energy efficiency

  • Beama responds to call for evidence for the development of a smart, flexible energy system

    Beama has pledged full support for the review of the market frameworks and associated policy for a smart flexible energy systems, stating that the consultation is a good step in the right direction to establishing a value proposition for all parties involved in delivering the market for flexibility, including the end consumer.

  • The future of heat

    Bsria is supporting a government consultation which is seeking input from the building industry to help develop and support future policies for heat in non-domestic buildings. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) identifies that non-domestic buildings in the UK currently account for 12 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the UK’s 2050 carbon reduction target, this will likely mean eliminating nearly all emissions from heating buildings and a substantial proportion from heating for industrial processes.

  • Bsria supports industry initiative in Australia for solution to performance gap

    Bsria is backing a four-month feasibility study to develop a prototype UK scheme which has the potential to deliver the energy performance specified in client briefs. The concept embraces the ‘design for performance’ approach pioneered in Australia, where very energy efficient new office buildings are routinely achieved and verified by investment-grade energy ratings, using its NABERS scheme.

  • Skills gap preventing low-energy technology from reaching full potential

    The UK Committee on Climate Change has specifically identified heat-pump technology as part of their low-carbon strategy to replace gas boilers in buildings.[1]  However, new research suggests that if the UK is to meet its climate and energy goals then the current vocational education and training is inadequate and ill-prepared to do so.

    This lack of skills and installer capacity could jeopardise the adoption of the designated replacement technology: heat pumps in buildings.

  • Reference designs make planning easier - Schneider Electric Webinar

    Planning and designing a data centre can be a real headache. Data centres have come a long way, but the way most people design those data centres hasn’t. Historically we treated each data centre likea custom build, starting from scratch every time. True, each data centre has unique needs but we also know they have a lot in common. So, after decades of thought leadership in data centre design, Schneider Electric has put together a set of free tools that make planning and designing a business-wise, future-driven data centre easier, faster and predictable.

    How? Find out by listening to this webcast from Schneider Electric and Electrical Review. CLICK HERE

  • Eriks warns manufacturers must prepare for ESOS now

    Manufacturers have been advised to implement energy conservation measures now to ensure mandatory compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) deadline of the 5 December 2015.

  • Highly detailed Bsria study

    The hydronic controls markets in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom are amongst the most developed in the world, collectively worth some € 2bn. Germany accounts for one third of the market value of these five important country markets, closely followed by the UK. The less developed Italian market is about half as big again, whilst France, whose nuclear power infrastructure means that there is a much smaller market for hydronic controls, accounts for just over one tenth of the market. Poland, with the smallest population of the countries studied and whose market is considerably less mature is only fractionally smaller than that of France. Control valves make up the lion’s share of the market by value, followed by radiator valves but these ratios are reversed when assessed by volume of units sold. By contrast, controllers and room thermostats account for only approximately 20% of the market value.

  • Powerstar to be virtuous at Sustainability Live 2015

    Powerstar, the voltage optimisation brand will be showcasing the recently launched pioneering energy storage system Powerstar Virtue on stand L20 at Sustainability Live at the NEC from 21–23 April 2015.

  • Sustainability Live 2015

    Sustainability Live – incorporating Nemex and Energy Recovery - a UK exhibition for innovative energy management and sustainability returns to the NEC Birmingham from 21 to 23 April 2015.
    This year’s show is a must attend for electrical contractors, engineers, project managers and consultants, showcasing more than 160 participating organisations, including technology launches and solutions from the industry’s leading suppliers.

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