ISO 50001

Happy Birthday to you Mr. ISO 50001

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

A very happy 5th birthday to the ISO 50001 standard! It is not surprising to see that more and more organisations are turning to the ISO 50001 standard to improve their energy efficiency. To date there are more than 7,000 sites worldwide that have achieved the certification. But what is ISO 50001*? ISO 50001 is a voluntary International Standard developed …

battery power

Battery Power is going salty

Ronan Moriarty News & Updates

One of the biggest problems faced by renewables is the unreliability of them – when the sun’s not shining, you can’t use it to heat anything. One way to solve this problem on a small scale is to have the turbines charge a battery, and then when there are periods of no wind the battery can take up the slack …

HVAC Energy Efficiency

HVAC Efficiency Tips for your Business

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

On average, HVAC systems account for 40% – 60% of a building’s energy consumption. Increasing HVAC efficiency in buildings is critical to reduce detrimental global energy usage impacts, as well as saving your company money by reducing usage costs. So, what exactly is HVAC Efficiency? In basic terms, it means making sure your HVAC equipment is heating and cooling your …

Tuples

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

Basically, a tuple (Tuple in C#) is an ordered sequence, immutable, fixed-size and of heterogeneous objects, ie, each object being of a specific type. The tuples are not new in programming. They are already used in F#, Python and databases. However they are new to C#. The tuples were introduced in C# 4.0 with dynamic programming. To learn more, visit: …

Are Energy Credits Good for Business?

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

Since the first issue of Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency directive, there has always been a carrot for the utilities to get involved and reduce the energy consumption of their customers. There was also a good lead time before the stick of fines are to be applied. The grace period has come to an end. The first set …

Energy Efficiency Tips for Facility Managers

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

Many companies spend more than necessary on energy. This is often a result of inefficient equipment or improper operations. Facility managers have a big challenge and responsibility when managing and organising energy usage, reducing waste and cutting costs, while at the same time keeping employees comfortable and safe. If a facility manager knows what to do, he can help his …

LoRa

Messing About with LoRa

Liam Relihan News & Updates

In this post is to show how easy it is to do some very basic range testing with two LoRa devices, one operating as a transmitter and the other as a receiver.

Brexit Uk Energy market

Brexit and the UK energy market

Frank Casey News & Updates

After a couple of days of reflection on the first consequences of the Brexit vote have materialised. How is this likely to affect the UK energy market? The immediate impact will be the weakness of the pound against the US$. The 14% drop to date has now been reflected directly in the gas price. This steep drop is projected to …

Rising energy costs for NI companies

High risk of rising energy costs for Northern Irish companies

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

On 17th May, the UK’s Department for the Economy (DfE) was looking at a few plans and schemes offering grant funding to help cover the cost of installing domestic energy efficiency measures. The DfE is proposing a new scheme called EnergyWise to replace the current scheme, which is due to close in March 2017. But how is the £8 million …

Beat the heat

Beat the Heat

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

How Predictive Maintenance and Thermal Imaging can ensure system efficiencies and minimise plant downtime. Heat is a form of energy, so where heat is lost, energy is lost. With 2020 energy targets looming, energy efficient grants are becoming more prevalent and companies are becoming more and more focused on green and sustainability initiatives. Unfortunately, a lot of companies are overlooking …