Archive for July, 2014

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is now a legal requirement!

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by copy No Comments

From the 17th July the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is now a legal requirement. The scheme enforces compulsory energy audits for all large enterprises who qualify for ESOS and are not fully covered by ISO 50001, to encourage the uptake of cost effective energy efficiency measures.

ESOS is only applicable to large enterprises (excluding public bodies). For the purposes of the scheme these are defined as:

  • An undertaking having 250+ employees
  • An undertaking that has a turnover of £42.5m+ and a balance sheet of £36.5m+
  • Being part of a corporate group which includes an undertaking that meets either of the above criteria.

Under the proposed scheme businesses will be required by law to comply with the scheme at least every four years by:

  • Providing a measurement of the energy use of their business (including electricity, gas, renewables, transport and industrial processes)
  • Commissioning on-site energy audits
  • Documenting the identification of cost effective energy efficiency recommendations
  • Reporting compliance to the scheme administrator – The Environment Agency (EA)
  • Maintain an ESOS Evidence Pack

Qualification for the first phase takes place on 31st December 2014 with the subsequent compliance date set for 5th December 2015. It is mandatory for any energy audits be overseen, conducted or reviewed by an approved ESOS Lead Assessor and reported to the EA by this time.

Synapsys products installed in your buildings and facilities can help towards complying with the new legal requirements for monitoring, documenting and maintaining your evidence packs. For more information about how our products can help please contact us by telephone or by email.

For more information about the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme please click here

New SIP range from Synapsys – SonNET-BeMS Interfaces

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by copy No Comments

Synapsys Solutions is teaming up with field controls specialist Sontay, to deliver the SonNet powered by SIP interface – a simple new way to add monitoring points to a building energy management system (BeMS).

The new SIP interface for SonNet helps meet the demand for more detailed performance information in today’s intelligent buildings. Used with a BeMS, it gives improved control over energy use and can help ensure a building complies with Building Regulations Part L2.

The SIP device interfaces to a Sontay SonNet wireless receiver, which in turn draws key performance data from a network of wireless sensors around a building. Data readings such as temperature, humidity and CO2 levels, and volt free contact (VFC) are collected, and with the Synapsys interface functioning as a server on the BeMS, the data can easily be retrieved, logged, and presented in a detailed and flexible real-time format.

Read the full press release here

For more information about the new product range please visit Sontays website or contact them for sales on +44 (0)1732 861200.

Driving performance forward

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by copy No Comments

Our ‘Drive of your Life’ prize draw went down a storm with visitors to our stand at Data Centre World earlier this year and this month our lucky winner Paul Clarke got the chance to follow in the tyre-tracks of the rich and famous – and their reasonably-priced cars! – at the Top Gear test track.

We had a great day at the track with Paul and the weather also played its part providing us with fantastic sunshine for the whole day, ideal for sampling the performance of the cars at the event.

The cars put through their paces on the day included the Aston Martin DB9, Audi R8 and Nissan GTR, with the Nissan being judged the best drive of the day thanks to its powerful acceleration and phenomenal cornering ability.

Paul tweeted after the event “Thanks to the guys from @SynapsysSIP for a great day yesterday. Everyone had a fantastic time”.

Below is a selection of pictures from the day.

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NETCOMMS Europe feature case study

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by copy No Comments

Learn more about our SIPp and how its helping TalkTalk to monitor power at its data centres in the UK in the latest issue of NETCOMMS Europe.

Read the full article here

For more information about our SIPp products download the brochure here or contact Harvey Roft our Data Centre Business Development Manager to discuss your requirements.