energy audit Articles

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Energy efficiency and a cold marriage

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  • NovaGerar landfill gas to energy project

    Overview The objective of the NovaGerar Landfill Gas to Energy Project in Nova Iguaçu - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is to explore the landfill gas (LFG) collection and utilization activities of the landfills managed by S.A. Paulista. This involves investing in a gas collection system, leachate drainage system and a modular electricity generation plant at each landfill site (with expected ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • From energy balance to energy efficiency indicators including water losses

    The collection and distribution of drinking water resources generally require large quantities of energy, that vary according to factors related to the characteristics of the served area, as well as to design and management choices. Energy intensity indicators (energy per unit of volume) are insufficient to assess the weight of different factors that affect the energy consumption and appear not ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Multi-billion dollar energy company

    Headline: Carbonetworks enables one of the leading energy companies in North America to manage their carbon emissions. Business Problem The landscape for national compliance reporting thresholds for facilities was about to dramatically increase in scale and the company did not have the resources and systems to measure, manage and report the required data in a timely and accurate ...


  • Energy Conservation: Westpac Banking Corporation

    The concerted effort of employees was the key to the success of Westpac’s energy conservation program which, in 1994, reduced electricity bills by $2.54 million, more than recouping the initial outlay of $1.8 million in only the first year. In 1995, the bank outlayed another $1.1 million but saved an additional $1.5 million, increasing recurrent annual savings to $4 million. The program revolved ...


  • Prospering with the New ISO Energy Standards

    According to the USEPA, energy use in commercial and industrial buildings costs U.S. companies about $200 billion per year. And for many businesses, energy costs (with unit prices rising every year) are among their largest expenses. Therefore, the direct financial benefits of reducing energy use should drive all companies – even non-“smoke stack” facilities – to establish ...


  • Total Energy Management System: Ayers Rock Resort

    Ayers Rock Resort operates in the semi-arid conditions of the Central Australian desert. Since electricity is a major component of running costs, the Resort has installed a computer based preventative maintenance monitoring system, which links all facilities at the Resort and enables tracking of energy costs by process and item of equipment. A monthly energy audit process, together with the newly ...


  • Energy and carbon management are cornerstone to risk mitigation strategies

    The landscape for national compliance reporting thresholds for facilities was about to dramatically increase in scale and the company did not have the resources and systems to measure, manage and report the required data in a timely and accurate manner. This organization with vast resources deployed across much of Western Canada was suddenly exposed to an alarming degree of financial risk for ...


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