Entries by Amy Archer

Complying with UK energy policy – what businesses need to know

The UK government has set legally binding targets to significantly reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. With business and industry accounting for around 25% of the UK’s carbon emissions, this has led to the introduction of a raft of legislation, designed to make organisations of all sizes and industries, operate in a more […]

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES): a complete guide for commercial landlords

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) was introduced by the government in 2015 and aims to improve the country’s least efficient properties. Around 75,000 commercial properties are estimated to be affected by the standard, with a crucial deadline for compliance fast approaching. What do commercial landlords need to do? Any landlord with a commercial property […]

How to improve workplace lighting and reduce energy consumption

Lighting is one of the single biggest energy expenses that a business will face. According to the Carbon Trust, lighting accounts for around 20% of the electricity used in the UK and 75% of installations are out of date and unable to meet current design standards. Traditionally, commercial buildings relied on highly inefficient incandescent lighting, […]

Making ESOS work for you – reducing energy costs when you’re a large business

Business and industry accounts for approximately 25% of the UK’s carbon emissions and this has led the government to introduce a range of policies and levies. Among such legislation, is the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES), Energy Performance Contracts, Carbon Change Levy, Carbon Reduction Commitment, and The Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS). What is ESOS? […]

What is demand response and how can it benefit businesses?

‘Keeping the lights on’ in the UK is a significant challenge and with energy use on the rise, finding innovative solutions to help balance supply and demand remains a top concern. National Grid has estimated that energy use could increase by around 30% by 2050, with factors including climate change, the electrification of the transport […]

What does taking action ‘behind the meter’ mean?

Businesses across the UK continue to feel the pressure of spiralling energy costs and are increasingly looking at ways to reduce their expenditure. As well as taking steps to reduce waste and better manage how energy is being used, one of the key ways businesses can make reductions is to take action ‘behind the meter’. […]

Anesco marks outstanding year with Winterfest 2017

Anesco team members, their families and other friends of the firm recently gathered for a festive extravaganza, held in recognition of the company’s outstanding achievements over the last 12 months. The Anesco Winter Festival took place at the prestigious De Vere Wokefield Park Estate in Reading. Guests were treated to a fun filled evening of […]

Clean Growth Strategy: Anesco welcomes positive developments

The Government today launched its highly anticipated Clean Growth Strategy. The 165-page document sets out proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy and explains how the country can benefit from low carbon opportunities, while meeting national and international commitments to tackle climate change. According to leading renewables developer Anesco, the strategy has finally […]