ENGIE and Peel L&P are PFM Award winners 2019

25th November 2019

ENGIE has picked up two accolades at the Premises & Facilities Management Awards (PFM) Awards 2019. In partnership with regeneration business Peel L&P we were crowned winners of the PFM Award for Partners in Energy Management and our energy engineer Phil Harris also scooped Team Member of the Year 2019.

The awards were presented at the black-tie Dinner held on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at the Brewery in London, where Sally Philips, writer comic actor and presenter, was the evening's host.

The Partners in Energy Management award recognised the strong partnership between ENGIE and Peel L&P which has delivered major energy and carbon reduction savings across the Peel estate.

ENGIE and Peel L&P have been working together for nearly 30 years, during which time ENGIE have brought their technical expertise to play a key role in Peel’s sustainability initiatives. In 2011 ENGIE and Peel L&P began an energy management programme to help reduce costs and carbon emissions. Initial success led to Peel being the highest-ranked property company out of 29 benchmarked by the Carbon Trust in 2012. Building on the initial energy management programme, the two companies developed this further to attain ISO 50001 certification, the ISO standard for energy management. Though this accreditation, ENGIE have hit an annual target of reducing Peel’s activity related energy or greenhouse gas emissions by 3%. This target has been met four years in a row. In 2015, with ENGIE’s support Peel became the first major UK property group to achieve ISO 50001 certification and was re-certified in 2018.

The successful partnership between ENGIE and Peel L&P clearly demonstrates a shared commitment to sustainability, through diverse initiatives that range from cutting costs and carbon footprint to minimising tailpipe emissions. The partnership has played a vital role in these achievements with both parties working together to deliver shared objectives that achieve maximum results.

ENGIE’s Phil Harris has been instrumental in achieving these results and was named winner of the PFM Team Member Award. Having worked with Peel L&P since 2012, supporting them with their energy reduction goals, Phil has been responsible for identifying and implementing a number of energy reducing technologies and strategies across the Peel estate, helping reduce the energy use and carbon footprint of the customer’s buildings. He was also recently made an energy champion of the Peel L&P portfolio.

John Jago, Chief Operating Officer, Business Energy & Services at ENGIE commented: “We are delighted to win these awards from PFM. The achievements recognised though our partnership with Peel L&P demonstrate ENGIE’s ability to understand the needs and priorities of our customers.  We are committed to partnering with them to deliver optimum results and to enable their transition to a low carbon future.

ENGIE was also shortlisted in The Partners in Corporate Category at the awards, in recognition of the partnership working with Grant Thornton. ENGIE has been providing a full suite of hard and soft tailored facilities management services to Grant Thornton since 2009 and has transformed service delivery from a multi-supplier environment to a single point of contact for the management of all facilities procurement, operation and delivery. In 2018 a further refinement to the contract saw the introduction of the ENGIE Assure energy management programme.