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Voltage optimisation explained

Recent increases in energy costs mean power consumption has become one of the biggest concerns for companies in the manufacturing sector. Streamlining the production process to remove unnecessary and costly consumption points is a good exercise. But one of the easiest and most effective ways to manage energy consumption and reduce costs is voltage optimisation. […]

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Will modern equipment reduce commercial energy costs

As a sector, manufacturing is responsible for using millions of megawatts of energy daily, long since a concern for anyone managing production and even more so in a period when commercial energy costs are heading upwards. With energy prices rising at an unprecedented rate, it has never been more critical to consider ways to streamline […]

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LED lighting – what’s all the fuss?

Energy prices are a huge concern for everyone right now, so it’s not surprising that most businesses are looking for ways to save. But cost shouldn’t be the only reason to adopt energy-efficient ways of working. Making your factory more efficient reduces your carbon footprint as well as your bills. Rapid advancements in lighting technology […]

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How Variable Speed Drives can make an impact

The manufacturing sector seldom sleeps. Across the world, production facilities operate around the clock to meet their customers’ demands. Anyone overseeing a manufacturing plant knows there are three key components to its operational success: • Using machinery that is fit for purpose • Conducting regular planned maintenance to keep machinery in good condition • Implementing […]

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A Carbon Free Energy Vision (and what we can all do to contribute)

Fossil fuels have been used as fuel for many centuries and are still the biggest energy source for generating electricity. In fact, around 75% of electricity in the UK still comes from power plants that rely on fossil fuels. Unfortunately, coal and oil are not renewable energy sources, meaning there is a finite amount available. […]

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The Future of Energy Efficient Factories

There’s no denying that in recent years there has been a substantial focus on carbon emissions. The growing pressure on governments to decarbonise energy systems is filtering down to manufacturers who are having to seriously evaluate their impact on the environment. Leading companies are proactively implementing initiatives to reduce their carbon emissions. Some companies are […]

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How to slash 20% off your energy costs

Saving money on your electric bills is much easier than you think and could save you up to 20% off your annual energy costs. It’s better for the environment too, because using less energy cuts your carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Here we look at some of the ways in which we can help […]

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Bright spark – Top Three Energy-Saving Ideas

with Carl Johnson – Electrical Technician It’s 2015 and it’s payback time – in a good way! After some challenging years for businesses during the economic downturn, we’ve decided it’s time to shout a little louder about the major savings that your company could be enjoying. When times are tough companies tend not to invest […]

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Get the Facts – Lighting Control

As we all know, energy efficiency is not something to make light of. Businesses looking to save costs and reduce energy usage often focus on machinery, but lighting control can also make a significant contribution to these goals. Clearly good lighting is a must in any business, to ensure that staff can work safely and […]

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Six things to consider when choosing low energy lighting

There are two ways to reduce your running costs for lighting: first, replace your existing lights with ones which use less energy and second, if they aren’t needed turn them off. 1. Replacing light fittings can be expensive. As the aim is to get a return on your investment, ask how any return has been […]

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Bright Spark – LED lighting

Carl Johnson – Electrical Technician How does LED lighting work – and how can it save you money? Has traditional lighting had its day? It may have taken 100 years of development, but LED lighting is finally offering an affordable energy-saving alternative. Unless you only work outdoors and only in the daytime, it’s likely your […]

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Generating a crisis?

Lee Johnson, Managing Director of Advanced Electrical Services explains… Turn on the TV recently and you will no doubt have heard about the ‘crisis’ in the energy sector. The generation and distribution of electricity has certainly been in the headlines over the past few months, but what’s all the fuss about? Reducing carbon and greenhouse […]

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Get the Facts – Carbon footprint

How big will the government allow your carbon footprint to get? When did you first hear the phrase ‘carbon footprint’? While it relates specifically to the amount of carbon dioxide a person, home or business produces, it’s often taken to represent the amount of energy we use in more general terms. The Carbon Trust (www.carbontrust.com), […]

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Case Study

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Case Study – Bibby Turboflex

AES low energy lighting project saves 48% in annual lighting running costs

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Case Study – Charles F Stead

AES find the right energy reduction solution with 20.75% annual energy savings.

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Case Study – HSG Bradford

Flexibility key in creating new state-of-the-art energy efficient building on schedule.

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Case Study – Everbuild

Lighting audit and installation delivers savings of £11K per annum

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Case Study – KTS Wire

Energy efficient lighting reduces carbon footprint, improves Health & Safety and saves money.

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Company News

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Project News – Low energy lighting installation at A1 Football Factory

Co-owned and operated by Pontefract’s born and bred Ipswich Town and the Republic of Ireland’s very own Paul Green, the Football Factory brings the next generation of premium 3G football pitches to the area. With a 52,000 sq ft facility, currently hosting four state-of- the-art pitches, the Football Factory will be unrivalled in the quality […]

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Guide

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Guide – Energy Reduction

Minimising your carbon footprint whilst improving your work environment and reducing costs.

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