16 July 2009 – Energy Conservation Systems, a company controlled by Peter Szental of Szencorp, is on the hunt for new staff as part of its restructure in preparation for the introduction of mandatory disclosure next year.

Mr Szental said ECS, which already has around 80 staff, will change from a geographical to a functional structure in order to overcome the limitations of being a state-based operation, support better knowledge transfer amongst staff, and improve career development.

“Now ECS can pool its expertise from around Australia to work on large scale projects, while also offering our junior engineers and executives the opportunity to work with a range of more experienced colleagues,” Mr Szental said.

Mr Szental said that the move will prepare the firm for a major increase in work expected from mandatory disclosure, due to come into force next year, which will require property owners to disclose their building energy efficiency rating at the point of sale or lease.

“Building owners and tenants are fuelling a growing demand for energy efficiency products and services as they make the smart decision to cut energy costs and reduce their building’s greenhouse gas emissions,” Mr Szental said.

“We foresee a dramatic increase in this demand when Mandatory Disclosure legislation is implemented in 2010, so we want to be ready for this business opportunity, which is not only good for the environment, but good for the economy as well,” he said.