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Envantage opens new offices in Europe

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve opened 2 new European offices, based in Berlin, Germany and Warsaw, Poland.

Envantage has recognised the demand on its products and services are far reaching. With our ever growing customer base being international, the new European offices are key to meeting the needs of our international customers.

For further information please visit our website www.envantage.eu

 

 


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Envantage are ESOS approved lead assessors

Envantage are ESOS approved lead assessors

If you would like help to assess your qualification, or how to meet ESOS compliance, please contact Envantage to discuss your requirements with a member of our team.

www.envantage.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 161 448 7722 Jessica.harris@envantage.co.uk

The Environment Agency has now announced the first round of approved lead assessors for the impending Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Envantage has successfully obtained lead assessor status in the first round and are able to work with you to deliver ESOS compliance and energy savings.

The scheme has a number of elements that must be completed by 5th December 2015 from energy data collection and quantification to full energy auditing. With less than 14 months to comply, action is recommended now in order to meet the ESOS legislation and benefit from potential energy saving opportunities. For more information on how we can help please contact Envantage to discuss your requirements with a  member of the team.

ESOS FAQ

There has been some confusion over assessing qualification status and how to determine employee numbers. Please read below or click here for more information about ESOS and clarification on employees.

ESOS: Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

The ESOS is a mandatory energy assessments and energy savings identification scheme for large undertakings in the UK. Compliance under this scheme must be fulfilled by 5th December 2015, however action is recommend ASAP to allow ample time to carry out all elements required.

Do we qualify?

You will be mandated to comply with the ESOS regulations if, on the qualification date of 31st December 2014 you are:

1. A UK undertaking which has 250 or more employees in the UK or abroad

2. A UK undertaking which has fewer than 250 employees, but has: o An annual turnover exceeding €50m AND, o A balance sheet exceeding €43m

3. Part of a corporate group which includes an UK undertaking which meets criteria 1 or 2 above.

What must we do?

Compliance with ESOS can be met via an ESOS compliant evidence pack and lead assessor approval, or an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System.

ESOS evidence pack route:

1. Measure total energy consumption across: a. Buildings, b. Transport- Freight and business travel in company and employees vehicles c. Industrial activities.

2. Conduct energy audits to identify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations.

3. Report compliance to the Environment Agency by 5th December 2015

Before notification to the Environment Agency, the ESOS assessment must be conducted or approved by a lead assessor and reviewed by a board level director.

ISO 50001 certification

A certified Energy management system results in ESOS compliance providing the certificate is valid on 5th December 2015, and covers 90% of total energy. Implementation of a certified Energy Management System allows significant energy savings to be realised and demonstrates a commitment to continual improvement.

What if we do not comply?

Failure to correctly comply with the scheme can lead to fines of up to £50,000 and / or an additional fine of £500 per day, until compliance is entailed, for a maximum of 80 days. Non complying companies will also be named and shamed. For more information on ESOS fines please click here.

Where can I find help?

If you think you may qualify for this scheme or you aren’t sure, please contact Envantage to discuss compliance in more detail. We can provide you with more details on how ESOS works and how we can help meet the requirements of the scheme.

www.envantage.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 161 448 7722 Jessica.harris@envantage.co.uk

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ESOS: Clarification on employees

Criteria one of qualification under the ESOS regulations relates to the number of employees of an undertaking.

The information below provides clarification to on how to correctly assess your employee numbers in accordance with the ESOS rules:

What is an employee?

A person is ‘employed’ by an undertaking if they are: ·  An employee ·  An owner manager ·  A partner

What about part time staff vs full time equivalent?

An ‘employee’ is a person employed under contracts of service. Their contracted hours and status (full time/part time) are irrelevant to their classification as an employee.

Geographical location of employees

The definition of ‘employees’ includes any employees of a UK company regardless of their geographical location. As a result this includes all contracted staff, owner managers and partners employed directly by the undertaking in the UK or abroad. Companies do not have to include employees of subsidiaries or other group undertakings based overseas.

