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Arloid launches programme to reduce energy consumption

Arloid launches programme to reduce energy consumption

Arloid Automation of London is launching a new partnership programme to enable property professionals and specifiers to access AI technology to reduce their customers’ energy use in the properties they manage in a move towards sustainability, net-zero carbon and savings on utility bills. This is also increasingly important with a

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BDC 319 : Aug 2024

energy efficiency

Arloid launches programme to reduce energy consumption

Arloid launches programme to reduce energy consumption

Arloid Automation of London is launching a new partnership programme to enable property professionals and specifiers to access AI technology to reduce their customers’ energy use in the properties they manage in a move towards sustainability, net-zero carbon and savings on utility bills. This is also increasingly important with a lack of certainty as to energy supply provision towards the end of 2023. Property professionals and specifiers are invited to join the partnership programme to offer their customers a reduction in their energy costs, as well as providing energy efficient buildings and an additional income stream. Developers, construction companies, building and facilities managers, utility providers, security companies, energy saving companies are all invited to join the partnership programme. Arloid Automation offers training and marketing resources to industry partners to support them in providing AI solutions to their customers and thus bring significant energy and carbon savings to a wider market. Artificial intelligence – used in conjunction with any building management system – can fine tune the operation of a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems with remarkable precision. This results in increased comfort for building occupants coupled with energy savings of up to 22%. “We are looking forward to introducing new partnerships across Europe, Turkey, and the United States. Our established partners in the Middle East are going from strength to strength resulting in additional revenue streams, energy reduction for tenants and sought after buildings with lower ongoing bills,” said Dr. Andrey Seleznev, Chief Commercial Officer at Arloid. It’s becoming increasingly clear that energy use needs to be reduced now to preserve and ensure that supplies are available in the future as well as lowering carbon emissions. The built environment has the most potential as it is responsible for about 40% of global energy use and emits around a third of the greenhouse gases (according to the United Nations Environment Programme). Property professionals and specifiers are invited to be a part of the solution by partnering with Arloid Automation to make this happen: the operation of a building management system with AI technology is now available but it is only possible by working together that the move can be made towards a more sustainable, resilient future. Building, Design and Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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Metso Outotec launches next-generation HRCe high pressure grinding technology for superior grinding and energy efficiency

Metso Outotec is launching the next evolution of the high pressure grinding roll, the HRC™e HPGR. The industry standard was set when the HRC™ HPGR was launched back in 2014 pioneering the use of flanges and non-skewing design. Now, the proven grinding performance that brings energy efficiency, lower circulating loads and increased throughput is strengthened with an additional evolution in design. The new HRCe comes with a decreased installation CAPEX compared to the HRC. Changes in design allow for maximum productivity with proven technology that leads to superior grinding efficiency. “We are very excited about the new HRCe which combines proven technology and customer-focused evolutions. Metso Outotec is the only OEM that has been able to design and develop reliable flanged HPGR technology that has demonstrated superior performance for many years in the mining industry. We will continue utilizing our proven technology but have evolved the design to maximize value for our customers and superior grinding efficiency,” says Christoph Hoetzel, Head of Grinding business line at Metso Outotec. Key benefits of Metso Outotec HRCe Improved energy efficiency by up to 15% Lower circulating load by up to 24% Increase throughput by up to 19% Elimination of edge effect from combination of proven flange design and anti-skew assembly Elimination of downtime caused by skewing events Find out more about HRCe on our website. Register to the webinar On October 29, 2020, Metso Outotec will host two free webinars where the HRCe HPGR will be presented in more detail. You can register to the webinars here.

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BUREAU VERITAS CALLS ON CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO GIVE PART 8 THE GREEN LIGHT

With just a few months to go until the arrival of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations, Bureau Veritas is calling on construction industry to embrace the changes brought by the new Part 8 section – stating it is an important step forward in the UK’s green agenda. As one of the most successful countries in its carbon reductions, the UK continues to make huge headway in its target towards reducing emissions by 80% on 1990 levels before 2050 – with the adoption of more energy efficient solutions integral to this. Yet until this point, there has been no official best practice regulation around the design and installation of energy efficient technology – meaning it has been all too common for installations to be completed with little regard to energy use and emissions. Cue the arrival of the 18th Edition this July (2018) which, for the first time, will go beyond just looking at safety requirements to include a section dedicated to energy efficiency in installation – a move which Bureau Veritas states will bring renewed focus on the energy efficiency plight. Mahendra Mistry, technical manager for electrical systems at Bureau Veritas, said: “Although it’s been the subject of much debate, with some stating that the Wiring Regulations should be confined solely to safety requirements, the introduction of an energy efficient section is an vital step forward in ensuring the most current and relevant guidance possible. “Until now, energy efficiency has all too often been a ‘nice to have’, with it all too common for installations to be chopped and changed, with little regard to the distribution of electricity or potential losses. However, by making energy efficiency a primary focus from the offset, we can look to ensure that each and every installation is completely as safety and sustainably as possible.” Comprising 25 pages, the new Part 8 section provides guidance on ensuring the energy-efficiency of electrical installations with a view to lessening environmental impact, reducing energy losses, using energy only when required and potentially at a lower tariff, reducing maintenance by ensuring equipment is installed correctly and enhancing life-time efficiency. The consensus is that the change could help coerce increased demand for smart solutions, such as electric vehicles, LEDs, power factor correction and the like, while, in turn, opening up new business opportunities for electrical contractors. Mahendra adds: “As an industry, we still have a huge job to do in terms of not just meeting carbon reduction commitments but ensuring a sustainable infrastructure; which Part 8 will help to more adequately address. Indeed, it may mean more change for construction sector and contractors to get to grips with but it is an important regulatory reform which not only aid our sustainability plight but create new opportunity.” To find out more about Bureau Veritas please call 0345 600 1828 or email info@uk.bureauveritas.com. Alternatively, please visit www.bureauveritas.co.uk

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Facilities Management Companies May Be Core to Achieving Energy Efficiency Goals

As previously reported, the integration of facilities management practices in the initial stages of any given project may prove to be an essential step forward in ensuring that projects are completed in a way which meets the effective brief, targets and ambitions from the design and planning stages. This can be highlighted most prominently within the arena of energy management and relative carbon emission goals. As facilities management organisations have recently been seen to integrate energy divisions within their own offerings, the way in which these organisations can then advise on, and support the delivery of projects which can meet the long-term goals of developments is undeniable. With a large proportion of energy usage boiling down to the various areas of facilities management also, the import of consulting such specialists with an invested interest in the performance of buildings is key. Without interaction from facilities management and energy specialist organisations, it is actually predicted that both government, and individual organisational goals for the management and reduction of carbon emissions may not yet be possible. As such, organisations are urged to see the important role played by facilities management organisations in ensuring that the design specification for a building will suit that of the energy-efficiency goals of its continued use – an area where complete facilities management companies have a great deal of expertise. It isn’t, however just a case of understanding how carbon emission goals can be hit. Often, it is, in fact the case that organisations may regard viable methods of long-term carbon reduction methods, such as green energy, as too costly and expensive; something which sometimes cannot be debated. In such cases, however, the involvement of facilities management specialists can point organisations in the right direction for alternative methodologies for carbon reduction, as, in many cases, there are always alternatives.

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