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Solar spotlight: Waxman Energy

Solar spotlight: Waxman Energy

In the first of a new series of interviews with experts from the solar industry – Solar Spotlight – we spoke to Sam Waxman, MD of Waxman Energy. Where are you seeing the most demand for solar at the moment? We are currently seeing huge demand in residential and commercial, which is a change from […]

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Low-cost solutions to cut energy bills

Low-cost solutions to cut energy bills

John Johnson from iHelios explains how its heating and smart technology solutions can help businesses keep energy costs down. With what seems like ever-soaring energy prices, businesses across all sectors will have to look to review their cost base. Large consumers of energy are very focused on their energy costs, and not forward predicting their […]

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How Utilita’s tech developments help customers save energy

How Utilita’s tech developments help customers save energy

Energy company Utilita has launched a carbon footprint tool on its customer app – we spoke to sustainability lead Archie Lasseter to find out how it could help customers save energy and keep fuel bills down. Why have you introduced the carbon footprint tracker? It’s all part of our net zero by 2030 mission. We’re […]

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This week’s big stories

This week’s big stories

Every Friday, we take a look at some of the stories relevant to the elemental audience that have been making the national news this week. The Guardian’s story on the energy price support announced for businesses: UK businesses given six-month emergency energy price cap The business department has now announced a ‘supported wholesale price’ expected […]

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Integrating EV charging into a wider BMS

Integrating EV charging into a wider BMS

Ahead of next week’s elemental digital festival on integrated EV infrastructure, we spoke to Amit Chopra about Schneider Electric‘s EcoStruxure. Can you explain what EcoStruxure is and how it might be used by someone installing and managing EV charging at a building (or portfolio of buildings)? The transition to electric mobility will impact the energy […]

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How to select the right hardware for your EV charging

How to select the right hardware for your EV charging

Ahead of elemental’s digital festival on integrated EV solutions, we talk to Alex Hinchcliffe, Sales Director – Public Charging – at Mer, about choosing the right EV hardware for your project. Firstly, what do we mean by ‘EV charging hardware’? EV charging hardware typically refers to the actual charging unit itself – the interface between […]

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A data-led approach to retrofit

A data-led approach to retrofit

How IRT Surveys – and its DREam platform – is helping social landlords take a data-led approach to retrofit programmes. Housing associations need to ensure their building stock reaches EPC level C by 2030, but the increasing pressure of rising energy bills –­ and fuel poverty – means that social landlords are at the forefront […]

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What is a modern Heat Interface Unit (HIU)?

What is a modern Heat Interface Unit (HIU)?

Ed Morris, Technical Manager at Altecnic, investigates what makes a ‘modern’ Heat Interface Unit (HIU) as their popularity increases as a solution for multi-occupancy builds. Modern Heat Interface Units (HIUs) boast an impressive array of ‘smart’ features that provide close control of heat output and energy use. This is helping to fuel a steady increase […]

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Dealing with heat loss in plant rooms

Dealing with heat loss in plant rooms

Energy expert Paul Webb has been writing a series of ‘toolbox tips’ for his social media followers, with advice for energy managers and those looking at making buildings more energy efficient. Here, he shares his guidance for dealing with heat loss in plant rooms. When you are next in your plant room just review how […]

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Getting the industry closer to a hydrogen reality

Getting the industry closer to a hydrogen reality

With one of its first certificated 100% hydrogen boilers now in place at the H21 test site in South Bank, Middlesbrough, the team from Vaillant involved with its installation and testing reflect on what it means to the industry, and what the results will feed into. The H21 South Bank project, led by Northern Gas […]

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Heat metering regulations – the keys to compliance

Heat metering regulations – the keys to compliance

We look at changes to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations and how to comply. What are the regulations? According to Government guidance the primary purpose of The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations, which came into force initially in 2014, is to drive energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from heating. Efficiency is […]

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How mixed technology solutions can help HVAC reach net zero

How mixed technology solutions can help HVAC reach net zero

Paul Hawkins, Commercial Sales Manager at Vokèra by Riello Commercial, explains how mixed technology solutions could help the HVAC industry meet the UK Government’s target of net zero carbon by 2050. Reducing CO2 emissions associated with heating our buildings is vital if we are to  achieve the ultimate goal of zero carbon.  However, decarbonising a […]

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