Membership of ESTA approved

ESTA - Energy Services and Technology Association

Energy Management LLP is pleased to announce it is now an approved member of the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA).

By joining the UK’s leading energy management industry association, Energy Management has underscored its commitment to assist organisations, designers and constructors to reduce energy running costs and carbon footprint.

With over 150 years’ industry experience, Energy Management’s team is already highly-skilled and experienced in energy matters but membership of ESTA will serve to improve our offering to customers further.

ESTA’s strategic objectives:

  • Promote the economic benefits of energy demand reduction, energy efficiency and management to all demand-side users and professionals.
  • Raise awareness of energy reduction, efficiency and management with bodies of influence.
  • Ensure that membership enhances the business proposition of member companies.
  • Market knowledge

ESTA members provide:

  • Unrivalled expertise and are best placed to provide independent advice to energy end-users.
  • Market-leading energy management products, technology and services.
  • Significant levels of energy and carbon savings to energy end-users in the public and private sectors.
  • Full ESCO (Energy Contracting) services which guarantee significant energy savings.
  • In-depth knowledge of funding mechanisms for the purchase of energy and energy efficient products and services.

Service Spotlight: Trade Effluent Compliance

When 1970s pop diva Rose Royce sang about ‘the car wash’, you can bet Trade Effluent (TE) Compliance forms weren’t on her mind. However, it may come as a surprise to some valet operators, regardless of size, that they require consent to discharge trade effluent to a public sewer.

Trade Effluent consent is a legal document issued to the owner/occupier of a commercial or industrial property under the regulations within the Water Industry Act 1991.

Water wholesalers need to be aware of where a business plans to discharge anything other than domestic waste into a drain that is connected to a public sewer, and it is the customer’s responsibility to obtain consent prior to commencing any trade effluent discharge.

It is a criminal offence under Section 118 (5) of the Water Industry Act to discharge any trade effluent to sewer without the consent of the sewerage undertaker (Wholesaler). You may be subject to legal action and fines if you discharge without consent.

Where a wholesaler detects discharge without consent, they have the power to close the valeting operation until the site has a formal TE consent. Each application needs to be accompanied by an accurate site drainage drawing.

Energy Management can assist you through the whole TE consent application process to ensure compliance is met in a smooth and timely fashion.