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May 2011 Features


18 SPREADING THE GREEN MESSAGE The ECA/ELECSA Renewables Roadshow on the road, plus answers to members’ most frequently asked questions about renewable technology


22 THE HEAT IS ON What the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme really means for electrical contractors


COVER STORY


26 RIGHT ON TRACK We put the spotlight on the Olympic Velodrome project, one of the landmark venues for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games


32 AWARDS REWARD


It’s time to get your nominations in for the prestigious National Home Improvement Council Awards


34 SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS Stuart Mackenzie, managing director of Dimplex, shares his thoughts on solar PV and other renewables


38 CARBON COUNTING


How on-site carbon footprinting methods can be used for assessing the carbon impact of projects


56 41 DEATH PENALTIES


Understanding corporate manslaughter legislation and how it applies to your business when accidents prove fatal


48 MANAGEMENT DECISIONS We look at the very latest in cable management solutions designed for multiple applications


52 POWER PLAY Power factor correction is an easy and cost-effective solution for reducing energy bills. We explain the basics


56 PLANNING FOR THE UNEXPECTED Are you sure your business is fully prepared for a crisis or unforeseen emergency?


62 STANDARD PRACTICE


A new European standard could prove costly for those in the UK fire and security sector


64 NEED TO KNOW?


Most frequently asked technical questions answered. This issue we focus on fire alarms


67 SHOP WINDOW


Showcase of exclusive products and innovative tools available from the ECA’s online store


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