building energy performance Articles

  • Delivering the Promise of Continued Customer Success

    Since TOMRA was founded in 1972, we have continuously redefined what it means to be innovative in the sectors in which we operate. Through our ongoing commitment to providing the world’s most advanced sensor-based sorting systems, we deliver TOMRA’s brand promise of “trusted technology and partnership for better business and environment.” ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Sustainability isn’t for later. 10 ways any business can build a more credible sustainability story

    Sustainability isn’t a priority right now. We need a full sustainability strategy before we can start. I need to calculate what the ROI would be first. All of these are common objections to taking the first steps on any organization’s sustainability journey. In fact, credible sustainable action can be accomplished by organizations of any size and it doesn’t have to be costly or ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Commercial Validation Trial Results Confirm BioLargo’s Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) as High Performance, Cost-Effective Water Treatment System

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTC: BLGO) held its third annual “AOS technical symposium” last month, hosting a group of scientists, collaborators, water industry experts, and government representatives, according to a recent post on the company blog. Prior AOS symposiums have updated stakeholders on the company’s progress with their innovative technologies for high performance, low cost, ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • ISO 50001: the route to successful energy and carbon management

    ISO 50001 isn't one of those certificates that you work hard to gain and then quietly forget; it's the backbone of successful day-to-day energy and carbon management. The international energy management standard draws on global best practice from more than 50 countries. Evidence shows that ISO50001 accredited organisations ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Closer Look at the Capacity of SLA Batteries and Solar Energy Systems

    Sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries have a reputation for being durable when used to support portable electronic devices. They require minimal maintenance and offer leak-proof capabilities. But when used with solar energy systems, the units present issues that can hinder the potential and performance of the machines. For example, general purpose SLA batteries should not be deep cycled, as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • White House Briefing: Solar Goals Exceeded!

    Christine Harada Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, CEQ Christine Harada is the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for promoting environmental and energy sustainability across Federal Government operations including 360,000 buildings, 650,000 vehicles, and $445 billion ...

  • The intermediate thermal hydrolysis process: results from pilot testing and techno-economic assessment

    Thermal hydrolysis has proven to be an efficient pre-treatment process for sludge before anaerobic digestion (AD), by thermally enhancing organic matter hydrolysis. Recent research has shown that a new configuration with the existing technology can further enhance the efficiency of the system. The intermediate thermal hydrolysis process (ITHP) has been explored and tested in the Sludge and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantitative Analysis of Geological Samples- X-Calibur

    Abstract Quantitative and qualitative analysis of geological samples (rocks and river sediments) was performed on Xenemetrix EDXRF Benchtop Spectrometer System, model X-Calibur  Objective: Perform XRF measurements on certified geological reference materials to build calibration curves for the major oxides (Na2O, MgO, SiO2, Al2O3, SiO2, P2O5, ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Greener Horizons: How sustainability can lead the smart cities revolution

    Background Smart cities combine new and emerging technologies with a vision of more efficient and, proponents claim, more sustainable urban environments. Sustainability is often seen as a by-product of smart city technology—instead of being the driving force behind smart cities. Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, brought together a panel of ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Decentralized water treatment and local water shortages

    MIT researchers conclude that alternative approaches to water planning can alleviate urban water supply issues quickly and inexpensively Urban areas around the world are expanding rapidly as the global population increases and people are moving to cities at a fast pace. This puts a strain on current infrastructure, including water treatment plants. Add global warming and increasing drought ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Why Solar Panels Are Grossly Inefficient (But Sometimes the Only Choice)

    Solar energy is an unlimited power source that, in some ways, is very inefficient. At the moment, developments in photovoltaic (PV) technology cannot meet the expectations of mainstream consumers and commercial establishments. However, this does not mean that solar generators are useless. They play a very crucial role in delivering power to far-flung locations, temporary camps and remote bases. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Smart Water Metering For Smart Cities

    One of a city’s most important pieces of critical infrastructure is its water system. With populations in cities growing, it is inevitable that water consumption will grow as well. The term “smart water” points to water and wastewater infrastructure management system. A smart water system is designed to gather meaningful and actionable data about the flow, pressure and ...

  • Innovation and efficiency at the forefront of long-standing partnership

    Wiltshire-based Malaby Biogas operates one of the few independent anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, specialising in the diversion of food waste from landfill. Its Bore Hill Farm Biodigester provides a combined waste disposal and energy generation solution in one safe, clean and highly-efficient process and the facility has gained a wide-ranging ...


    By Geotech

  • What does it take to run large wattage lights on solar?

    What Does It Take to Run Large Wattage Lights on Solar? Sometimes, people have unrealistic expectations when it comes to capabilities of solar panel systems. The reality is, if you want to run large, industrial lights using natural sunlight, you need massive panels and batteries that can support such equipment. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • A robust data logger provided key temperature information during trials of the Solar Team Great Britain vehicle

    Trials in Australia of the Team’s entry for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge included using a Tinytag data logger to provide valuable performance data with regard to temperature fluctuations, to help optimise the vehicle design. Solar Team Great Britain is building a solar-powered car to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October 2017. Racing across Australia from ...


    By Gemini Data Loggers Ltd

  • Timing is everything - Getting your heat network plan to work

    For affordable housing providers, maintaining heating and hot water supplies to residents is one of the biggest challenges; especially when it comes to frequently involving the care of vulnerable user groups, and routinely gaining access to occupied properties.  Although communal heating schemes (featuring shared boiler plant or other more sustainable heat sources) can offer significant ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • UNTHA waste shredder for one of most state-of-the-art MPS systems in Europe

    MPS Betriebsführungs GmbH, based in Berlin, has been using a UNTHA XR3000R waste shredder since early October. The waste treatment plant, which is jointly operated by the ALBA Group and Berliner Stadtreinigung (Berlin’s municipal waste management company), specialises in the production of alternative fuels, and forms part of one of the most modern plants for mechanical-physical ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • How the Indianapolis Airport Authority is going green while saving money - Case Study

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is actively supporting environmental sustainability efforts as a member of the global aviation community.  The IAA is “committed to engaging in environmentally responsible, sustainable operations, and minimizing any adverse environmental impacts.” This progressive group has identified three main ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

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