The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Energy Services Technology Association (ESTA) have formed a special interest group to promote energy efficiency in buildings to government and industry.
The Energy Efficiency in Buildings Group involves members from both associations. Its focus will be to highlight the economic benefits of energy demand reduction, energy efficiency and management to all demand-side users and professionals.
Jason Hemingway, BESA membership director, says: “Our goal in working with ESTA is to raise the energy consciousness of building owners and managers. Harnessing smart technology in the built environment will be vital for achieving the UK’s net-zero carbon target by 2050. It will also help to ensure that our sector can emerge stronger from 2020 and build for the future.”
ESTA is the UK’s leading energy management industry association and has been active for 30 years in energy management and has established a number of standards and training courses for its sector.
The two bodies will retain their independence, but plans for the Energy Efficiency in Buildings Group include a combined newsletter and webinars to share data with a wider audience. The group will also enable the associations to work together on areas such as the Youth Stem Summit and Young People in Engineering, where energy management is a link.
The group will meet quarterly and a chair for the group will be announced shortly.
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