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Energy management

Maintaining UPS efficiency – even on low loads

While UPSs are valued above all for their availability, their energy efficiency has also become critical. As data centres become larger, more highly populated and more numerous, every percentage point saving is accordingly more significant. And energy savings count, not ...

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Opportunity knocks

ESOS and SECR legislation should not be regarded as a burden but an opportunity to make the case for serious energy-saving action, argues Richard Dormer, MD of BCR-ECS The international report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified ...

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Streamlined approach

New legislation requires FMs to step up their energy and environmental reporting. Sebastian Gray, Director of 2EA, explains the new reporting framework When you look at the energy legislation landscape for the UK, you can see its history is not ...

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Living laboratory

Mark Dowson of BuroHappold Engineering explains how Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building is designed to keep pushing the boundaries of sustainability throughout its life Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building is a feat of engineering. Not only is it an exemplar ...

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Lightening the load

Ashley Phillips of Ørsted Sales UK explains what organisations can do to manage their energy in smarter, more efficient ways For most facilities managers, their role is about so much more than managing a building. FMs support both people and ...

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Energy 2018

Renewable energy and the future of construction is the hot topic at Energy 2018, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on 9-11 October With an ever-increasing focus on renewable energy and carbon emissions by government, business and public alike, FM professionals ...

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The energy evolution

Facilities managers need to harness new technologies and innovate to improve efficiencies in energy management. We hear from an energy supplier, a consultant and a storage provider on the choices available DEAN EWART  MANAGING DIRECTOR, AVANTIGAS Modern businesses work very ...

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Zero carbon buildings

David Clark, Partner at international engineering and sustainable building consultancy, Cundall in Sydney, and principal author of the first Green Star rating tool in Australia, suggests ways that office tenants can still aim to become a zero-carbon business This is ...

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Levels of protection

Alan Luscombe, Director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies, a Kohler company, explains the Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System and the role of UPS in achieving compliance The Tier Classification System is a tool created by the Uptime Institute with the fundamental ...

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Together as one

Karl Walker of Beckhoff Automation explains how a building automation control platform can bring building functions together on one integrated system and simplify facilities management The International Energy Agency predicts that global energy consumption will rise by up to 30 ...

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