What are LED’s and how do they work? Well L.E.D.’s are electrical light sources that allow electricity to flow in one direction. The bulb contains highly conductive materials called, you guessed it diodes.
Since that initial trip to Ireland for a girl's holiday. I saw first hand how much potential there was for SMEs and hotels to save money by implementing easy energy efficiency upgrades. Back in California, we invested heavily in solar power and now we have so much at times that other states pay us for that excess energy. I see that same potential in Ireland with PV solar, wind generation, and tidal power.
Glas Eireann Solutions will be attending the SEAI Energy Show 2018 which takes places on April 18th and 19th at the RDS, Dublin.
The SEAI Energy Show is the only multidiscipline, all-inclusive business to business event for the energy sector in Ireland. As the broader economy improves, businesses are increasingly aware of the benefits of the sustainable agenda in achieving energy efficiencies, cutting costs and reducing their corporate environmental impact.
ISO 50001 is applicable to organisations both large and small, irrespective of geographical, cultural or social conditions. The standard has been structured to be aligned with other popular industry management system standards, so it is possible to integrate an energy management system (EnMS) with your existing management systems.
We’d all like to be more environmentally-friendly but it can sometimes seem like a lot of effort. The truth is it’s easy to start making some simple but effective changes. Not only can you enjoy the smug feeling that comes from knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment but you can actually save money in the process. Cash money, baby! So, what better weekend to start than this one – Paddy’s weekend! Lets ‘Go Green With Glas Éireann Solutons!” To help get you started, we’ve come up with a few simple energy-saving tips to get you started down a greener path.
What better way to celebrate International Women's Day, than to spend some time with an international woman! In the first of our 'Meet The Team' pieces, we grab 90 seconds with CEO Cori Calvert, and get an insight into what makes her tick! We threw 25 quick fire questions at her in 90 seconds, and only first answers were accepted!
The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) held their annual members get together and annual general meeting on February 26th and 27th in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan. This year marked the 80th anniversary of the event which was attended by over 400 members, suppliers, guests and Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Brendan Griffin. Glas Éireann Solutions attended this year’s conference and here were our key takeaways:
All objects emit infrared energy (heat) as a function of their temperature. The infrared energy emitted by an object is known as its heat signature. In general, the hotter an object is, the more radiation it emits. A thermal imager (also known as a thermal imaging camera) is essentially a heat sensor that can detect tiny differences in temperature.
Have you ever found yourself being lead along in a wave of opinion by somebody you know, not knowing exactly what you were campaigning for or supporting, but doing it anyway because it felt easier to comply than ask questions? For example, how many times have you been asked for a signature, for sponsorship, to march, walk or run in aid of a cause by a family member or friend? And how many times have you said no? Very few I imagine, it’s the Irish way, right? We support each other, partly out of a willingness to support, partly out of unwillingness to rock the boat, and partly out of laziness or lack of interest in asking why.
Last week saw two major announcements in Ireland, which although great for large corporate operations, and private homeowners, do little to support the 248,344 Small and Medium Enterprises operational in Ireland today. So, what were these announcements? Why were SME’s bypassed? And who can help SME’s save on their energy overheads in the absence of further government support?
An energy audit is the first step in making a commercial or industrial building more energy efficient. The goal of the audit is to identify energy-saving opportunities, lower costs and promote environmentally friendly solutions. This is done by taking a comprehensive look at the current energy consumption of the building, the buildings fabric and status of the tools/solutions used.
An LED light is a solid-state lighting device that fits in standard screw-in connections but uses Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to produce light. LEDs have been around for some time, but only recently have improvements in efficiency, cost and output made them viable for the larger-scale lighting used in businesses and other commercial environments.
Although at first, LED lights may seem slightly more expensive to install, the benefits gained over time far outweigh the extra cost at installation.
Our role in Glas Éireann Solutions, as an Energy Services Company is to audit, design, install, finance and provide maintenance to businesses who wish to improve energy efficiencies in order to reduce costs and increase profitability. We will primarily reduce client’s energy consumption by upgrading or installing new high efficiency systems such as LED Lighting, HVAC, CHP, Solar, more efficient boilers, improved building fabric and centralized energy management systems. The main differentiator between us as an ESCO and other energy efficiency contractors is the guarantee of energy savings which is specified as part of the terms of an Energy Performance Contract (EPC). Because of this, we must be on top of our game with regard to latest trends in technology, and something that we have noticed is that the development of Ireland’s solar sector has so far got off to a less than stellar start, particularly in comparison to other green energy solutions. But why is that?
They say a huge milestone in a new relationship is not the first kiss, but indeed the first time one of the two passes wind! Now, this writer happens to agree with that, but before certain people get all self-defensive and indignant on me, rest assured that I am not here to pass advice on relationships, or indeed wind of the flatulent variety. No, the wind I wish to speak of of course is of the meteorological variety. It’s the same wind that was howling outside my window last night as Storm Fionn passed through, just as Storms Aileen, Ophelia, Brian, Caroline, Dylan and Eleanor did before it. But as I sat there and listened to the haunting howling, I began to wonder, why do I not have a wind turbine to harness this energy? In fact, I wonder, why are we all not rejoicing and benefitting from this wind?
An ESCO is an Energy Services Company that audits, designs, installs, finances and provides maintenance to businesses who wish to improve energy efficiencies in order to reduce costs and increase profitability. The ESCO-Client agreement is for a set period of time, where the client uses the guaranteed savings gained to repay the initial capital expenditure.
ESCOs will primarily reduce client’s energy consumption by upgrading or installing new high efficiency systems such as LED Lighting, HVAC, CHP, more efficient boilers, improved building fabric and centralized energy management systems. The main differentiator between ESCOs and other energy efficiency contractors is the guarantee of energy savings which is specified as part of the terms of an Energy Performance Contract (EPC).