Unlike traditional bulbs, Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights are tiny, do not require a filament that eventually burns out, and they don’t get hot. This means they are not only more cost and energy efficient, but are safer to handle. LED’s are illuminated by the flow of electrons through semiconducting material, which produces light. Due to the lack of a fragile filament, their lifespan far surpasses that of ordinary incandescent bulbs, and the energy they consume is far less.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, lighting accounts for 15% of a typical household’s electricity bill. Converting all the lights in a home to energy efficient LED’s can significantly reduce the yearly cost of energy bills, thus requiring less fossil fuels to be burned to light the residential or commercial buildings. LED’s are crucial in the shift to low carbon or carbon neutral energy consumption, as they are by far the most efficient source of lighting available. The less energy is demanded, the less needs to be generated.
Aberla provides a full turn-key solution for the supply and installation of energy efficient LED lighting. This includes retrofitting and safe disposal for properties with outdated lighting. We can provide energy monitoring and BMS systems to calculate proposed cost and efficiency savings resulting from lighting upgrades. In addition, we have funding available for commercial lighting projects.
Lighting controls are technologies, software and hardware, that intelligently manage the way lighting is deployed throughout a building. Controls such as sensors determine when an area is being used and thus when it needs to be lit, along with monitoring the extent of natural light and the need for additional lights. Technologies such as smart schedules can operate lighting systems and can be programmed for use during certain times, reducing needless energy usage.
As a large portion of the UK’s generated energy is used for lighting buildings, homes, streets and roads, lighting controls offer a direct way to manage the energy used for lights. This amounts to a significant reduction in cost, and an increase in energy efficiency, and highlights correlation between demand and supply, as lighting is used only when and where it is needed.
Aberla provides lighting control systems, to help our customers reduce their energy bills and associated carbon emissions. We can provide feasibility studies and surveys to identify the best controls to increase efficiency.
Building Management Systems (BMS) are hard wired or wireless systems of monitors, sensors and controls that allow the plant operation of a building, heating, lighting and cooling, to be managed separately or together. They allow consumers to plan and manage energy consumption and environmental conditions hour-to-hour, floor-to-floor and room-to-room. Typically, BMS will come with an online or cloud based portal through which energy consumption can be managed, evaluated and detailed allowing for the operation of energy consuming appliances and services to be planned.
As more and more of our technologies consume greater levels of energy, from electric cars to smart kitchen appliances, the intelligent management of our electricity consumption will be paramount to a balanced and secure energy infrastructure. BMS systems allow consumers to directly influence their energy efficiency, choosing when, where and how energy is used with the aid of detailed monitoring and evaluation techniques.
We provide bespoke solutions for the implementation of BMS, tailored to individual clients needs, spaces and energy efficiency goals. This includes the supply and installation of any control measures, such as sensors, metering equipment and the installation and operation software require to monitor energy usage.
Monitoring & Verification forms a collection of processes designed to assess the performance of energy efficiency programmes, projecting energy and cost savings to determine if efficiency methods have generated expected savings. These processes may involve monitoring and verification software, accessed through online portals or read via smart metres. These processes are designed to provide accurate readings of energy and cost savings produced by energy efficiency measures.
As shifts toward sustainable technologies continue, some fear that the financial benefits proposed by renewable technologies may not live up to the promise, or that the savings made will be missed. It is therefore crucial to be able to intricately assess, verify and monitor the carbon and cost reductions made these technologies. efficiency.
Aberla can provide full turn-key solutions for the implementation of monitoring and verification technologies and methods, including pre-and post-retrofit monitoring and verification, feasibility studies, and energy audits.
Heat Insulation is a method of energy management that dramatically effects the amount of energy lost through heat escaping from a building. In the UK, with our relatively cold climate, proper insulation is paramount to an energy efficient residence or commercial building.
Insulation materials are typically made from mineral wool, foamed insulants or polystyrene beads. Insulation can be applied to almost every exterior element of a home or commercial buildings, from roof and loft and cavity wall, to underfloor, solid wall and pipe and radiator insulation. Where insulation is installed, costs are saved and energy efficiency is improved, as energy losses are cut substantially.
The economic benefits of proper insulation are great and most residential and commercial buildings have adequate insulation. Well insulated buildings are key to the nationwide reduction of energy bills and increased energy efficiency. Without insulation, money and energy are wasted, seeping away through the walls.
Aberla conduct studies to highlight the cost and energy savings made by insulations to give the best understanding of the beneficial impacts of proper insulated buildings.