A common failing is that switches are not positioned logically in terms of their relation to the fittings and behaviour patterns of occupants. Switches remote from fittings lead to uncertainty as to the status of the lights. The answer would be to include a red 'live' light in the switch.

Remote infra-red switching is an efficient and effortless system, provided the operation zone focuses down to the size of an individual workstation. Where switching is not ergonomically appropriate the tendency once again is for lights to be left on permanently.

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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