Policies for energy efficiency schemes in the UK must be predictable, experts argue


The UK’s various policies aimed at energy efficiency schemes should become more predictable, an expert has recently argued.

Joanne Wade, Director, Association for the Conservation of Energy, who gave evidence at an energy efficiency hearing to the Energy and Climate Change Committee at Westminster, said: “It’s no good changing policies every year.” She added industry has “little trust” and consumers have next to none “as they don’t know what is going on”.

Lawrence Slade, CEO, Energy UK said government hasn’t “learnt from the past”. He added: “We try to keep jobs and pay salaries etc. but if policy just comes to an end when term closes then that means redundancies.”

HeatingSave – making it easier for companies to slash energy expenditure

Behavioural change is always a difficult target to attain, but this is specifically where the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System could help.

HeatingSave has a number of features to prevent employees from adjusting the heating controls and leaving them in setting that can waste fuel. The keypad and display on the front of the controller has two levels of password protection.

These passwords can be changed by authorized personnel locally or centrally using the PC software. The password programming meets the requirements laid down by the Carbon Trust, and the PC software is user ID and password protected too.

Naturally, employees do have the right to set the ambient temperature at a value that best suites their needs, and HeatingSave manages this situation by firstly getting the temperature right so people don’t feel too hot or cold. If employees do feel too cold, they can hit a button to increase the room temperature. The heating will be turned up for a while BUT will then automatically turn back – keeping the employee at the right comfort temperature – and saving the employer on their fuel bill.

If you’d like to find out more about the savings enabled by the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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