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Overextended yourself?

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Confused about the ESOS compliance deadline?

We have put together this handy guide below, which contains some good news for ISO 50001 users!
Environment Agency (EA) advice on 5th December deadline If an organisation makes a late notification they would be expected to keep records in their evidence pack of their efforts towards ESOS compliance, including appointment of a lead assessor, prior to the deadline. If your organisation cannot comply fully by 5 December 2015, you will need to inform the EA of this by the same date via an online portal, giving information on why you have been unable to comply and when you expect to submit your notification of compliance. Details of how to do this will be made available on the DECC ESOS webpages and via the ESOS newsletter nearer the deadline. Such organisations are advised to do as much as they can before the deadline.
Subject to the above enforcement action will be deferred until 29 January 2016 or if the ISO 50001 alternative is being used 30th…

Shining a new light (Part 2)

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On October 1, in an event designed to showcase the talents of Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) members and the lighting community, teams of dedicated lighting designers shone a ‘new light’ on UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the UK and Ireland.
The Night of Heritage Light (NoHL) aimed to promote lighting as both an art form and a science by illuminating 9 World Heritage Sites in the UK and Ireland. Starting at William the Conqueror’s Tower of London, the NoHL worked its way up the country as the natural light faded.


This is the second of our two part preview of some of the stunning photographs captured on the night, showing off the stunning locations and, most importantly, the power of light!


The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland



























Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire


















Durdle Door, Dorset
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

Shining a new light (Part 1)

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On October 1, in an event designed to showcase the talents of Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) members and the lighting community, teams of dedicated lighting designers shone a ‘new light’ on UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the UK and Ireland.
The Night of Heritage Light (NoHL) aimed to promote lighting as both an art form and a science by illuminating 9 World Heritage Sites in the UK and Ireland. Starting at William the Conqueror’s Tower of London, the NoHL worked its way up the country as the natural light faded.


This is part one of our two part preview of some of the stunning photographs captured on the night, showing off the stunning locations and, most importantly, the power of light!
Blaenavon Ironworks, Wales


Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Edinburgh Old Town, Scotland
Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire
Come back on Friday for Part 2 of the exhibition, featuring the Giants Causeway, Ironbridge Gorge and more!

50001 reasons to be certified

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By Professor Andrew Geens, Head of CIBSE Certification

Following the announcement that CIBSE Certification have received the necessary accreditation to certify energy management systems against ISO 50001, CIBSE's Head of Certifcation Prof. Andrew Geens takes us through the reasoning behind the move.

We at CIBSE Certification were delighted by the news that the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted CIBSE the right to certify energy management against ISO 50001, having applied in December last year. This accreditation represents another great string to the bow of CIBSE Certification, and a great asset for CIBSE members to draw on.

But what exactly does ISO 50001 accreditation mean for CIBSE Certification, and why did we pursue it?  The obvious reason is that it’s a great solution to those looking to comply with ESOS standards before the December 5th deadline, or for those who want to increase their energy efficiency for other reasons: The first certificate issued w…