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Category >> Energy and Climate Change

The energy to succeed

Posted by Simon Wright, Director of Utilities and Infrastructure, Olympic Delivery Authority

With just over 2 years to go until the London 2012 Games we are seeing a huge focus in the progress being made in the construction of the main sporting venues for 2012

Heat Recovery – vital to optimum heating efficiency

Posted by Simon Keel, Senior Product Specialist, Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd

If the utopia of zero carbon buildings is to be achieved, heat recovery needs to be incorporated into a well designed and fully integrated climate control system.

CRC EES and Green ICT - Mind the training gap?

Posted by Felix Jackson, MD and Lead Trainer, Agnitio Training

Is the CRC EES rolling out on schedule? For some this may not be the case..

Lighting the way to reducing CO2

Posted by Simon Reed, Business Development Manager, Trident

Reduce your CO2 emissions by 25%; turn off all the lights! Not exactly practical, but there are other ways...

CRC – Have you considered the full lifecycle cost?

Posted by Pat McKay, Director, Delta Software Solutions Ltd

Invest wisely in a system that provides true business intelligence to satisfy all your stakeholders.

Lithium Ion Battery Technology - The New Frontier

Posted by Roland Talbot, Director - Business Development, ABSL

In recent years there has been a trend for battery-powered portable equipment to become both smaller and at the same time more energy hungry. This trend has been facilitated by the introduction of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable batteries.

Using ISO Certification to meet your CRC obligations – How to and the benefits!

Posted by David Fenn, Chief Executive, British Assessment Bureau

How the internationally recognised environmental management standard (ISO 14001) can help you reduce your carbon emissions, focus your environmental management planning and save you money!

The time is right for heat pumps

Posted by Simon Keel, Senior Product Specialist, Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd

Heat pumps have received a great deal of attention in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry for their superior energy efficiency and sustainability credentials. But the wider construction market is yet to catch on to their transformative potential in reducing carbon emissions from our buildings.

Cut Commuting to Cut Carbon

Posted by Dr John Gundry, Director, Knowledge Ability Limited

High-intensity telework is hard but pays the carbon dividend

Commuting accounts for around 2.5% of the UK's carbon emissions. Employees who work from home (telework) reduce the carbon impact of their commuting. And when it is well implemented and supported, most people like part-time telework and are more productive. But meaningful carbon savings only come when employees telework full-time or nearly so and have no permanent alternative office desk. Such high-intensity telework stresses managers, staff and organisations and requires more support and importantly training to underpin significant behaviour change.

Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme: Defining the Way Forward

Posted by David Kidney MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, The Department for Energy and Climate Change

David Kidney MP delivered the Keynote Address at GovToday's Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme: Defining the Way Forward Conference and Exhibition on the 16th March 2010. 

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