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  • Smart meters: Truly a cure for energy blindness?

    And now for a dose of reality.   No doubt smart meters are a good thing, but even their most ardent fans must admit that a degree of hoopla surrounds these little digital boxes. We hear that if consumers can just see how much power they use in real time, and what it costs, our energy woes will be no more.   Smart meters will even cure the blind. The energy blind that ...

  • Lynxspring, leading building automation and control company, in partnership with eSight

    Lynxspring, founded in 2001, is a leading technology company addressing building automation control requirements with a focus on interoperability. Lynxspring manufactures and distributes web-enabled, open protocol control solutions to fit the simplest to the most complex criteria building owners expect in today's market. Using Tridium's web-based NiagaraAX software in an embedded platform, ...


    By eSight Energy

  • A look at top-quality wood briquettes - Case Study

    The wood experts at Reuss are very happy with their RUF briquetting equipment Nowadays, wood briquettes are a popular source of fuel - but only as long as the quality is good. The people at Reuss are well aware of this fact from their long experience in the wood business, so their briquettes are made only from dry wood shavings using high-quality briquetting equipment from Ruf GmbH & ...

  • Carbon Reduction Versus Affordable Warmth - the district heating challenge

    Government and European Legislation, Building Regulations and planning requirements are driving the residential new build sector to consider and adopt technologies such as bio-diesel boilers, biomass boilers and heat pumps to support the delivery of low carbon developments. However, some of these more ‘exotic’ solutions have high fuel costs, compared to traditional technologies or ...


    By ENER-G

  • Case study - N°AA4 – Ambiant air monitoring – WWP TRS MEDOR Stripping

    Context & Challenges Globally, the wastewater treatment is the first public health issue. Urban development leads to urbanization near waste water treatment plant and extension of sewerage network. These aspects induce to an augmentation of sulfur compounds (H2S, mercaptans and sulfides) which are very corrosive, odorant and toxic. To monitor this compounds online CHROMATOTEC® ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Building Sustainable Reuse in Jordan Using Social Marketing Tools

    ABSTRACTThe formal practice of wastewater reuse in Jordan has grown significantly over the last several years through the commitment of the government of Jordan (GOJ) and the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). A national policy has been established to support reuse of treated wastewater and standards have been developed to regulate how reuse is performed in ...

  • 2011: A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Come

    The global average temperature in 2011 was 14.52 degrees Celsius (58.14 degrees Fahrenheit). According to NASA scientists, this was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of recordkeeping, despite the cooling influence of the La Niña atmospheric and oceanic circulation pattern and relatively low solar irradiance. Since the 1970s, each subsequent decade has gotten hotter -- and 9 of the 10 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Renewable, local power options expand

    It makes no economic sense to run more than one set of wires from electric power generators to homes and businesses. That’s why consumers haven’t had a choice about the source of their electric power – whether it be an investor-owned utility (IOU), municipal utility or electric cooperative. Enabling consumers to choose between competing energy providers is a paradigm shift, and ...


    By Triplepundit

  • 12 strategies for moving from water scarcity to abundance

    How did a country that’s 60 percent desert achieve water security? In about 10 years, beginning shortly after the new century, Israel went from scarcity of water and fear of drought to abundance and independence from climate conditions. This dramatic change was made possible by the 70 years that preceded it in which a cadre of often brilliant engineers, scientists and ...


    By Ensia

  • Welcome to Net-Zero

    For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to nothing on energy is a goal that seems far out of reach. In fact, it is only relatively recently that insulation technologies, coupled with cutting-edge renewable energy tools, have made the concept of a net-zero energy use home anything more than a pipe dream. However, thanks to a program at the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Salinity modeling for the Altona sewerage strategy

    City West Water’s Altona sewerage system is possibly one of the most studied sewerage networks in Melbourne, Australia. Currently the tertiary sewage effluent from the Altona treatment plant is discharged to Port Philip Bay with an average salinity of approximately 4500 mg/litre.  This study involved the development of a detailed model that accurately reflected the sources and dilution of ...


    By Innovyze

  • A novel spectrometer design for process and handheld infrared spectral measurements

    Introduction Infrared spectroscopy offers many unique advantages for measurements within an industrial environment. Historically, the technique has been used for a broad range of applications from the composition of gas and liquid mixtures to the analysis of trace components for gas purity analysis. In cases where a well-defined method of analysis is involved, such as the measurement of ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • For Syracuse company, it`s all about spec grinding (with a serious twist) yields specialty soil blends for blowing

    To the layman, making a soil capable of being applied by a blower truck would seem fairly rudimentary: take dirt, grind it, screen it and blow it. It's not rocket science, they'd say, and, at times, Cliff White wishes all that were true. The founder and owner of Syracuse, NY-based Ground Effects, Inc., has found - and proves it daily - that creating a soil product to meet a specific need, really ...


  • Warmest Decade on Record Brings Record Temperatures and Weather Extremes

    In recent years weather events have whiplashed between the extremes of heat and cold, flooding and drought. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases—largely from the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas—have loaded up in the atmosphere, heating the planet and pushing humanity onto a climatic seesaw of weather irregularities. High-temperature records in many places are already being ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is usually the result of early adopters either at the field level or in engineering ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • The Prolific State of Narrow Beam LEDs

    As demand for LEDs increase worldwide, lighting manufacturers are working around the clock to cater to specific beam configurations, such as wide and narrow beams. This article provides an overview of the narrow beam LEDs market, as well as a summary of complex obstacles that manufacturers and designers are facing during production. At the end of the post, readers can find actionable tips for ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • The Rationale for Accelerating Regionally Focused Climate Intervention Research

    Abstract Ten years ago, Paul Crutzen asked whether the time had come to consider undertaking research into intentionally intervening in the climate system so that it might be considered a policy option comparable to reducing emissions for limiting human-induced climate change. Crutzen’s article pointed out how little progress had been made in reducing emissions and suggested that ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Working in confined spaces: did you cover your risks?

    Most industrial facilities have confined spaces. They often get overlooked because access to them is rare. Not surprisingly, many facility managers believe there is no particular reason for concern.  The awakening could be a rude one, as several managers have faced criminal prosecution and substantial fines as a result of fatal accidents. The issue of work in confined spaces is a historical ...

  • Nitrogen and carbon removal thanks to bacterial processes in a single stadium system ( PRiBioAC 3S ) in wastewaters with high organic and nitrose load

    Biologic procedure for nitrogen and carbon removal in a single step system (PriBioAC 3S) from zootechnical sewage with an high organic and nitrogen level. A solution for nitrate problem Paolo Broglio (paolo.broglio@ecologia-applicata.it) - Ecologia Applicata S.r.l. Services for Ecology Scientific Organization of Environmental ...


  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

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