Posts Tagged ‘DEHEMS’

DEHEMS – The energy saving project 24/01/2011

A European project designed to monitor and change the behaviour of households with regard to their energy usage has clocked up some remarkable results in Birmingham.

Over a twelve week period, the homes taking part in the trial, run by Digital Birmingham and Family Housing Association, saved over 10 tonnes of CO2, with some households saving around £35 per month in electricity costs.

After monitoring their results for just one week, the average household in the Birmingham trial cut their energy usage by eight per cent. Research at the end of the 12 week trial showed that the number of people always turning off their lights when they leave a room, unplugging chargers from the mains, never leaving appliances on standby and boiling just enough water for one person when they use a kettle had, on average, doubled over the period.

To read the full press release, please click here.

 

Keeping on top of new developments 12/05/2009

Listening to the BBC Breakfast News yesterday, while getting ready for work, didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t already know. Is that because I am always one step ahead when it comes to breaking news? No, it is because I am working at Digital Birmingham!

Wading through all the information about the ministerial expenses debate, Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid turned their attention to innovation in the terms of smart metering and intelligent transport – both of which Digital Birmingham supports in the local area.

More – Keeping on top of new developments

Digital Family soon to be a green family 02/04/2009

Gaming fun in the digital family house joined by Ian Binks, BT and Birmingham City Council Deputy Leader, Paul Tilsley

Gaming fun in the digital family house joined by Ian Binks, BT and Birmingham City Council Deputy Leader, Paul Tilsley

Our Digital Family are now 8 months into their digital journey and have taken their technology skiing, used it to keep up to date with the football right down to the local league level of 9 year old Kieran and shopped online for holidays. This month is dad Simon’s turn to get some one-to-one support and a digital makeover for his business.  Dave Harte here will be giving Simon, a self-employed builder, some advice on setting up a website and promoting his services through online business communities such as BT Tradespace. More – Digital Family soon to be a green family

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