The Energy Club is a self help network of practitioners accountable for sustainability and energy reduction in their workplaces. The combined network has an estimated utility spend of £600m per annum. The network is supported by the energy training and consulting business GAIA. The Clubs' aims are to share experiences, gain knowledge, debate legislation and support one another in achieving energy reduction and sustainability goals.
Since 2011 over 300 business and organisations have joined and regularly attend local Energy Club meetings across the UK making it one of the most influential and non-partisan networks for in-house Energy Managers.
The Energy Club campaigns are welcomed by UK Government (HM Treasury and Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) who appreciate that EnergyClub views reflect energy practitioners
from a wide spectrum of public and private employers.
The core principle is that all clubs are FREE to attend and members can join any of the clubs, subject to being:
• High energy users (over £500,000 per annum) Not consultants or salespeople.
• Part of European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS), Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), Climate Change Agreement (CCA) or Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Energy Clubs are not sales meetings. New members should refer to eligibility requirements set out in the FAQs page.
Meetings are hosted by members at their own sites. They take place quarterly, usually in the morning between 08:30 or 09:00 to 11:00 or 12:00, following a common agenda:
All meetings operate under 'Chatham House Rules'. Participants are free to use the information from the meeting, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers, nor that of any other participant may be revealed.
“By learning from one another we avoid making the same mistakes or investing in the wrong solutions.”