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As Phil Clark pointed out in a comment on my last post, there’s a very good piece in Building on the disappearance of ESCOs. This is a subject near to my heart as I’m part of  Fontenergy, an independent ESCO.

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Most people who work in the built environment agree that ESCO stands for Energy Services Company. But that seems to be the only thing about ESCOs that everyone agrees on – the term can mean vastly different things to different people.

So what is an ESCO?

The short answer is: there’s no one answer. Here’s a rough list of the services that an ESCO might offer. Keep in mind that a company might provide all, some, or only one of these services and still call themselves an ESCO:

ESCO-responsibilities

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I wrote a post in April about a new, more collaborative way of working. It turns out Mel Starrs had been thinking along similar lines. Then Jackie Sadek at Estates Gazette wondered if we should bypass the recruitment agents in the construction and sustainability sector, applying a collaborative model not just to working but also recruitment.

In that spirit, here’s an experiment. Nick and Julian at Brooks Devlin are looking to hire a new person. They’re a small practice doing great work – and as a small practice, hiring the right person is absolutely crucial.

Talking to Nick about this yesterday I suggested that advertising via web 2.0 might be interesting as the audience is self-selecting; I suspect you’re more likely to get motivated, interested, intelligent, autonomous people via blogs, twitter, etc. Anyway here’s the blurb Nick sent:

Brooks Devlin is a small and successful Environmental Design Consultancy based in West Dorset and is seeking a new team member to assist in delivering our increasing workload. We are looking for an experienced Code for Sustainable Homes assessor, preferably with other BREEAM and SAP accreditations.

Our core services include CSH assessments, renewable energy strategies, daylight modelling and SAP/ new build EPC’s. We have a wide client base with projects across the southwest, south and London regions. Our projects ranging from one-off low energy houses to 5,500 home master-plans, but also includes commercial, education and healthcare.

The position is based in Bridport, West Dorset. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and capability. Interested parties should call 01308 428918/01308 428917 and speak to Nick Devlin or Julian Brooks. Alternatively email CVs to enquiries@brooksdevlin.com.

Link to it, tweet it, digg it, whatever you like, but if you think you have access to a network of people who might be interested, pass it along.

Brooks Devlin is a small but successful Environmental Design Consultancy based in West Dorset and is seeking a new team member to assist in delivering our increasing workload. We are looking for an experienced Code for Sustainable Homes assessor, preferably with other BREEAM and SAP accreditations.

Our core services include CSH assessments, renewable energy strategies, daylight modelling and SAP/ new build EPC’s. We have a wide client base with projects across the southwest, south and London regions. Our projects ranging from one-off low energy houses to 5,500 home master-plans, but also includes commercial, education and healthcare.

The position is based in Bridport, West Dorset. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and capability. Interested parties should call 01308 428918/01308 428917 and speak to Nick Devlin or Julian Brooks. Alternatively email CVs to enquiries@brooksdevlin.com.

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