This presentation on 'Simple Energy Management through Utility Bills' was given as an afternoon workshop at the EAUC-Scotland Conference 2015 by Steven Turnbull, a Project Manager for Zero Waste Scotland's Resource Efficient Scotland Programme, and Robert McGregor, a Contractor working with Zero Waste Scotland.

Session Outline

Essential to energy management is understanding energy consumption. Without this information it is difficult to develop, maintain and implement a targeted emissions reduction plan and analyse resulting impacts. Utility bills are filled with vital information, but understanding the calculations and data add-ons can be an onerous task. Yet setting aside a little time each quarter could help achieve cost savings and support institutional improvements. The workshop explained how to understand and verify utility bill information, and how they can be used to target change and monitor effectiveness.


EAUC-Scotland held their third conference on the 17th November 2015, sharing examples, ideas and opportunities for Colleges and Universities working to develop and promote sustainability within their institution.

The conference theme, A Shared Responsibility, highlighted that for effective change sustainability action is not only needed by estates teams, but also academic and support staff, senior management and students, and requires engagement with local and national partners and other further and higher education institutions.

Find all resources from the Conference using the tag EAUCS2015.