Newly published studies by two market research organisations show that the ability to provide higher energy efficiency and precise motion control are once again speeding the uptake of electric drives and motions controls sectors in Europe and beyond. By James Hunt:
It has been announced that Liz Male, chair of quality mark TrustMark, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List. This award is in recognition of her long term services to construction and consumer protection. James Hunt reports:
The Business Minister has announced new £50m fund for UK waste infrastructure during a visit to a new advanced-technology waste-to-energy plant. This fund, from the Green Investment Bank (GIB), will support projects that use waste wood to generate electricity. By James Hunt:
Royal Philips has, through its Lighting Division, completed the upgrade of 10 ships for Europe’s leading holiday cruise company, Costa Cruises. More than 300,000 Philips LED lights have been installed to enable a massive 60% reduction in the energy used to power each ship’s lighting. By James Hunt:
A project to upgrade lighting in the gallery spaces at the National Portrait Gallery has made full use of Lumicom’s luminaire disposal services to ensure that all end-of-life fixtures were disposed of responsibly.
Golf fans are on for a treat this year because the Electrical Industries Charity has launched the 2015 National Golf Championships which will take place at Woburn Golf Club’s Duke’s Course on Thursday 15 October.
The French-based company, which calls itself a ‘global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries’, appears in the top 10 for the second consecutive year, but has moved up one place compared with 2014, as James Hunt reports:
After working alongside the College for many years to help to educate the engineers of tomorrow, Schneider Electric was chosen to install a new Building Energy Management System – SmartStruxure solution – which was designed to monitor, measure and optimise the performance of the Energy Centre throughout its lifecycle.