Is your organisation missing out on energy savings simply through
a lack of employee involvement? A new study by the Carbon Trust
suggests that you may be, showing that less than a quarter of
UK employees have been asked to help save energy at work - and
fewer than half are concerned about the cost of energy for their
The Trust says that its research highlights how UK workplaces
are missing out on more than £300m a year in savings that
could be achieved through encouraging employees to adopt behaviours
that reduce energy use and waste. And its survey uncovers a number
of insights into employee attitudes and behaviour that can be
helpful in designing effective campaigns.
"Employees are the greatest asset of UK business, but
when most of us enter the office we take far less care to save
energy and use resources efficiently than we do at home," says
Richard Rugg, MD of Programmes at the Carbon Trust. "The
good news is that employees are willing to help and by understanding
how employees act in the workplace, businesses can unlock significant
bottom line savings."
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EVENTS & EDUCATION
conference to highlight key energy issues
An extensive conference programme highlighting issues facing the
sustainable built environment has been announced for this year's
Ecobuild event. More?
courses to focus on efficient boiler practices
Boiler specialist Spirax Sarco has launched its 2014 training programme
that offers plant operators more ways to save energy and increase
MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES
screw compressors designed for higher productivity
The new GA160+ - 315 energy efficient screw compressors from
Atlas Copco offer high-quality compressed air at the lowest operating
systems provide effective CIP/SIP control
Optimal's flexible control automation system is designed
to bring improved productivity and reduced operating costs to clean/steam-in-place
BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Paper aids building management system selection
New White Paper from Honeywell sets out the issues and choices
facing building owners when selecting an open building management
developed for specialist insulation materials
Armacell has launched a new generation of adhesives that can simplify
the process of installing its insulation tubes and flat sheet materials. More?
VEHICLES & TRANSPORT
launches compact charger controller for EV/PHV use
New electric vehicle charger controller from NEC centralises functions
such as user certification, billing management, monitoring and
station to encourage switch to low-carbon HGVs
Haulage company Stobart has brought on-stream an LNG refuelling
station, installed by BOC, to encourage hauliers to switch to low-carbon
ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT
of efficient heaters brings energy savings to yarn plant
Babcock Wanson TPC1000B thermal fluid heaters have been installed
in the Yorkshire plant of polypropylene fibres and yarn producer
Drake Extrusion. More?
key role in National Grid power saving scheme
Accurate metering is vital for industries complying with a scheme
that offers incentives to users who reduce energy consumption between
4pm and 8pm. More?
the right mix is vital to anaerobic digestion performance
Generating energy from waste by anaerobic digestion is now well
established in the UK - but how can AD operators improve
digester efficiency? More?
opportunities ahead for solar generation on landfill sites
Adrian Lea, technical director of engineering consultancy Wardell
Armstrong, looks at the potential available for solar generation
on landfill sites. More?
FUNDING & FINANCE
CHP users could be missing out on financial aid
CHP specialist ENER-G believes almost one-in-six users are missing
out on financial incentives by failing to register for the CHP
Quality Assurance programme. More?
LEGISLATION, REGULATION & STANDARDS
Meeting energy directives with high-efficiency electric motors
In an overview of current energy saving legislation for AC motors,
Geoff Spear of Lenze looks at forthcoming changes - and discusses
drawbacks and solutions. More?