Nearly half of energy managers questioned in a new survey have
said their companies will spend more over the next 12 months
on energy saving measures than the previous year. Lighting upgrades
(70 per cent), culture change initiatives (63 per cent) and voltage
optimisation (42 per cent) are the measures being prioritised
by energy managers.
With the Government increasingly focused on Energy Demand Reduction,
the survey, by voltage optimisation company powerPerfector and
sustainability services provider Carbon Credentials, looked to
ascertain which energy saving measures were prioritised by organisations
and gauge the level of investment over the coming year.
"DECC suggests legislation alone could add 36 per cent
to energy bills by 2020," said powerPerfector's Wayne
Muncaster. "One example of this impact is the CRC Energy
Efficiency Scheme, which will rise by a third next year. This
makes energy costs no longer incidental, but critical. Unless
organisations mitigate these costs they risk becoming less competitive." For
more information visit www.powerperfector.com.
EVENTS & EDUCATION
establishes new institute of energy
A new institute of energy designed to create a global centre of
energy research, industry collaboration and education has been
established by Aberdeen University. More?
guide provides advice on thermal modelling
BSRIA has launched a new guide, in both eBook and pdf format, that
sets out to provide practical guidance on the delivery of thermal
MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES
efficient process control for the water supply chain
Neil Saunders of Bürkert Fluid Control Systems assesses requirements
for process control and how best to meet current and future requirements. More?
PLC offers wide choice of control options
Mitsubishi Electric has extended its FX3 series of efficient, compact
PLCs with a further variant of the FX3G mid-range version. More?
BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
offices fitted with energy efficient lighting system
Hager has supplied an intelligent and adaptable lighting system
for the renovation of a Central London office by combining its
klik.system lighting and tebis.KNX. More?
improve distribution centre sustainability
Installation of new chillers at a Nestlé distribution centre
has improved temperature and humidity control and reduced energy
VEHICLES & TRANSPORT
drives offer compact, efficient vehicle transmission
Brevini's range of compact gearboxes and track drives offer
an efficient transmission solution over conventional axle designs
for heavy-duty vehicles. More?
awarded to low carbon vehicle projects
Funding has been awarded to eleven low-volume vehicle manufacturers
for projects including EV systems, lightweight structures and hybrid
range extender technology. More?
ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT
electrical efficiency through power factor correction
New power factor correction systems from Marshall-Tufflex can reduce
power bills and carbon emissions by improving the operating efficiency
of electrical systems. More?
gives instant access to multiple UPS data
Remote monitoring software introduced by Borri can study and report
on multiple UPS systems located on the same site, giving users
instant access to all critical data. More?
current filters meet needs of large-scale PV inverters
With large inverters now being used in PV and wind energy systems,
Schurter is expanding its FMER SOL DC filter range with units for
three-phase AC use. More?
trading platform to automate solar sector business
Solar Exchange this week introduced a cloud-based commerce platform
which automates the buying and selling of goods for the solar industry. More?
FUNDING & FINANCE
seeks financial incentives to cut water sector emissions
Financial incentives should be offered to UK water companies by
regulator Ofwat to help the industry meet carbon reduction targets,
says a new report from CIWEM. More?
LEGISLATION, REGULATION & STANDARDS
module certification to bring reduced PV grounding costs
Phono Solar PV modules have been certified and added to the UL
2703 listing of mounting system specialist PanelClaw, to offer
users reduced PV grounding costs. More?