Category Archives: Energy efficiency

Server room temperature myth busting – energy savings, disk failure and temperature

Saving energy in server rooms is often the last area tackled in large office environments. This may be due to a lack of understanding about what can be done to save energy and also due to barriers created by out … Continue reading

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Variable Speed Drives: Is it a viable energy saving solution for commercial and industrial users?

Introduction Variable Speed Drive (VSD), also known as inverters or Variable Frequency Drives, is the term that describes the equipment used to regulate the rotational speed and hence torque of an electric motor. Basically VSDs are electronic devices that can … Continue reading

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The UK Housing Context

Why retrofit technology is important to the UK The UK government is committed, via the Climate Change Act and the Carbon Budgets, to a 34% greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 2020, and 80% by 2050, based on 1990 levels … Continue reading

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Voltage Optimisation

Voltage Optimisation (VO) is a method of reducing electricity bills in commercial premises. It is not a new concept but recent improvements to the technology have seen better systems in the market place. What is Voltage Optimisation? The way VO … Continue reading

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