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London Public Sector Decarbonisation Partnership

Johnson Controls has partnered with Hounslow Council in West London to decarbonise schools and public buildings following its acquisition of specialist energy reduction solutions provider Asset+ in May. The company will help the local authority deliver on the goals of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS). Before the project, schools in Hounslow were responsible for 67%…

Environment

Launch of ‘Ecolab Water for Climate’ Program

Ecolab has announced a new initiative in response to the impact on businesses of the intensifying energy crisis and the impacts of climate change and water scarcity around the world. The Ecolab Water for Climate™ program promises to help companies better manage water in their operations, and reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions…

Healthcare

Veolia Targeting Carbon Savings at Eastbourne District General Hospital

Veolia has been awarded a £27 million energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The contract, which extends to 2040, includes a multi-million pound construction project during 2023 that will deliver wide ranging energy upgrades and target carbon savings of 4,129 tonnes per year.…

Blog

Why it’s Time to Remember Air Conditioners are Heat Pumps

With uncertainty over the supply and prices of natural gas, EU member states are working to reduce consumption by 15 per cent this winter. Finding alternative sources of heating is the obvious solution with ubiquitous HVAC systems presenting as one of the least obvious candidates. Air conditioning systems in place in many buildings are fundamentally…

Energy Management

Ecolab-Siemens Partnership to Tackle Industrial Greenhouse Gases

A new strategic partnership involving Ecolab and Siemens will help customers of both companies accelerate their progress toward sustainability and productivity goals. Together, the companies are launching Climate Intelligence, powered by ECOLAB3D™ and Siemens gPROMS – a new solution that allows customers to virtually model different scenarios across their water and energy systems to identify…

Best Practice

How Properties Can Be Insulated More Effectively

Ian Paton, partner in building consultancy at property advisor Cluttons, provides guidance on how homeowners and landlords can insulate their properties more effectively. There are ways to insulate a home more cost effectively these days, and retrofitting needn’t be too complicated or expensive. If you own your own home or you are a landlord then…

Automation & AI

Harnessing AI to Meet the EU’s Gas Reduction Target for Member States

Adopting artificial intelligence can help EU member states reach the voluntary 15 per cent gas reduction target set by the EU Council in July 2022 according to Arloid Automation, which advocades coupling AI with building management systems to control and save on energy and coolant use. According to the Council of the EU’s press release…

Energy Management

Wealthcap Tackles Energy Crisis with New MeteoViva Building Sustainability as a Service Model

Leading German real asset and investment manager Wealthcap is using MeteoViva’s predictive building control system to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions in a commercial location at Ganghoferstrasse 27-29 in Munich. To finance the transformation in how it monitors and controls energy usage, Wealthcap is utilising a new Sustainable Buildings as a Service model introduced…

Energy Management

City of London Property Becomes First in the Capital to Receive NABERS UK Energy Rating

Jaguar Building Services has announced the first successful assessment of a property in London under the NABERS UK Energy for Offices Scheme for one of its client properties. The assessment was undertaken by Adam Nguyen, an energy manager with Jaguar who is one of two NABERS UK Licensed assessors at the company. Launched in November…

Energy Management

Supporting Clients with Best Practices in Energy Management

Following its completion of the CIBSE Low Carbon Course and a subsequent opportunity to apply for ISO 50001 EnMS accreditation, UK safety, compliance and risk management consultancy Clear Safety has expanded its services offering to include counsel on best practice in energy efficiency. At a time when energy usage and a proactive approach towards a…

Construction

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…

Energy Management

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…

Energy Management

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)…

Contracts

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…

Energy Management

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…

Canada

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…

Energy Management

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…

Energy Management

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…

Energy Management

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…

Energy Management

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…

Best Practice

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…

Energy Management

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…

Energy Management

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…

Cleaning

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…

Energy Management

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…

Energy Management

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…

COP26

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…

Automation & AI

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…

Blog

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.…

Energy Management

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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