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Our programme only delivers the best! We work with world class experts who are leading the way forward in energy and resource efficiency around the world.

We have partnered up with IfaS, to bring you the very latest knowledge and support on how your business can SAVE MONEY and ENERGY.

Who are IfaS?

IfaS, The Institute of Applied Material Flow Management, is a not-for-profit research institute located at the Environmental Campus, in Birkenfeld, Germany. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field of sustainable energy development and resource management, IfaS are award winning and globally recognised for their industry leading methods in circular economy, zero emission technologies and material flow management. IfaS has successfully completed numerous projects in over 60 countries on five continents, helping authorities and multi-national companies, such as Continental, Procter and Gamble and Evonik Industries.

How do they support the programme?

IfaS support our programme through offering businesses FREE advice. They provide bespoke 1 to 1 support through a digital audit via video call. This enables them to look around your site to identify areas to improve your energy efficiency and to evaluate measures you would like to implement, such as upgrading your lighting to LED. From this the team will produce you an energy saving report with the best energy saving measures for your business and how much money you could save.

IfaS also support the programme through offering free webinars! Where they cover a range of energy saving topics such as LED lighting, solar PV, heating and much more. The webinars are highly interactive, and this gives businesses the opportunity to explore topics, ask questions and share experiences with other businesses.

MEET THE TEAM

Thomas Anton

Thomas Anton

Thomas is the Head of the Department for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies at IfaS, bringing a broad wealth of knowledge on energy transition, technologies and systems, sources, and climate protection. Passionate about sustainability, Thomas has a master’s in International Material Flow Management and is a certified moderator according to the LEEN© standard.

Marco Grabowski

Marco Grabowski

Marco is a process engineer (Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Process Engineering). A specialised project manager for energy efficiency measurements at IfaS, with more than 10 years of experience in International and National project management, technical and economic feasibility studies for renewable energies (biomass, CHP, air conditioning systems, solar thermal heating and cooling, PV) and energy efficiency for companies (cross-sectoral technologies).

Gustavo García Aguilar

Gustavo García Aguilar

Gustavo has a background in project development in Latin America, energy and resource efficiency, and conceptualization of material flows analysis for communities and industries. Born in Costa Rica, Gustavo joined the IfaS team in 2016.  Gustavo holds a M.A. in Environmental Economics and Business Administration.

Navoda Senanayake

Navoda Senanayake

Originally from Sri-Lanka Navoda joined the IfaS team in 2019, his area of expertise lies within material flow analysis for communities, industries as well as energy and climate. He is currently a doctoral candidate in sustainable mining sector focused in resource use efficiency and energy efficiency and has a BSc in Natural Resources and a MSc in International Material Flow Management.

Christoph Dohm

Christoph Dohm

Christoph is a biologist and worked in the Atlantic- and Amazon-Rainforests of Brazil on various research projects. After returning to Germany he studied Energy Technology at the Environmental Campus in Birkenfeld specialising in renewable energies. He has been working for IfaS since 2019.

If you are interested in having free advice and support from our world renowned partners, you can fill out an application form or alternatively if you have any questions you can email us at: smartenergy@nelincs.gov.uk