Energy savings

Implementing Change with a view to Energy Saving

Aidan Ryan Blog, Energy

This is just a quick insight to what steps we need to take to ensure that we are implementing energy saving measures to the best of our abilities. First of all it is key to mention that “change is a process and not an event”. We just can’t make changes overnight. This applies like all other changes to energy saving. …

Engagement

Engagement: Your New Year’s Resolution

Helene Ljubanic Blog, Energy

Engage, talk, communicate and interact with your employees. As a business owner, a leader, a manager and a forward thinker employee engagement should come easy to you. You know it is important to keep track of your failures, successes, lesson learned but do your employees feel the same? So for 2016, why not engage more with your employees and let …

24 Hours data in manufacturing industry

24 hours of Data – Part 2

Simon McCormack Energy, Technical

This investigation was conducted on the Main Incomer for the site, which meant that the reactive (inductive) load could be separately monitored. The reactive loads are important because they cause the current to become out of phase with the voltage. It is the consumer who will pay for the additional current required for inductive electrical loads. Over the course of …

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Holiday Closure: Great time to get a baseline

Gerry Swan Blog, Energy

The holiday period is a fantastic opportunity to get a better understanding of your company’s facility energy usage. Obtaining an accurate out of hours (OOH) baseline is important for future target settings and cost location for energy projects. To organise a really good baseline that can be applied to the facility for other shorter periods of the year, it is …

Resourcekraft winter topic

Winter’s HOT Topic

Shaina Weatherhead Blog, Energy

Now that winter has arrived and companies have decked their halls with Christmas lights and ornaments, it’s time to look at the topic of heating and what you can do to save on your heating bills. Furnaces are blasting during cool December mornings, but did you know that by lowering your thermostat by just 1ºC will knock 10% off your …

24 Hours data in manufacturing industry

24 hours of Data – Part 1

Simon McCormack Energy, Technical

Historically, energy analysis has always been time consuming. It required one to undertake hours of data collection over the period of a day, week or even a year. Once data was collected, one could then convert all consumption data into useable standard units i.e. kWh. At this point, data analysis could take place which would involve the production of percentage …

Wireless white paper

Wireless White Paper

Shaina Weatherhead Blog, Energy

Need real time information on your water, oil, gas, heat, steam or electrical use and finding access an issue? Fed up with climbing down manholes or up access shafts just to read meters? How do you reduce risks and obtain the quality of data I need? How do other organisations such as Aer Lingus, Architectural & Metal Systems, The Defence …

Summer/Winter reset

Current Must-Do List for Facility Managers

Martin Leenane Blog, Energy

The summer/winter reset is upon us again, and companies can now look to set up scheduled reset timers and reprogram their hours of operation. For companies operating in temperate climates, this is the perfect time to take advantage of changing weather conditions and reduce energy waste. Building managers, it is time to re-think the foolish obedience of BMS schedules. Long, …

ISO 50001 and Grants Overview

ISO 50001 – complying with Energy Audit deadline

Helene Ljubanic Blog, Energy

Ireland’s Energy Audit Scheme (EAS) has focussed large companies on the completion of high quality energy audits by 05th December 2015, to avoid a Class A fine (large company means 250+ employees, or €50m turnover and a balance sheet of €43+m). An energy audit aims to identify energy savings opportunities –which when acted upon reduce operating costs and increase profit. …