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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Water, water everywhere! – Part 3

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

(New Meters Survey / Selection) The following parameters should be considered when carrying out a survey of water meter selection: Water meters should be sized based on their nominal flow rate. This is called the Qn and is given in cubic meters per hour (one cubic meter is 1,000 litres of water). Generally, the water meters’ maximum flow rate is …

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The Green Business Fund for SMEs in the UK

Frank Casey News & Updates

The Carbon Trust launched the new Green Business Fund for SMEs in England, Scotland and Wales, providing £7 Million of capital contribution for replacement of the old with new more efficient equipment. The goal of the Green Business Fund is to cut energy costs and boost energy efficiency for those SMEs. The fund is limited to just 15% of a …

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Advisor 10

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

After in-depth research with our customers, ResourceKraft developed a stronger, better and faster platform for its energy management software. So it is with great excitement that they are launching a new release of their software (Advisor 10), which will be fully available in May 2016. Advisor 10 has a new user-focused interface, which gives engineers, finance and operations teams what …

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SEEE hosted the Student Academic Excellence Awards

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

D.I.T in Dublin – 10th March 2016. The Dublin Institute of Technology were exceptionally busy with excited students, proud lecturers and a few corporate sponsors getting ready for a very special event. Indeed, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering hosted its Student Academic Excellence Awards, where graduates from level 6 (apprenticeship) to level 9 (MSc.) were being honoured for …

Where does all the energy go?

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

Dashing round the house switching off appliances like the dreaded immersion is one thing but what if you had hundreds of buildings to manage and thousands of energy-hungry appliances you had to check? That’s the scale of the problem facing many large businesses wanting to manage their energy usage wisely. Who’s using all this energy? Like any cost-conscious homeowner, the …