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“Many thanks for putting together the Tendering Masterclass, for presenting the information in an interesting and interactive way and for making Nicholas Electrical more confident in the tendering process.”
Jessica Nicholas, Nicholas Electrical, East Grinstead

Presentations – Sustainable Business Breakfast, Crawley

Businesses, from a range of industries, gathered in Crawley for a Sustainable Business Breakfast, focusing on energy efficient buildings.

Thermal Camera ImageNatasha Baum from G&S Energy explained how a thermal heat camera can be used to identify areas of heat loss from a building through such as insulation defects, air leakages and thermal bridging, as well as for investigative work such as detecting water leaks or faults in electrical and renewable energy systems.

James Moore from The Green Light Company UK provided an update on the latest energy efficient lighting solutions. He explained that when planning a project you need to first think about your objectives. For example, is payback period the top priority? Are you looking for increased lighting control? Do you need to minimise maintenance time?

He demonstrated a number of energy efficient lamps including LED replacements for high-bay sodium lighting, traditional candle bulbs and twin fluorescent tubes.

Nancy Higgins from East Sussex County Council shared how the local authority have been improving the energy efficiency of their properties. Remote control LED lighting has been installed at County Hall in Lewes and loft and cavity wall insulation at St. Mary’s School in Horam.

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Next up…

We’ll be in Burgess Hill on the 19th March 2014, 08:00 to 10:00, looking at renewable energy. Speakers will include Shoreham Port who have installed a 90 kW solar PV system. The full event programme will be released shortly.

If you would like to reserve your place, please call 01444 477501 or email network@sustainablebusiness.org.uk. The cost is £20 or £30 for two (friend, colleague, client).

Blog- Decarbonising Heat through Innovation

by Charles Morley   Heat is fundamental for our well-being, especially with the turbulent weather in the UK! However, heating, whether it’s domestic, commercial or industrial, contributes to a third of all UK emissions. So if we’re committed to achieving our goal of Net Zero emissions by 2050, this has to change. In order to […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Park Cameras

Based in Burgess Hill, Park Cameras sells photography equipment, as well as offering printing services and photography courses. In early 2019, Park Cameras received a Utilise Plus grant from the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC to install energy-saving LED lights. This followed a fully-funded Utilise Plus energy audit they received in late 2018. Funded by the […]
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