Urbanise launches ESOS services in UK and Europe

Urbanise.com Limited (Urbanise) (ASX:UBN) announced today that it has entered into a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with myfm Limited (myfm) – a leading UK based provider of experienced professional managers and support services in facilities, properties, sustainability, energy management and IT.

Under this agreement, myfm will support Urbanise client organisations across the UK and Europe with the transition to Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) compliance and ISO 50001 certification using Urbanise’s remote energy monitoring solutions. ESOS is new piece of EU legislation that requires member states to introduce a mandatory program of energy audits for ‘large enterprises’. This means more than 9000 companies in the UK alone will be required to comply – with initial audits to be undertaken by 5th December 2015.

myfm currently provide Professional Services to top 20 FM Service Provider customers including Carillion, MITIE, Serco, Interserve and Amey. It provides flexible energy services to support FM Energy Management Programmes, including the provision of white label Energy Managers, Energy Surveys, Energy Bureau Services and Measurement and Verification (M&V) Services. The Urbanise platform offers an automated M&V solution from which myfm are able to implement optimised monitoring and reporting services for Urbanise clients.

Commenting on the announcement, myfm Energy Director Steve Thomas said, “For over a decade we have worked to help FM Service Providers adapt their FM service provision to make end clients compliant with UK Energy and Environmental Legislation. ESOS is a structured response to Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which will impact on UK companies occupying around 200,000 buildings. The vision and ingenuity behind the Urbanise offering is reflected in its client base, which tend to be innovators looking to adopt a leading edge approach to complying with initiatives like ESOS. As skilled implementation experts we are able to ensure Urbanise clients benefit from the most effective and intelligent route to ESOS compliance.”

Urbanise CEO Ben Churchill added, “Building operators are always looking for ways to reduce operational costs with energy consumption a key part of this. ESOS compliance has only heightened the focus on energy and the need to identify inefficiencies and track savings. Our remote energy monitoring technology offers a whole new level of visibility around energy consumption – allowing large organisations to reduce energy costs by up to 30% and avoid hefty ESOS non-compliance penalties. We look forward to working with myfm to make all building operators – smart building operators.”

About myfm

Established in 2004, myfm is a totally dependable and flexible management service, providing experienced professional managers and support services in facilities, properties, sustainability, energy management, and IT. What makes myfm unique is the depth of expert capability they deliver – all of whom have outstanding track records in the FM sector.