Faced with a bewildering array of initiatives with acronyms like EDR, EED, ESOS, CRC and RHI, it can be difficult for energy and facilities managers to identify the key actions that will deliver maximum energy savings, cuts in energy bills and also reductions in carbon emissions. To help energy professionals unlock the energy saving potential in their buildings, the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) is offering free, expert advice at its annual aM&T (automatic Monitoring & Targeting) event at the end of February.

The ESTA aM&T conference and exhibition is being held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on Thursday 27 February. Attendance is free provided you register in advance on the ESTA website at www.esta.org.uk

Automatic Monitoring & Targeting eliminates time-consuming manual collection and processing of consumption data and bills. Instead, these processes are carried out automatically, delivering management information in the format managers need in order to improve energy performance and communicate these improvements to senior managers.

aM&T has been so successful that it is referenced in Part L of the Building Regulations. A number of aM&T systems will also automatically produce formal documentation like Display Energy Certificates (DECs). It is a very powerful energy management tool.

The Energy Clinics are a central feature of this year’s show, designed to help energy managers address and resolve any problems facing them in their own organisations. But there will also be a number of sessions in the main conference programme looking at the issues facing managers and their organisations today. Among the expert speakers on hand will be senior representatives from DECC’s Smart Metering and Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) teams.

The event is sponsored by leading businesses in the field including: ND Metering; Ewgeco; and Siemens.

The associated exhibition includes offerings from all the major providers of products and services, with specialists there to explain their systems and discuss applications with visitors.

Robin Hale, Interim Director of ESTA, commented: “aM&T has made a huge impact on energy management over the last decade or so. But it is still a relatively young and developing technology, so each year we see new developments in this area which increase the opportunities for energy saving.”

Entry to both the conference and the exhibition is free. Just register on the ESTA website.

What:           ESTA aM&T (automatic Monitoring & Targeting) conference and exhibition

Where:         Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE

When:           Thursday 27 February 2014

Entry to the conference and exhibition is free to delegates pre-registering with the organisers. Please visit the website at: www.esta.org.uk