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Fight back the heatwave with CoolingSave

As Britain is faced with the longest heatwave in 20 years, the issue of maintaining a low temperatures in the workplace without overspending on energy is becoming increasingly important for the majority of British companies and organizations. While the HeatingSave Low-Cost Building Management System (BMS) is primarily known for managing heating systems and cutting energy […]

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Smart meters only yield small energy savings, research finds

Smart meters are capable of only modestly reducing residential energy demand and yield unimpressive energy savings, recent research from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, has been able to suggest. The study compared data for nine months before and after the new features were introduced in November 2011 by a utility company which serves […]

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Building Management System

Singapore launches ambitious energy savings project

The Building & Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has set a challenge for achieving energy savings of at least 20% better than buildings with highest green rating, a recent news report has been able to suggest. The challenge set by BCA is to achieve an overall energy savings of at least 20% better than the […]

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All new homes in California to be zero carbon by 2020

All new homes being built in California will have to be zero net energy (ZNE) by 2020, according to a bold new project set by the US state. The Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has launched two projects to help the state meet these targets. The California Energy Commission (CEC) is providing […]

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Building Energy Management Systems

Europe must take the lead on reducing emissions from existing buildings, World Green Building Council believes

Europe should take the lead on reducing the emissions from existing buildings, the World Green Building Council believes. The group, which includes more than 300 organisations from across the continent, including cities, public authorities, property developers, manufacturers and energy utilities, has urged governments to realise the pressing need for ambitious targets, milestones and measures on […]

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