Month: June 2016

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

The course, which covers everything from environmental risk to the opportunities of energy efficiency measures, is run through City & Guilds, with the help of Andrew Fletcher from partner organisation, Environmental Solutions through Partnership (ESP). The launch of the course has been described by industry experts as “a game-changer for sustainable business and a sustainable economy, reportedGreener Business. The…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

The ESP designed shceme at Ardley recently won the Overall Winner of the Innovation category in the MPA Biodiversity Awards for the work in partnership with Smiths Bletchington. DEFRA Minister, Lord de Mauley, praised members of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) for their valuable contribution to nature conservation at MPA’s prestigious Restoration and Biodiversity Awards at the Royal Society…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

This 62 page e-book is a concise and thoughtful explanation as to how sustainable behaviour can be achieved in households, whilst commuting and within organisations. Its chapters take you through a considered thought process, and by doing so, gives the reader an understanding as to why sustainability is not adopted, on the whole, intrinsically as a…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

The briefing will explain how a certified EMS can create efficiency savings and drivenvironmental performance in social housing organisations. A key feature of the event will be a business case presentation on ISO 14001 from Sandwell MBC, as well as insights into certification from SGS. The event will be held on Friday 7th June 2013 at Wolverhampton Science…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

A survey of 100 firms by certification body NQA has revealed that working towards ISO 14001 certification helps organisations to cut costs by encouraging them to be more resource efficient. More than 80% of those surveyed confirm that they have benefited financially from actions to certify their environmental management system (EMS), including introducing recycling regimes, improving…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

Plan for the Planet looks at the Global threats to the planet and advocates the use of an interconnective plan to address these issues – wow! The attention to detail that the authors have taken in describing the mechanism of the plan and then how government, business and people can take part in the plan…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

There are many ways of becoming a Chartered Environmentalist through a diverse array of “environmental” Institutions all licensed to award CEnv by the Society for the Environment. This is a guide through one of the application process’ via the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). The e-book is a very easy read and…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

ESP (Environmental Solutions through Partnership), the Environmental Consultancy based at Wolverhampton Science Park, is celebrating two events. Firstly, the Company has been shortlisted in the “Best Sustainable Consultancy of the Year” category at the National Inside Housing Sustainable Housing Awards to take place on the 21st October. Secondly, John Sharpe, the experienced leader of Environmental…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

ESP are proud to announce that Sandwell Homes have been nominated for an EMAS award as the UK representative in recognition for the work they have carried out on resource efficiency in the Large Public Administration Category. The European EMAS Awards is the most prestigious award in environmental management and has been handed to top companies and…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

ESP has recently worked both Lift & Engineering Services and Danescourt Roofing to help them to get an EMS to the standard of ISO 14001. These are both companies which went through the Going Green process at Sandwell Homes and were keen to make their processes even better and manage their risks in a more formal manner. Both…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

 Sandwell Homes’ innovative Eco Champions campaign is starting to gain momentum. The campaign aims to highlight what residents can do to become more environmentally friendly. The project involves getting the volunteer residents to try out different environmental friendly technology to see what difference it has on their utility bills and the way they carry out their…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

Bateswood ESP are please to announce that Wolverhampton Homes has had their Environmental Management System (EMS) accredited to the international standard, ISO 14001:2001. This standard recognises the great work which Wolverhampton Homes has carried out to reduce their environmental risks and to comply with environmental legislation. It is thought that this recognition will have a dramatic effect…

June 17, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

Whilst making room in the office for new staff ESP has used an innovative website to dispose of some old furniture. Freecycle is a website where people can post unwanted items which other people collect free of charge. this means that the unwanted furniture can be disposed of in a more sustainable way. To make room for a new…

June 16, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

ESP has employed another graduate, this time to help with the development of the landscape architecture part of the business. Lynsey Brough, a recent graduate of Oxford Brookes University, will work with Keith Hampshire on all aspects of landscape architecture. ESP believe Lynsey, a part-time landcape student at Birmingham City University, will become an invaluable…

June 16, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

Accord Housing Association, a client of ESP’s, has announced at their AGM that they have achieved the European standard for Environmental Management Systems(EMS) by being verified to be part of the Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). This is achievement is a large step for both Accord and ESP as it is the highest level…

June 16, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

ESP have again offset the CO2 emissions from the business mileage although this year we have also offset the emissions from the energy use [full detail within pdf]. Using the Carbon Calculator on CO2 Balance we calculated our CO2 emissions to be 11.242 tonnes, the majority of which came from our business mileage. Unlike a lot…

June 16, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

Sandwell Homes were runners up at the West Midlands Centre for Construction Excellence (WMCEE) Construction Excellence Awards 2008 in the category of Integration and Collaborative Working for Sustainability. ESP, who were instrumental in the development of Sandwell Homes’ EMS, congratulate them on their well deserved success. Moss Construction, another of ESP’s customers, were also short…

June 16, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

ESP in partnership with Bates Wood have been commissioned to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS) to ISO 14000 standard for Wolverhampton Homes. This system will be set up to integrate with the ISO 9000 quality system which is already in place at the ALMO. Wolverhampton Homes was constituted as an ALMO in 2005 out…

June 16, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

Sandwell Homes, a major client of ESP’s, has recently been awarded the highest possible rating for an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) by the audit commission. This is recognised as a major milestone within the life of Sandwell Homes which was formed out of Sandwell Council in 2004. ESP would like to congratulate Brian Oakley,…

June 16, 2016 esp-admin No comments exist

In another step forwards, ESP has employed a university graduate to help with environmental management. Richard Goodwin is a recent graduate of University of Wolverhampton where he gained a 2:1 in Environmental Science. Richard joined in late June 2008 as part of a graduate training scheme designed to provide him with all the skills to…