Trend adds Hand/Off/Auto IO modules to its IQ®4 range

Trend Control Systems, the leading international manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), has announced that its pioneering range of IQ®4 controllers has been complemented by the introduction of an IO module with override functionality, which is available in both analogue and digital variants. The IQ®4 Hand/Off/Auto (HOA) modules make it possible to override plant when the…

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SALUS unveils intelligent thermostat for commercial premises

For developers, specfiers and faciltiies managers of commercial premises, SALUS has unveiled FC600  – an innovative fan coil thermostat that helps reduce energy costs whilst providing adequate temperatures and thermal comfort. It can also be integrated into SALUS’s Smart Home range for advanced remote control of multiple devices. FC600 is ideal for use in offices, hotels, workshops, warehouses, shops, farm…

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Vickers’ Energy Management System makes savings all round

Thanks to an energy management system (EMS) from Vickers, DS Smith – one of the world’s leading providers of corrugated packaging and a specialist in plastic packaging – has enjoyed impressive cost savings in excess of 60%, and reduced its carbon footprint by 27 tonnes over a three year period. Installed in 2015 at the DS Smith site in Sheerness,…

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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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