Monday, September 18, 2006

Why Integrate?

Hello My Friends

Hope youre well. Im making up for the lack of postings in August now !

You may recall or notice that I mentioned the NEA Conference in a previous posting last week. I thought it pertinant to note that the Energy Savings Trust (EST) have a practical advice helpline and service that is extremely good and very helpful. Energy Saving Trust.

You can find the practical help at practicalhelp@est.org.uk via the EST website - sign up and you can receive regular email updates with news and details of forthcoming events - like the Climate Clinics that the EST are holding at the three main political party conferences this month.

I called on the EST Helpline service recently to look at potential EEC funding for A - C rated glazing in existing homes and they researched their database for me and together we found the information which then helped one of my SHP clients to plan their strategy for investment in this area.

The EST also produce PDFs on a regular basis which provide useful advice and tips on various energy efficiency related issues and the also have a newsfeed service on email that you can subscribe to free of charge to keep you up to date with all the latest information.

Whilst there are a lot of people involved in the domestic energy efficiency industry, there are many people who are all trying to do the same thing and it can be difficult and somewhat daunting for consumers and individuals looking at the topic to see how the various partners can integrate to work successfully. Interaction and integration are key - we need to embrace and acknowledge that everyone can have a part to play in ensuring we achieve targets perhaps rather than working in silos ? And also recognise that there are indeed more opportunities for success by combining local experiences with regional or national awareness campaigns.

I would welcome any of your thoughts in response to this posting and I hope that you find the EST service as useful and helpful as I did - thank you EST.


From Your Friend The Energy Angel

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