Posts tagged “Energy efficiency”

Office lights replaced with LEDs and sensors
We’ve been on the road again, this time going to Castleford in Yorkshire, home to Roman legions and Rugby League. 
 
This project involved a ground floor reception area and offices, including toilet lighting renovations and replacements for failed emergency lights across the site. 
 
Like many reception areas the fluorescent lights here had been left on all the time, even when there wasn’t any activity. The lights have been upgraded to energy efficient LEDs and the wall switches have been replaced with sensors to control the lighting automatically. Now the lights switch off when there’s enough natural light and when there’s no movement. 
green leaves in a tree canopy
A campaign is underway which challenges homeowners to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. 
 
#TheGreenReset is running between 22 April and 22 May and is encouraging people to take action. From becoming plastic free or reducing online shopping, growing vegetables or reducing energy use, the aim is to create new ‘green habits’. 
There are reports that the government’s Green Homes voucher scheme might come to an end in March, less than a year after its launch. 
 
While there have been almost 70,000 applications for vouchers, by the end of January only 21,000 vouchers had been issued and less than 3,000 installations had been completed. 
 
Industry experts are arguing that options available for homeowners, such as heat pumps, don’t meet the needs of many families. 
grass roof hobbit-style house with round door
Public sector organisations can apply for a share of the government’s £1billion funding for improved energy efficiency. 
 
This month the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department launched the Public Sector Decarbonisation (PSD) scheme. Applications are now open for eligible organisations until 11 January 2021. 
The Connected Homes; State of the Market 2020 report says that over 7.5 million homes across Europe now have connected home energy devices. This figure is expected to grow by 13% in 2020. 

What is a connected home? 

Connected homes include climate controls, remote heating management, home energy management, and home automation products such as smart lighting. 
Lightwave smart home controller and dimmer
We recently installed and setup this home automation system using Lightwave equipment. 
 
Lightwave is a smart home range that has been designed to be simple to install and easy to integrate with other smart home products. Each dimmer or plug socket looks, behaves and can be installed like a standard socket or dimmer. It can all be controlled via your smart phone or tablet with clever features like time delays and triggers. 
 
Our clients now have full control of their lighting wherever they are. 
Underfloor heating is one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK’s heating industry. 
 
It accounted for around 7.7% by value in 2019, according to a recent report which makes forecasts for the sector to 2024. It is expected to continue growing annually at 4 to 6% for the next four years. 
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