Whether it’s prefabricated homes or modular hotels, the construction industry is embracing the process of constructing buildings offsite, and it seems there are some significant benefits associated with going offsite vs traditional construction methods. In fact, a new survey by the ECA, CIBSE and SELECT has found that offsite construction is safer, faster, greener and cheaper. 

Earlier this year, the UK became the first major economy in the world to commit to a net zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Despite signing that commitment into law, the country is at risk of failing to reach that goal, as Drax’s Electric Insights has found that the country would need 10 times as much energy storage to support the energy transition to renewable power. 

Thanks to discussions surrounding the climate crisis and an increased focus on renewable energy, Stiebel Eltron is celebrating its 11th consecutive year of growth in the UK. In 2018 it saw its annual turnover increase 38% year-on-year, thanks to the popularity of its heat pump and solar products. 

The ECA Industry Awards 2020 are now open to entries. With 11 categories available to enter, the ECA Industry Awards are designed to recognise the top-performing ECA members businesses and individuals from across the electrotechnical and engineering services industry.

If EDF Energy’s analysis across 4,000 sites in the UK didn’t get the message through to you that energy efficiencies could go a long way towards reducing carbon emissions, then maybe Schneider Electric’s latest research will. The company has found that at least 117 million tons of greenhouse gases that were emitted into the atmosphere last year came from wasted energy - energy that was produced and wasted due to inefficiencies in UK buildings, or lost during the generation and transmission process.