Category Archives: Energy Saving

Smart blinds to save energy & cut household bills

Duette® energy-saving blinds are a wise investment for cost-conscious homeowners who want to lower their annual heating bills. An innovative design means Duette® blinds insulates windows and according to new research, can slash annual heating costs by up to 25%1. With the average heating bill now hovering around £597 per year2, this could mean a significant amount of money back into people’s pocket every year! 

Easy-install biomass for the home

Leading biomass solutions provider, Euroheat, has launched a new prefabricated wood heating solution for the domestic market, ideal for customers looking to take advantage of the Domestic RHI in a hassle-free and speedy fashion.


Windhager is helping the historical village of Matfen, Northumberland, to reduce its carbon footprint while saving money on fuel costs with the installation of a new biomass boiler system. Situated within the impressive Matfen Estate, five houses, the estate office, a shop and the village hall will all benefit from biomass heating.

IVC Group invests in durability

After a €10million investment in three wind turbines, luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer Moduleo’s parent company IVC Group is now one of the largest ‘green energy producers’ in Europe.

The turbines have been built at the IVC plant in Avelgem, Belgium and are expected to produce 13,3 GWh each year – equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 2,000 families. This means they will create about one third of the total energy consumed by IVC Group.


An innovative house in South Wales is combining multiple energy efficient technologies, including ThermaSkirt heated skirting board, in a bid to provide self-sufficient, renewable energy generation and water resource solution in an off grid setting.

The flagship project has been jointly developed by SSE, Caerphilly County Council and BRE (Building Research Establishment) and is undergoing monitoring to establish the viability of future off-grid homes. The ThermaSkirt product was specified due to its compatibility with renewable energy sources such as solar and biomass, and its high heat transfer ability with low running temperature make it an energy efficient alternative to conventional radiators.

CP Electronics’ Lighting Controls Help Energy Efficiency at Somerstown Community Hub

The UK’s premier lighting controls specialist CP Electronics has supplied a variety of lighting solutions for a new municipal facility, Somerstown Central, which has been constructed in the Somerstown district in Portsmouth.  Specified by M&E services providers Working Environments, Southampton, all lighting controls, both stand- alone and networked were supplied by CP Electronics, including the sophisticated fully addressable Rapid lighting control system.

Energy Saving Product that the Design Conscious Must Have

With over 70 percent of UK households still not benefitting from the savings offered by thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), leading UK manufacturer Pegler Yorkshire has put its knowledge and expertise to the test and developed a range of decorative TRVs which would appeal to the more design conscious consumer.

The ‘Cast Iron Way’ to fight rising energy costs

As the cost of gas and electricity continues to rise, it is now more important than ever to review your heating and hot water plant to see how you could save money and reduce your energy consumption.

This is the theme of Hamworthy’s ‘Cast Iron Tour’ that will be coming to a town near you, demonstrating how you can fight rising energy costs and save up to 35% on your gas bills.

Selectaglaze On Track

Selectaglaze has been the leading designer of acoustic secondary glazing systems since 1966 and has been working on a Framework agreement with Crossrail and Network Rail since 2011 to provide sound insulation in line with statutory requirements.

Airflow Makes New Passive House Additions To Its Domestic Heat Recovery Range

Airflow Developments Ltd has extended its range of Passive House certified heat recovery units with the launch of the Duplexvent DV110SE; and upgraded its Duplexvent DV50 and DV80 heat recovery units to offer even more energy saving benefits.

Scott Safety to cut it’s lighting energy consumption by 81% with MHA Lighting

Scott Safety, a leading provider of life safety protection products and services, is now also leading the way in reducing energy consumption.

With the help of award-winning lighting manufacturer MHA Lighting, Scott Safety, a Tyco Company, is set to cut its lighting energy consumption by 81% at its Skelmersdale site.

Radicals selected for University Eco House project

Stelrad Radiators has seen its award winning energy saving radiator Radical specified in the latest Eco House built on the campus at Nottingham University.

Johnson & Starley’s all round strength in energy efficient heating and ventilation

Johnson & Starley’s participation at Ecobuild 2014 will underline the company’s commitment to the provision of highly energy efficient heating and ventilation solutions, meeting the needs of homeowners, specifiers and installers.

