Today’s energy managers invited to ‘have their say’ in order to develop pre-emptive solutions to tomorrow’s utility challenges

Today’s energy managers invited to ‘have their say’ in order to develop pre-emptive solutions to tomorrow’s utility challenges

In September 2017, leading business energy consultancy Inenco released its latest insight into how the role of the energy manager will change by 2030, and has highlighted the level of investment needed. Inenco partnered with independent research agency DJS Research to commission primary research among UK businesses, interviewing energy managers across a range of sectors. Inenco then worked with Ricardo Energy & Environment to combine the findings with industry, digital and environmental trends to determine…

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Rethink water: reduce, recycle and recover resources

Rethink water: reduce, recycle and recover resources

The bottom line is important for any company. Efficient use of resources is essential in any sector, but the increasing costs of water and wastewater management mean that an inadequate water strategy can lead to businesses effectively pouring money down the drain. When it comes to water, there is a perception that sewer discharge costs nothing and there is little you can do with wastewater once it has been treated and cleaned in line with…

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Alternative water supply options; boreholes are back in vogue!

Alternative water supply options; boreholes are back in vogue!

Until recently, only non-domestic customers in Scotland and very high-level consumers in England and Wales could switch their water supplier to save money or to hope to improve the level of service they receive. This situation changed in April this year when the water market was deregulated to allow for greater competition in England. About 1.2 million customers are now able to choose their water provider, in the same way as they do for electricity…

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How much does hot water actually cost your business?

How much does hot water actually cost your business?

Hot water is an often unrecognised part of energy costs since most properties have one meter that covers both heating & DHW. This means that hot water costs are absorbed into overall energy heating costs. However, the cost of hot water can be substantial, sometimes as much as 47% of the overall bill. Therefore making savings on your hot water costs could result in significant savings on overall consumption. Martyn Savage, Technical Director at CircoSense…

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NEW BILLING TECHNOLOGIES ARE MUST-HAVES WITH HEAT NETWORKS

NEW BILLING TECHNOLOGIES ARE MUST-HAVES WITH HEAT NETWORKS

Energy efficiency, customer service, and data protection all benefit from new metering, billing and payment technologies. Anthony Coates-Smith, business development director of Insite Energy tells how.  With ever-increasing numbers of people in the UK living in high-density housing, the adoption of heat networks in residential buildings is also rising. Centralised heating (and cooling) systems are generally more energy efficient and cost effective than single-dwelling heat sources, but communal and district heat networks can only achieve…

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UK Power Networks gives major boost to flexible renewable energy

UK Power Networks gives major boost to flexible renewable energy

UK Power Networks is calling on energy resources to offer their services to support the distribution network during periods of high electricity demand. Until now, such contracts were used to support the national power system, and rarely on the local network. The new flexibility services contracts are expected to have three key benefits: A new way for electricity generators, storage, major consumption users and aggregators to offer their resource to create additional income More efficient…

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Branching out for sustainability

Branching out for sustainability

The wood waste recycling sector is helping drive collaboration and resource efficiency. Nicola Meadows, RWM Event Director at Ascential calls for policymakers to take the initiative in supporting growth in this sector as part of a wider transition towards a circular economy.   Waste wood has been largely overlooked as a resource – over 10 million tonnes of it are produced in the UK each year from sources including public sector bodies, the construction and demolition industries, as…

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Simplifying compliance with the carbon reduction commitment

Simplifying compliance with the carbon reduction commitment

The City of Cardiff Council, like other organisations in non-energy intensive industries, must comply with the requirements of the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. Energy Manager Adam De Benedictis explained how working with Energise helped the council to meet its legal obligations with the minimum of fuss. The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory carbon emissions reporting and pricing scheme administered by the Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection…

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Nearly 1,000 Goodlight LED lights Illuminate Bristol Eco-Apartments

Nearly 1,000 Goodlight LED lights Illuminate Bristol Eco-Apartments

Award-winning complex makes more savings with Goodlight LED LED Eco Lights and Longevity Partners today announced the completion of a project to refit all emergency lights in the common areas of a grade 2 listed Bristol eco apartment complex with long life, energy efficient LED lights from the Goodlight™ range. The 10-acre Lakeshore development in Bristol, England has a BREEAM EcoHomes rating of ‘Excellent’ from the BRE (Building Research Establishment), as well as a Housing…

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