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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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Jan 2015 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Scottish contractors recruited to UK’s first approval scheme for energy management installers

Scottish contractors recruited to UK’s first approval scheme for energy management installers

Scottish contractors recruited to UK’s first approval scheme for energy management installers

A standard-setting approval scheme, that aims to recognise and reward professional electrical contractors working in the energy management sector, is recruiting Scottish electricians. E-PRO Approved is setting the benchmark to allow competent, quality energy management installers to differentiate themselves in a market that has grown massively over the last few years. Registration is only open […]

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Jan 2014 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on 65,000 reasons for sub-metering

65,000 reasons for sub-metering

65,000 reasons for sub-metering

Electrical contractors offering sub-metering services to commercial or industrial clients now have a brilliant opportunity to help their customers gain an in-sight into their energy use. They can also help their customers to identify potential cash and carbon emission savings, as Kristie Donachie explains, with the help of a case study… Sub-metering is simply the […]

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Sep 2013 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on A brighter vision through insight into energy use

A brighter vision through insight into energy use

A brighter vision through insight into energy use

Advances being made in smart devices are paving the way for businesses to gain greater insight into the energy use of their power distribution systems and enable informed commercial decisions. This ability, which can be linked to overall control of a building, can help to achieve energy savings of up to 30%, as Tom France […]

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Jul 2013 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Getting smarter about sustainability

Getting smarter about sustainability

Getting smarter about sustainability

Sustainability is a word that’s banded about a great deal, but do we really understand what it means? It seems that it has different meanings to different people and different industries. The situation has actually been made more complicated by Government with its plethora of legislation, which have all set out ways to incentivise and […]

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May 2013 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on A curtain of air can cut costs for commercial customers

A curtain of air can cut costs for commercial customers

A curtain of air can cut costs for commercial customers

As the UK economy continues to tread water, businesses and organisations are constantly on the look-out for ways to trim costs in order to keep their heads above water. Energy-saving equipment is high on the wish-list, writes Phil Chilton, and air curtains offer a great opportunity for installers to help their customers reduce energy bills: […]

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May 2013 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on MVHR provides a golden opportunity

MVHR provides a golden opportunity

MVHR provides a golden opportunity

With housebuilders facing tough efficiency goals in new build properties there is a great opportunity for electrical contractors to install Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR). Ian Mitchell explains how ventilation is central to improving a home’s Dwelling Carbon Dioxide Emission Rate, as well as household comfort and cutting energy bills. With the Government keen […]

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Mar 2013 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Three guaranteed ways to increase your profits in 2013

Three guaranteed ways to increase your profits in 2013

Three guaranteed ways to increase your profits in 2013

Energy prices continue to rise but how do you find the right product to help your customer’s measure, monitor and reduce their electricity usage? There is a bewildering array of products and solutions on the market – some that work – many that don’t, so Craig Needham shows how a range of products can help […]

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Mar 2013 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on An assured warm reception with electric underfloor heating

An assured warm reception with electric underfloor heating

An assured warm reception with electric underfloor heating

In this article, John Paul Bailey explains how electrical contractors and installers can look to take full advantage of the profit opportunity that the developing market of electric underfloor heating can present: While underfloor heating was once restricted to bathrooms and conservatories, it is quickly becoming viewed more as a whole house solution with demand […]

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Jan 2013 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Domestic VO savings all in a day’s work for company boss

Domestic VO savings all in a day’s work for company boss

Domestic VO savings all in a day’s work for company boss

Marshall-Tufflex MD Jim Fletcher takes his work home from time to time, but this does not usually take almost 10% off his domestic electricity bills. However, that is exactly what happened when he took one of his company’s Voltis Home voltage optimiser (VO) units home to test its efficiency. But what is VO and how […]

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