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Spotlight on: Vestel

Spotlight on: Vestel

In the first of a new series of interviews, Andrew Gaved talks to Vestel’s Ali Khan about its plans for the smart ecosystem. Electronic equipment manufacturer Vestel isn’t a household name in the UK, despite the fact it makes one in three of every TV and display screen sold in Europe for well-known brands, alongside […]

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“We need more diversity to move forward”

“We need more diversity to move forward”

Rob Hargraves, Retrofit Skills Advisor at Energy Systems Catapult, discusses where the skills gaps are in our journey to decarbonising homes. Tell us about your role at Energy Systems Catapult I identify what skills are going to be needed in the future and where there are gaps in the workforce that need to be filled […]

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Innovative technology for energy storage

Innovative technology for energy storage

Charlotte Delaney spoke to Jacob Ahlqvist, MD at SynchroStor, which recently received a share of £30 million from government for designing and testing innovative technology to store renewable energy Tell us about how SynchroStor was set up SynchroStor was founded in 2017 by Professor Win Rampen. He was very keen to transfer his know-how from his […]

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Water efficiency targets for UK housing

Water efficiency targets for UK housing

The UK has been busy establishing domestic water efficiency targets to prepare ourselves for climate change. Here’s a quick review from SHIFT. England The government has recently released its latest water efficiency policy paper for England [1]. Several objectives have been identified to reduce water demand, improve efficiency, and cut waste, which will save 4 billion […]

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Electrification and sustainability

Electrification and sustainability

Stuart Duff speaks to Daniela Rendon Ortega, Vice President Digital Buildings Business Development Europe Operations at Schneider Electric, about energy efficiency, sustainability, and electrification. You offer products that cover all aspects of smart buildings. How are these integrated to provide an energy-efficient solution? Schneider Electric’s solutions are designed with integration capabilities to simplify and speed […]

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Scaling up home retrofit delivery

Scaling up home retrofit delivery

Charlotte Delaney spoke to Becky Lane, CEO and Co-founder of Furbnow, about why the customer proposition is the crucial part of retrofit delivery. Could you tell us how you came to set up Furbnow? I’ve been in energy and retrofit for much of my career to date, so I’ve got a 360 view of what’s […]

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Tackling the obstacles to heating decarbonisation

Tackling the obstacles to heating decarbonisation

Rob Leonard, Specification Sales Director at Worcester Bosch, talks to elemental about the sustainable heating solutions currently being introduced to the market and the key obstacles to decarbonisation. Decarbonisation is currently on everybody’s radar, with new solutions hitting the market thick and fast. “In previous years, the industry has waited until the eleventh hour to […]

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The technology that can heat swimming pools – and beyond – for free

The technology that can heat swimming pools – and beyond – for free

Covered extensively in the national media over the last month, Deep Green’s technology uses waste heat from its edge data centres to provide free heating for swimming pools, heat networks and beyond. Lucy Dixon spoke to CEO Mark Bjornsgaard about Deep Green’s recent fame and project with Exmouth Leisure Centre. Tell us about Deep Green […]

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How public buildings can be wiser on water

How public buildings can be wiser on water

Karl Mansfield from Water Plus took part in an elemental webinar this week on public buildings and water efficiency. Here, he talks about how being wiser on water, engaging visitors and empowering employees helps save costs and reduce environmental impact. Looking closer at water use – and harnessing people power at sites – can help […]

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Exploring the world’s largest untapped source of energy

Exploring the world’s largest untapped source of energy

A new Danfoss whitepaper takes a deep dive into how excess heat can be harnessed using existing solutions. Stuart Duff listened to a panel of industry experts exploring this topic. In the UK and EU alone, excess heat amounts to 2,860TWh/yr – roughly equivalent to the EU’s total energy demand for heat and hot water […]

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How local authorities are using their own land and buildings to generate energy

How local authorities are using their own land and buildings to generate energy

Ahead of an elemental webinar next week, James O’Malley found out how councils can benefit from investing in renewable energy. It’s not a great time to be a local authority. With budgets tighter than ever, and facing challenges like housing and social care, it might seem like a strange time to throw climate change on […]

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How heat pumps can help the NHS decarbonise

How heat pumps can help the NHS decarbonise

The NHS set a goal in 2020 to become the first health system in the world to pledge to achieving net zero emissions. Here, Clade Engineering’s Tim Rook discusses the role heat pumps can play in  meeting these targets. Heat pump technology can have a significant impact on overall emissions reduction targets, with heat pump […]

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