aM&T & Behavioural Change

aM&T & Behavioural Change

Increasing the awareness of energy consumption at all levels within an organisation is certainly nothing new. Labels applied to light switches and heating controls imploring us to consider the impact of our actions come in and out of fashion. The last few years have seen much debate on the subject. To some, ‘behavioural change’ is the holy grail of energy management, hard to achieve but a fight worth winning. Does an increased level of awareness…

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Getting the right heating mix for your school

Ever-increasing pressure on the budgets of schools around the country means optimised energy performance is key to maximising the funds available for educational resources rather than the running costs of the building. Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial and Industrial, explains some of the most important considerations to make when it comes to heating and hot water, and which technologies are best-suited to delivering reliability and energy efficiency: Finding the funds for…

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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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3 Ways Data Centre Managers Can Optimise Energy Consumption in Data Centres

3 Ways Data Centre Managers Can Optimise Energy Consumption in Data Centres

Airedale’s Controls Project Manager Jon Martinez explains three ways data centre managers can optimise energy consumption in data centres. Chiller water setpoint There are a few ways of optimising energy consumption in a data centre; one of the ways is to optimise the set points of your operating equipment. For example, you can dynamically optimise the chilled water set point. Rather than having it too low, what we do here at Airedale is have a…

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Major Losses with a Simple Solution to Improving Energy Efficiency

Major Losses with a Simple Solution to Improving Energy Efficiency

Julian Grant – General Manager, Chauvin-Arnoux UK Limited In a world where Energy isn’t getting any cheaper and where its generation and use is subject to ever increasing environmental scrutiny and legislative requirement, the pressure on us to not only use it efficiently, but also to not waste it, is growing year on year. Reports by the Carbon Trust have shown that up to 20% of a business’s energy costs are due to wasted energy…

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Rinnai Builds Business with O’Neil’s

Rinnai Builds Business with O’Neil’s

Rinnai, manufacturer of the Energysaver energy efficient range of gas fired wall heaters, recently pulled out all the stops in collaboration with Ayr-based installer O’Neil Gas Services to keep the congregation warm at St Mary’s Church in Saltcoats, Ayrshire. O’Neil Gas Services with mission statement: ‘Big enough to cope. Small enough to care’ – is a family-run company founded by John O’Neil and now presided over by his son Brian O’Neil. It has 22 employees,…

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PrefectDirect – Take direct control of your heating project.

PrefectDirect  – Take direct control of your heating project.

Coordinating trades, disruption for students, access to rooms and mess are just some of the reasons why the decision to upgrade student accommodation heating systems may be kicked into the long grass. But those that do are losing out on the energy cost savings and other benefits associated with investing in student comfort. Prefect Controls, design, manufacture and supply heating control systems and for the past 5 years have been developing, in conjunction with leading…

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Is Air-Con Burning a Big Hole in Your Bank Balance?

Is Air-Con Burning a Big Hole in Your Bank Balance?

When the last person out at night turns off the lights how many of us are lulled into a false sense of security into thinking that the energy consumption of our offices or factory also switches off for the night? Energy Monitoring Introduction We always fit energy loggers to record out-of-hours electricity consumption as part of the energy review carried out to implement the ISO 50001 Energy Management System. The results, as might be imagined,…

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How Can the UK Public Sector Develop and Deliver Energy Efficiency Projects?

How Can the UK Public Sector Develop and Deliver Energy Efficiency Projects?

Essentia, a leading sustainability consultancy in the public sector, recently held a roundtable event, which covered topics including; How to deliver energy and resource saving projects to quickly deliver savings Achieving long-term energy savings and infrastructure resilience Improving routes to market and finance to expedite delivery The participants, comprised of legal, financial, strategic and technical leaders in the sector, sought to identify and address barriers to action in the context of the call-to-action from Lord…

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Low carbon heating and cooling – drivers and challenges

Low carbon heating and cooling – drivers and challenges

Scroll down for full size image Written by Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, BSRIA Sustainable Building Consultant Clients increasingly expect more sustainable buildings, for different reasons such as a desire for low energy costs, staying ahead of legislation, and enhancing a green reputation. In addition to this, heat alone generates about one-third of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions; hence in order to meet the carbon reduction targets, it is important to consider implementing low carbon heating…

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