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Marrying Style with Sustainability: The Rise of the Green Hotel

Figures show that just 25% of the total costs in the lifecycle of a hotel are for the concept, design and construction, compared with 75% for its operation. It’s therefore not surprising that the sector is increasingly looking at ways to improve the operational efficiency of its properties and reducing energy consumption should be a central part of this strategy.

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Smart Thinking and Home Automation with Legrand

Legrand Arteor MMPWiring devices are part and parcel of any new development’s interior style, but today’s manufacturer doesn’t just need to contend with aesthetic demands – they also have to be smart in their thinking.

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energy barAfter many years of discussion, the new ISO 50001 international standard for energy management systems was finally launched in the middle of 2011, with the promise that it will provide those who adopt it with a framework for achieving on-going reductions in energy usage and carbon footprint.

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Lighting the Way - Electrical Safety Comes of Age

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) makes an impact through a wide range of initiatives which support both consumers and the industry. Here Phil Buckle, Director General of the ESC, explains how the Charity is leading the charge for electrical safety.

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Shedding New Light on Solar PV Electrical Testing

seaward solarJim Wallace, product and technology manager at Seaward Solar answers your questions on solar PV electrical testing

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Inappropriate Cleats put Installations and Lives at Risk Warns Ellis Patents

ellis cable cleatLeading cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis recently issued a stark warning that incorrect interpretation of short-circuit test reports was leading to inappropriate cleats being inadvertently specified and installed. According to the company’s MD Richard Shaw, this situation is putting vital electrical installations and lives at unnecessary risk.

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Switchgear and Circuit Protection Solutions for the Future

As building design becomes more innovative and organisations look to extend their premises on-site, rather than moving into a new build, there are a number of challenges for switchgear and circuit protection.

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Why Every Business Needs to be a ‘People Business’

Cablofil trayIt’s impossible to switch on a TV or radio these days without being confronted with an economic gloom that is making the markets jumpy and the commercial marketplace an increasingly challenging place to be.




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