Danfoss Launches New Commercial Heat Pump With Even Better Performance

As part of its commitment to innovation in heat pump design, Danfoss has launched the new DHP-R Eco, a light commercial ground source heat pump that boasts greater performance and efficiency and helps to reduce running costs.

New controller detects empty rooms to maximise energy efficiency

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new air conditioning controller that includes the intelligent energy-saving ability to automatically detect when meeting rooms or areas with infrequent use are unoccupied.

Honey, I shrunk the CHP – ENER-G downsizes its 50kW system

ENER-G has shrunk its 50kW combined heat and power (CHP) unit by 30% – making it the smallest and lightest unit in its fleet.

The new E50 gas fired CHP packs the same power, 90% efficiency and reliability of its predecessor, while matching previous ease of service and maintenance, and quietness of operation.

Pilkington energiKare™ Advantage joins successful energy-efficient glazing range

Introducing Pilkington energiKare™ Advantage – the brand new IGU by the NGS Group which achieves triple glazing performance with only two panes of glass. Designed for applications requiring an optimised Ug value the new product combines hard coated Pilkington K Glass™ OW on surface 4 with Pilkington Optitherm™ S1 Plus on surface 2 – to reach a remarkable U-value of just 0.9 W/m2K.

Latest generation of Cool-phase is in a class of its own for low energy ventilation and cooling

Monodraught has announced the next generation of its award-winning Cool-phase system, representing the company’s latest innovative application of phase change material (PCM) as a thermal energy store to actively ventilate and cool buildings.

Diamond Quality Daylight

Diamond Hall, part of the University of Ulster’s Coleraine campus was completed in 1974. Nearly 40 years later, the University authorities decided to address its failings by appointing architects Samuel Stevenson & Sons to undertake major refurbishment.

Fakro range of flat roof windows combine energy efficiency and added security

Fakro’s new range of flat roof windows includes models with clear and opaque polycarbonate domes as well as a dome-free option. All offer excellent thermal qualities as their multi-chamber PVC frames are filled with polystyrene insulation.

Dynamic valve system can generate up to 50% energy savings for pumps

Dynamic valve specialist Frese is now on their third generation of pressure independent control valves, a solution which ensure heating systems have the correct balance during operation and precise temperature control.

Ecodan helps keep heating bills down in hybrid installation

The installation of an Ecodan air source heat pump into a 3-bedroom detached house in Bedfordshire has demonstrated how effectively the heat pump will work in conjunction with traditional heating systems to maximise efficiency and reduce both installation costs and emissions.

Carron Crescent, Springburn, Glasgow

Alumasc’s Swisslab External Wall Insulation (EWI) System has been used for the refurbishment of blocks 9, 19 & 29 Carron Crescent in Springburn, Glasgow – a project funded by British Gas/Scottish Gas under the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).

Academy Health Club, Harrogate

A green energy makeover will reduce the carbon footprint of Harrogate’s Academy Health Club by 306 tonnes per year, equivalent to the environmental benefit of removing more than 100 cars from the roads.

New Paints to Reduce Heating Costs

With unique insulating paints for both interior and exterior use, Thermilate Technologies is introducing new ways to save on heating costs, reduce wasted energy and provide greater comfort and efficiency in any residential or commercial property.

New range of energy saving water heaters from Stiebel Eltron

Stiebel Eltron has launched a new range of energy saving water heaters which allow users to take advantage of off-peak electricity tariffs.

Ardgartan Hotel, Loch Long

A Kingspan Environmental Aeromax Plus air source heat pump has been installed to heat a 126-bedroom Scottish hotel set in a spectacular location on the banks of Loch Long.

25% Reduction in energy consumption at housing trust

The Liverpool Housing Trust have used Atlantic Boilers’ VF range of boilers to significantly reduce energy consumption at it’s Friendship House Building. The Trust manages more than 40 retirement properties and retirement homes for older people.

A light makeover with big savings for Dinwiddy House at University of London

High energy savings and low maintenance costs are crucial at Dinwiddy House, a busy and vibrant hall of residence for students at the University of London. These criteria steered the specification of replacement light fittings in the halls and led to the selection of Luxonic Lighting, an expert in high quality lighting solutions across the student market.

Latest generation of Cool-phase is in a class of its own for low energy ventilation and cooling

Monodraught has announced the next generation of its award-winning Cool-phase system, representing the company’s latest innovative application of phase change material (PCM) as a thermal energy store to actively ventilate and cool buildings.