building energy Articles

  • Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case

    A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). In 2015, HVAC consumed 15.5 quads. The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Building Experience: Energy Efficient Buildings

    Issue: The development of large commercial, governmental and even residential buildings which take advantage of energy efficient design and incorporate on-site renewable energy sources could have a major impact on achieving and maintaining Kyoto targets on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the future. Although demonstration sites across Europe have been built, the lessons learnt in their ...


  • Higher energy efficiency standards in buildings

    The task To help South Oxfordshire District Council investigate the feasibility of using the planning ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Energy efficiency in buildings - facts & trends

    Urgent action is needed to reduce energy use in buildings and remove the barriers to addressing this major cause of carbon dioxide emissions. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project will develop a roadmap from a business perspective, outlining the critical steps needed to transform buildings’ energy consumption. The project has ...

  • Green Building

    Project of the Month   Sonnenbaum choice of project for September is total green concept which focuses on sustainability for a manufacturing factory located in Klang. The green and sustainability concept involves creating a structure and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout a building life cycle, taking into a count all phases ...


  • Building on tradition

    A new technology is making a name for itself in potable water filtration. And, according to AMT Systems, it is the most cost-efficient advance since the introduction of the dual media filter. Your filters need to be washed every day. What would your energy, water and waste treatment saving be if they only required washing every four or five days? You need to increase the output of the works. Are ...

  • Nation Building

    Will Canada bond together as one happy family to build an east-west transmission grid to carry energy to one and all? Is it even a good idea? Just over 120 years ago this country was bounded together by Sir John A. MacDonald’s national dream of a transcontinental railway. Now some politicians are promoting another national dream – the construction of an east-west transmission grid that would meet ...


    By Actual Media

  • Significance of design for energy conservation in buildings: building envelope components

    Energy efficient buildings consist of using innovative technologies based on renewable energies and a good thermal insulation. Most strategies applied in design and many of the services offered by lodging establishments require the consumption of substantial quantities of energy, water and non–durable products. In most developing countries, it makes perfect sense to focus on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • From compliance to measuring the actual energy use of a building

    Looking in greater detail at energy consumption has begun to show that buildings often fall short of targeted performance. One reason for this is a disconnection between design, procurement and operation of a building. Compliance calculations do not fully address factors relating to building occupation and operation, with EPC effectively leaving occupants out of the equation, although they ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Energy and exergy utilisation in the Greek building sector

    In the present paper, the potential of the Greek building sector is examined using the energy and exergy analysis methodology. The building sector can play a crucial role in the efforts towards sustainable development. The building sector plays a significant role in the Greek economy as it engages more than 310,000 employees and 32,500 engineers (2003). The building sector has been one of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sainsbury’s to cut energy costs with new intelligent building

    Retail giant will start using a smart-grid system at Kent store on Wednesday as part of another green initiative to cut carbon emissions. Sainsbury’s will start testing a smart-grid system at its new Hythe store in Kent on Wednesday, in an attempt to cut its carbon emissions and reliance on the grid at times of peak demand. The company said the smart grid system technology was a ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Analysis of buildings' energy consumption by means of exergy method

    Among the objectives of the Directive 2002/91/EC and of the Council "Energy performance of buildings", Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) the energy certification of buildings represents a fundamental role. The method here described starts from the LowEX tool, previously developed in the IEA ECBCS Annex 37 framework. By using the exergy approach, new (non-economic) indices could be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency in buildings - business realities and opportunities

    Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of energy use in most countries. The absolute figure is rising fast, as construction booms, especially in countries such as China and India. It is essential to act now, because buildings can make a major contribution to tackling climate change and energy use. Progress can begin immediately because knowledge and technology exist today to slash the ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Business Realities and Opportunities

    This study highlights opportunities to promote green building know-how and technologies as the WBCSD pushes for zero net energy construction worldwide through its Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. Zero net energy buildings will reduce demand by design, be highly efficient and generate at least as much energy as they consume. Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of energy use in ...

  • Case study - Multi-tenant building energy efficiency

    Buildings accounted for roughly 40% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2010, according to the United States Energy Information Association. “[New York] City's roughly 1 million buildings cost $15 billion a year to power and heat and account for 80% of the city's greenhouse gas emissions”(1). The proliferation of smart energy devices and building management systems will result in the ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Building to Improve Energy Effi ciency in England and Wales

    Keywords: Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Climate Change Act 2008, Building Regulations 2010, Energy Bill 2010, CO2 emission reduction, climate change, energy efficiency, energy security zero carbon buildings, nearly zero-energy buildings, building standards, new buildings, major renovation, cost considerations, behavioural barrier, Energy Performance Certificates, Display Energy ...


  • 10 measures to make buildings more energy efficient

    Reducing the energy consumption of your bricks and mortar is fast becoming a no-brainer for any business, specially, with the Government setting its sights on existing buildings as a key focus in helping to meet its carbon reduction targets, and with the price of energy and carbon continuing to rise for the near future. But, while substantial money savings can be achieved from retrofitting your ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Four rules to improve energy efficiency with Intelligent Buildings

    The new wave of energy efficiency is based on waste reduction, instead of sacrifice and discomfort as it used to be years ago. Everything is automated now, with no need to turn down thermostats manually. A Building Management System is considered central to the concept of an ‘Intelligent Building’ and is a vital tool in any organisation’s drive to improve energy efficiency ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Capacity Building for Renewable Energy Promotion Policies and Measures

    Japan will undertake a training and information exchange program in cooperation with China and India to assist formulation of renewable energy promotion policies and measures in consideration of best-matched practices in both a national and local context. Training seminars are expected to be held once or twice a year, for a duration of one to two weeks, including site ...

  • Increasing energy efficiency in India by the use of green building

    Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from sitting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers, and the client ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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