energy efficiency verification Articles

  • Energy Efficiency

    Location: Connecticut Project Start Date: 2009 Element Markets represents a large industrial client in Connecticut that generates energy and steam onsite from a natural gas combined heat and power (CHP) system, which is used to drive the company’s production line. Efficient CHP systems are eligible to earn Class III Energy Efficiency Credits (EECs) within ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • Independent verification demonstrates high value in the energy industry

    The current UK energy climate is one of movement and action. The latest high-impact report regarding climate change comes from Sir Nicholas Stern, former chief economist at the World Bank, who has produced the first in-depth paper on the economics of global warming. His predictions that unabated climate change could shrink the global economy by 20% have made industry sit up like nothing before. ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Performance Verification for a Nursing Home’s Hot Water System

    CAS DataLoggers has provided the performance verification solution for an HVAC provider monitoring the efficiency of its solar collector water heating system installed in a nursing home. The company’s solar collectors are commonly used to heat residences, pools and hot tubs to provide cheaper hot water. ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Zodiac Maritime Agencies - CR Verification - Case Study

    Zodiac Maritime Agencies gains significant advantages from independent verification of its Environmental and Safety Report. There is a general recognition throughout industry, commerce and the public sector of the increasing need for transparency across business operations. There is recognition that they are increasingly coming under the spotlight as much for the ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • How risky are energy efficiency investments?

    Last week’s announcement of $8.3 billion – and possibly as much as $54.5 billion – in US federal loan guarantees for nuclear power plants sparked debate about risk of default on loans. What are the chances the plants will be built? Critics unearthed a Congressional Budget Office report citing a 50% risk the projects will fail. The Department of Energy countered that the report is seven years old ...

  • Where to find energy efficiency business opportunities

    No one would disagree that this is a good time to be in the energy efficiency business. Another report, this one out last week, signals just how good.     Conducted by Comverge, the survey of more than 100 US utilities found that 92% plan to increase their efficiency budgets by at least 10% in 2011. Comverge also found that 22% plan to boost their EE budgets by more than 20%. ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Measurements and Standards to Support Increased Energy Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact

    “The world is facing twin energy-related threats: that of not having adequate and secure supplies of energy at affordable prices and that of environmental harm caused by consuming too much of it.” Daniel Hecker, economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2005 Buildings in the U.S. consume 72 percent of all electrical energy produced in this country. Emissions associated with ...

  • Energy efficiency and emission reduction of TPM, PM2.5, and SO2 from natural gas and fuel oil fired boiler exhausts

    Fully 8% of all of Canada’s energy consumption occurs in gas and fuel oil fired boilers in commercial and institutional facilities1, with proportional amounts of greenhouse gases, particulate matter, and other pollutants. Recently particulate matter, and in particular that smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) has garnered specific attention due to attributed health effects as demonstrated by ...

  • EnergyStar shakes-up enforcement: Announcement of new measures to increase energy efficiency compliance

    Most Americans are familiar with the blue-and-white EnergyStar logo, which has an almost 20-year history of helping consumers “save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.”  Jointly managed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, the EnergyStar ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • VERYSchool - Valuable EneRgY for a smart school case study

    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. As Europe determines how to meet 2020 and 2050 energy efficiency targets, VERYSchool becomes extremely relevant. Schools represent a major ...


    By Enerit Ltd

  • Energy Star failings: Much ado about something

    As suspected, Energy Star appliances do not always live up to their energy savings claims, according to preliminary results of laboratory tests reported his week by the US Department of Energy (DOE).   The DOE began testing the appliances after watchdogs raised serious questions about the federal labeling program. The Energy Star seal appears on hundreds of models of refrigerators, air ...

  • An Overview of Terrestrial Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: The United States Department of Energy`s Fossil Energy R&D Program

    Abstract Increasing concentrations of CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG) in the Earth's atmosphere have the potential to enhance the natural greenhouse effect, which may result in climatic changes. The main anthropogenic contributors to this increase are fossil fuel combustion, land use conversion, and soil cultivation. It is clear that overcoming the challenge of global climate change ...


    By Springer

  • 10 Questions to Compare Energy Management Software [Checklist]

    Have you seen our latest guide on selecting the right energy management software? If you’re trying to decide on the best solution for your ESCO or attempting to compare energy management software vendors in a rush, we summed up the main questions you need to ask your potential provider in a handy and printable checklist. 10 Essential Questions to Compare Energy Management Software ...


    By DEXMA

  • Critical need for energy savings and loan performance data remains unmet

    Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets   A vast gap exists between the detailed information financial institutions need to support energy efficiency financing and the limited data they currently have. Several examples suggest these loan programs can succeed, but there are no large datasets supporting investment in energy efficiency. Providing energy efficiency loans could ...

  • 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.

  • How to comply with the ERC Energy Regulations in Kenya in 6 Easy Steps

    It is now just about three years since the enactment of the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2012. Dawn has arrived for high energy consumers (those spending more than 15,000kWh of energy per month) to comply with the regulations. Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has been sending out letters to high energy consumers, informing them of the need to be compliant. Most consumers do not really know ...


    By Eenovators Ltd

  • Window Film independently proven to save energy by top University - case study

    Location: Padua, Italy Problem: Heat, Glare, Energy Efficiency Product: LLumar Helios RHE20 SI ER HPR Problem Despite modern glazing and cooling systems, the MG Tower of the University of Padua, Italy,  suffered from excess heat gain, resulting in high energy consumption. In addition, cooling capacity was often not sufficient and the installation of additional ...


    By ARC Window Films Ltd.

  • Staged Thermal Treatment Combined With Pyrometallurgical Smelting Producing Energy and Products From Waste

    Incineration of waste is considered as a state-of-the-art technology. However staged gasification in combination with pyrometallurgical smelting is ready for market introduction and offers principal advantages. These are higher efficiency (up to 35% electricity), efficient and cheaper fuel gas cleaning (less emissions), high quality secondary products (synthetic basalt), high input flexibility, ...


  • 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.

  • Husky Energy ensures environmental compliance and reduces GHGs while shrinking reporting time/costs

    Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Husky Energy Inc. is one of Canada’s largest integrated energy companies – with operations in Canada, the United States, China, Indonesia and Greenland. Husky Energy is committed to managing business in a socially responsible manner, focused on sustainable development and environmental stewardship without compromising the needs of stakeholders and ...


    By IHS

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