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Editor: David Keighley
9th January 2014

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 employer.

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

exEcobuild 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?

ssTraining 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 productivity. More?

MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES

acEfficient 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 cost. More?

olAutomation 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 systems. More?

BUILDINGS & FACILITIES

hlWhite 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 system. More?

alAdhesives 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

ncNEC 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 control. More?

bcDual-fuel 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 vehicles. More?

ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT

bwUse 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?

ndMetering's 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?

MICRO-GENERATION

smGetting 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?

waNew 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

egOne-in-six 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

leMeeting 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?

David Keighley
Editor
EfficientEnergy.net

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