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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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Harris Miller wins half a million pounds renewable energy contract

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Electrical, Mechanical and Renewable energy contractor - Harris Miller has continued its growth across Wales by completing the latest of their Renewable Energy contracts worth over half a million pounds, to supply Coleg Sir Gar with Solar Photovoltaics (PV) electrical systems throughout its Graig, Ammanford and Pibwrlwyd campus’.

Harris Miller Director, Karl Miller, said: “The Coleg Sir Gar project came with tight deadlines, with all installation work needing to be completed throughout the summer break. The project was large in nature, as after completing the initial work we were also awarded an additional contract for the Pibwrlwyd campus. This allowed us to evidence our ability to simultaneously provide high quality installation work at three large project sites. In total we installed just under half a megawatt of solar pv in 6 weeks!”

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RHI tariff rates for new applications

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The domestic RHI will pay, on a quarterly basis, the following tariffs per unit of heat generated for seven years (28 payments).

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Aura Light moves into long life, low energy luminaries

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Relocation to larger new premises earlier this year has signified a new direction for Aura Light in the UK, for it has now grown into a major player in the fixtures market from its long established base as a lamp manufacturer.

In the fast expanding LED market, Aura Light now offers a number of commercial and industrial LED fittings from modular ceiling luminaires for offices through to LED light engines for spots and downlights and LED equivalents of high bay and low bay fittings for industrial applications and car parks.

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Trent & Dove urge Housing Associations to act now on winter deaths

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altHousing Associations were given the cold, hard facts about excess winter deaths at a recent event hosted by Trent & Dove Housing and Kensa Heat Pumps, where it was announced that every winter around 30,000* deaths occur in the UK due to tenants being too poor to heat their homes.

Softening the blow of the damning statistics, Trent & Dove Housing and Kensa provided step by step advice and evidence to help housing associations combat fuel poverty and alleviate the problem of excess winter deaths  in rural and off gas grid housing stock through the installation of ground source heat pumps.

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