New Evinox ModuSat® XR Takes HIU Efficiency to Another Level

New Evinox ModuSat® XR Takes HIU Efficiency to Another Level

Evinox has extended its best-selling range of ModuSat® Heat Interface Units with the introduction of the new ModuSat® XR and ModuSat® XR- ECO Twin Plate models.  Providing both indirect space heating and domestic hot water, ModuSat® XR units are ideal for use in modern, efficient district and communal heat networks. All units deliver fast, dynamic domestic hot water response, and the ModuSat® XR-ECO models also provide ultra-low DHW return temperatures to the primary heat network….

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New funding for District Energy – a golden opportunity

New funding for District Energy – a golden opportunity

By Dominic Barton, Metropolitan Infrastructure Ltd In March this year the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) predicted that decentralised energy systems, or district energy, could radically change the way that homes and businesses are heated, and forecast that by 2030 heat networks could be servicing at least 10% of the UK’s total heat demand. Government estimates put the possible share of heat supply contributed by district energy even higher at 14%. But why should…

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Over £38 million of Salix funding used to install CHP across the UK public sector

Over £38 million of Salix funding used to install CHP across the UK public sector

Over £38 million of Salix interest-free loans have been used for the installation of combined heat and power (CHP) to provide high efficiency heat and power generation to UK public sector buildings, bringing estimated annual savings of over £10 million on energy bills. Last year saw a record number of these Salix funded CHP projects completing, with a total of £14 million of funding utilised throughout the public sector. CHP can generate heat and power…

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Turning waste into energy will take advantage of Britain’s untapped potential post-Brexit

Turning waste into energy will take advantage of Britain’s untapped potential post-Brexit

Paul Taylor – FCC Environment As is well-known within our sector, UK waste policy has long been ignored by Westminster and Whitehall. This has meant that the sector’s ability to contribute to the UK’s growth and productivity has been limited, with other sectors edging ahead in the race for increasing competitiveness and resource productivity. With the General Election just around the corner, we are calling for a step change from the next Government. Brexit provides…

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Big data analytics key to heating up the energy market

Big data analytics key to heating up the energy market

Alyssa Farrell, product marketing manager, energy and sustainability at SAS Today, the energy market is more condensed and competitive than ever before. Under imposing regulation, suppliers are fighting for prime position to get ahead. With a snap General Election added to the mix and most political parties calling for reform, the pressures to provide cheaper and more competitive tariffs are heightened. In this relentless climate, suppliers have no option but to reassess their business models….

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TACKLING OVERHEATING IN CITY CENTRE APARTMENTS

TACKLING OVERHEATING IN CITY CENTRE APARTMENTS

Mark Deeney, business development director for Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, explores the challenges faced when heating and cooling modern apartment buildings – and examines a ‘loopy’ new approach which could revolutionise the way we heat multi-occupancy residential buildings. Current new build dwellings in the UK are at risk of overheating due to a number of factors which include more stringent regulations on air tightness and fabric performance, increased living density, single aspect apartment design…

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Case Study: ASOS

Case Study: ASOS

Client’s objectives ASOS is a leading fashion distribution organisation, founded in 2000 with headquarters in London and further offices in New York, Sydney, and Berlin. ASOS is committed to rolling out renewables at their distribution centres: future-proofing their facilities and demonstrating leadership in action on climate change. With the company growing in the UK and abroad, Carbon Smart was commissioned by ASOS to assess the potential for renewable energy generation at their 48,000m2 facility, currently…

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Frameworks Power the Way for a Good Deal on Energy

Frameworks Power the Way for a Good Deal on Energy

By Jim Harvey, Energy Customer Relationship Manager, ESPO Not that long ago, local authorities had full teams of procurement managers with specialist knowledge across all of its purchasing from school supplies to FM. However, fast forward a few years and austerity measures have well and truly kicked in and we find ourselves in an environment of reduced or static budgets and downsized procurement teams. Some councils have also found themselves having to devolve responsibility for…

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Plugging in to Modular Buildings – Lighting Controls in the Education Sector

Plugging in to Modular Buildings – Lighting Controls in the Education Sector

Increased demand for public services, fuelled by a growing population, is putting a strain on the public sector and specifically, the education sector. There is now an acute shortage of school places across the UK. While the situation is particularly problematic in London, it is also a major concern in other parts of the country. As a result, local authorities are turning to innovative solutions to address the major demand for new school buildings. While…

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How to Make Your Office Work For You

How to Make Your Office Work For You

Written by Louise Quarrell, Director at Carbon Smart The building you’re working in right now could be making you sick, stressed and less productive than you can be. Through some relatively straightforward design and refit actions you could dramatically increase your performance and that of your colleagues and staff. In the UK, we spend, on average, between 80-90% of our time indoors. With around 20 hours per day spent within a building it seems odd,…

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