Compressed Air Pressure and Leak Testing Guide

BCAS has made its “Pressure and Leak Testing of Compressed Air Systems Best Practice Guideline” free to download from its website www.bcas.org.uk. Says Tim Preece, BCAS Technical Officer, “One of the major ways that you can reduce the energy consumption and therefore cost of a compressed air system is by identifying leaks and taking action to reduce them.  A 3mm…

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Rugby High School enjoys ‘significantly improved’ illumination from energy saving LED upgrade

The comprehensive LED-based lighting upgrade is expected to deliver annual savings of £12.5K and a return on investment of only 4.5 years. Increasing instances of lamp failure, a recognition that the quality of the illumination could be better, and a desire to take advantage of energy savings accruing from the latest LED technology informed a recent upgrade at Rugby High…

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Energy bureaus can reduce energy consumption of HVAC systems

Brin Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer at Utilitywise PLC, one of the UK’s largest and leading independent utility cost management companies; comments on how modern day intelligent energy bureaus can reduce energy consumption of HVAC systems. Historically standard bureaus would review utilities metering data to assess and identify inefficiencies in building and equipment performance and consumption. This data analysis allows the…

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Energy Assets Gets Tactical to Tackle Energy Waste

Energy Assets, one of Britain’s leading multi-utility networks, metering services and control companies, has launched a tactical tool to help industrial and commercial organisations identify energy waste that could potentially be costing them millions of pounds each year. The analytical tool, developed to complement the company’s AMRdna service, powered by kWIQly, crunches half-hourly metered gas and electricity data to measure…

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Minimise Energy helps London university cut carbon emissions by 47%

Minimise Energy has installed new LED lights at London Metropolitan University’s Holloway Road campus, reducing the building’s lighting energy consumption costs by £55,000 a year and cutting annual carbon emissions by 225 tonnes. The university’s ambitious sustainability programme has resulted in it being named the number one university in England for carbon reduction. The lighting upgrade is the latest part…

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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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Lighting to improve energy efficiency for Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains are one of the most experienced train companies in Britain, having been around since 1997, sending their Pendolino and Super Voyager trains speeding between different destinations all over the country. Energy and climate change Virgin Trains believe that rail should lead the way for sustainable transport. ”That’s why we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure we…

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