energy efficiency rule Articles

  • Investing in Energy Efficiency: The 10% Rule [Infographic]

    Are you an energy manager that has recently been tasked to invest in energy efficiency measures, but have no idea how much they will cost? Does your existing energy management project need a financial boost that you don’t know how to estimate? Or perhaps you are one of the 62% of companies citing lack of access to finance & capital as their biggest barrier to implementing energy-saving ...


    By DEXMA

  • 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.

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • New Energy Smart Meter Rules Approved

    Ofgem has approved new industry rules designed to “protect and empower” domestic and business energy consumers. The code, ...

  • Will Public Visibility and Not Rules Shape Actions?

    We all know that the most effective way to get a company to do something is to require it to do it through regulations. While EHS or Sustainability Managers may want to achieve good things, there is nothing like a regulation to get upper management to open the purse strings and dedicate resources and labor to address a problem. Well, a new approach is being tried in recent years in some venues. ...


  • EPA issues final rules for boilers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that more than 200,000 boilers, process heaters and incinerators will be impacted by a set of Clean Air Act regulations issued on February 21, 2011. Since EPA first proposed the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Widespread Applicability and Energy Assessment highlight the Proposed New Boiler MACT Rules

    As we reported in last month’s 4 The Record, April 29, 2010 was a busy day for U.S. EPA and marked the culmination of years of background effort and planning related to air toxic emissions from boilers. U.S. EPA has proposed four (4) rules that, when finalized, will impact thousands of facilities. Two (2) of these rules are intended to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from boilers ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Embedding nuclear physics rules and fuel chemistry limits in control algorithms for a fuel-efficient nuclear reactor

    In a nuclear reactor, the energy which is stored in the fuel is proportional to the amount of fissile material. The consumption of that amount, after a set burn-up, should and must result in delivering a set energy, barring leakages (losses). The loss of energy due to an inefficient control algorithm, after a set burn-up, is a problem that no one has yet addressed. Nuclear fuel chemists and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU to reallocate €115m for energy efficiency projects

    The EU has approved reforms that will free up €115m stimulus cash to be reallocated for energy efficiency projects with an impact on economic recovery. The Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament approved reforms yesterday to EU rules on financial assistance that will free up about €115m (£95.6m) in otherwise unspent funds. The EU funds could be used to ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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

  • Energy efficiency: The unsung hero of our times

    As our economy continues to sputter, one little-noticed industry has been booming for a while now: energy efficiency. The sector is hiring like crazy -- a fact that speaks volumes about the close relationship between clean energy and the economic recovery that we're all waiting for. Energy efficiency could save us all. My firm works with utilities, government agencies, housing authorities, and ...

  • 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

  • The real power behind today’s energy efficiency industry?

    President Barack Obama recently pushed for increased energy efficiency in his State of the Union address. His endorsement is a plus, no argument. But it may not be the federal government that drives the industry’s next growth spurt. Increasingly, the push for clean energy seems to be more grassroots, from the city and community. Consider these significant ...

  • 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: Big deals and new ideas

    The economic premise behind energy efficiency –  that it’s cheaper to save a unit of energy than to make one – has caught on in the US.  Energy efficiency spending is up, and our energy use is declining, measured both per capita and per dollar of gross domestic product, according to government ...

  • Are you Avoiding, Setting, Undergoing or Enforcing the Product Rules?

    The European Union is a leader in regulating products to make them more environmentally friendly. In this article, Paul Olagnier, Product Stewardship Manager, discusses “The Ecodesign Directive” (2009/125/EC). This Directive sets stringent energy and resource efficiency requirements for many products placed on the European market, while its sister, The Energy Labelling ...

  • Spectra Energy Uses EPASS to Drive Time/Cost Savings on EPA Mandatory Reporting Rule Compliance

    Spectra Energy, a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier pipeline and midstream companies. Based in Houston, Texas, the company’s operations include more than 22,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil pipelines, approximately 305 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, and local distribution operations ...


    By IHS

  • Duke energy empowers EH&S sustainability and efficiency in support of corporate expansion

    Duke Energy is a leading multinational company that serves 3.9 million residents in the United States alone. Since 1904, the company has grown to employ over 18,000 people with operations across North and South America.  One key to its success has been its commitment to Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) for sustainability management – evident in the 2007 publication of Duke Energy’s first ...


    By IHS

  • Energy efficiency promotion under the conditions of Romania's transition towards a market economy

    In Romania during the socialist economy model, industry was conducted by political decisions and not by performance criteria. The national economy's energy intensity was at a high level. State support of development in the energy field has given a false picture in most state industry enterprises. At the beginning of the new era in Romania - competitive market transition - the concept of an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Duke energy empowers EH&S sustainability and efficiency in support of corporate expansion

    Duke Energy is a leading multinational company that serves 3.9 million residents in the United States alone. Since 1904, the company has grown to employ over 18,000 people with operations across North and South America. One key to its success has been its commitment to Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) for sustainability management – evident in the 2007 publication of Duke Energy's first ...


    By IHS

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