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Climate Energy and the ESTac service

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Before starting Zero Carbon Britain the Managing Director spent over 16 years in Local Authorities on the energy efficiency agenda working with colleagues from the Energy Saving Trust at events and on specific projects.  During this time Climate Energy (CE) were Energy Saving Trust contractors for the Essex Energy Efficiency Advice Centre so when the opportunity arose to tender for both areas in the East of England under the new Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre (ESTAC) regime the MD was asked to assist CE in tendering because our a wider understanding and experience of the carbon agenda specifically as the new ESTAC's would be advising householders on ways to save energy and money, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions across a wider range of subjects including;

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Waste Management
  • Water Conservation

In September 2008 with the MD's understanding and professional understanding Climate Energy won both contracts to run the ESTAC's in the East of England.  The MD, as part of Low Carbon Britain, was therefore commissioned to act as the Management Team in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire supervising and directing existing staff TUPE'd across and recruiting new team members to take on the new extended agenda.  LCB also assisted CE in the other part of the region, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire on more strategic matters and ensuring links between the two centres.  Once all staff had been recruited and trained LCB handed over their management function and stood down from their day to day, operational role.  LCB now undertakes Energy Saving Trust projects nationally.