Assuring Success in Energy Efficiency

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The EEVS Team

Alex Rathmell – Managing Director

Alex Rathmell

Alex spent five years as an engineer and analyst in the energy efficiency sector with technology supplier powerPerfector Ltd, where he established an in-house evaluation team to support the performance guarantee that underpins powerPerfector’s projects. During this time Alex became interested in the field of project evaluation for energy saving schemes, which he views as the ‘missing piece’ of the UK’s energy efficiency industry. In 2009 he and colleague Hilary Wood became the first energy analysts in the UK to be accredited by EVO as ‘measurement & verification professionals’ (CMVP), and at this time the idea of setting up an M&V ‘industry utility’ was born.

In early 2011, Alex managed the de-merger of his team into EEVS Insight Ltd, which became the UK’s first dedicated M&V service provider as an independent company. “We are building a unique business here” says Alex, “We have an opportunity to help UK industry deliver the investment in the built environment that we all know is needed, and will play our part in raising the profile of the energy efficiency industry. It is a privilege to be doing this with such a committed team.”


Hilary Wood - Operations Director

Hilary has a long standing interest in the conservation of natural resources. Her experience includes the development of distributed energy generation systems in Eastern Europe, improving process efficiency in the automotive industry and post graduate research in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at Imperial College, London.

Previously a Senior Analyst for at powerPerfector Ltd, Hilary is a certified M&V professional (CMVP) and was instrumental in introducing the use of IPMVP to verify the savings guaranteed by the technology supplier; the first company in the UK to do so for all of its project implementations.

Hilary values transparency and standards when measuring the outcome of energy efficiency projects. She believes that this is key to facilitating their uptake, allowing resource efficiency technologies to realise their potential to deliver energy and carbon savings.

Hilary Wood

Ian Jeffries - Commercial Director

Ian Jeffries

Ian joined EEVS in July 2011 to lead the firm’s commercial activities and his responsibilities include business development, EEVS products and services, marketing and communications.

His appointment follows five years with property performance analysis firm, IPD, and five years at leading business lobby group, the CBI. His achievements during this time include devising and developing the highly-regarded IPD Environment Code – a global standard for measuring and benchmarking building environmental performance – and establishing an innovative environmental benchmarking service, IPD Eco-Ledger.

Whilst at the CBI, Ian led a highly successful business lobby on land-use planning reform, published Property in Business: A Guide for Senior Executives, and ran the CBI Property Group a forum of senior executives from across the business community.


Olivier Garnier - Senior Consultant

Olivier is a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and has assessed the energy savings achieved by several major projects including high street retailers, a major hotel chain and a £2million rollout of energy saving equipment for a large British bank.

His deep-rooted interest in environmental issues and desire to be at the forefront of the energy-efficiency sector was a key factor for joining EEVS.

Olivier has an MA in International Politics from the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies, France and an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics.

Olivier Garnier

Nick Keegan - Consultant

Nick Keegan

As an Energy Professional and CMVP with a focus on business development, Nick brings his technical and commercial experience to his role at EEVS, where he works with clients in developing solutions to evaluate the performance of their resource efficiency projects.

Nick’s studies in Physics at Imperial College London took him to Germany for a year, where he researched solar PV before starting a career in energy efficiency technology. In this he worked with clients in the Public Sector (NHS, Universities, Local and Central Government) specifying technology solutions, through their investment cases from inception to completion.

At EEVS, Nick covers the spectrum from technical evaluation of energy saving projects, through account management with clients to participation in discussions around key initiatives, issues and developments in the industry. In particular, Nick is well connected amongst the members of the Energy Managers Association, the Energy Institute and the Energy Services and Technology Association, where he sits as Vice Chair of the Energy Performance Contracting Group.

Holly Francis - Consultant

Holly joined EEVS in 2016, having previously worked in the Group’s sustainability consultancy and before that in the domestic energy efficiency sector.

Holly's focus at EEVS is on Performance Management, undertaking Energy Performance Contract due diligence, independently verifying M&V savings calculations and operationalising on-going governance structures. This work aims to reduce risk and maximise benefit from ‘guaranteed savings’ projects across a range of client sectors, including banking and NHS Trusts.

Holly Francis

Nektarios Gkanis - Consultant

Nektarios GkanisNektarios holds a Masters Degree from UCL in Built Environment: Environmental Design & Engineering, and is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (Registry of M&E Engineers) and the Energy Institute. With more than four years in the energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability sector, he has gained international experience in reducing the carbon footprint of commercial, institutional and residential buildings.

He ran the Cost Benefit Analysis and Life Cycle Costing of a mega-structure mixed-use development in Malaysia’s capital, following projects to advise on investments in solar generation as well as energy audits and green refurbishments in Greece. His main interest is in the financial sustainability of energy efficiency and performance assurance. Nektarios is a CMVP and working towards Chartered Engineer status.