energy efficiency improvement Articles

  • 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

  • Voltage optimisation – improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon

    The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme will affect around 5,000 large businesses and public sector organisations that consume over 6,000 MW hours of electricity. A failure to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions will result in financial and reputational ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TOC analyser improves lab efficiency

    Leading instrumentation company HACH LANGE is helping a number of key customers save valuable time and costs with its new IL550 TOC-TN analyser. TOC analysis is vitally important in applications ranging from power generation, wastewater, drinking water, surface water and ultrapure water, to agricultural soils, contaminated land and food. HACH LANGE analysers therefore offer a range of options ...


  • The potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency improvement in reducing CO2 emissions in Taiwan

    The growing concerns over the global warming and energy security problems in Taiwan have led the government to design and promote renewable energy policies more aggressively over the past decade. This paper aims at examining to what extent the renewable-energy policies will contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in Taiwan. Our analysis results, using a specific CGE model, show that simply ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving energy efficiency with an intelligent remote energy management system

    With the growing demand for energy efficiency solutions to contend rising energy costs, many technologies have become available in the market today. However, without intelligent and continuous energy data measurements, which can be analysed for strategic energy planning, carbon emissions, energy efficiency, reliability and electric costs, the maximising of overall savings is much more difficult ...


    By PowerSines Ltd.

  • Improving Efficiency and Reducing Energy and Maintenance Costs in Aeration Systems

    Energy costs for operating an aeration system in a biological wastewater treatment plant often times exceeds 75% of the total energy costs for the plant. Adding in blower and diffuser maintenance costs, Aeration Systems are easily the most costly portion of the treatment process, many times consuming so many resources that other parts of the plant may not be properly maintained or operated. By ...

  • Voltage Optimisation can improve schools energy efficiency by up to 25%

    Voltage Optimisation is a key component in any energy efficiency programme and could deliver up to 25% savings on electricity bills. In April the registration period for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme will start again. Local authorities and companies with a portfolio of private schools will face sizeable fines unless they account for their energy use ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment in Mexico case study

    Kemira participated in the delegation of the Finnish Environment Institute Syke to Mexico, where a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the water sector was signed between the two governments. Mexico’s National Water Commission CONAGUA is the signing party in Mexico and an important customer for Kemira, who has been supplying coagulants for potable water treatment for Mexico City ...

  • Improving energy efficiency: About oil fouling in refrigeration systems

    Introduction Most air conditioning and refrigeration systems have a mechanical compressor which relies upon lubricating oil to function. During the normal course of the refrigeration process, ½% to 8% of the compressor’s lubricating oil is circulated throughout the system along with the refrigerant. Since the early days of refrigeration and air conditioning technology, the ...


    By Power Knot LLC

  • Improving Chiller Energy Efficiency Through Automatic Tube Cleaning System Technology

    In this paper, solutions for improving chiller energy efficiency by reducing fouling of shell and tube heat exchangers are discussed. Sponge-ball type automatic tube cleaning system technology is introduced and discussed as a solution for improving chiller energy efficiency and tube cleaning system operating principles are presented.Multiple case studies are provided demonstrating the positive ...


    By Innovas Technologies LLC

  • Heat recovery and energy efficiency, improves profitability and reduces CO footprint

    Using latest technology in combustion of oil and gas can provide significant savings in overall energy consumption. Modern oxygen control that compensates changes in ambient temperature and fuel qualities can increase energy efficiency up to 3%. By adding the usage of hot combustion air another 2-3% can be saved. Modern burner technology without mechanical linkage, operating with accurate ...


    By Oilon Oy

  • Case study: Improving Resource Usage, Energy Efficiency and Awareness

    Our Solution: This major manufacturer employed the maitm application suite to help effectively manage plant information and gain the intelligence needed to run the plant more efficiently. With mai, the manufacturer was able to display real time information from production area to office environment and establish standard run rates for filling equipment. PLC code was written to monitor ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • Georgia pacific improves energy and operating efficiences with a Culligan solution

    Challenge Water is a valuable commodity in any manufacturing process. Manufacturing companies depend on clean, quality water throughout their entire business, such as for boiler feed water make-up, recycling back to cooling towers, improved process run times and overall quality and consistency of production. With the need for steam in their daily operation, Georgia-Pacific was ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Our top tips to retailers to improve environmental efficiency

    Waste Management Improve landfill diversion rates and reduce costs with rising landfill tax and waste management costs: Contact suppliers or head office to improve waste management by reducing the amount of packaging used or implementing take back schemes therefore eliminating waste Review waste storage facilities – ensure sufficient quantity of bins, labelling of ...

  • Improved Lighting Efficiency: German Wrecking Company

     Background German Wrecking Company (GWC) is a small business that specialises in the wrecking and storage of Mercedes Benz and BMW automotive parts and panels. It differs from many auto dismantlers as it is totally roofed to avoid contaminated rainwater from car bodies entering the stormwater system. This puts German Wrecking in line with 'best practice' in this industry, but also ...


  • Redesigning wastewater infrastructure to improve resource efficiency

    Resource efficiency of wastewater management is a question of optimizing at the same time the management of resources in wastewater (e.g. water), the resources spent on treatment and transport (e.g. energy), the natural resources to protect (e.g. the receiving waters), and the anthropogenic resources (e.g. capital). For instance, wastewater can be treated to any given quality, but only at the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency in Bulgaria

    The interest in renewable energy sources (RESs) utilisation and energy efficiency improvement programmes in Bulgaria reflects the changes in the field of energy policy worldwide and in Europe. Now energy management becomes a great problem of inner policy of Bulgarian government. In the last few years there has been a growing attention to the RESs applications. Bulgaria has one of Southern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Best states for energy efficiency

    If you live in Connecticut, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey or Ohio your state is doing something right – a lot right – when it comes to energy efficiency. The ten states deserve kudos, in that order, for policies that encourage energy efficiency, according to a report issued this week by the Center for American Progress ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

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