Cranfield University switches on to sustainable heat

Environmental pioneer Cranfield University in Bedfordshire is future-proofing its energy supply and helping protect against long term price increases thanks to the installation of a Flogas Renewables biomass system. Integrated into an existing gas-fired district heating system, the biomass boiler is expected to provide more than 30% of the university’s entire annual heating demand each year (with outputs of between…

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Safety, speed and efficiency on tap

When it comes to the provision of drinking water in commercial kitchens, the key considerations for facilities managers should be health and safety, speed and efficiency. Jon Cockburn, head of marketing at Heatrae Sadia, explains more. Although workplace catering facilities vary in size and type, they all require boiling drinking water. Traditionally, boiling water has been delivered via kettles or…

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Biomass specialists raising the bar with new training for firms

Ben Tansey, co-founder of re:heat  BIOMASS heating pioneers re:heat are using their expertise to raise professional standards in the wood heat industry. The North East team are being called upon for specialist training as more schools, hospitals and major businesses move away from traditional fossil-fuelled systems towards biomass. Whilst there’s a rise in the number of firms installing and running…

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Have you had a second warning?

The Environment Agency has sent out second letters to organisations that qualify for ESOS The letters have been sent to directors at each organisation which the Environment Agency believes will meet the ESOS qualification threshold. The intention is to prompt organisations covered by ESOS to take action now to comply – rather than waiting until nearer the deadline. Darryl Mattocks…

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Nomophobia – A Big Challenge for Business

Nadine Deery, Channel Marketing Manager, Honeywell The number of devices we own is multiplying at an uncontrollable rate. A recent study by Strategy Analytics predicts that there will be a staggering 33 billion connected devices by 2030, and the number of connections per person will double to roughly 4.3.  Perhaps more significantly, round-the-clock connectivity is now so deeply stitched into…

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Are You Ready for ESOS?

Nearly three quarters of businesses (73%) have not started their mandatory energy audits to comply with the new ESOS legislation by the deadline of 5 December 2015. According to a new poll, conducted by Energy Live News, 61% of businesses surveyed have not yet appointed a lead assessor, with a minority of only 27% of businesses already ESOS compliant. Under…

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Powerstar to exhibit new energy storage solution at Sustainability Live 2015

Powerstar will be showcasing their market-leading voltage optimisation solutions, including the newly launched pioneering energy storage system Powerstar Virtue on stand L20 at Sustainability Live at the NEC on the 21st – 23rd April 2015. Since the turn of the century the patented Powerstar voltage optimisation solutions have been not only saving private and public sector organisations money on their…

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