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30Nov2015

Remove the barriers and shine a light on the benefits of CHP

My name is Marco Romani. I moved to the UK 6 months ago from Italy in order to lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project between Building Sustainability Limited, a management software development company, and the University of Brighton. Our Project started in June with a very simple idea: identification and removal of the barriers to decentralised power and
  • 30 Nov, 2015
  • Building Sustainability
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18Nov2015

CHP – The ugly duckling of energy management?

As we begin to see the real effects of climate change through record heat waves, raging fires in Indonesia and melting ice caps in the arctic it is now more important than ever to focus our attention on all tools available to us. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is one such tool. CHP is the
  • 18 Nov, 2015
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07Aug2014

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – re-writing the alphabet

Forget apples, balloons, cats and dogs, if you’re a landlord it’s time for a new alphabet mnemonic: “A” for April “B” for building, “C” for compliance, “D” for deadline and “E” is definitely no longer for elephant. Why? On 1st April 2018, the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations come into force. They will affect
  • 7 Aug, 2014
  • Building Sustainability
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09Sep2013

Thank you – An Evening of Carbon/Energy Management Training: Thursday 5th September

Building Sustainability would like to thank all those that attended our Carbon/Energy Management Training and post-event meal on Thursday 5th September. It was a thoroughly interesting evening of interactive presentations and thought provoking debate. Delegates represented a huge range of leading industrial and academic organisations, including: ARUP Building Sustainability Cleanroom Solutions Critical Airflow Europe Eco
  • 9 Sep, 2013
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23Aug2013

An Evening of Carbon/Energy Management Training: Thursday 5th September 2013

  Following our thought provoking event in June, Building Sustainability will be hosting the next instalment of Carbon/Energy Management training in Central London on Thursday 5th September from 16:00-17:00. The format will be a series of short presentations and interactive demonstrations. Our keynote speaker will be Prof Ian Leslie from the University of Cambridge, who will be discussing
  • 23 Aug, 2013
  • Charles Coe
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11Sep2012

Retrofitting Lighting Controls at University of Cambridge

The University established an Energy and Carbon Reduction Project (ECRP) Board to help develop carbon reduction strategies within selected departments. The Gurdon Institute was selected as a pilot because of its high energy consumption. The role of a pilot department is to devise, implement and evaluate energy strategies. As a pilot department any energy reduction
  • 11 Sep, 2012
  • Building Sustainability
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21Feb2012

SAS UK Marlow Office, Results of Energy Reduction Project 2011

SAS UK has just completed their first year of Workplace Footprint Tracker (WFT) enabled energy management in their fabulous Marlow site. Their flagship building, Upper Wittington was the initial project focus. SAS team begun with a well thought out approach setting up an energy management process for monthly reviews as well as investigations into how
  • 21 Feb, 2012
  • Building Sustainability
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09Jan2012

Know your building to reduce costs and emissions

Morgan Lovell, the specialist Workplace Design company, incorporate sustainability into everything they do. When reviewing their energy consumption prior to their 2012 ISO 5001 energy audit the improvement in their own office electricity use was stunning. Sophie Hutchinson, their sustainability manager, puts this down to the number 1 rule of energy management – KNOW YOUR
  • 9 Jan, 2012
  • Building Sustainability
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