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Everything You Need To Know About How To Charge An Electric Vehicle

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 10th , 2021

Most large car manufacturers, and other interested parties, are heavily involved in improving electric vehicle (EV) design, efficiency, and battery life. An equal number of scientists and engineers are involved in the research, production, and installation of the most efficient, cutting edge charging points, to be able to cope with an increasing number of EVs. With the government’s stated intention to be all electric by 2040, without effective smart-charging points, the whole vehicular transport system could come to a grinding halt.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

What Actions Can Your Company Take To Reduce Their Carbon Footprint?

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 9th , 2021


With governments worldwide putting their efforts into ways of reducing global warming, it’s well worth considering reducing your own business’s carbon footprint. Using today’s technology, there are a number of options available which can help to reduce your CO2 emissions. Not only that, but a couple of upgrades, although involving some initial capital, can lower your utility costs and return your investment many times over.

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Topics: LED Lighting

3 Financial Benefits Of Upgrading To LED Lights

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 6th , 2021

There’s an old adage that goes, ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’. When it comes to the energy costs of running a business, nothing could be closer to the truth. While trying to reduce energy costs during lean periods, we tend to look at the big stuff. Do we need the air-con working for so many hours? Can’t we lower the heating a few degrees? Can’t we integrate some machine operations or production lines? Can’t we save on maintenance costs? All these options; and yet more often than not, the real savings are just above your head.

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Topics: LED Lighting

Factors To Consider When Installing A Commercial Fire Alarm System

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 3rd , 2021

 

Fire alarms are an essential safeguard of personal safety and their presence is mandatory to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Properly installing these systems should be a top priority and there are a handful of recommendations to keep in mind. Here are 4 factors to keep in mind.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor

Which Boiler System Is Best For Large Public Sector Organisations?

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 2nd , 2021

In this article we consider the different types of boiler systems and which is best for large public sector organisations, particularly concerning price, reliability and operating costs over the long term.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor

What Regulations Apply To Installing Electric Car Charging Stations?

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 28th , 2021

Lower running costs, reduced carbon emissions, pricing levels and subsidies mean that electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming an increasingly attractive transport option. However, when setting up a new EV charging station, what regulations should the installer follow? Here, we highlight the essential requirements for architects, consultants and electrical engineering technicians to consider when installing charger stations for EVs.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

Hot Water System Maintenance: Why Is It So Important?

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 27th , 2021

Regular maintenance of hot water systems is essential for avoiding common faults. The chances are any serious system breakdown will cost substantially more in lost output or manufacturing than the modest cost of an effective ongoing maintenance plan.

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Topics: Building Maintenance

What Is The Cost Of Charging An Electric Car?

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 26th , 2021


Ownership of electric and hybrid motor vehicles is becoming noticeably more accessible, thanks to technological advances and price reductions. This greener type of motoring has steadily become more visible over the last few years; in May 2019, there were 12,000 EV (electric vehicle) public charging points in the UK. According to Auto Express, this remarkable figure was fivefold that of just eight years before, in 2011. Below, with motorists who own EVs (or plan to acquire one) in mind, we consider the cost of charging an EV and how it compares to refuelling petrol and diesel cars.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

A Guide To The History Of The Light Emitting Diode

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 23rd , 2021

Although LED cost per unit is higher compared to incandescent lighting, energy savings are high. The Energy Savings Trust estimates the annual running cost of one halogen is £11, and the equivalent LED, just £2. Nowadays in new builds, LEDs are being installed as a matter of course. With halogens already being phased out, people and businesses are reaping the financial reward of lower utility bills by switching from halogen and fluorescent lighting to LEDs.

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Topics: LED Lighting

Commercial LED Lighting Systems - How Much Does It Cost To Upgrade?

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 21st , 2021

Image: Lowe and Oliver carried out the refurbishment which included LED lighting upgrade for HQube Headquarters.

In the short time energy saving Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), have been available in the mainstream lighting market, the technology has continued apace. Now, with LED specific dimmers, motion controllers and colour rendering available, they have been adopted as the lighting of choice in new commercial builds, and are the most popular upgrade in commercial properties. With incandescent lighting already obsolete, and compact fluorescent lighting due to be phased out in 2020, the choice of whether to upgrade will soon be taken out of your hands. So, how do you work out the average cost of upgrading your business lighting?

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Topics: LED Lighting

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