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Impact of Covid on Services Design

Impact of Covid on Services Design

The SARS-CoV2 virus which causes Covid-19 has had a significant impact on all aspects of our lives and none more so than on the built environment. Its emergence has highlighted potential long-term risks that have forced many people to rethink what the workplace is. The early signs indicate that much of this change will focus…

'Heat as a Service'

‘Heat as a Service’

At the start of the 2020s we are on the verge of one of the biggest paradigm shifts in the new energy market – the way to make money in new energy in the 2020s will be through selling services, not just through shifting products. Nowhere will this be more impactful than in the European…

Innovative Lighting Solutions

Innovative Lighting Solutions

With the EU’s Green Deal and Renovation Wave initiative now recognising the need for energy saving solutions to also consider health and wellbeing, lighting is fast emerging as a key element in delivering this objective. It is now well documented that lighting affects everything from peoples’ work performance through to their sleep patterns, and even…

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Go Green … try ‘Decaf Gas’

Go Green ... try 'Decaf Gas'

It has been another eventful couple of months for many countries around the globe. The COVID-19 situation continues to create havoc across the world, as countries deal with the fall-out of the health crisis and associated economic impact. Here Professor Paul de Leeuw*, Energy Transition Institute, Robert Gordon University, explains why the oil and gas industry, and the wider energy sector, has a very significant role to play in shaping and building the new energy future. Basically, he suggests we keep the good bits of existing technologies with the benefits they bring, but remove the polluting parts. This would be a real win-win.

Lighting Key to Green Deal Success

Lighting Key to Green Deal Success

LightingEurope is supporting the call to scale up renovation across Europe and is working hard to make sure it includes lighting. Renovation is at the heart of the European Green Deal and has been identified as a key driver for social and economic recovery post COVID-19. However, there cannot — and should not — be any renovation of buildings in Europe without upgrading the lighting installations, says Paul O‘Connor, Chairman, Lighting Association Ireland (LAI), which is the Irish member representative body of LightingEurope.