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Introduction to the Energy Efficiency Accreditation SchemeEAUC Conference
Agenda What is the EEAS What are the benefits How is the assessment made? How much will it cost us? Why should we do this? The customer perspective EEAS the future
What is the EEAS?
What is the EEASThe Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme is the UK's only independent award recognising achievements in reducing energy use by leading organisations in industry, commerce and the public sector.
What is the EEASOver 220 organisations have become accredited under the scheme including: DEFRA O2 Marks & Spencer 16 Universities
What is the EEAS?Similar but different to
What is the EEASThe Scheme is open to any organisation, with single or multiple sites. Whole organisations down to single premises can be accredited. Organisations of all sizes can become accredited: there are three price bands, according to the size of the annual energy bill.
What are the benefits?
What are the benefits? Saving money now and in the future Gaining a prestigious award and public recognition Green credentials An independent check on energy management systems and practices A competitive edge
What are the benefits? External Accreditation Fits with other quality standards Efficient Service
How is the assessment made?
How is the assessment made? Non-bureaucratic, business orientated approach 3 main areas of assessment:Management commitment to energy efficiencyInvestment in energy efficiency measuresEnergy efficiency improvements
How is the assessment made? Evidence Simple check-lists and support prior to assessment Highly sophisticated systems are not essential Evidence found from within your current procedures and activities
How does the EEAS work?Preliminary QuestionnaireAssessment ProcessFormal ApplicationModeration by the Energy InstituteAccreditationClient ManagementReaccreditation
How does the EEAS work?Management Commitment: Is there an energy policy? Is there a clear line of responsibility for energy? Are there energy efficiency procedures? Is energy monitored and analysed Are there energy awareness programmes Is there an energy management budget
How does the EEAS work?Energy Investment: Is there an energy efficiency budget? In the past has money been spent on energy efficiency projects? Are all new buildings designed to be energy efficient? What investment of resources on energy efficiency is there? Are there plans for future energy efficiency? Are all relevant staff energy efficiency aware?
How does the EEAS work?Results: Has total consumption fallen? What is being done to ensure no use, efficient use policy is being followed? Is energy use benchmarked? Is it the right benchmark? Has the energy benchmark improved? Is there a review process for energy efficiency measures?
How does the EEAS work?Data ResourcesStandard format for data showing past 3 years+ energy use and calculated CO2 emissionsAllows consolidation across the scheme est. 460,000 tCO2 saved by organisations in the scheme 2004/05 4.1% of average baseline emissionsTypically EEAS accreditation saves an additional 3% from energy bills
How much will it cost us?
How much will it cost us? There are three cost bands for accreditation, depending on the organisation's total annual energy bill.
Why should we do this?
Why should we do this? Low risk high reward Bottom line impact An award with real respect and meaning Green credentials increasing in significance Fits with your community leadership role
Why should we do this? The view from the customer:John LightowlerEnergy ManagerDurham University
EEAS The Future
EEAS The FutureGrowth / Development of membership Use as a proxy for good energy managementhttp://www.salixfinance.co.uk/home.htmlhttp://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/uk/business/crc/index.htm Carbon Focus Enhanced methodology
In December 2004, the Scheme became part of the Carbon Trust's portfolio of offerings to UK business and the public sector. The Carbon Trust now has overall responsibility for the scheme and will coordinate its marketing and future development. Accreditation is awarded by the Energy Institute, the leading professional body for the energy industries and the Scheme is managed by the National Energy Foundation on behalf of the Carbon Trust.
Evaluations are carried out by independent, experienced assessors who examine an organisation's performance in a number of areas. Organisations who meet the standards required by the scheme can go on to become accredited.Accreditation lasts for three years after which time an organisation must apply for re-accreditationFinancial Companies Alliance & Leicester plc Credit Suisse First Boston Fidelity Investments Fidelity Investments 25 Cannon St First Data International HBoS plc Northern Rock Plc The Royal Bank of Scotland Prudential PIM Ltd Schroders plc Standard Life Assurance Company Retail Companies Argos Ltd Asda Ltd Harrods Ltd John Lewis plc Marks & Spencer plc MFI UK Ltd Safeway Stores Plc Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd Superdrug Stores Plc United Co-operatives Ltd Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plcFinancial Companies Alliance & Leicester plc Credit Suisse First Boston Fidelity Investments Fidelity Investments 25 Cannon St First Data International HBoS plc Northern Rock Plc The Royal Bank of Scotland Prudential PIM Ltd Schroders plc Standard Life Assurance Company Retail Companies Argos Ltd Asda Ltd Harrods Ltd John Lewis plc Marks & Spencer plc MFI UK Ltd Safeway Stores Plc Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd Superdrug Stores Plc United Co-operatives Ltd Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plcShould you - and your organisation - be giving more attention to your energy bill? There are many reasons why paying close attention to your energy bill is important. The introduction of the Climate Change Levy has meant that business and the public sector are taxed on their energy use. This added cost, along wtih increases in energy prices and growing pressure from stakeholders to demonstrate environmental responsibility, has led to an even greater need for organisations to be energy efficient. If you are interested in saving money - through improved energy efficiency - and in gaining a prestigious award and public recognition for your achievement - you can do no better than sign up for the Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme. The Scheme is recognised as the national benchmark standard in energy efficiency and the process of gaining accreditation invariably identifies opportunities for energy savings to be made. On average, accreditation of itself normally enables fuel bills to be reduced by about 3%. This means that becoming accredited should be a highly cost effective investment.What are the benefits? For organisations taking part, the Scheme provides a number of benefits: A nationally recognised award for energy efficiency A means of demonstrating environmental achievement to the public, customers, and shareholders An independent check on energy management systems and practices Guidance from independent assessors on improving energy performance Recognition of good management disciplines Prima facie evidence of meeting the qualitative requirements under Climate Change Agreements - see below A way of reducing costs - energy efficiency means lower fuel bills Membership of the Accredited Organisations Network, a forum for the exchange of information and for discussion of matters of common interest
Will we save money by gaining accreditation? Accredited organisations report that, on average, the process of accreditation itself normally enables fuel bills to be cut by about 3%. This results from the detailed inspection and checking of records, with special emphasis on identifying long-term trends and sites with abnormal energy consumption. If, for example, your organisation has an annual energy bill of 1 million or so, you could recoup the cost of accreditation through additional energy savings in no more than a couple of months.
Why do we need an external Accreditation? Many organisations have invested in energy saving measures but, due to changes in fuel costs or the volume of their business, it is not always clear if this investment has led to real energy savings. The Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme provides independent verification of achievements in saving energy. Its independence, with all applications moderated by the Energy Institute, provides assurance that savings made are real, measured and sustainable. How does Accreditation compare to EMAS and ISO/EN 14001? The Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme is the only UK scheme that is focussed solely on the better use of energy. We believe that it complements broader environmental management schemes such as EMAS or ISO 14001, especially as accreditation is awarded upon the results achieved, and not just by having procedures in place that may or may not lead to a genuine improvement in energy efficiency. How can the award be displayed? You can publicise your achievement in a number of ways, such as:Displaying the certificate in a public area (e.g. reception) Using the logo on corporate notepaper/ business cards Feature articles in house magazines and trade journals Mention in corporate environmental reports Flying the double e logo flag.How long does it take to gain accreditation? A typical assessment will take two to three days, after which the documentation will be written up, checked with you for completeness and accuracy and then sent to the Energy Institute for moderation. This process usually takes ab