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Essential ESOS?

The deadline for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) passed last month, and according to some reports it passed unnoticed by almost half of companies it could have affected. Was this because it’s seen as just another green tax in ...

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Dealing with data centres

Data centres use huge amounts of electricity, with larger enterprises spending millions of pounds in energy every year. This reality, set against a background of rising energy costs and growing green legislation suggests that energy efficiency would be data centre ...

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The energy performance gap

There is a growing body of evidence that shows many buildings are not performing as well as their designers intended, Geoff Prudence, chairman of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) Facilities Management Group explains why and what FMs ...

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Aspiring to be green

An increasingly important aspect of a facilities manager’s role is cutting the carbon footprint of their organisation. There are numerous ways to go about this, from simple changes to lighting and heating, to switching energy suppliers, to large-scale installations of ...

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Keeping cool

Temperatures have to be kept relatively steady in any building you care to mention. Staff won’t be all that productive (or all that happy) in a sauna or an ice box. But there are certain facilities where temperatures have to ...

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Predict the future don’t react to the present

Jason Davis from ECEX, explains why facilities managers need to take a predictive approach when it comes to HVAC maintenance; an upfront cost that will ultimately mean improvements in energy efficiency and a reduced risk of system downtime – bonuses ...

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