Unique new energy efficiency funding service launched

Unique new energy efficiency funding service launched

A unique new energy efficiency funding service has been launched by energy specialists JRP Solutions, in partnership with ethical investment company, Elegen, that will clear the way for organisations to deliver a multitude of energy savings that otherwise would not be achieved.  ‘In our experience the greatest barriers to implementing energy saving measures are lack of resources, funding and expertise,’ comments Jes Rutter, Managing Director, JRP Solutions. ‘This new service overcomes all these barriers by…

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GSHPA LAUNCH REALTIME CO2 CALCULATOR AND GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE AT GROUND SOURCE ENERGY EXPO 2017

GSHPA LAUNCH REALTIME CO2 CALCULATOR AND GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE AT GROUND SOURCE ENERGY EXPO 2017

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) are delighted to have launched two new tools at this year’s Ground Source Energy Expo 2017 recently held in Stone: the first being a ground-breaking and unique realtime CO2 calculator; the second, a revised and user-friendly Environmental Good Practice Guide for Ground Source Heating and Cooling. Prior to the opening of the Expo, the GSHPA held their AGM and are delighted to welcome Mark Burton from Vaillant and…

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Centrica Completes Installation of Battery Storage Scheme for Gateshead Council

Centrica Completes Installation of Battery Storage Scheme for Gateshead Council

Centrica’s Distributed Energy and Power business has today (Monday) announced the installation of one of the country’s largest commercial battery storage schemes for Gateshead Council. The battery project has been designed to store or release energy for the Gateshead District Energy Centre, which opened earlier this year, and will be capable of responding to any fluctuations in demand in under a second. With a total capacity of 3MW, the state-of-the-art battery scheme is made up…

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Power quality specialist releases whitepaper urging reform

Power quality specialist releases whitepaper urging reform

Power quality specialist REO UK is urging businesses to reconsider their relationship with renewable energy. The company has released a whitepaper exploring the state of the renewable energy sector and argues that the time is ripe for organisations to think about how they can overcome problems such as the changes to feed-in tariffs, power quality problems, planning permission and the threat from cheap imports of renewable technology. The paper looks at the growth of the…

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Liverpool City Council and E.ON unite with new £1.5m energy saving scheme

Liverpool City Council and E.ON unite with new £1.5m energy saving scheme

Families across Liverpool can get a warmer and more comfortable home this winter and beyond thanks to an energy saving scheme launched by E.ON and Liverpool City Council which could see up to £1.5 million invested in improving homes across the city. Liverpool City Council and E.ON are working together to create warmer homes and lower energy bills by offering all private landlord tenants, and homeowners, up to £775 worth of free or subsidised insulation…

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E.ON’s Blackburn Meadows plant named one of UK’s best new buildings

E.ON’s Blackburn Meadows plant named one of UK’s best new buildings

E.ON’s Blackburn Meadows renewable energy plant has been named among the winners of the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) national awards, with judges commenting on its ‘iconic and beautiful’ design. The biomass combined heat and power plant in Sheffield is among 49 new buildings across the UK to have received 2017 RIBA National Awards which champion and celebrate the best architecture in the UK and around the world and will now be considered…

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

I’ve been called a lot of things in my life so far – and some of them have been polite. On the sportsfield as a rugby player I was a forward -also known as a “grunt”, a donkey or a piano-shifter. (we also got called the “real men” or the “grafters” but mainly by other forwards!), In comparison the backs, whose silky smooth running skills, got them named the “girls”, the “fairies” and the piano-players….

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The Heat and Network Regulations: What you need to know

The Heat and Network Regulations: What you need to know

It is a well-known fact that the property sector is being heavily regulated on energy efficiency measures, such as ESOS, EPCs and P272 among many others. However, there are other regulations, which have outstanding implications for the UK property sector that have slipped under the radar. In particular, the Heat Network Regulations 2014 would have a great impact in multi-tenanted buildings. These Regulations state new rules in regards to installing meters for recording details of…

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Fuelling the Future

Fuelling the Future

Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the recent consultation on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and how this could affect those living in fuel poverty in the future With the current Energy Company Obligation nearing its end on the 31st March 2017, NAPIT has been active in consulting with the Government with its plans to introduce a new 5-year supplier obligation in its place. Currently, the Government is debating the possibility of extending…

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The implications of Brexit on UK energy and environmental policy and what it means for you as a Facility Manager

On June 23, 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. The two years’ notice period required by the Treaty of Lisbon, for the government to implement this decision, means that an actual exit date is very unlikely to be before June 2018. There has been lots of discussion about how this vote will impact on the UK economy in general but what are the likely implications prior and post exit in relation to the…

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