Calculating the average number of employees

The number of employees means the average number of persons employed by the undertaking in the year. To work out your average number of employees, you need to:

· Find the number of persons employed under contracts of service by the company for each month of the financial year (whether for the whole month or part of it) · Add together the monthly totals · Divide by the number of months in the financial year

If you would like help to assess your qualification, or how to meet ESOS compliance, please contact Envantage to discuss your requirements with a member of our team.

www.envantage.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 161 448 7722 Jessica.harris@envantage.co.uk


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Important Information regarding The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

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The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is expected to help reduce business energy costs by a total of £1.6 billion by 2030. ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings and their corporate groups. Under the scheme, which applies throughout the UK, businesses will be required to look closely at their energy usage to identify cost-effective energy savings.

About 9,400 large enterprises will be required to calculate their energy use from next year under a major new scheme being rolled out by the government that aims to slash power costs and carbon emissions across industry.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) which demands all organisations outside the public sector with more than 250 employees undertake energy audits once every four years in line with the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive.

The government hopes that by mandating businesses across a range of sectors to measure their energy use, they will then take simple steps to curb demand.

Its impact assessment shows the scheme could deliver an average energy reduction of 0.7 per cent for businesses, delivering total savings of £1.6bn over the period to 2030.

Overview

The ESOS is a mandatory energy assessments and energy savings identification scheme for large undertakings in the UK. Compliance under this scheme must be entailed by 5th December 2015, however action is recommend ASAP to allow ample time to carry out all actions required.

Am I affected?

You are likely to be in the ESOS if, on the qualification date of 31st December 2014 you are:

  1. An Undertaking which has 250 or more employees in the UK.
  1. An Undertaking which has fewer than 250 employees, but has:

o   An Annual turnover exceeding €50m and,

o   A balance sheet exceeding €43m

  1. Part of a corporate group which includes an undertaking which meets criteria 1 or 2 above.

What must we do?

A brief overview:

  1. Measure total energy consumption across:
    1. Buildings,
    2. Transport- Freight and business travel in company and employees vehicles
    3. Industrial activities.
  2. Conduct energy audits to identify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations.
  3. Report compliance to the Environment Agency by 5th December 2015

Before notification to the Environment Agency, the ESOS assessment must be conducted or reviewed by a lead assessor and reviewed by a board level director.

What if we do not comply?

Failure to correctly comply with the scheme can lead to fines of up to £50,000 and / or an additional fine of £500 per day, until compliance is entailed, for a maximum of 80 days. Non complying companies will also be named and shamed.

Where can I find help?

If you think you may qualify for this scheme or you aren’t sure, please contact Envantage to discuss compliance in more detail. We can provide you more details on how the scheme works and how we can help meet the requirements of the scheme.


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Introducing the ENMAT Wireless Meter

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Product Description

The ENMAT Wireless Meter allows Energy Managers to monitor electricity consumption wirelessly, without the need for expensive metering solutions or comprehensive cabling.

The ENMAT Wireless Meter clamps around the electrical circuit and transmits wirelessly consumption.

Wireless communication significantly reduces time, cost and disruption involved in deploying sub-metering installations.

Energy Consumption data is automatically logged with the ENMAT Premium Data Logger or ENMAT Wireless Data Logger. Logged data is then transmitted from the logger to ENMAT Cloud Software.

 

 

 

ENMAT Wireless Meter

 

 


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Introducing the ENMAT Portable Data Logger

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Product Description

The ENMAT Portable Data Logger combines the ENMAT Lite Data Logger and a ENMAT 3 phase Smart Meter to provide an all-in-one monitoring solution.
The ENMAT Portable Data Logger comes with split core CT clamps (0.333VAC) which can be installed without any supply disruption as the clamps cannot produce dangerously high voltages at the output.

Real power can be recorded by connecting to the voltage taps to measure consumption (kWh) and reactive power (kVArh).

Equipped with a battery backed clock that automatically updates the time from the internet, the built-in ENMAT Lite Data Logger ensures energy consumption data is accurately recorded.

The ENMAT Portable Data Logger is ideal for sites that have not yet sub-metered and wish to gain an understanding of energy usage across the site.

