about us

Over 25 Years of Experience and Expertise

About Us

Economic Energy was founded in 1994 and is one of the longest established energy management consultancies in the UK.

John Carden

One of the most experienced energy consultants in the UK.

  • Chartered Energy Engineer
  • Chartered Energy Manager
  • Fellow of the Energy Institute.
  • He is on the Register of Professional Energy Consultants (RPEC) which is operated by the Energy Institute

All work delivered by Economic Energy is undertaken by John Carden.

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In business since 1994


Having worked as a graduate trainee building services engineer (for the Governments Property Services Agency) and as an Energy Surveyor (for Strathclyde Regional Council / PA Consulting).

John has worked as an independent energy consultant since 1994.

Years of Experience

John has worked for around 200 client organisations in both the private and public sectors.

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Clients around the world

Working with businesses in all sectors around the world. From Entertainment to healthcare to Universities.

For all these clients John Carden has undertaken detailed and comprehensive services – site visits, appraisals and advice on organisational management, operation of energy and water using equipment and other in-depth consultancy advice and work.


Disney, 20th Century Fox, Turner Broadcasting (CNN), Bloomsbury Publishing, Reuters, National Magazine Company, Immediate Media, Framestore cfc, Argus Media (energy data)


Royal Academy of Art, Institute for Contemporary Art, University of Arts


Co-op Group (largest food retail/pharmacy, travel, banking, funerals group in UK), Hammerson (largest retail park operator in UK), Wren Living, Travis Perkins, HSS Plant Hire, New Look, BMW, Allders, Bargain Booze, Majestic Wines, Hobbs, Ralph Lauren, Pearsons (department stores), F Hinds (jewellers), La Senza, Ede & Ravenscroft


Citibank, Bloomberg, Barclays Bank (200 site surveys & reports undertaken), Rabobank, ABN Amro, Threadneedle Asset Management, Argenta Private Capital, HW Fisher (accountants), Commerzbank, Bank Leumi


Lambert Smith Hampton, Amsprop, Dunlop Hayward, Erinaceous Group, Greenhills Asset Management, Haydon M&E, Arup

Food & Drink

Wyke Farms (dairy products), MFD Foods (meat products), Mapleleaf Foods (bakeries), European Bakeries, Tanfield Foods (ambient ready meals), Newmafruit (fruit cultivation, grading and packing for retail, Chef Express, Pizza Hut (fast food outlets), Giraffe Restaurants


YMCA, Hurlingham Club, Manchester United Football Club, Liverpool Football Club, Gala Coral, Impulse Leisure, Springhealth Leisure, Hertsmere Leisure, Total Fitness


Hogan Lovells, Freshfields, DAC Beechcroft, Burges Salmon


Marriott Hotels, The Victory (Services) Association, The Sloane Club, Railwayman’s Convalescent Homes, Bonnington Hotel, Cass and Claredale Halls of Residence, Malmaison Group Hotels, Hotel de Vin Group

Public Sector

City of London Police, Corporation of London, Royal Air Force Coltishall, The Science Museum, Horniman Public Museum, London Ambulance Service, Colchester Borough Council, Wandsworth Borough Council, Kent County Council, Hackney Borough Council, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Strathclyde Regional Council (200 site reports for largest local authority in Europe), Commission for Social Care Inspection, The Rent Service (now Valuation Office Agency), London Councils


West Hertfordshire Hospitals National Health Service (NHS) Trust, Southend Hospital NHS Trust, Westminster NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT), Kensington & Chelsea NHS PCT, Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Trust, Barnet NHS PCT, Jewish Care, Richmond & Twickenham NHS PCT, St Joseph’s Hospice, Demelza Hospice, Central Luzon Doctors Hospital (Philippines)


University of Arts, European School of Management, City of London Schools, Kings College London, Liverpool John Moores University, London Oratory School, Holland Park School, The Compton School, St Lawrence College, Harrow College, Tonbridge School, St Swithun’s School, Wymondham College, Study Group, Consultant to the Higher Education Funding Council for their VfM study Energy Management Study in the Higher Education Sector (1996)


DKLW Lowe, Sapient


London Underground, Metroline (largest bus operator in UK)

Miscellaneous Services

KBR, Interserve, Mott MacDonald, Business Design Centre, Xchanging Global Insurance Solutions, Finsbury Business Centre, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Oyezstraker, Chamber of Shipping, Access Self Storage, The Dog’s Trust, Toll Global Forwarding, Adecco, Aveva Solutions, CGNMB, Expeditors, Ageas Insurance, Allegis, PIB

Manufacturing & Light Engineering

Wren Kitchens, Delta Galil (clothing – M&S etc.), H&S Aviation, Pentland Group (clothing – Speedo, Ted Baker, Ellesse etc.), Evon Print, Maghera Joinery Works, Industrial Valves Ltd, DDD Ltd (Pharma), Rolex, TBF Thomson, Sika, MTS Cleansing


installation & project development

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