Energy management and metering systems – what you need to consider

With energy costs continuing to rise and increasing levels of legislation to contend with, facility managers face a growing number of challenges. Cameron Steel reports on the key things to consider and the publications available that offer guidance. Across all industry sectors, businesses use energy to carry out their everyday activities, from lighting and heating office spaces through to powering…

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How we saved Hertfordshire taxpayers £1m by reducing energy and carbon costs dramatically

James Heslam, Hertfordshire County Council Energy Manager “Like many councils, Hertfordshire County Council was under pressure to make savings to protect front line services and to reduce our carbon footprint. In 2010 a Carbon Reduction Tax (CRC) was introduced, adding to the cost the council was paying for its energy usage. Four years ago we set ourselves a goal to…

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Boat firm lets Energy Management take the strain

Steve Retford from Energy Management LLP is proud to announce that popular holiday boat hire company Sally Narrowboats has renewed its contract with the Wiltshire-based company after achieving savings of over 10 per cent on its energy usage in the last 12 months. As well as powering a 26-strong fleet, Sally Narrowboats offer a full repair and maintenance service for…

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Schools benefit from SPIE’s Energy Management initiatives – saving over £1 million in energy costs during first four years.

SPIE UK is delivering a high quality Facilities Maintenance (FM) service to over 70 schools in the UK across numerous private finance initiative (PFI) contracts. Located in the catchment areas of Scotland, Liverpool, Wirral, Salford, Manchester, Halton and Kirklees, West Yorkshire, these schools feature a range of facilities with energy management and improvement a priority. Already in the fifth year of 25-year term contracts, SPIE has saved many of these schools over £1 million in energy costs. These savings can be attributed to a…

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BoilerMag Commercial Boiler Filters Save Hotel Heating Systems for County Durham Installers

County Durham based MPUK Mechanical Services Ltd has recently installed several BoilerMag XL commercial boiler filters in 2 large hotels in the UK. At one hotel in York, the company was faced with two four year old 150 kw boilers, one of which had failed completely, and the other extremely inefficient and due to fail imminently. Both boilers were completely full of black sludge that had built…

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User acceptance of the smart home

Global business communities have set energy efficiency as one of their major goals and building automation is a key factor in the drive for more sustainable energy use. Numerous related products and solutions already exist on the market, increasingly also for the smart home. However, although these solutions achieve enormous savings of up to 30 percent, they have not yet become…

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