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Developing a Preventative Maintenance Plan – Top 10 Non-Conformance Issues

What is a PPM Audit? Planned preventative maintenance (PPM) is designed to ensure that plant and equipment is regularly maintained in line with manufacturers recommendations.  The purpose of PPM is…

The Importance of Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) Audits

It is well known that buildings tend to not operate as intended which can often cause performance gaps with energy and operational efficiency. Through careful management of an organisation’s assets…

Do you have full control of your HVAC System?

Your HVAC system does more than maintain building temperature.  It can play a direct influence on occupant comfort and productivity levels, energy bills, as well as health and safety. In…

ETS | Northern Office Move

Due to the company’s phenomenal growth over the past eighteen months which has seen our Northern team take on more staff and a wider portfolio of clients, Energy and Technical…

Smart Building Technology – How to get started

Introduction According Energy Manager Today (2018), the global smart building market is predicted to reach $61.9 million by 2024. One of the major drivers for growth in this sector is…

The Need for BMS Optimisation in New Builds

So, your new building is finished, fully commissioned, and handed over. It is now ready for occupation and to be fully equipped with all the state-of-the-art modern features. However, do…

SEAI EXEED Support for O’Callaghan Collection

The O’Callaghan Collection is one of the leading privately-owned hotel groups in Ireland. With a constant focus on energy and carbon savings, the O’Callaghan Collection were…

Types of Energy Performance Contracts: Key Challenges and Considerations

How does an Energy Performance Contract work? An Energy Performance Contract is a form of ‘creative financing’ for capital improvements which allows funding energy upgrades from cost reductions.  Under an…

The Reality of Energy Management for Building Occupants

It is obvious to say that the condition of a building, and the behaviour of its occupants, plays a significant role in the ability of its facilities or energy manager…

Internet of Things – Are you using it to the full?

A few decades ago we never thought it would be possible to automatically control the conditions in an entire building. However, the latest technological developments and the IoT have evolved…

An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

An office or work place should be free of airborne pollutants and pathogens that could affect or cause health issues to occupants or give rise to discomfort. According to Public…

Scarce ‘low hanging fruit’ left for energy efficiency: Innovation will be key for 2050

According to the Climate Change Committee, the UK is expected to miss its fourth and fifth carbon budgets by 139 and 245 million tonnes of carbon…

The True Cost of Going Zero Carbon by 2050

What is the climate emergency declaration? The United Nations say we could have just 11 years left to limit a climate change catastrophe.  The UK is the first country in…

Technical Energy Centre – Savings Achieved in April 2019

Energy efficiency can often be improved through nil and low-cost solutions.  Small changes in user behaviour or slight adjustments to controls and plant equipment can significantly reduce energy costs for…

Meet us at the Facilities Management Forum 2019

Date: 01/07/2019 – 02/07/2019 Location: Facilities Management Forum, Hilton, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ   The Facilities Management Forum brings together facilities and estates professionals together for one-to-one business meetings, interactive…

PropTech – The Growing Trend in the Real Estate Industry

The concept of ‘PropTech’ has been gaining increasing exposure in property and real estate circles for a number of years, with more and more software and service companies entering the…

F-Gas Regulations: The Impact on Facilities Managers

Introduction The EU has set a timeframe for the phased ban on the use of F-Gases which aims to reduce the use and manufacture of harmful Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC F-Gas). The…

The Common Barriers to Achieving a Successful EnMS

Before embarking on the journey to introducing an effective energy management system, it is worth considering the common barriers that may affect its implementation.  The approach adopted by an organisation…

Meet us at the Care Forum

Date: Monday 10th June 2019 Time: 09:00 – 17:00  Location: The Care Forum, Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8QH The Care Forum brings together care professionals…

ETS Ireland Speak at ICON’s Sustainability Month 2019

ETS Ireland were delighted to take part in ICON’s Sustainability Month. Since their foundation in Dublin, Ireland in 1990, their mission has…

Technical Energy Centre (TEC) Savings Achieved in March 2019

Our Technical Energy Centre (TEC) continuously monitors and proactively responds to energy inefficiencies. In this example, our consultants identified an opportunity for energy savings at a…

BMS vs BEMS

The Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the energy industry. Insight derived from data collected from devices linked to the internet provide opportunities to improve energy efficiency, solve critical problems…

Commercial Energy Management: The Barriers and Facilitators

According to the UK Green Building Council (2017), commercial buildings are responsible for 3% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.  Over 58% of EPC’s lodged for non-domestic properties in…

Monitoring Baseload Consumption Across Hundreds of Meters

A recent BBC news article  reported the findings of a study on the impact of renewables compared to energy efficiency on our electricity consumption since a 2005 peak.

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