Information and support for energy savers

Learn about the basics

Vilnis Vesma is the author of Energy management principles and practice, which can be ordered from Hive House Publishing.

Now in its third edition, his book was originally commissioned and published by BSI as a companion to ISO 50001 (Vilnis sat on the ISO committee that drafted that standard). It's written with the non-specialist in mind but covers a whole range of technical topics from air compressors to zone control via combustion, lighting and motors among other subjects. It has a number of short chapters on management techniques and even opens with some basic revision for those whose science is rusty.

Energy management training

We provide open training courses in energy management ranging from the introductory Energy efficiency A to Z to the flagship international qualification Certified Energy Manager, and including the highly-acclaimed specialist workshops Transport energy assessment and Energy monitoring and targeting. These can also be provided as in-house tutorials.

For those who need a basic primer we provide a free on-line course Basic science for energy managers and there are a few short videos.

Please click here for current forthcoming programme.

The "Energy efficiency A to Z" course includes playing with a thermographic camera

Energy monitoring and targeting

Vilnis Vesma is a leading expert on the analysis and interpretation of energy consumption data. He regularly provides training on monitoring and targeting (M&T) in the UK and has run courses in Hong Kong, Colombia, Chile, the USA, and various European countries. He has authored two government advisory guides on the subject and developed a range of M&T software including the free XSD Nano small-scale M&T scheme, an introduction to which can be seen here.

He still works as a specialist adviser actively implementing M&T schemes in commerce, industry and the public sector.

The 'heatmap' technique for portraying half-hourly histories of energy consumption is powerful and popular

Free meter-reading aid

MeterPad lets you set up an organised scheme for collecting, storing and retrieving manual meter readings. It offers data entry through desktop or mobile devices (right) and is free to users with fewer than 200 defined meter registers. Not only can you get improved data returns from remote or dispersed establishments, the MeterPad scheme inherently maintains schedules of meters and allows you to grant permission to third parties to access collected data as needed.

An on-line help system (take a look here) guides you through the setup stages and supports your users in the field. Click here to set up a scheme for yourself and try it out.


This site is edited by Vilnis Vesma, a former energy manager who has worked for many years as an independent consultant and provider of training in energy management (more details...). VESMA.COM
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