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Meet the team
Chris has a Background in Mechanical Engineering, Management Consultancy and delivering training in the area of energy efficiency up to level 4 diploma for all building types. Chris, one of Strategic Energy's founders, is a Carbon Trust Assessor and leads the team working with public and private sector organisations in the development of their Carbon and Energy Management Plans. This work leads to the development and implementation of projects for improved energy performance.
Andrew is a consultant specialising in financial and infrastructure management and strategy. Between 2003 and 2012 he worked for Lancaster University, first as Director of Finance and Resources and then as Chief Operating Officer. Before that he worked for Unilever in the UK and the Netherlands in a variety of finance and management roles. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Ben looks after the development of our Sustainability and Energy Assessment Training Packages. City and Guilds engaged Strategic Energy Consulting (SEC) to develop the new Green Deal Advisor Qualification for both domestic and non-domestic Green Deal Advisors Ben has been involved in the development of courses and delivering training since 2007 when our training centre became the first in the UK to gain qualification approval to deliver first, the Domestic Energy Assessor, then Non Domestic and Public Building Assessor Qualifications.Ben also looks after the Design Stage “SAP” & “SBEM” team that produces the required computer modelling for buildings at design stage to gain Building Regulations Approval before construction can start
Andy is an Environmental Engineer with a back ground in the onshore & offshore oil & gas industry over 30 years and on most continents, Andy has enormous experience in the waste management and remediation sectors. Andy is our most prolific “badge collector”, his memberships and qualifications are as follows: Memberships CIWM-Chartered Waste manager, IOSH-Technician Member, IEMA-Full member & lead Auditor, Chartered Environmentalist SocEnv:
Qualifications BSc Science and Technology, NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management, OU-Certificate in Natural Sciences, CIEH Environmental Management Certificate, IEMA Lead Auditors Course, HNC Instrumentation. SCOTVEC/COLU, Gozgortechnadzor Certified Engineer for Russia, NEBOSH Certificate in Health and Safety, BTEC Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Protection,NVQ4 Info Technology, TEC Elec, HNC Mech. Eng.
Strategic Energy Consulting (SEC) works with private and public sector clients to help prepare them for the financial, reputational and practical challenges of the existing and emerging environmental and carbon regulations and issues of energy security.
Our approach is based on a holistic end to end review of an organisation, which after the initial site survey & audit, enables us to identify energy efficiency and cost reduction projects which we rank in order of cost effectiveness with costed proposals that show payback periods. Depending on client circumstances and current funding rules, audits can be partly or fully funded by the Carbon Trust and other sources, we can advise on this when discussing your requirements. Where clients have standby generators or CHP plant on site there are possibilities to generate revenues from The National Grid by boosting supply into the grid when peak demand is outstripping supply.
With energy prices forecast to rise significantly over the next decade and taxes on carbon forecast to do the same, the positive impact that renewable energy technologies can have on an organisations carbon foot print, must be investigated. There are subsidies available from various sources to encourage the wider take up of these technologies.
SEC can conduct initial site surveys to ascertain if any site is suitable for the installation renewable technologies and assist with the application for funding available, for example, Carbon Trust loans.
On 16 September 2010, Caroline Spelman, Minister of State for the Environment, launched "How well prepared is the UK for climate change?" by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC), a sub-committee of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), established under the Climate Change Act 2008. She said:
"People must start preparing now for the ‘unavoidable’ impacts of climate change, to protect our economy, infrastructure and way of life.
… Today’s report provides a wake- up call. It recognises that there is no part of our society which is immune from the effects of climate change.
… we must – all of us – take steps now to recognise the problem, analyse the risk and plan ahead.”