The ENMAT Portable Data Logger is the first step to enable Energy Managers to monitor energy before permanent metering is undertaken.
Data can be recorded automatically into the built-in ENMAT Lite Data Logger. From here the data can be auto emailed through the ENMAT Portable Data Logger’s Ethernet connection to the internet.
Where no internet connection is available a GSM modem can be connected.

Alternatively record data for a period of time and send the unit back to Envantage ENMAT where we can upload the data to the ENMAT Cloud Software.

 

http://www.envantage.co.uk/energy-management/energy-meter-data-logger-recorders/enmat-portable-data-logger.html


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Introducing the Envantage ENMAT Wireless Data Logger

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The Envantage ENMAT Wireless Data logger is ideal for small, medium and large buildings that require the centralisation of energy related data.

The unit comes with built in Ethernet and GSM/GPRS modem to suit various installation requirements.

The data logger is capable of sending energy related data to ENMAT Cloud based software via a CSV file.

This user friendly system allows for an easy setup and configuration. This means solutions can be rapidly Installed, without major disruption to the site.

The ENMAT Wireless Data Logger has Modbus for communication with additional meters and sensors, making it the most versatile energy logger on the market.

Energy consumption is recorded at selectable intervals, typically ½ hourly.

This data is stored on the ENMAT Data Logger and automatically sent to the ENMAT Cloud Server.

For more information click here


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Introducing Envantage ENMAT Tenant Billing Software

Tenant Billing SoftwareEnvantagr ENMAT’s Tenant Billing Software provides organisations with the ability to accurately divide utility costs between tenants.

ENMAT can create individual tariff rates per tenant based on sub metering to each tenant.

ENMAT can define landlord and or supplier tariff rates separately. The ENMAT Document Library facility allows Landlords to store Energy Invoices to tenants.

 

Click to view detailed energy bill:

Predicted Energy Bill

 

 

ENMAT Energy Document Library

Alongside this service users can  add supporting documents such as Energy bills, re-bills, and credit notes.

 

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Envantage releases ENMAT V2.1 Energy Management Software

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We are excited to announce a new software update for their ENMAT Energy Monitoring and Targeting Software. This update entitles Gold and Platinum subscribers to ENMAT V2.1 new charts and graphs in addition to their existing subscription. The new features include:

Features Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Energy Consumption Chart X X
Cost per M2 X X
kWh per M2 X X
Power Factor Detail X X
Power Factor Gauge X X
Production per kWh X X
Site Usage Summary X X
Site Usage X X
Period Summary X X
Degree Days X X
Main Dashboard (Custom) X X
Bespoke  Software Development X X X

 


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Envantage ENMAT Launches new Meter Reading Entry Service

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Envantage have just launched a new service allowing customers’ meter readings to be entered into the ENMAT Energy Management System. 

Users can enter Actual, Customer or Estimated meter readings for electricity or gas supplies. The kWh usage is then reported on with Enmat Energy dashboards, charts and graphs allowing the user to see energy usage in a similar way to an Automatic Meter Read (AMR) in ENMAT from a smart meter. ENMAT uses the same dashboard interfaces for manual meter reads as with AMR’s for simplicity. Energy related data can also be accessed through a number of ENMAT Apps including Android and IOS

The ENMAT Meter Reading Entry Service is an affordable way to manage periodic meter readings and energy billing.

 

ENMAT Document Library

Alongside this service users can  add supporting documents such as Energy bills, re-bills, and credit notes.

 

Demo Available

A live demo of this service is available on request.

 

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Envantage ENMAT Releases New Smart Meter Range

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Envantage ENMAT has just released a new range of Smart Meter Solutions to its ecommerce store.

 

The IP enabled meters with digital inputs/outputs are designed to meet the requirements of both energy managers and electrical engineers.

 

The ENMAT metering solutions provide a powerful platform to anaylise the power quality yet allows for an extremely flexible communications output to send data to ENMAT Cloud Server Software energy reporting tools.

 

The useful auto-rotation feature, enables the meters to detect and correct any current transformers that may have been installed the wrong way round.

 

The various TCP/IP protocols make this the ideal metering solution to interface directly with the ENMAT cloud energy management software and building control solutions.

 

Go to:http://www.en-mat.com/store/enmat-smart-meters  for more information.


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