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Republic Services and Archaea Energy to Develop U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Projects

Republic Services, Inc., and renewable natural gas (RNG) producer have announced a new joint venture to develop 39 RNG projects across the United States. The partnership, the country’s largest RNG portfolio build-out to date, will convert landfill gas into pipeline-quality RNG that can be used for a variety of applications to displace gas from fossil…

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Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Survey Reports Increasing Investment in Smart Energy

Johnson Controls has announced findings from its 15th annual Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey with 62 per cent of organisations in the survey sample reporting they expect to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy or smart building technology in 2022, indicating a return to pre-pandemic levels.   The latest report by the United Nations Intergovernmental…

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UK Electricity Generator Funding Deadline Approaching

Business and individual owner-operators of solar, wind, gas or combined heat and power (CHP) electricity generation plant in the UK have until 10 May to apply for financial support with upgrading equipment to meet new Ofgem requirements under the Accelerated Loss of Mains Change Programme (ALoMCP) scheme. Operated by National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO)…

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G4S to Secure Europe’s Largest Decomissioned Nuclear Project

Allied Universal company, G4S Secure Solutions UK, has been awarded a £24 million contract with Magnox Ltd, which manages one of the largest nuclear reactor decommissioning programmes in Europe. The new contract will see G4S providing security services for the nuclear Shared Service Alliance, a complex consortium comprising 21 sites across the United Kingdom. Commencing…

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The Role of Tech in Tackling Spiralling Business Costs and Climate Change

Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls, explains why organisations are increasingly relying on technology to deliver operational energy savings whilst tackling climate change. Against a backdrop of myriad problems, from spiralling energy costs to inflation rates higher than seen for 30 years, the topic of energy efficiency has come back into sharp…

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ASHRAE Opens Registration for 2022 Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference from June 25-29 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto. The five-day event will include sessions addressing current trends and technologies in the HVAC&R industry, as well as tours, social events and a keynote message from Fredi Lajvardi, nationally recognized STEM educator and subject of IMAX…

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New Self-Assessment Tool to Support Cooperative and Community Bionergy Projects

Following the International Energy Agency’s publication of a 10-Point Plan for reducing the European Union’s reliance on Russian natural gas, BECoop is launching a new assessment tool to help cooperative and community organisations realise the full potential of bioenergy projects. Earlier studies by BECoop, a project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, have demonstrated wide…

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Parr Group Launches Renewables Company

Belfast-based Parr Group and Parr Facilities Management have launched a new company to provide photovoltaic panel installation, battery storage and EV charging solutions across the UK and Ireland.     Created with an initial investment of £1 million, Parr Renewables Ltd., will collaborate with existing Parr teams to deliver tailored sustainable energy solutions alongside the…

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Transforming Waste-derived CO2 into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

One of the first synthetic eFuel production units in Europe could be implemented at LIPOR’s Energy Recovery Plant near Portugal’s second-largest city, Porto. With an innovative technology configuration and design, it is set to revolutionize the waste-to-energy industry while simultaneously decarbonizing the aviation sector. An interdisciplinary consortium, formed by LIPOR (Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater…

Best Practice

Reduce Waste, Reduce Energy Bills

Following UK energy regulator, OfGem’s announcement of significant increases in energy bills from April, Kas Mohammed, VP Digital Energy at Schneider Electric UK&I, explains why reducing waste presents an obvious route for businesses seeking to reduce their energy burden. Schneider Electric research shows  there are significant open goals for energy cost saving, which businesses are…

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UK Energy Hike – The Business Response

Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, responds to Ofgem, the UK energy regulator’s announcement of an increase to the energy price cap. The full scale of the energy price cap hike is set to hit Britons already struggling against a tide of surging outgoings. With the energy cap announcement moving forward…

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The Right Replacement Fill for Your Cooling Tower

Steve Kline, product applications manager at Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc., explains the importance of fill media selection for optimising cooling tower performance in industrial applications.    Cooling towers offer a proven and cost-effective solution for rejecting heat from condenser water and industrial processes. To maximize the operating cost savings, the fill media — the heat…

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Ensuring Operational Resiliency at the World’s Largest Soluble Coffee Facility

Nestlé is deploying EcoStruxure Asset Advisor, Schneider Electric’s connected operational resiliency and efficiency platform at the Nescafé plant in Toluca, Mexico City.   With daily production of approximately one million jars of coffee a day, the plant is Nescafé’s – as well as the world’s – largest facility of its type, and key to the…

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Making 2022 More Sustainable

Carl Ennis, CEO of Siemens UK, explains how measures introduced globally by the manufacturer can serve as a template for making buildings greener. Decarbonisation is a journey and, like all journeys, starts with an initial step followed by many more. Siemens has reduced its carbon footprint from manufacturing operations by more than 50 per cent over…

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ESS, DIO Scoop Collaborative Working Award

Compass Group business ESS Defence and the UK’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have won the Institute for Collaborative Working Service Sector Award. The award recognises teams that excel in improving service delivery through a collaborative approach. It marks the successful relationship between ESS and DIO in the delivery of three large Defence Soft FM contracts…

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Dura Composites Announces Partnership with Anderton Concrete

