look and new award categories. Alongside these changes, the judging process was also much more rigorous, involving a testing interview session of 80 questions covering all aspects of the award entrant’s business and its work with its customers.
Tracy Lewis, Managing Director at Carbonxgen, said: “We are honoured to be shortlisted for these awards. We have always known that our greatest asset is our people and have invested heavily in processes and systems to ensure that the workplace is a happy and healthy environment where everyone can thrive. Most recently this has included increased training provision for stress management as well as securing our very first Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) to drive a culture where people feel they can talk openly about their mental health. One thing this pandemic has taught us is that we cannot take these things for granted. I would like to send my best wishes to all this year’s well deserved finalists.”
The winners will be selected via a virtual ceremony taking place in December 2020.
For more information go to: https://www.energylivenews.com/tc-events/telca/
The roots of Carbonxgen go back to 1970 when Andrew Bowden, its Chairman, commenced his career in Energy Management. In 1991 Andrew opened the doors to the forerunners of Carbonxgen and since then it has provided sustainability and energy services to UK businesses with the same commitment and dedication. To this day, it remains independently owned by choice and this is important to its success.
Carbonxgen is recognised and respected in the energy market for its impartial approach, building and maintaining relationships without conflict of interest. Its integrated model is unique in the energy sector enabling Carbonxgen to support its clients from planning, developing and construction to delivery of sustainability and energy solutions within occupied spaces.
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Switch2 Energy has been appointed to the ProcurePublic framework to supply heat network metering, billing and interface equipment to the public sector across the UK.
The new Meter, Billing and Interface Equipment Framework, which was developed with Central & Cecil Housing Trust, will help public bodies to accelerate heat network project timescales by using pre-qualified, compliant suppliers.
Following a rigorous assessment process, Switch2 has been approved to supply metering and credit billing equipment and services, together with heat interface units (HIUs) and elements of electricity and cold water metering. The framework also approves Switch2 to provide planned and responsive maintenance services for the installed metering and billing equipment.
Richard Slee, CEO of Switch2 Energy, said: “We look forward to working with Local Authorities, registered social housing providers and other public sector organisations, to help them to save time and money in delivering complex heat network projects. This framework simplifies the procurement process and provides assurance that suppliers like ourselves have been thoroughly scrutinised to deliver the highest standards of customer service and technical competence.”
Procure Public’s mission is to promote honest and dependable suppliers for the public sector. Its frameworks are procured in accordance with the UK Public Contract Regulations 2015. They provide a popular mechanism for sourcing goods, services and works in the public sector from approved suppliers – reducing project timescales, achieving savings and ensuring compliance.
Switch2 works with many of the UK’s leading housing providers across all aspects of heat network design, development and long-term operation. The company’s award-winning smart meters and BESA approved HIUs are used by 80,000 residents and 200 clients across 500 heat networks.
Further information: https://www.switch2.co.uk/
ENGIE and its subsidiary EVBox Group have entered into a four-year partnership with Scania to deliver to transport providers in 13 European countries – including the UK – made-to-measure, comprehensive eMobility solutions. This partnership will be for trucks and buses, and will provide Scania’s clients with overall solutions to meet their eMobility needs. It will include made-to-measure solutions to meet the fleet’s and depot’s actual management requirements, as well as those of electric HGVs. It will also cover smart charging infrastructure, service and maintenance and the provision of green energy, as well as financing.
To support its clients throughout the electrification process, Scania will provide electric vehicles and electric charging solutions:
- EVBox Group is providing Scania with smart, scalable high-power charging solutions tailored to meet the needs of its clients including hardware and software.
- ENGIE will design, offer, install and maintain the electric charging solutions and associated services for Scania clients across various key regions.
The partnership between the three companies will begin with operations in 13 European countries. These will be extended to include other regions starting at the end of 2021. ENGIE and EVBox Group will be working together with trusted regional partners, such as Caverion and Alpiq.
Alexander Vlaskamp, Scania’s Head of Sales and Marketing said: “a complete charging solution encompasses energy supply, charging hardware and software, as well as installation, maintenance and other associated services tailored to meet each client’s specific requirements. This strong partnership with ENGIE and EVBox Group will simplify our clients’ transition over to an increasingly electrified fleet on the path towards a more sustainable transport sector”.
Shankar Krishnamoorthy, ENGIE’s Executive Vice President said: “Scania and ENGIE share the same vision and ambition to drive the shift towards sustainable transport solutions. This European partnership covering electric trucks and buses has come about through mutual trust developed over the course of our long-established collaboration focusing on gas mobility. We are proud to be joining forces on this new electric truck segment, which offers promising potential regarding urban and peri-urban usage. ENGIE is delighted to be designing, producing, installing and maintaining leading charging solutions and associated services for Scania clients, which will benefit both from its own European network of qualified technicians and from partners’ regional networks.”
Kristof Vereenooghe, EVBox Group CEO said “The electrification of transit and transport is one of the key initiatives for reducing emissions especially since transport accounts for almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. This partnership presents new opportunities for EVBox Group, and with over ten years of experience, we’re confident that our expertise and competitive solutions will support Scania in achieving its business and sustainability goals”.
ENGIE, as a leading provider of green mobility solutions, is developing a range of solutions tailored to its clients’ needs, such as urban planning consultancy services, public transport solutions (electrification, installation of signalling systems), solutions using alternative fuels (electricity, natural gas and hydrogen) and digital platforms for improving traffic flows.
Salix is pleased to announce that the closing dates for the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme have been revised.
All eligible bodies, including public sector bodies, central government departments and non-departmental public bodies applying to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme can now submit applications up to the 11th January 2021.
If you wish to have your project assessed before the end of 2020, Salix continues to encourage applications to be made by Friday the 11th December 2020.
Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund
The application closing dates for the Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund have also been revised.
For project development support, all eligible bodies can submit applications until the 4th December 2020.
For project delivery and heat decarbonisation plan support, applications can be submitted by all eligible bodies until the 11th January 2020.
Further information about the Low Carbon Skills Fund can be found here.
If you have any questions regarding the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions regarding the Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund, please email PSDS@salixfinance.co.uk
Commercial Energy Consultant, Tracey Walsh, has joined our consultancy to support the expansion of our energy services, specifically our compliance expertise.