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Nov 2017 Energy Efficiency, Heating, Lighting, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Home automation made Easy

Home automation made Easy

Home automation made Easy

Consumer familiarity with, and demand for, flexible home automation systems is something electrical contractors should capitalise on, says Matt Price, building automation technical engineer at Hager With smartphones and connected devices now commonplace among the population, consumers are both familiar and comfortable with the benefits technology can deliver to their daily lives. Such familiarity has […]

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Nov 2017 Energy Efficiency, Heating, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Pump up the savings

Pump up the savings

Pump up the savings

Hybrid heating systems that use smart controls could save up to £1.7 billion annually, says PassivSystems Since 2014, PassivSystems has played a significant role in four out of five innovative UK smart heat pump projects highlighted by Delta Energy & Environment (Delta-ee) by installing its PassivLiving home energy platform to measure, manage and aggregate heat […]

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Jun 2017 Energy Efficiency, General, Solar power | Comments Off on Sun seekers

Sun seekers

Sun seekers

John Forster, product manager at Heatrae Sadia, explains the gap in the market where electrical installers could be helping homeowners to make the most of solar PVs Despite amendments to the feed-in-tariff (FiT) last year, there is still plenty of power left in solar. However, these changes do mean that it’s more important than ever […]

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Jun 2017 Energy Efficiency, General, Heating | Comments Off on Hot stuff

Hot stuff

Hot stuff

As consumer energy costs continue to rise, an increased number of homeowners are investigating alternative energy systems to provide for their needs. Robin Adderley, sales director at NIBE Energy Systems, discusses the options available Renewable energy systems, including ground and air source heat pumps, solar PV, solar thermal and biomass are all becoming more common, […]

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Nov 2016 Energy Efficiency, Heating | Comments Off on Electric heating: hits & myths

Electric heating: hits & myths

Electric heating: hits & myths

Around 300,000 homes in Scotland rely on electric heating. Dimplex product marketing director Chris Stammers looks at some of the common misconceptions associated with this technology – and how modern appliances are helping to dispel the myths Myth #1: Electric heating is outdated If you were to go back less than a decade, it would […]

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Sep 2016 Energy Efficiency, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Connected homes: the blueprint

Connected homes: the blueprint

Connected homes: the blueprint

While much of the discussion around smart home automation is focused on the interface and technology, it can be too easy to lose touch with the wider agenda and the opportunities from developments around a smart grid, says Richard Hayward of Legrand The meaning of the word ‘smart’ has expanded over recent years – originally […]

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Sep 2016 Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Embracing ESOS

Embracing ESOS

Embracing ESOS

Newey & Eyre marketing manager Caren Munro explains the benefits of going beyond ESOS compliance As we all know, large UK businesses are now affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (more commonly known as ESOS) regulations. While for some this may simply appear as just another piece of ‘green tape’ to comply with, the […]

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Aug 2016 Energy Efficiency, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Importance of metering and monitoring

Importance of metering and monitoring

Importance of metering and monitoring

Energy-related regulations are driving the market in 2016, explains Poonam Walid, category marketing manager, power monitoring at Schneider Electric Buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy use and contribute 30% of total global CO2 emissions. By 2030, electricity consumption will have grown by more than 70%, compared to current levels. There’s a push by […]

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Aug 2016 Energy Efficiency, Lighting | Comments Off on Do the dimming sums

Do the dimming sums

Do the dimming sums

Leading the way as the energy saving measure of choice for commercial building managers, dimming controls are one of the quickest energy efficiency upgrades to employ. But contractors must consider the challenges of combining LED and incandescent lighting on one system, as Kevin Norman, senior product marketing manager at Newey & Eyre, explains Dimming technology […]

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May 2016 Energy Efficiency, Latest News | Comments Off on Solar panels prove a winning addition for NI Housing Executive

Solar panels prove a winning addition for NI Housing Executive

Tenants of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive are beginning to reap the benefits of solar panels, which have been installed as part of the largest domestic renewable solar PV installation in Northern Ireland. The initiative at 1,000 of its tenants’ homes has already scooped the ‘Most Successful Renewable Electricity Installation’ at the Action Renewables Awards. […]

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