Smarter approaches for sustainable buildings

By Daniela Pandrea, Director of Connected Services, Honeywell Buildings Solutions Europe  Smart buildings are becoming increasingly popular, gaining attention from facility managers who are under pressure to find new ways of reducing operational costs, improving the experience of the building and meeting sustainability goals. Much of this attention is fuelled by the Internet of Things (IoT) and the growing popularity…

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Build up energy savings by optimising your facility

Throughout 2017 it was difficult to ignore the rising energy costs experienced across the UK, especially due to increasing emphasis on transitioning to a sustainable, green energy future. The effects of this are felt most by commercial high-energy users, particularly those operating a wide range of electrical equipment for extended periods. These businesses in particular require significant energy consumption and…

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The top 10 things to consider when looking at Lithium-ion batteries

The myriad of choices to be made from a facilities management perspective regarding effective energy management means it can be confusing as to which route or decision to make. One such area is establishing an effective uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to ensure business continuity and assured uptime. While many aspects of technology for uninterruptible power supplies have rapidly advanced, one…

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Time to consider a containerised power solution?

Cost of energy, increases in data volume, concerns about national energy supplies are all likely to feature as just one of many facility management headaches. Without obviously having the ability to predict the future, there is little else to do but be prepared for every eventuality. Granted this could prove to be a potentially costly exercise, but there will always…

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Voltage optimisation – a facility manager’s energy saving ally

Following the mandatory energy usage audits recently carried out by qualified assessors as part of the Environment Agency’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), voltage optimisation emerged as one of the technologies most regularly recommended to companies as a viable solution to reduce energy consumption levels. This article explains why, on the back of the recent ESOS audits, it is important…

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AirSource announces £280,000 investment

AirSource, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of heat pumps and other products for commercial & industrial heating and air conditioning, has invested £280,000 in state-of-the-art equipment at its Eccles, Manchester site to meet additional customer demand. The company, whose applications are mainly in the healthcare, retail, education and hotel sectors, has installed a punch press machine and a test…

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Benning UK launches Enertronic S

Benning UK today announced the launch of the Enertronic S – the latest addition to the company’s dedicated range of industrial UPS products. Covering single-phase outputs from 1.25 to 10kVA, the cost-effective and scalable Enertronic S is targeted at the utilities, oil & gas, transport, telecommunication, industrial process and automation industries. The Enertronic S is a true on-line tower configuration…

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£millions of energy is being lost

Installing the wrong meters is costing millions of pounds of wasted energy every year according to one of the sector’s leading experts. Martin Wardell, Founder of MWA Technology, believes we are seeing a growing trend of industry not specifying or installing the right type of meters on projects, with the market not having the necessary knowledge to rectify issues before…

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