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Smartspaces is something to smile about

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altEnergy and water wastage could reduce by 10% in Leicester’s public buildings as a result of new project. As part of its commitment to research that has an impact on the public good, a new project by De Montfort University (DMU) aims to reduce energy, gas and water wastage in public buildings across the city of Leicester.

Leicester City Council (LCC) has joined forces with environmental experts at DMU to create the Smartspaces project, which will potentially save up to 10% of energy use.

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Big steps towards a better environment

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We are becoming increasingly aware of the steep rise in energy costs and our own environmental responsibilities - this is persuading us to consider making our homes more energy efficient. Many of us have already started to look at ways to improve the efficiency of our homes, by insulating our lofts and cavity walls, installing low energy light bulbs, replacing ill-fitting, single glazed windows & doors and if not already in place, would have considered purchasing a smart meter to tell us how much or little energy we are using, in a bid to change our lifestyle habits (and reduce our energy bills!)

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New Daikin Altherma wins SAPQ accreditation

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The new, improved Daikin Altherma LT split range of air to water heat pumps, from Space Air Solutions of Guildford, is not only more efficient than the range it replaces but has achieved accreditation to Appendix Q of SAP. Daikin Altherma products and Space Air Solutions are also MCS Accredited.

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Safe, renewable central heating system

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The Space Air Daikin Altherma air to water heat pump system has been designed and manufactured to simply replace the conventional fossil fuel boiler. MCS accredited, the Daikin Altherma is a compact, highly efficient, low carbon, low maintenance means of providing safe heating and/or hot water from the same system. Daikin Altherma is user friendly, offering up to 75% savings in energy consumption and reduction in CO2 emissions compared to gas, direct electric and oil boilers.

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Southampton to help boost the wind energy sector by improving the reliability of wind turbines

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The University of Southampton is a key partner in the European-wide WINDTRUST project, which aims to enhance the wind energy sector by improving turbine reliability.

The effectiveness of wind energy generation depends on wind turbine reliability and the ability to minimise down-times. WINDTRUST, which started last month, will meet this objective of improving the competitiveness of the wind energy sector by further enhancing the design of three key components: the rotor blades, the power electronics and the wind turbine controller.

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