From Smart Buildings to Cognitive Buildings is the guiding theme of the EnOcean Alliance Open House Event 2017 (24 April, IBM South Bank, London). The organisation is actively supporting the further development of EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard for energy-efficient building solutions.

UK lighting providers, Contrac Lighting and High Technology Lighting, have announced their plans to merge businesses; creating one larger, more secure, lighting manufacturer, with over 100 years’ experience collectively, providing lighting solutions across almost every sector.

Temporary power distribution specialist ide Systems recently invited 40 learners to undergo work experience at its Cannock and Burntwood site. Learners that were enrolled on any level of the electrical installation course at South Staffordshire College in September, 2016, have had the opportunity to put their taught knowledge into practice at the company, with learners ultimately assisting the assembly of electrical distribution panels.

Recolight is delighted to have been shortlisted for the MRW National Recycling Awards 2017.  Recolight is one of six shortlisted companies in the category for Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Innovation.

The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on the electrical and energy industries to take on a life-changing challenge for people in your industry by participating in one or all of the Charity’s sporting events this summer.

A series of organisations from across building services engineering are backing the new industry-wide Power Players initiative, which is being run by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), and is set to formally launch in late spring.

Greater transparency in energy sustainable practice among data industry players will help improve collaboration to tackle rising carbon emissions seen in the industry. In Greenpeace’s 2017 green IT report, ‘Clicking Clean: Who is winning the race to build a green internet?’, many hyperscalers scored highly in the report for its adoption and initiatives on renewable energy, but other players in the industry were urged to improve advocacy and transparency, and to work more collaboratively.

Westermo and Southampton Solent University have teamed up to help address the digital skills shortage affecting the UK industrial and manufacturing sector by introducing students to data communications technology that will be used to support the widespread applications of the industrial internet of things (IIoT).

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