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ISO 50001 is available to any business of any size, but its suitability will largely depend on the energy requirements of the business

edie launches free ISO 50001 guide for energy managers

Organisations and energy managers with an interest in the ISO 50001 energy management system now have access to a free comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down all of the key information required to gain certification.

The return on investment on a complete LED retrofit is between two and three years for a typical office block

Onsite solutions: edie explains LED lighting

In the first of a brand new series investigating the costs, benefits and legislative backdrop of onsite sustainability solutions for your business, edie takes a closer look at LED lighting.

edie explains: COP21 Paris Climate Conference

From November 30th to December 11th this year, Paris will play host one of the most important climate conferences in the history of mankind. Here's everything you need to know...

Changes to ISO 14001 will help address broader environmental issues for businesses

ISO 14001 final changes will tackle 'broader environmental issues'

The ISO 14001 international standard to environment management systems has been revised in a final redraft.

edie explains: Levy Control Framework

It is widely accepted that the Government is running out of money to fund it's green energy subsidies.

edie explains: Building Management Systems (BMS)

A recent edie survey found that 56% of energy managers are focusing on Building Management Systems (BMS) this year - a 9% surge. With this in mind, we've taken a closer look at BMS (and BEMS) to find out what all the fuss is about.

edie explains: Energy Performance Contracts

With businesses facing a increasing challenge to reduce energy costs and hit carbon targets, an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) could be the ideal solution.

Edie explains: Electricity Market Reform

The cost of the Government's Electricity Market Reform (EMR) landed on some electricity bills for the first time in April, undoubtedly prompting surprise for some, as around 15% of business weren't aware of the policy at all.

edie explains: Building Information Modelling

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a comprehensive tool revolutionising the sustainable construction. But what does it look like in practice? In the latest edie explains, we find out what BIM really is, and why your business might want to use it.

Edie explains: Natural capital

It's vital to business operations, yet is ignored on the balance sheet of the vast majority of companies. In the latest edie explains, we find out what natural capital really means, and what your business should be doing about it.

Smart meters can help businesses make informed decisions to manage energy costs

Edie explains: Non-domestic smart meters

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters. But what are the business benefits of using them? How expensive and complicated are they? And are you obliged to have one in your organisation? edie explains...

There are now more than 301,000 ISO 14000 certificates issued across the world

Edie explains: ISO 14001

In the latest edie explains, we take a look at ISO 14001 - the updated version of the environmental management framework outlined by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Edie explains: Renewable Heat Incentive

This week's edie explains looks at the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) - a Government environmental programme that provides financial incentives suppliers of of renewable heat.

MCERTS is the Environment Agency's Monitoring Certification Scheme

Edie explains: MCERTS

The Environment Agencies Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) is designed to ensure that potential polluters are monitoring their emissions effectively. But how exactly does the Scheme work?

Any large-scale renewable electricity generator with a capacity larger than 5MW can apply for accreditation under RO.

Edie explains: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs)

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main support system for renewable electricity projects across the country. In this week's 'edie explains,' we bring you everything you need to know about Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs).

The FIT rates vary depending on the technology, but on average a business or home can expect an annual ROI between 5-8 %

Edie explains: Feed-in Tariffs

In this week's 'edie explains' we take a look at the renewables subsidy Feed in Tariffs (FiTs). Although the small-scale focus of the scheme means it's very popular for domestic buildings, it can also benefit many SMEs.

A materiality assessment is designed to help your company analyse the impact of material issues

Edie explains: Materiality assessments

In this week's 'edie explains' we've brought together everything you need to know about materiality assessments and what they might mean for your business.

Edie explains: The EU climate talks

The European Council - 28 EU Government leaders - will meet this week (23-24 October) in Brussels to discuss and reach a final agreement on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework.

Edie explains: Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Improved energy efficiency could add £62bn to the UK economy according to a recent EU report, and ESOS is the UK Government's attempt to encourage best practice.

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