energy audit Articles

  • Types of energy audits

    This is the second in a series of informational articles to commercial and industrial owners and occupants intended to present methods to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies of existing energy loads within buildings and manufacturing processes. We at Mid-Atlantic are dedicated to assisting our clients to address impending utility rate cap terminations that are projected to significantly ...

  • An audit for audit’s sake doesn’t make for good practice

    You could be forgiven for struggling with the DECC’s published guidance on ESOS as it’s not an easy read but, in the Department’s defense, the devil is always in the detail so DECC is obliged to set it all out. The ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Energy and exergy audit of a solar grain dryer

    Energy and exergy audit of a solar grain dryer has been presented in this paper. The solar grain dryer is made up of a flat-plate solar collector and a convective drying chamber. The properties of the working fluid were measured at various energy input levels. Energy and exergy balance equations were written for the flat-plate solar collector, the convective drying chamber and the solar grain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Zero touch energy audit: Will it change the game?

    What new energy efficiency technologies will change the game? I’d like to use this space on occasion to explore that question and get your feedback on companies that I profile. This week’s company is FirstFuel Software, which it appears could make the conventional energy building audit go the way of the  ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Perform Energy Audits Using Ultrasonic Flow Technology

    With the rising cost of energy and escalating environmental concerns, the need for accuracy in energy consumption measurement has never been more critical. According to the US Department of Energy, the average industrial plant spends about 30% of their operating budget on energy. With so much tied up in energy costs, how do facility managers ensure their processes are running efficiently with ...


    By Raeco Rents

  • Are you wasting the cashback potential of energy audits?

    If  the government offered your business £20 cashback on every £100 you spent on energy, you would probably head for the front of the queue.  Yet that's exactly the sort of money saving opportunity an energy audit can deliver. The Carbon Trust's analysis of a sample of recent ESOS energy savings opportunities ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Energy audits: Europe-wide businesses face more than just ESOS

    The UK is one of the countries ahead of the game in transposing Article 8 of the European Energy Efficiency Directive into concrete policy – in the form of ESOS. But companies that have operations across the continent will struggle to know how to comply with Article 8, with only six months to the deadline. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the latest in a line of energy ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Do energy audits help reduce barriers to energy efficiency? An empirical analysis for Germany

    A vast body of literature suggests that there is a variety of obstacles to increasing the efficiency in the use of energy through private and public organisations or individual households. Barriers such as market failures or transaction costs may even prevent cost-effective technologies and practices from being realised. In this paper, econometric methods are applied to empirically assess the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy audit in small wastewater treatment plants: methodology, energy consumption indicators, and lessons learned

    Energy audits in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) reveal large differences in the energy consumption in the various stages, depending also on the indicators used in the audits. This work is aimed at formulating a suitable methodology to perform audits in WWTPs and identifying the most suitable key energy consumption indicators for comparison among different plants and benchmarking. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Transition into Risk Based Audit Reliability Compliance Using ISO31000 Methodology

    HISTORY The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the Act) created a committee to monitor and enforce reliability issues affecting the Bulk Electric System of North America. The entities that make up the compliance monitoring and enforcement body are the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Electric Reliability Organization and eight regional entities. Per provisions of the Act, the ...


    By 360Factors, Inc.

  • Environmental Audit of Office Management (1991): Norwich Union Financial Services Group

     For an outlay of about $55,000 on new equipment and processes, Norwich Union has estimated savings of $217,000 per annum on its office running costs. The savings were in costs of energy, stores and stationery, car fleet management and waste management. Norwich also found that the initiative boosted staff morale, and has introduced similar procedures in its inter-state offices. Background ...


  • Energy 101

    Energy 101 - Managing Your Energy Costs in a Rising Utility Rate ClimateFunding Your Energy Savings ProjectsThis is the third in a series of informational articles to commercial and industrial facility owners and occupants intended to present methods to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies of existing energy loads within buildings and manufacturing processes. We at Mid-Atlantic are ...

  • Footwear to Energy

    In developing countries within South East Asia, ever-depleting landfill space, fast-growing populations and an increasing need for more concrete to build, are just some of the factors that make for a compelling alternative fuel production argument. But to what extent is a lack of waste infrastructure holding such countries back? Is legislation the missing ingredient? Or do global brands need to ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Alberta’s ERCB Ensuring EHS Compliance – 1,394 audits & inspections on average in the last 4 months

    What is the ERCB? In Alberta,Canada, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is the  agency responsible for the development of the provinces’ oil and gas resources. Throughout an oil and gas project’s progress, ERCB is responsible for ensuring that the public interest, including concerns for public safety, environmental impact and conservation of resources, has ...

  • What!! - No energy manager?

    Though energy prices seem to be subsiding, the fact is that energy costs will be rising – soon and especially in Pennsylvania when electric rate caps begin to expire at the end of this year.Most large commercial and industrial firms are preparing. They typically employ energy management personnel that focus on reducing energy usage by procuring energy at the best rates, apply for low-cost loans, ...

  • Direct Energy case study

    Since January 2007, e3 has supported Direct Energy with their carbon strategies. This has included the completion of their 2007 and 2008 GHG inventory for North America along with a comprehensive carbon reduction program. Direct Energy and their parent company Centrica have established a leadership position on climate change. They have invested in low and zero carbon power generation and offer ...


    By e3 Solutions Inc.

  • Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia

    Slovenia set up its own energy efficiency policy in the Strategy of Energy Use and Supply of Slovenia, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in early 1996. Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia is in harmony with the European Commission's policy concerning the promotion of energy efficiency. The new Energy Act, adopted in September 1999, defines energy efficiency as equally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency in membrane bioreactors

    Energy consumption remains the key factor for the optimisation of the performance of membrane bioreactors (MBRs). This paper presents the results of the detailed energy audits of six full-scale MBRs operated by Suez Environnement in France, Spain and the USA based on on-site energy measurement and analysis of plant operation parameters and treatment performance. Specific energy consumption is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Obama, energy efficiency & accountability

    Not once, but twice President Obama mentioned the importance of energy efficiency in his state of the union address January 27. His support for the resource is no surprise; his administration has channeled $20 billion toward energy savings programs. Obama made clear that going into his second year his support will not waver.“I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Direct Energy case study

    A wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries - one of the largest privately owned companies in the world - Flint Hills Resources (FHR) operates 3 oil refineries in the United States, a petrochemical processing facility in Illinois, and petroleum marketing and distribution interests in Canada. FHR first implemented the e3 Compliance Management system as an enterprise solution in 2001. In 2003 the ...


    By e3 Solutions Inc.

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