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HYL 'Excellence in Training'

HYL ‘Excellence in Training’

The annual HYL 2019 Apprentice Awards took place just before Christmas last in Croke Park Stadium with over 80 HYL apprentices in attendance. Also present were leading industry representatives from the academic, training and development, mechanical and electrical sectors. This is now a highly-respected annual event that recognises and acknowledges those apprentices who have gone above…

Call for SDAR Awards Submissions

Call for SDAR Awards Submissions

The SDAR* Awards is a joint initiative between CIBSE Ireland and DIT, supported by Building Services News. The awards are unique in that they are intended to disseminate knowledge, encourage research in sustainable design of the built environment, and raise the quality of innovation and evaluation of such projects. Short abstracts (between 100 and 200…

The MEP Value Equation

The MEP Value Equation

Building services (MEP) are evolving at quite a pace, driven by continuous technological innovation, greater regulatory emphasis to improve building energy efficiency, and on-site project challenges. Heat pumps, sophisticated building controls, LED lighting, modular off-site construction, photovoltaics, building information modelling (BIM), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Building Energy Rating (BER) and Nearly Zero…

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SEAI Market Surveillance on Lighting & Heating

SEAI Market Surveillance on Lighting & Heating

The LED evolution is bringing significant gains in energy efficiency. However, as the range of products on offer increases, market surveillance is essential to ensure that they are meeting the criteria required by EU standards. An EU-wide network of market surveillance organisations carries out checks of products covered by EU regulations and removes non-compliant products from the market. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has functional responsibility in Ireland for market surveillance relating to ecodesign, energy labelling and tyre labelling. SEAI also monitors retailers to ensure they are meeting their obligations on labelling.

Demand for Controls is Installer Opportunity

Demand for Controls is Installer Opportunity

Given that heating and hot water accounts for around 62% of a typical domestic energy bill in a year, the heating system – and how it is controlled – can have a significant impact on fuel costs. Fitting better controls not only puts homeowners in charge of their energy consumption, but also their comfort levels. Increased awareness of the availability of grant aid and Energy Saving Credits, presents a significant business opportunity for installers, writes Graham Doyle, Product Manager, Heat Merchants. Here he pinpoints the critical factors influencing homeowner decision-making, and details for installers the key features and benefits to highlight.

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