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Sep 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on The future of energy efficient lighting

The future of energy efficient lighting

The future of energy efficient lighting

Energy efficient lighting is fast becoming the norm. Therefore the onus is on contractors and electricians to have the product knowledge to provide customers with modern equipment that will meet Government legislation and help keep their energy usage and costs down while reducing carbon emissions. Here, Chris Tranter from Newey & Eyre talks through the […]

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Sep 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on When DC meets AC solar PV panel installation

When DC meets AC solar PV panel installation

When DC meets AC solar PV panel installation

Grid connected photo-voltaic (PV) system installation is quickly becoming a mainstream electrical contracting activity. Jim Wallace provides a guide to electrical installation and testing for PV panels. Once the electrician has achieved Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation‚ installing a PV system should not be too difficult. However there are some significant differences from the usual […]

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May 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Solar PV how to tell the good from the bad

Solar PV how to tell the good from the bad

Solar PV how to tell the good from the bad

The solar photovoltaic (solar PV) market in the UK is booming, having had a much-needed shot in the arm from the introduction of the Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) last year. But how should installers pick the best quality PV panel? Chris Davis gives the low-down on what to look for. When picking the best PV panel, […]

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May 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Sub-metering the benefits & applications

Sub-metering the benefits & applications

Sub-metering the benefits & applications

An energy management strategy can deliver more than just cost and carbon savings, as one school in Grampian discovered on receipt of an electricity bill for some £50,000. Jeremy Dodge reports. The school management was shocked by the amount but felt powerless to authenticate its accuracy. At least, this was the case until the local […]

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May 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Making best use of energy in offices

Making best use of energy in offices

Making best use of energy in offices

Constant financial, environmental and legislative pressures are making it essential for businesses to ensure that energy is used efficiently and responsibly throughout their operations. Offices are certainly not exempt from this increasingly important requirement, as David Pitt explains. The UK has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by no less than 80%, compared with […]

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May 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Unravelling building sustainability green tape

Unravelling building sustainability green tape

Unravelling building sustainability green tape

The regulations and standards concerning international green building methodologies can give even the most knowledgeable of industry experts a headache. With the aim of dispensing with the need for painkillers, WireIN called on Alastair Ramsay to chart an easy path through the maze of green tape. The easiest route towards understanding green building methodologies is […]

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May 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Solar power installation takes more than modules!

Solar power installation takes more than modules!

Solar power installation takes more than modules!

Many articles about solar power tend to focus on the photovoltaic (PV) module. This is hardly surprising as they are the key part of the design. However, for a successful and safe PV installation, a lot more is needed than just the modules. Richard Molloy and Martyn Berry explain further in this ten-point guide to […]

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Mar 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Energy make sure you measure up!

Energy make sure you measure up!

Energy make sure you measure up!

The challenge for electrical designers and installers is to help building operators both measure and manage energy consumption. Sub and final distribution plays a vital role in the measurement of energy consumption, says Steve Dyson: In today’s energy conscious world, more projects are demanding energy saving solutions. At the heart of this is accurate measurement […]

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Mar 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Meeting the energy efficiency challenge

Meeting the energy efficiency challenge

Meeting the energy efficiency challenge

With the economy continuing to be challenging, effective energy management is becoming more important. Correct selection and installation of circuit protection equipment and metering, in conjunction with energy saving products, can make a significant contribution to keeping costs down. Here, Kevin Norman looks at some of the latest technologies available. Part L2 of the Building […]

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Jan 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Ireland becomes leading light on energy efficiency

Ireland becomes leading light on energy efficiency

Ireland becomes leading light on energy efficiency

Des Duignan of Aurora Dublin has described the Irish market as leading the way for the British Isles in adopting energy efficient lighting. He says that LED products have been developed to the point that their performance makes them a perfect substitute for halogen: Despite stagnation in the Irish new build market, LED is showing […]

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