From the global policy focus shifting towards Energy Efficiency to China rising recognition as the leader in global sustainability politics
Quick guide to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) is published
Inprova Energy has published a free guide to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Regulations, which could make energy-wasting commercial buildings unlettable. The MEES regulations come into force on 1 April 2018 and will make it illegal to grant a new tenancy to new or existing tenants for privately rented commercial properties that don`t meet minimum energy standards. Landlords who flout the new regulations will be subject to fines of up to £150,000. Michael Dent, Managing...
How do you make one of Europe’s largest cold spaces energy efficient?
When you want to build one of Europe’s largest cold spaces, how do you ensure that energy efficiency is at the heart of the project? That was the challenge facing AGRO Merchants Group when they set about expanding their chilled storage area in Rotterdam port by adding 18,000 pallets of chilled space to the market. Located at the heart of Europe, Rotterdam port is in the top three busiest in the world. As you can imagine keeping perishable food cold is a big undertaking that costs millions each year in...
Carbon recovery from screenings for energy-efficient wastewater treatment
The energy content of screenings from six municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) was examined. Hourly samples of separated screenings were taken over 24 hours at three of the plants to illustrate diurnal variations. To recover the chemical energy, which usually leaves the WWTP with the screenings, a screenings wash press was used to transfer organic matter from the solid into the liquid phase. The chemical energy of raw and compacted washed screenings as well as the chemical energy of washing water were...
Energy-efficient Cooling System for Musikkens Hus (House of Music)
DESMI has delivered and installed highly efficient pumps, pipes and wells for intake of water from the fiord for the cooling system of Musikkens Hus. Musikkens Hus is known as the musical gathering point of Northern Denmark and covers more than 20,000 m2 distributed on nine storeys and among other facilities it hosts four concert halls, five stages, a restaurant, and educational and administrative facilities. For cooling of the impressive building, DESMI was chosen to supply and install pumps and wells for the...
DESMI Automation has its eye on energy efficiencies
Industrial pump and energy optimisation provider DESMI aims to be the go-to source for customers and companies that hope to solve energy optimisation problems smarter and more cost-effectively via automation. It’s hard not to be caught up in the enthusiasm of Brian Enevoldsen when he says: “We’re just scratching the surface of what automation technologies can do to help create a more sustainable, more energy-efficient world.” The usually down-to-earth Dane has recently been put in charge...