About ESTA

Independent Energy Consultants’ group (IECg)

See below for a description of this group. To get involved, please contact one of the Secretariat contacts listed.
  • George Barnes

Elected Group Chair George Barnes, Energy and Sustainability Consultant, JRP Solutions


The Independent Energy Consultants Group (IECG)

IECG members provide the expertise to assist organisations with all aspects of energy procurement, management, standards and legal compliance.

They have no exclusive commercial relationships with any utility or equipment suppliers and therefore provide the best independent advice.


IECG member services include:

Energy Procurement

  • purchasing;
  • invoice validation;
  • historic invoice audits

Energy management

  • Energy/carbon reduction policy and strategy;
  • Energy audits to identify energy/carbon reduction opportunities;

Implementation of ISO 50001

  • Feasibility studies;
  • Project implementation from funding and tendering support to commissioning;
  • Energy Savings Verification (ISO 50015 and IPMVP);
  • Monitoring and targeting;
  • Training;
  • Implementation of routine energy reporting schemes;
  • Operational improvement including controls optimisation and re-commissioning;
  • Software development;
  • Thermal Modelling & Imaging

Support with Energy Standards:

  • ISO 50000 series;

Compliance with Energy Legislation:

  • Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS);
  • Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC);
  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS);
  • Climate Change Agreements (CCA);
  • Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs);
  • Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD);
  • Air Conditioning Inspections (CIBSE TM44);
  • Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment
  • Method (BREEAM)


IECG aims to become the UK’s largest independent Energy Consultancy collective, providing best practice services and advice to energy consumers and furthering the implementation of company-wide energy strategies. Currently, the group has 23 members ranging from sole traders to multi-national organisations.


Members are expected to support and promote the aims of the IECG.

IECG members are encouraged to collaborate with others in the Association with a view to complementing each other’s business.

Members’ involvement with outside organisations, associations and societies whose aims are reduction in energy consumption is actively encouraged.

The group Chairman is charged with the task of monitoring the progress of the set targets and reporting back to group members and ESTA Council at the earliest opportunity.

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