Money from “zero energy” buildings to rocket

The amount of money swishing around in the “zero energy” buildings market is predicted to rocket by 2035. A new report by Navigant Research calculated global revenue could grow from $629.3 million a year in 2014 to $1.4 trillion in two decades. A zero energy building, dubbed ZEB in the report, is defined as one which generates […]

Royal Navy jacks up air con energy savings

The Royal Navy is about to hoist up its energy savings with upgrades to the air conditioning and heating systems on its warships. HVAC firm E-CO UK was commissioned by engineering firm BAE Systems to improve the air treatment units on 14 British Royal Navy frigates. Air con is needed as many of the Type […]

Wireless energy managers sold to equity fund

Wireless energy management firm WEMS International has been sold to an equity fund for £13million. London and Munich-based private fund manager WHEB Partners bought a majority share in the firm whose customers include BT, Waterstones and Fitness First. The fund’s Managing Partner James McNaught-Davis, who led the deal, said the UK was leading the way […]

Dixons saving buzz

Dixons has cut its electricity use by a third in a year. Latest figures showed the retail group which includes the brands Currys and PC World, has netted £1.9 million in savings since May 2010. Dixons Retail plc which is Europe’s largest electrical retailer and services company, has reduced energy consumption with the help of […]