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Kensa Heat Pumps - unravelling open loop water systems

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Water source heat pump systems are becoming increasingly popular, but one lesser known water source application is open loop systems. 

Open loop collectors take the form of two separate straight pipe collectors. These designs abstract and filter the water through the heat pump. This water is then discharged either back to the water source or another discharge area.

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Landmark installation delivers heating and passive cooling for RAGT Seeds

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Renewable heating expert Finn Geotherm, has completed a landmark installation for leading European agricultural plant breeder RAGT Seeds in Cambridgeshire, to deliver both heat and passive cooling with significant energy savings.

RAGT's initial brief was to reduce the heating costs for its six glasshouses, which are used for developing new crops. LPG had previously been used to heat the glasshouses which, with a U value of around six, meant the boiler was in constant use in winter, leading to issues with fuel supply and heat distribution as the system couldn't keep up with the heat being generated. RAGT needed a new system to work with its existing grow tubes.

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CP Electronics’ new lighting control system makes configuration easier than ever

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CP Electronics, the industry-leading designer and manufacturer of energy-saving lighting controls, has unveilled its next generation of Vitesse Plus, a seven-channel lighting control system specially designed for educational and commercial applications, as well as retail spaces.

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Free outdoor lighting for the construction industry

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New from Bright Spark Solar is the Solar Sensor LED Light.

This inexpensive solar-powered LED floodlight is robust and fully weatherproof and provides some powerful lighting using free solar energy for a host of applications from driveways and yards to remote buildings, paths and entrances.

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Going green and renting lighting

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Simon Taylor, Managing Director of Aura Light UK, discusses new schemes that use projected energy savings to finance new lighting installations.

Lighting consumes approximately 20% of all electricity in the world, 30% of electricity in commercial spaces and 40% of electricity in office buildings worldwide. So it stands to reason that energy efficiency has become the hot topic when talking about lighting, with organisations asking themselves ‘How can we save more energy? How can we save on carbon emissions? How can we become more sustainable? How can we make financial savings?’

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