Commercial Maintenance Services (CMS) UK Ltd, the building maintenance business, has appointed Adam Bartle as the newly created Head of Renewables to expand its energy saving and carbon reduction services.
Bartle is experienced in the maintenance of commercial and industrial facilities and is tasked with developing a strategy that enables the company to meet the increasing demand for renewable energy technologies.
CMS launched its electric vehicle (EV) charging installation service earlier this year and continues to focus on building its capabilities in this area.
Bartle, who also leads the CMS Electrical team, said: “The big hotel chains and the healthcare sector are currently leading the demand for charging stations for electric vehicles.
“There is a growing awareness among both commercial and public sector organizations of the need to improve their sustainability as the UK continues its transition to a net zero future.
“They also recognize that being EV-friendly is becoming more and more important for both employees and customers as there is more and more switching to hybrid or all-electric vehicles.”
CMS is OLEV accredited and a ROLEC EV and Project EV approved installer, and its team of experienced engineers is NICEIC certified.
Bartle added: “Other industries are seeing the benefits of installing EV charging stations, and CMS believes this will quickly become a high growth area for the business. We are already being contacted by customers who require maintenance for some of the first generation EV stations and have seen an increase in requests for new installations. “
Nic Smith CMS Operations Director said: “Under the new treasury rules announced at COP26, most large UK companies will have to demonstrate how they intend to meet their climate targets. There are many business benefits to using renewable energy and energy saving solutions, and we are determined to be at the forefront of delivering this technology to our customers. “
CMS is also developing other renewable energy skills including photovoltaic solar panels and installing air and geothermal heat pumps and biomass boilers. It is currently involved in several renewable energy projects, from retrofitting heat pumps to a number of high-rise apartment buildings in northern England on behalf of a social housing provider to installations in newly built nursing homes.
Bartle previously worked for CMS as Regional Technical Manager, between two positions at CBRE Global Workspace Solutions, where he rose from Engineer to Account Manager.
He said: “I am delighted to have come back to CMS in this new role and to drive the growth of the renewable energies division.”
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