energy benchmarking Articles

  • Energy benchmarking of South Australian WWTPs

    Optimising the energy consumption and energy generation of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is a topic with increasing importance for water utilities in times of rising energy costs and pressures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Assessing the energy efficiency and energy optimisation of a WWTP are difficult tasks as most plants vary greatly in size, process layout and other ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Benchmarking of low 'exergy' buildings

    An optimisation of the exergy flows in buildings and the supply structures related to them, similar to other thermodynamic systems, can help in identifying the potential of increased efficiency in energy utilisation. The low exergy (LowEx) approach entails matching the quality levels of exergy supply and demand to streamline the utilisation of high–value energy resources. This approach is the key ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon footprint, benchmarks - ZBD

    ZBD’s electronic point of purchase (EPOP) device is an electronic price and information display designed as a replacement for paper labels. Its primary target market is in environments where retailers can gain sales and reduce waste by amending prices frequently, such as delicatessen counters and on other perishable items, or where prices and promotions need regular change to reflect a ...


    By Greenstone

  • Benchmarking as a strategic policy tool for energy management

    In this paper, we analyse to what extent benchmarking is a valuable tool in strategic energy policy analysis. First, the theory on benchmarking is concisely presented, e.g., by discussing the benchmark wheel and the benchmark path. Next, some results of surveys among business firms are presented. To offer a more detailed analysis of the scope and potential of benchmarking, results are presented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy consumption modelling and benchmarking in continuous galvanising lines

    The pot hardware in continuous galvanising lines is prone to failure and needs to be replaced quite frequently which results in considerable loss of production time and high energy consumption. Galvanizing Energy Profiler and Decision Support Systems (GEPDSS) was developed to consider major energy consuming equipment in a typical hot dip continuous line which tracks the current production and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pump energy efficiency field testing and benchmarking in Canada

    A large-scale pump performance and efficiency testing program was conducted across the province of Ontario (Canada) involving testing more than 150 water pumps in eight municipal water supply and distribution systems. The program's objectives included raising awareness of the state of pump energy efficiencies and opportunities for energy conservation, as well as the development of a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Benchmarking energy consumption in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Japan

    Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the most important tasks facing municipal WWTPs. Electric power consumption typically accounts for about 90% of the total energy consumption. This study presents a benchmarking analysis of electric power consumption. The specific power consumption (SPC) ranged from 0.44 to 2.07 kWh/m3 for oxidation ditch plants and from 0.30 to 1.89 kWh/m3 for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Benchmarking electric utility energy efficiency portfolios in the U.S. case study

    MJB&A authored a report that examines and compares the energy efficiency expenditures and energy savings of a diverse set of 50 electric utility ratepayer-funded energy efficiency portfolios in the United States while highlighting the challenges that face this and similar efforts. Given the current shortcomings of publicly available data, this report should be viewed as an opening ...

  • Benchmarking weather sensitive plant level manufacturing energy use

    Energy intensity of manufacturing varies due to the products produced and the efficiency of production. For some sectors a portion of the energy demand is weather sensitive. This paper applies stochastic frontier regression to auto assembly and pharmaceuticals. The effects of production, utilisation and weather on energy are estimated. The differences in efficiency are captured by a one-sided ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon footprint, scenario planning, reduction strategies, benchmarking

    Ocado Limited, the unique and independent online grocer, is the first newcomer to the UK grocery market for a generation. The company has created a blueprint for the future of sustainable grocery shopping offering an alternative to going to the supermarket that is simple, fast, fun, greener and more accurate. Ocado delivers orders out of a single fulfilment centre, not a network of stores, and ...


    By Greenstone

  • Benchmarking: How does your building stack up?

    Energy benchmarking can help you better understand your commercial property’s energy use and monitor performance over time. It allows for comparisons among similar building types and helps identify which ones could operate more efficiently. The Environmental Protection Agency and its ENERGY STAR® Program offers a free online tool called Portfolio Manager that allows users to track and ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Benchmarking adaptive reuse: a case study of Georgia

    Holistic construction approaches are needed to move from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified new buildings to adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Adaptive reuse is an opportunity to recycle and manage the deconstruction process in a more responsible manner with focus towards the new occupancy requirements. The objective of this paper is to benchmark the architectural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Paving the Way for Corporate Benchmarking in the Waste Sector

    Most of the major players in the waste industry have begun publishing environmental performance data using a set of indicators developed in a ground-breaking initiative with the Green Alliance. Companies are clear that there are internal and external benefits to be gained from the exercise, but opinion is divided over whether the indicators can be used to compare companies' performance. ...

  • Creating a national benchmarking system for the utilities of water supply and wastewater sector in Russia

    Despite the vast resources of drinking water, Russia today is facing some serious problems in the water supply industry. The authors believe that creating a nation-wide benchmarking for Russia's water industry will play an important role in the development process for efficiently functioning water utilities. The main objective is to make improvements in quality of the services provided to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Benchmarking platforms: why more knowledge means more leverage

    Greater plant owner demand for high speed computing and benchmarking data analysis platforms will cause rapid development of power upgrade packages and create a basis for further OEM innovation. High speed computing is making a major difference in wind data analysis. Today, major advances in time series and spatial analysis as well as the wake models used to estimate losses are possible because ...

  • Benchmarking air emissions of the 100 largest electric power producers in the US

    This report examines and compares the air pollutant emissions of the 100 largest power producers in the US based on 2006 plant ownership and emissions data. Table ES.1 lists the 100 largest power producers featured in this report ranked by their total electricity generation from fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewable energy facilities. These producers include public and private entities ...


    By Ceres

  • Abengoa’s headquarters, Campus Palmas Altas, becomes a global benchmark after obtaining LEED Platinum certification

    This is the highest of the four categories established by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first building in Europe to obtain this certification. Campus Palmas Altas has attained the highest score in its category worldwide Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the ...


    By Abengoa

  • Validation of 3D kinetics code 'TRIKIN' using OECD PWR core transient benchmark

    A space–time kinetics code, 'TRIKIN', was developed and validated to analyse a vast array of transient problems involving reactivity and power distribution anomalies in VVER reactors. Neutronics model of TRIKIN is based on centre mesh finite difference approach for solving space– and time–dependent neutron flux in a 3D core whereas thermal hydraulics model is based on fuel pin simulation and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Energy security: the new cold war

    In this speech, the then opposition minister for primary industries, resources and tourism discusses the possibility that a new Cold War has emerged in the competition over energy resources. He notes the importance of diversifying energy resources. He also stresses the need for careful consideration of whom Australia is supplying with uranium, suggesting using the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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