You can save around £36 a year by using your kitchen appliances more carefully, and reduce your energy consumption:
On the 22nd April, Matt Dickerson Special Projects, is running this year’s London Marathon for Northampton’s Autism Concern charity.
His longest run of 23 miles has recently been completed and he’s clocked up a total of 300 miles since January.
Matt said, “I am running the London Marathon to help raise awareness of autism and to provide more exposure of this Northampton based charity. I have two nephews on the Autistic Spectrum so know first-hand what fantastic support Autism Concern provides, not just to them but to the 1000's of other people affected across the county.”
Has your energy supplier or Broker spoken to you about the DCP 161changes?
Do you pay for excess kVa use as part of your electricity bill?
If they haven’t spoken to you about it, you might be in for a sharp shock.
Ofgem will introduce a new measure to ensure that half hourly supplies that exceed the assigned available capacity will pay significantly more. DCP 161 is a change to the DCUSA (Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement) that will introduce Excess Capacity penalties for HH (Half Hourly) electricity supplies.
Spring is just around the corner, use the thermal energy to heat your building or home by opening shades during sunny days. You could save 10% on winter heating costs, but remember to close them back up at night!
Kelly began with Briggs & Forrester Special Projects 5 years ago as a purchasing administrator. After working in the position for two years, Kelly was offered a technical apprenticeship.
“As a purchasing administrator I would be inputting codes day to day and wondering how the parts that I was ordering worked within a building. As part of my training I was offered a 3 day placement at BSS and this is where my interests peaked and I knew that I wanted to pursue a career within the construction industry.”
Around £30 a year can be saved by switching off standby, according to the energy saving trust. As most electrical appliances can be turned off at the plug without upsetting their programming it’s suggested that by making this a regular practice you can save both energy and money.
Sam Harrison began his apprenticeship with Briggs & Forrester Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) in 2014. He discovered LEC through a local careers office.
“I was keen to receive paid practical on-the-job training in combination with classroom-based study which has allowed me to acquire new skills whilst being rewarded financially.”
He always had a strong interest in construction, which was influenced by programs such as Grand Designs.
Curtis Castledine, Intermediate Design Engineer, began his career in Construction four years ago through the Briggs & Forrester Technical Apprenticeship programme, and qualified at the end of 2017.
Curtis said, “I’d always enjoyed and been interested in maths, physics and design technology. However apprenticeships were not something that was highlighted to me at school; students were encouraged to go to university. The opportunity to be able to learn a trade whilst earning a living really appealed to me.
Congratulations to the Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) team who were commended in both The Regional Energy Consultant of the Year and Energy Efficiency Champion categories at the South East Energy Efficiency Awards 2018 last night.
These awards recognise exceptional individuals or companies who advise business or homeowners about energy efficiency savings and promote energy efficiency within their region.
Our energy saving tip this week is to go smart. Smart thermostats can save you money by cutting your heating and cooling bill by 10-12%, saving about £110-125 per year.
There are ways to ensure you’re getting the most out of your smart thermostat and those who are likely to see the biggest savings are: