The Energy Efficiency Association (EEA) is a UK based trade association set up in 2018 to help coordinate communication and collaboration within the field of Energy Efficiency, and do this in a number of ways, mostly through meetings and events, online membership network and information publications.
More recently the EEA has conducted large online meeting groups with many EEA members in attendance, as well as representatives from Local Authorities and Housing Associations and also representatives from Trustmark and BEIS.
Energy efficiency is a pretty big subject so their role is to help organise all the various activities in the field and help ensure efficiency within the sector through coordination.
Energy efficiency covers so many things that it is very easy to get lost in the seemingly contradictory technical information that is out there. The EEA are there to help people understand and know what is going on through easy-to-understand communication.
The energy efficiency sector can only be efficient if everyone in the industry and associated trades works together. The EEA main role is to facilitate this collaboration.
As part of the three strategic values, the 3 C’s; Coordination; Communication and Collaboration, the Energy Efficiency Association run a whole host of local events through the year that brings local businesses involved in energy efficiency together to meet, share information and network, learn about new things within the industry, and listen to talks from guest speakers from Local Government to Heads of Business, what’s coming from the EEA this year and from Charities that are out there helping to most vulnerable members of society particularly those with fuel poverty and housing issues, and there’s also a national event that brings everyone together in a yearly extravaganza.
On April 28th, 2022, Oscar Onsite attended the North West Energy Efficiency Awards at the Last Drop Village in Bolton with a turnout of 285 people set to share the evening, and some awards presentations to acknowledge and recognise those who have grown, helped, supported, invented or made an effort to help the wider energy industry and homeowners and tenants.
Alan Hoey, Managing Director at Oscar Onsite attended with Group Director Eric Webb and his wife Sandra; Membership Manager Colin Press and Group Administrator Richard O’Brien, with Oscar Onsite sponsoring the Vulnerable Customer Awards, a topic very close to our hearts.
Alan was also called to the stage (with a big shock look on his face) as the WINNER of the Business Development Director of the Year award picking up his certificate and trophy presented by Martin Firth, Business Development Manager at Elmhurst Energy, who are the largest platform for providing Energy Performance Certificates in the UK and have 9,500 surveyors nationally, and who are growing through strength to make the energy efficiency market more clear, transparent, robust, professional and trackable.
Martin presented the award to Alan which was awarded given the hard work he and his team have put into Oscar Onsite throughout the last 18 months, bringing training, assessment and accreditation up several levels dealing with the single biggest heating energy saving product which is Cavity Wall Insulation to a new understanding throughout the industry, as well as writing and launching their own NVQ’s in Cavity Wall Insulation Surveying and Cavity Wall Insulation Extraction, the first and only qualification of this kind in the UK, and building the Oscar Onsite Academy to formally deliver these NVQ’s in line with the GQA and then go off for final assessment and certification.
With new digital platforms for Technical Monitoring so member firms can submit their work details and evidence to be checked and certificated by Oscar Onsite on a house per house basis, proving to the homeowner or tenant or landlord that the works have been carried out to Oscar Onsite standards and National Occupational Standards. Oscar Onsite believe that every single job should be checked and signed off to ensure quality and compliance when working on a private dwelling with the ethos that Client is King (or Queen).
Alan said, “It’s fantastic to be acknowledged for the hard work that we have all put in so far to Oscar Onsite, but this all stems from a good back office support and administration team, and more importantly our member firms who join us to show they want to achieve higher standards and be part of a Quality Assurance process to prove them head and shoulders above other firms when it comes to Cavity Wall Insulation, Surveying and Extraction.”
“Well done to everyone who attended, well done to everyone who were acknowledged and a big thank you to the Energy Efficiency Association who bring the industry together to make a real difference”.