building energy use Articles

  • Evaporative cooling cuts energy costs

    Commercial contractors utilize alternative technology in today’s buildings It is estimated that HVAC systems account for approximately 40 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings, which is why many building owners and managers are looking for ways to cut these costs. One way to do that may be to utilize evaporative cooling systems, which can be relatively inexpensive to ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

    Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back from this potentially sustainable solution? This stagnation is even more ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane Filtration Systems: Common Problems and How to Fix Them

    Reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) are membrane filtration technologies that are designed to remove solute ions and molecules from a pretreated liquid stream. Well-designed RO/NF units are compact and demand relatively little maintenance, making them an attractive alternative to conventional treatment trains. Even despite the merits of today’s efficient RO/NF technologies, it pays ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • Do you know the two most important words required to understand oil spill booming?

    Much has been written (incorrectly) about how to deploy boom in order to protect, deflect or contain oil. We have long promoted using math and science when deploying spill countermeasures not only because it works, but because it’s faster, safer, more effective and it saves time, money and impact. What we’ll focus on in this article is the where of ...


    By Elastec

  • Western gateway storage company first to save with Evapcold - Case Study

    The best solution for freezer and cooler applications Western Gateway Project Specifications Equipment: (2) LCR-060P-L20-2H-W Evapcold Units (2) ATWB 9-7K12 Fluid Coolers Capacity: 70 TR per LCR Unit x (2) = 140 TR max capacity Charge: 290 lbs. NH3 per LCR Unit x (2) = 580 lbs. NH3 vs. 3500 lbs. NH3 ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • China and US cooperate on building efficiency

    Chu Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU BEIJING, CHINA - After touring the "America House," a U.S. designed demonstration of cutting edge "zero energy" building technology, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Chinese Ministry of Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) to foster collaboration and partnership ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • AtSite, a sustainable buildings company, uses eSight to manage energy for clients

    AtSite, a Sustainable Buildings Company, delivers smart, cost-effective solutions to create better performing buildings and spaces with lower operating costs. Working with the best partners in the industry, AtSite specializes in managing the delivery of new buildings and interiors, guiding the modernization and retrofit of existing buildings, and providing ongoing performance management and ...


    By eSight Energy

  • One In Three Councils Not Complying With Legal Duties On Monitoring Their Buildings’ Energy Use

      Nearly a third of councils are not complying with their legal duties on monitoring their buildings’ energy use under laws designed to encourage councils to improve their estates. The Energy Performance ...

  • 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

  • Higher energy efficiency standards in buildings

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


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • New research in the US on the financial benefits of energy efficient `green` buildings

    Buildings in the US with 'green' ratings, such as Energy Star and LEED, can significantly impact market rents and value of commercial space, according to new research commissioned by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). The report 'Doing Well by Doing Good?' provides the first credible evidence in the US supporting the economic value of the certification of 'green' buildings in the ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

    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 ...

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