United Sustainable Energy Agency announces merger with "energy use in buildings" charity National Energy Foundation

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United Sustainability Energy Agency (USEA) announced its merger with the National Energy Foundation (NEF); the integration of both organisations, under the NEF umbrella, takes place with immediate effect. The organisations have a track record of working successfully together for 15 years and share a reputation for excellence in improving the use of energy in buildings.

United Sustainability Energy Agency (USEA) announced its merger with the National Energy Foundation (NEF). The integration of both organisations, under the NEF umbrella, takes place with immediate effect. The organisations have a track record of working successfully together for 15 years and share a reputation for excellence in improving the use of energy in buildings.    

The integration of both not for profit organisations is already well underway with the newly enhanced operational capabilities of the combined entity being deployed to benefit existing projects. Dr Kerry Mashford remains the Chief Executive of NEF, while Brad Hook, formerly USEA’s CEO, becomes Operations Director and will also take on the role of CEO of the Green Deal Together CIC during its start-up period.

Brad Hook, now NEF Operations Director, commented:
“By combining forces, NEF will be able to offer a much enhanced range of services. For example, we can provide support to Local Authorities in a way that they haven’t had access to before; across the full remit of carbon and energy strategy development and implementation, ranging from baseline emissions reporting, portfolio energy management, procurement, fuel poverty, HECA strategy and reporting, Green Deal and ECO feasibility and acquisition, staff engagement and project management of schemes.”

Dr Kerry Mashford, Chief Executive, added:
“Combining the successful ‘on the ground’ project design and delivery competencies of both organisations gives us greater scope to achieve positive results now and solve the challenges of energy use in buildings in the future. We are the only independent, not for profit, ‘energy doctor for buildings’ offering this level of end-to-end service for all types of building stock”.        

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Joanna Thorpe E: joanna.thorpe(at)nef(dot)org(dot)uk
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T: 01908 354543

About National Energy Foundation
http://www.nef.org.uk

National Energy Foundation is an independent charity that has been at the forefront of improving the use of energy in buildings since 1988. We aim to give people, organisations and government the knowledge, support and inspiration they need to understand and improve the use of energy in buildings, by:

  • Working alongside our clients, to deliver reliable, comprehensive advice
  • Identifying, developing and testing ways of closing the gap between expected and actual energy performance
  • Initiating and developing capacity-building initiatives, to drive forward the frontiers of good practice.

Our reputation for excellence is rooted in long-standing achievements, having developed the:

  • National Home Energy Rating (NHER) Scheme, the precursor to the Government Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and subsequently Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
  • Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme, recognised forerunner of the Carbon Trust Standard and
  • leading the UK participation on standards including ISO 17747 Energy Savings Calculations in Organisations, ISO 50006 Energy Baselines and Performance Indicators and EN 16231 Energy Efficiency Benchmarking.

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