Public sector organisations can apply for a share of the government’s £1billion funding for improved energy efficiency. 
 
This month the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department launched the Public Sector Decarbonisation (PSD) scheme. Applications are now open for eligible organisations until 11 January 2021. 
The Connected Homes; State of the Market 2020 report says that over 7.5 million homes across Europe now have connected home energy devices. This figure is expected to grow by 13% in 2020. 

What is a connected home? 

Connected homes include climate controls, remote heating management, home energy management, and home automation products such as smart lighting. 
September is National Home Improvement Month (NHIM) which aims to encourage homeowners in the UK to start home improvement projects. 
 
The NHIM challenge is for people to #makeonechange in their home. 
 
Last year, over 17 million adults across the UK made changes to their homes. With many of us spending more time at home than expected this year, even more are expected to start some home improvement projects. 
Lightwave smart home controller and dimmer
We recently installed and setup this home automation system using Lightwave equipment. 
 
Lightwave is a smart home range that has been designed to be simple to install and easy to integrate with other smart home products. Each dimmer or plug socket looks, behaves and can be installed like a standard socket or dimmer. It can all be controlled via your smart phone or tablet with clever features like time delays and triggers. 
 
Our clients now have full control of their lighting wherever they are. 
Now that many businesses are re-opening offices, shops and other buildings it’s important to remember emergency lighting maintenance. 
 
When a building has been empty for weeks or months the batteries or backup power for all types of emergency lighting bulkheads or LEDs and exit signs need to be fully checked 
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) published its ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ strategy on 1 June. The idea is to drive recovery in the sector and to help the wider UK economy. 
 
As we move on from the coronavirus outbreak and the economic downturn that is expected to follow it, construction will have an important role to play. 
 
Construction employs over 3million people in a wide range of professions and trades, including electrical installation and maintenance. It also exports valuable products and services. 
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