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Taking the LED

LEDs have become the technology of choice for most new lighting installations. But what savings and benefits do today’s LEDs actually deliver? LED technology has evolved from a disruptive new technology regarded with suspicion to the standard of choice for ...

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Keeping it cool

In our special HVAC focus, heating and ventilation specialists explain the importance of local climate when specifying cooling systems, the significance of Lot 20, and what to do if your systems break down In the search for energy and water ...

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Knowledge is power

Smart technologies and better energy management can lower energy demands and help achieve sustainability goals, argues Nicola Meadows, RWM Event Director at Ascential Events Energy efficiency investments in the industrial, services and domestic markets are estimated to have increased the ...

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Breathe easy

New evidence suggests indoor air quality directly contributes to staff productivity. We look at the ways a ventilation system can both enhance occupant comfort and contribute to a green infrastructure within buildings The recent shift in attitudes towards employee wellbeing ...

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The letter of the law

Experts from law firm TLT and energy provider E.ON advise on meeting minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) when buying and renting out commercial property From 1 April 2018 it will be unlawful to grant a tenancy of a property with ...

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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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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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Getting the light right

In this edition of Fast Facts, Mark Salt of the LIA Laboratories explains why independent verification of lighting products is important for FMs who are looking for guaranteed improvements in performance and reductions in life-cycle costs How has lighting changed ...

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SFG20 – the definitive standard for building maintenance

Bruce Kirton, B&ES Publications chief executive, explains how having a standard for building maintenance has never been more important. Maintaining buildings to an appropriate standard is universally accepted as essential, but what does ‘appropriate’ actually mean? With ever-changing regulations, keeping up ...

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