energy cost control Articles

  • 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

  • Interactive energetic optimisation of a waste water treatment plant by means of a load profile

    Funding project "Energy optimisation of the clarification plant Blümeltal" in the environment innovation programme Abstract Interactive Energetic Optimisation of a Waste water Treatment System Using a Load Profile Funded Project "Energy Optimisation of the Blümeltal Waste Water Treatment Plant" in the Environment Innovation Programme The Blümeltal waste ...


    By BITControl GmbH

  • Case study - Bank energy costs

    There are many pleasures of living and working in the Cayman Islands. However, paying utility bills for your business on Cayman isn’t one of them. The island territory has particularly high energy costs because Cayman has few domestic energy resources. Most electricity on Cayman is produced from imported diesel fuel, which is very expensive. As a result, businesses on Grand Cayman pay ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Mastertaste Savors the Benefits of Cost-Effective Odor Control

    The aromas from savory flavors are detectable even at low concentrations, and pose special challenges for companies who manufacture or use them.    Mastertaste, (Clark, N.J.) a Division of Kerry Group plc, is a leader in the development and production of savory flavors and blended seasonings.  As part of a plant expansion, Mastertaste needed a system to eliminate odors from ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Analytical Support for Cost-Effective Pollution Control

    ' Analytical tools have been developed by the World Bank Group to estimate rapidly the extent and impacts of pollution in a given situation and to support decisions on pollution management. These tools help decision makers to overcome the frequent lack of data on emissions from different sources, their impact on ambient quality, and mitigation alternatives.' Decision Support System for ...


    By The World Bank

  • Controlling Energy Costs - How an energy assessment can help you get started

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program states that “commercial buildings share a large and growing appetite for energy. They account for 18 percent of total U.S. energy consumption. In a typical office building, energy use accounts for 30 percent of operating costs, the largest single category of controllable costs.” Let’s look at some typical concerns describing the ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting and Technology

    In developed nations, lighting accounts for a large portion of the entire amount of electrical power consumed. In the United States, lighting is responsible for approximately 20% of total electricity consumption. In Canada, up to 50% of the electricity used in residential areas is consumed by lighting. In the US and Canada, lighting accounts for about 35% of the electricity used in commercial ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Energy management in the industry sector: A dynamic tool for energy saving and cost reduction

    It is widely acknowledged that industry is one of the most important sectors of any state economy, contributing to its strategy for national development and security. Even though important technological improvements have been achieved in the production processes, still a profound characteristic of industrial activity is its gross energy consumption, which in many cases is liable for product costs ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • Reduce carbon and energy cost with Building Energy Management Systems

    Building Energy Management Systems can achieve the cost and carbon saving benefits businesses are seeking. One of the most efficient methods of reducing energy consumption is a Building Energy Management System (BEMS), yet many organisations overlook BEMS  in their energy efficiency plans because of ...


    By ENER-G

  • Gas boiler load optimisation controls can rectify dry cycling and reduce energy costs by 25%

    Dry cycling of gas boilers can waste a great deal of energy, even when BMS optimisation is in use. Installing gas boiler load optimisation controls can reduce this waste and help boilers run more efficientlyBuilding engineers, energy and facilities managers tend to overlook that many gas boilers waste energy through dry cycling when they are not actively contributing to the building heating and ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Counting the costs of chemical incidents

    The consequences of a lack of control when using chemical substances in the workplace are well known and apparent.  Any health and safety expert can tell you of at least one major accident whereby poor chemical management policies and procedures have lead to disaster.  Examples include Bhopal, Grangemouth, Flixborough, Seveso and more recently, Buncefield.  Major accidents like ...

  • Recovery Costs Less

    Bal K. Kaul, Ajit Sapre and Lei Zhang, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. and Daryl Musselman and Surajit Roy, Quest Air Technologies, describe a new low cost H2 recovery process. Hydrogen recovery from fuel gas and hydrogen containing purge gas streams in refinery and chemical processes offers many potential benefits including process uplift, reduced hydrogen costs, avoidance of H2 plant ...


    By Xebec Adsorption Inc.

  • Put energy into emission control projects

    Many companies feel pressured to spend the least amount possible to meet environmental regulations, primarily because compliance isn’t a profit generating endeavor. What some environmental and compliance managers fail to realize is that emission control equipment can quickly become a profit decreasing endeavor with this penny wise-pound foolish approach. With mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

  • Rectify dry cycling of gas boilers and reduce energy costs by 25%

    Building engineers, energy and facilities managers tend to overlook that many gas boilers waste energy through dry cycling when they are not actively contributing to the building heating and hot water demand. It is often thought that existing building management systems (BMS) and building energy management systems (BEMS) are optimising the boilers to remove dry cycling. However, the BMS is ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Case study - SBR keeps noise, energy & capital costs low

    Pennsylvania is home to one of the first Argos® SBR plants to utilize a surface mounted process aerator/mixer, which is a significant improvement over the traditional diffused air network designs. The new layout offers substantial capital investment savings as well as significant reductions in ...

  • Triton aerator/mixer saves energy & operational costs & reduces carbon footprint

    Municipal and industrial users tackle many wastewater treatment challenges at their facilities including meeting more stringent permit limits with limited or declining resources. The ideal solution for today’s professional is finding an innovative technology that offers a cost-effective, sustainable treatment solution that exemplifies environmental stewardship in the community. Many ...

  • Compact mutrator cuts costs at ICI

    The pump previously used on sewage from the two-acre site was unable to cope with increased demand and generated a £3,000 annual repair bill, with additional costs for the hire of tankers to clear the resulting sewage build-up. Mono carried out an on-site survey of ICI’s specific needs at Lostock, where 70 people are employed, before recommending the Compact Mutrator. This is a complete sewage ...


    By NOV Mono - Mono Pumps Ltd

  • Cost Savings: Setting and Meeting Targets

    Introduction SC Johnson, family-owned and family-managed for 112 years, has a long history of responsible environmental management.  Sam Johnson, owner and chairman, made history in 1975 by announcing his company's voluntary and unilateral decision to eliminate CFC propellants from its aerosols worldwide--the first company to do so.  It is not surprising that this global manufacturer ...


  • Energy consumption model for wastewater treatment process control

    Wastewater treatment must satisfy discharge requirements under specified constraints and have minimal operating costs (OC). The operating results of wastewater treatment processes (WWTPs) have significantly focused on both the energy consumption (EC) and effluent quality (EQ). To reflect the relationship between the EC and EQ of WWTPs directly, an extended Elman neural network-based energy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Gas Monitoring for Ventilation Control and Energy Management

    The growing demand for underground and enclosed parking and maintenance garages (resulting from limitations on land availability) has increased the awareness and need for proper ventilation and control systems. In addition, increased health and safety programs have only added to the concerns of toxic and combustible gases in confined or enclosed spaces. Historically, ventilation and make-up air ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

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