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September 2011 Features


18 GREEN ACTION We outline what the ECA’s new Renewables and Microgeneration Interest Group offers members


24 HEAT OF THE MOMENT


How improved energy efficiency is impacting on heating and ventilation products – and opportunities from the RHI


29 PROTECT YOUR POWER Why Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) are becoming increasingly important for businesses and organisations


COVER STORY


32 TEAM WORK We look at the American Express Community Stadium, Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s new home, combining energy efficiency and stunning state-of-the-art M&E design


38 MEDIA MANAGEMENT Interview with Margaret Fitzsimons, managing director of Voltimum UK


44 JOINT VENTURE We talk to the Joint Industry Board (JIB) and find out what it could offer your business


50 46 September 2011 ECA Today 5 46 THE KNX FACTOR


Getting the lowdown on the KNX standard for intelligent building control and how electrical contractors can benefit from installing this technology


50 ILLUMINATING LEDS


The latest developments in energy efficient LED technology and where it’s coming from


52 ON COURSE, ONLINE Learning online can save time and money – and the ECA’s 17th Edition course could be just what you’re after


54 WORLD CLASS How a WorldSkills Team UK training manager is bringing the ECA’s experience and expertise to the ‘Skills Olympics’


58 PAYBACK TIME The ECA’s Debt Recovery Service can offer vital help for your business in the fight to get paid


62 BS 7671:2008 AMENDMENT 1 The highlights and changes explained in detail


64 RENEWABLES INSTALLATIONS: ARE YOU COVERED?


Make sure you’ve got your insurance covered when it comes to renewables installations – or it could prove costly


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