energy efficiency Articles

  • Transport, energy efficiency and environmental issues in Hungary

    Over the past decade, Hungary has been in transition from a centrally planned market economy. In this paper, we explore the reasons for and consequences of the changed funding conditions which now exist for environmental research. We also outline the situation regarding the need for research into two major areas: transport and the environment and energy efficiency. The most important project ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enerit helps European Schools become Energy Efficient

    Enerit are a key member of a consortium of energy specialists from across Europe under the EU VERYSchool project for energy efficient schools. VERYSchool will integrate smart LED lighting, smart metering, BEMS, energy simulation and energy action management software into a platform called the “Energy Action Navigator” and demonstrate it in four Pilot locations in Europe. ...


    By Enerit Ltd

  • Best Places to Learn About Energy Efficiency

    Companies often email me asking for good sources of information about the energy efficiency business. These emails are coming more ...

  • Prospects for US energy efficiency companies in Israel

    The push for energy efficiency has clearly become worldwide, creating new prospects for US green energy companies to pursue export and foreign partnerships. One such opportunity comes from Israel, with the help of the United States-Israel Science and Technology   Foundation (USISTF), a Washington-based non-profit organization. Israel is not a country we hear much about in terms of ...

  • 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

  • Actions to promote energy-efficient electric motor repair

    Electric motors are repaired 2-3 times over their lifetime. Poor repair practices, particularly widespread in developing countries, can lead to a significant increase in motor losses. It is estimated that worldwide poor repair leads to annual electricity losses of approximately 40 TWh, representing 20 Mtons of CO2 emissions. The main objective of this paper is to provide a technical basis ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Midwest manufacturing snapshot : energy use and efficiency policies

    The workforce and economies of Midwestern states are more reliant on manufacturing than in any other U.S. region. Like the U.S. as a whole, during the past decade, the Midwest lost one-third of its total manufacturing workforce. With the central focus of state governments on economic development, there is a growing interest in understanding how industrial energy efficiency investments could ...

  • Energy efficiency markets chooses its favorites of 2008

    We appreciate the entries submitted for Energy Efficiency Markets’ first annual ‘best of’ contest. It is difficult to select winners in an industry that is burgeoning with innovation. We hope you find our selections as intriguing as we did. Please continue to email us about interesting projects – we’d like to highlight them periodically in our weekly newsletter:1. Best appliance: Energy ...

  • Four rules to improve energy efficiency with Intelligent Buildings

    The new wave of energy efficiency is based on waste reduction, instead of sacrifice and discomfort as it used to be years ago. Everything is automated now, with no need to turn down thermostats manually. A Building Management System is considered central to the concept of an ‘Intelligent Building’ and is a vital tool in any organisation’s drive to improve energy efficiency ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Why carbon reduction and energy efficiency must be combined

    With all the eyes focused on carbon emissions prior to Cancun, it’s vital not to lose sight of the need to combine carbon reduction with energy efficiency. Reducing carbon emissions is generally associated with an increase in energy efficiency. But, it is possible to reduce such carbon emissions while still operating inefficient systems. A biomass boiler, for example, reduces carbon ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Energy Efficiency for Urban Water and Wastewater Services

    Electricity is a critical input for delivering municipal water and wastewater services. Electricity costs are usually between 5% - 30% of total operating costs among water and wastewater utilities (WWUs) worldwide. The share is usually higher in developing countries and can go up to 40% or more in some countries (e.g. India and Bangladesh). Such energy costs translate into high and often ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lack of funding: main barrier for energy efficiency improvements

    New Energy Efficiency Indicator survey for Europe shows companies place increasing priority on energy management, but they struggle with funding. In a context of rising energy costs and expected government mandates on energy efficiency, executives in Europe are placing a high priority on energy management in buildings, but struggling with funding, according to a survey. This is the ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Multiphase pumps for energy-efficient water and wastewater treatment

    Multiphase pumps are unique products with outstanding features compared to conventional centrifugal pumps. The approach consists of using the pumps not only for transport of liquids but also for partial gas supply and as dynamic mixer for gas enrichment. Therefore this novel pump conception barely has ...

  • Pumps for energy-efficient water and wastewater treatment

    Multiphase pumps are unique products with outstanding features compared to conventional centrifugal pumps. The approach consists of using the pumps not only for transport of liquids but also for partial gas supply and as dynamic mixer for gas enrichment. Therefore this novel pump conception barely has something in common with a standard pump. Even the mode of ...

  • Energy efficient waste disposal solution - Case Study

    Piled higher It’s 6.20 metres high, weighs 40 tonnes and has a pressing power of 1,200 kilonewton (kN): the fully automated VK 12018 R channel baling press from HSM in Frickingen for pressing paper, cardboard and cardboard boxes has been in use by the disposal company SITA in Hochheim for around three months. There are fewer bales thanks to the enormous pressing pressure and the large ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • IT industry must act to become more energy efficient

    Microsoft environment chief wants to drive the energy savings he has made at the world’s biggest software firm through the wider IT ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • The programmatic approach to CDM: Benefits for energy efficiency projects

    With a view to enhance Energy Efficiency in the project portfolio, this paper discusses new approaches to the CDM that aim at reducing transaction costs. After a brief description of earlier approaches, the recently adopted Programmes of Activities and the CDM Executive Board’s guidance are laid out in greater detail. Furthermore, the methodologies and projects currently in the pipeline suitable ...

  • Turning the Energy Efficiency Directive into a positive value driver

    The European Union is steadily moving toward a united energy front. In 2012, the EU created the Energy Efficiency Directive and set out to reach 20 percent energy efficiency within eight years. According to the European Commission, the executive body of the EU, this directive will require all EU countries to use energy more ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Energy efficiency waste extraction upgrade against the clock

    When Impacts project team were challenged with the gauntlet of replacing a twin extraction system at Greenshires in a 24-hour shutdown they knew they had a challenge. After many years of suffering unreliability of an environmentally unfriendly waste system, Greenshires - Leicester, had no option but to replace it with the latest extraction system solutions. Impact Air Systems were called to the ...


    By Impact Air Systems

  • Using your EMS to improve energy efficiency

    Why an EMS Approach? With increased pressure to address energy and climate change issues, many organizations are leveraging their environmental management system (EMS) as an important mechanism for implementing energy efficiency initiatives. This phenomenon is not entirely new. The EMS approach has frequently been used across a broad array of sectors to facilitate energy improvements. But ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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