Dura Composites and Anderton Concrete are teaming up to help Energy and Infrastructure customers access the best in pre-cast concrete troughs and GRP composite trench covers from a single supply chain source partner. It is the first time a heavy duty precision pultruded GRP technology solution has been designed holistically, with both the lid and trough manufactured…

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Jodie Eaton Appointed CEO of Shell Energy

Shell Energy UK Ltd, Shell’s B2B energy supply arm, has announced the appointment of Jodie Eaton as CEO. Jodie succeeds Paul Hellings, who stepped down in December. Eaton, who has also worked for E.ON UK and TXU Energy during a 30-year career in commercial, trading and retail energy businesses, led npower’s Business Solutions division prior…

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Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022

Press Release: Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 London, 11 January 2022   Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 The impact of the pandemic to fade as we refocus on the road to net zero and the climate emergency   Siemens’ energy and smart infrastructure experts share their views on the…

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Energy Performance Certificates: Going Back to the UK’s Future?

Saurabh Saxena, founder of Buy To Let and AI property evaluation platform houzen, explains how artificial intelligence is delivering better value from EPCs in the UK. 2022 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in the United Kingdom. Originally a requirement of European Union Directive 2002/91/EC and enshrined in UK…

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What Are Commercial Heat Pumps and Why are they so Popular?

02.12.2021, 18:40 What Are Commercial Heat Pumps and Why are they so Popular? The extraordinary impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial energy bills is the latest in a series of price increases that have doubled costs for businesses over the past decade and driven renewed interest in energy saving measures including commercial heat pumps.…

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Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme

30.11.2021, 11:22 Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme Veolia is advancing a programme to develop hydrogen gas supply infrastructure and decarbonise energy supply.   Believed to be the first application of its type in the UK, the company’s latest development is now managing projects which incorporate electrolyser technology to derive hydrogen from water, and…

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Ventilating Life Science Labs Yields Energy Dividend

22.11.2021, 17:49 Ventilating Life Science Labs Yields Energy Dividend New data from Aircuity suggests life sciences clients of its smart building platform are achieving record energy savings and environmental quality metrics in critical laboratory spaces. According to the company’s analysis, more than 50 life sciences organizations operating the Aircuity platform are now saving 158,353,872 pounds…

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Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors

15.11.2021, 10:07 Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors The Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) comments on how COP26 and legislation announced by the UK government in anticipation of the agreement will impact on SMEs operating in the construction sector. There is a lot of good work already underway to tackle climate change…

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Security Upgrade for UK Power Networks

12.11.2021, 12:22 Security Upgrade for UK Power Networks Abloy UK has been awarded a five-year contract to upgrade mechanical locking systems at high and low voltage distribution facilities operated by UK Power Networks with electromechanical and more advanced mechanical solutions.   Products specified by UK Power Networks, which owns and maintains the electricity distribution network across…

Events

One Small Tree for Glasgow, One Giant Hope for Mankind

A small tree in Glasgow signals hope for forests throughout the world as a new carbon accountability platform is unveiled at COP26.  “Great oaks from little acorns grow”, or so the saying goes, as a transformative technology unveiled on a young tree in Glasgow during COP26 this week promises a lasting impact on the future of all the…

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Manufacturer Turns to Shell Energy to Decarbonise UK Operation

Cepac has announced a collaboration with Shell Energy to reduce its environmental impact and reliance on non-renewable utility supply. The agreement will see Shell Energy supply 14GWh of renewable electricity annually supported by UK-certified renewable certificates of origin to Cepac’s state-of-the-art production facilities. With sustainability considered a key business priority, Cepac is progressively transitioning to…

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HRH The Prince of Wales Terra Carta Seal

Johnson Controls has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Terra Carta Seal from HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The inaugural Terra Carta Seal award recognises global corporations that are demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets. It…

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Climate Change Accountability Ecosystem to Present at COP26

29.10.2021, 12:37 Climate Change Accountability Ecosystem to Present at COP26 A new technology platform which facilitates meaningful global climate change accountability has been selected for presentation as world leaders gather in Glasgow for the COP26 summit next week. New Energy Matrix is a global ecosystem software platform developed by Isle of Man-based data management specialists,…

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Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow

29.10.2021, 11:39 Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has recognised the contribution of Erik Jaspers, Global Strategy & Innovation Director at Planon, to its international development by naming him as a Fellow. Jaspers, a consummate FM Technology expert who has helped define the agenda for information technology in the…

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Monitoring ESG and Wellness in Buildings with AI

A new all-in-one solution from Johnson Controls allows building operators to track key metrics relating to sustainability, occupier health and wellness, and energy and water consumption. The new OpenBlue Performance Advisor application expands on the rich capabilities of Johnson Controls OpenBlue Enterprise Manager solution, supporting organisations seeking to achieve clean air and sustainability targets through…

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Residential Energy Metering Contract

21.10.2021, 17:17 Residential Energy Metering Contract Insite Energy has been selected to install and service pre-paid metering at the new South Quay Plaza luxury residential development in Canary Wharf. Part of the ongoing redevelopment of the London Docklands, the 628-property site represents a flagship project for developer, Berkeley Homes Southeast London (BHSEL). The development has…

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