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Hedges, Mr Nick

Hedges, Mr Nick

Nick is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Registered Professional Energy Consultant with over 30 years’ energy and environmental consultancy experience. During that time, he has advised and supported organisations in the public and private sectors, including the UK government, European Commission, Envirowise, glass, metal packaging and textile trade associations as well as numerous large and small businesses in UK industrial sectors such as food & drink, metals & engineering, oil & gas, coatings and paper.  

Nick holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University, and attended the one-month Accelerated Development Programme at London Business School.

RPEC Consultant details

Designation: MA CEng MIMechE

Job title: Associate Director

Organisation address: Spring Lodge, 172 Chester Road, Helsby, Cheshire, WA6 0AR,

Organisation telephone: 01928 726006

Organisation email:

Countries: United Kingdom -

Organisation: RSK Environment Ltd

Subjects: Energy efficiency - Management systems -

All consultants on the RPEC register have had their areas of expertise reviewed and rated below, where a 1 denotes "Some Experience" and a 4 denotes "Expert" in the specified sector or area of work.

Sector experience
Category Experience level
Accommodation and food service activities 2
Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies 2
Administrative and support service activities 2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 1
Arts, entertainment and recreation 2
Chemical and petrochemical 2
Construction 2
Education 2
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 2
Financial and insurance activities 2
Food and tobacco 2
Household 1
Human health and social work activities 2
Industries and manufacturing not elsewhere specified 2
Information and communication 1
Iron and steel 2
Machinery 2
Mining and quarrying 2
Non-ferrous metals 2
Non-metallic minerals 2
Not elsewhere specified 2
Other service activities 2
Paper, pulp and print 2
Professional, scientific and technical services 2
Public administration and defence 1
Real estate activities 2
Textile and leather 2
Transport equipment 2
Transportation and storage 2
Sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 2
Wholesale and retail trade 2
Wood and wood products 2
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 2
Technology experience
Category Experience level
Absorption refrigeration 1
Boilers 2
Boiler house / plant room 2
Building energy management systems (BEMS) 2
Building fabric 2
Combined heat and power (CHP) 2
Combustion processes 2
Comfort cooling 2
Compressed air 2
Control and instrumentation 2
Drying / Evaporation 2
Energy from waste 2
Glazing systems 1
Heat exchangers 2
Heat recovery - high temperature 2
Heat recovery - low temperature 2
HVAC systems and plant 2
Insulation 1
Lighting and natural light 2
Low temperature hot water (LTHW) 2
Medium temperature hot water (MTHW) / Steam distribution systems 2
Motors and drives 2
Office equipment 2
Pumps and fans 2
Refrigeration and chilling 2
Renewable energy - Solar 1
Renewable energy - Wind 1
Separation technologies 1
Thermal mass 1
Waste minimisation 2
Water conservation 2
Skills and concepts
Category Experience level
Advanced process control systems 2
Board level presentations 2
Carbon management 2
Change management 2
Conceptual design 2
Emissions trading 2
Energy management - Data collection and analysis 2
Energy management - Management strategy and systems 2
Energy management - Workforce engagement 2
Energy metering 2
Energy procurement 1
Energy service contracts 1
Environmental management systems 2
Facilities management 2
Financial appraisal 2
Industrial maintenance 2
Materials handling 2
Process integration 1
Quality systems 2
Regulatory compliance 2
Training 2

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