Energy Management & Efficiency

  • Dimplex Renewables reacts to changes to non-domestic RHI scheme

    By Debbie Eales on May 29, 2014
    Changes to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have come into effect this week after parliamentary approval. Following a long period of consultation with the industry, DECC has confirmed that air to water heat pumps will finally be included in the scheme, which provides guaranteed payments over a 20 year period for eligible installations for renewable heat generated by organisations […]
  • White Paper offers briefing on energy management

    By Debbie Eales on April 30, 2014
    British businesses need to take a structured, technology-led approach to on-site energy management, in order to overcome the systematic energy waste that drives up CO2 emissions and energy bills. This is the message in a new White Paper launched by Priva UK Ltd, a supplier of technologies for building automation. The White Paper, Taking a structured approach to energy management, […]
  • Removing the human touch

    By BSEE on January 15, 2014
    We’ve always felt a little threatened by intelligent technology – will we be replaced by an army of robots, or thrown out of a job by high-tech machinery? Answer: probably not. But, there are certain situations where technology can play a significant role, particularly when human influence is doing more harm than good. With vast swathes of commercial property soaking […]
  • Five top tips for maximising productivity

    By BSEE on December 2, 2013
    Paul Mayoh, Technical Manager at Spirax Sarco, offers five easy tips to get the most from your entire steam and condensate system, from treating boiler feedwater to condensate recovery. Steam systems are generally efficient and reliable. Even so, many users are not utilising these valuable assets as hard as they might be. There are five basic strategies that everyone could […]
  • The value in smart gas valve choice

    By BSEE on December 2, 2013
    Commercial buildings are being forced to be ever more energy efficient, but all too often the humble gas valve is forgotten when it comes to new build specification or as a retrofit. Paul Aston, an expert in the use of gas valves in building service applications at Xylem Flow Control UK, explains how being ahead of the game on gas […]
  • Safe heating for vulnerable people

    By BSEE on October 30, 2013
    Thankfully, stories about young, elderly or vulnerable people suffering burns from heating systems are pretty rare, but one of the reasons for this is that low surface temperature radiators are increasingly being specified and installed. In houses, homes, commercial premises and public buildings where those most likely to suffer burns from high temperature metal surfaces of uncontrolled heating appliances live […]
  • Measuring the regulations

    By BSEE on August 13, 2013
    Understanding energy and building regulations is becoming essential for energy managers in order for them to deliver added value to their business through good energy management. Mike Lawrence of Havells outlines how to keep your installations compliant – and future-proof. There can be no doubt that the drive to save energy is having an effect on the electrical trade, especially […]
  • Measuring the regulations

    By BSEE on July 30, 2013
    Understanding energy and building regulations is becoming essential for energy managers in order for them to deliver added value to their business through good energy management. Mike Lawrence of Havells outlines how to keep your installations compliant – and future-proof. There can be no doubt that the drive to save energy is having an effect on the electrical trade, especially […]
  • When it comes to choosing renewables technologies, where do you start?

    By BSEE on June 28, 2013
    For some, the need to limit our current energy usage is rooted in concerns around global warming and mitigating the effects of climate change.  For others, it’s more about peak oil, rising energy prices and fuel poverty.   Whichever side of the fence you sit on, the outcome is the same – our dependency on fossil fuels is unsustainable. It is […]
  • Engineered solutions to meet environmental demands

    By BSEE on May 28, 2013
    Energy regulations have become progressively tougher in response to European and UK government targets. On 25 October 2012, the EU adopted the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency. This Directive establishes a common framework of measures for the promotion of energy efficiency in order to ensure the achievement of the Union’s 2020 20% headline target on energy efficiency and to pave the way […]