Features

  • The secret to being sustainable and successful – new Schneider Electric research

    By Debbie Eales on September 14, 2017
    Cross-sector research from Schneider Electric explores how organisations are tackling the challenge of balancing sustainability with urbanisation, digitisation and industrialisation Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation has launched a report that reveals 87 per cent of UK organisations find themselves torn between doing the right thing for the environment and meeting the business objectives of today. […]
  • ESP expands range of Aperta Door Entry Kits

    By BSEE on September 13, 2017
    ESP has introduced a range of new door entry kits, which bring together in one handy boxed unit, all the elements required to install a simple video door entry system. Designed for the domestic market, as well as small to medium commercial installations, there are four different video door entry kits in the range, with each one available with either […]
  • Why are my electricity costs increasing?

    By BSEE on September 13, 2017
    Wholesale power prices have been volatile in recent years however they are currently at levels similar to 2013 as the below graph represents. WHY therefore are commercial customers seeing an increase in electricity costs on the bill? Joes Warren, co-founder of ZTP, a strategic energy management consultancy, explains. Answer – “Non- commodity” Costs Within the makeup of a standard electricity […]
  • Concerns rise over building owners’ attitude to life safety

    By Debbie Eales on September 12, 2017
    Research from life safety systems manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, suggests European installers are becoming increasingly concerned about their customers’ understanding of life safety systems and regulation. The survey, which questioned European installers, shed light on some worrying findings, including more than 60 per cent of respondents reporting that they visit a site where ‘the responsible person’ for fire safety is unknown […]
  • Top six SkillFRIDGE competitors announced as sights are set on the national final

    By Debbie Eales on September 8, 2017
    The SkillFRIDGE competition has toured the UK searching for the best apprentices and trainees studying up to Level 3 RACHP, and we can now reveal the six competitors who have come out on top in this year’s hotly contested series. Those invited to compete in the SkillFRIDGE national final are: Jonathon Lansdowne – Glasgow College Orlando Rawlings – Grimsby College […]
  • Leading industry stars win Power Players 2017

    By Debbie Eales on September 7, 2017
    Joseph Wu of T Clarke and Charlie Harwood of CEF crowned inaugural winners Two young and outstanding performers in the electrotechnical and engineering services industry have won the inaugural ‘Power Players’ initiative, following an announcement at the ED&I Expo in Birmingham yesterday (6 September). 26-year-old project manager Joseph Wu of T Clarke, and 24-year-old Charlie Harwood, a branch manager of […]
  • Last call for 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards entries

    By Debbie Eales on September 4, 2017
    Entries for the 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards close this month on Friday, September 15. These are the only awards in the built environment sector that are judged on actual, in-use performance rather than projections or designed performance. The awards are free to enter. By asking for data on how entries perform, the awards ensure that only projects, products, initiatives […]
  • Changes to the RHI contained in Statutory Instrument 857

    By Debbie Eales on September 1, 2017
    by Simon Lomax, Managing Director, Kensa Heat Pumps On 30th August, Government surprised industry by publishing Statutory Instrument (SI) 2017 857 which makes clear select changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will come into force on 20th September 2017. The most critical change is the introduction of ‘caps’ (Regulation 15) which will limit tariff payments for ground source heat […]
  • Panasonic acquires UK air conditioning equipment distributor AMP

    By Debbie Eales on September 1, 2017
    Panasonic Corporation has acquired A.M.P. Air Conditioning Ltd (AMP), one of the largest independent air conditioning distributors in the UK. AMP provides air conditioning equipment, mainly for commercial use and the acquisition provides Panasonic with an opportunity to expand its presence in the UK air conditioning market – the largest market for commercial air conditioners in Europe. “Europe is a […]
  • Remeha urges government to take a carrot and stick approach to energy efficiency

    By Debbie Eales on August 30, 2017
    Following the results of a recent Energy Institute (EI) survey, commercial heating solutions manufacturer, Remeha, has echoed the organisation’s call for the Government to strengthen energy efficiency policy. At the same time, it has urged policymakers to ensure that these are followed through more robustly when delivered. 64% of energy professionals who took part in the EI survey said that […]