Posts about Sustainability

Take, make, use and dispose. For decades, that’s been the standard business model in technology as well as in many other industries, with companies leveraging raw materials, manufacturing a product, and then selling it to the end customer. After that, it’s only a matter of time until the manufactured item reaches the end of its life, the customer no longer has any use for it, and it finishes up as waste ...
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At ADVA, reducing environmental impact is fundamental to everything we do. For many years, we’ve focused on improving the sustainability of our products at every lifecycle stage, from radical initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of our supply chain to circular economy ecodesign processes that enable efficient disassembly for optimized recycling ...
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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on November 05, 2019

Something has happened to the smart metering rollout here in the United Kingdom and, whilst I don’t necessarily want to be the bearer of bad news, it seems things have gone a little skew-whiff.

With an aggressive eagerness to achieve their carbon budget, the British government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) created an ambitious project with a challenging timeframe for both manufacturers and utilities to develop, manufacture, deliver and install smart meters across homes and businesses by 2020. The government, along with the utility companies, felt that if consumers and businesses became more aware of their energy use they would, in turn, begin to reduce their consumption ...

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