energy efficiency improvement Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Energy efficiency without trying (and with)

    John Lennon wrote that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.  Apparently, the same is true of energy efficiency. Energy savings happen when we’re busy doing other things – Internet-based things specifically. We use email, bank online and download music not to save energy, but to make life easier and more interesting.  Energy efficiency is a ...

  • 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

  • Energy efficiency and calling in the dogs

    By Elisa Wood January 26, 2011   My dogs came in immediately when I called them tonight. The cookies I’ve recently begun serving up upon their return seem be making an impression.  At last they see a reason to leave behind all the fun things to chase in the woods.   Yes, I’ve been slow to understand – or at least enact – the basic ...

  • Hot sectors for energy efficiency

    It’s clear that the energy efficiency industry is undergoing an unprecedented boom, spurred by state and federal support and movement toward a smarter grid. But for those in the industry, where exactly can the new business – and the jobs – be found?Two new reports by Colorado-based Pike Research shed some light.After years of focusing on bringing efficiency to manufacturing, policymakers are ...

  • Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia

    Slovenia set up its own energy efficiency policy in the Strategy of Energy Use and Supply of Slovenia, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in early 1996. Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia is in harmony with the European Commission's policy concerning the promotion of energy efficiency. The new Energy Act, adopted in September 1999, defines energy efficiency as equally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Time to export energy efficiency?

    We keep hearing that China is going to become a really big deal in world energy markets. But it wasn’t until I read this statement by Jane Henley, CEO of the World Green Building Council, that I grasped the scope of its coming influence: "China is projected to build the equivalent of 10 New York Cities over the next decade.” For some, such rapid economic expansion by China is cause ...

  • How to make energy efficiency affordable

    Energy efficiency is a tortoise in the green energy race. Not glamorous like solar, wind or smart grid, it tends to plod along in the back of the pack, attracting little media attention. But being last can be a good thing; you learn from the frontrunners. Such is the case when it comes to financing. EE is beginning to borrow from strategies that have spurred tremendous growth for solar and other ...

  • What are the benefits of using BIM to improve building performance and create a sustainable, energy efficient development fit for the 21st century?

    BIM (Building Information Modelling) is not just about 3D designs; it is about fully understanding a building model. This includes all ...


    By ENER-G

  • Efficiency improvement of a photovoltaic system by acting on the characteristics of MPPT control

    A 360 W photovoltaic (PV) module power with a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm is analysed and presented. In this study, the control algorithm is improved and then applied to the PV system. The results obtained show the ability of this algorithm to control high powers when weather conditions are changing. Under the same conditions, this improved technique offers, in steady state ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving energy use efficiency in Nigeria's industrial sector: a case study of a beverage plant

    Industrial energy is a major component of the total energy use in a nation. However, energy is not without a cost in its production, availability, use and even its environmental impact on society. In addition, most of the energy resources are depletable, thereby necessitating their sustainable use through energy efficiency improvement programs. In this investigation, an attempt was made to study ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing and improving the efficiencies of a steam power plant using exergy analysis. Part 2: improvements from modifying reheat pressure

    The effect of increasing reheat pressure on the exergy efficiency of a coal-fired steam power plant is investigated. The results show that although the irreversibility rate associated with heat transfer in the steam generator decreases as reheat pressure increases, the overall-plant exergy efficiency decreases, mainly owing to the relatively large decrease in shaft power output. The results ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New energy efficiency guidance for data centres

    New guidance for data centres will incorporate new metrics covering water usage, energy recovery and the energy efficiency of operation of computing resources. The Green Grid, a global consortium of manufacturers and operators aiming to improving the energy efficiency of data centres, has launched the Data Centre Maturity Model (DCMM), a new guidance to help data centres reduce their ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • The Inevitability of Change and Resistance to Energy Efficient Lighting

    Change is inevitable. It is one of the only constants in life, and as the saying goes, nothing ever stays the same. Despite the truth behind this, most societies and cultures have historically demonstrated a resistance to change. Perhaps nowhere is this currently more evident than in global efforts to promote a change to energy efficiency awareness and the new technologies intended to speed the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • The energy efficiency DEA method in value of economic continuity

    Energy is of vital importance to economic development in every country nowadays. With the worldwide decreasing trend of energy reserves growth rate, energy efficiency is receiving more and more attentions. This paper focuses on improving the total factor energy efficiency DEA method from the respective of reverse thinking in order to analyse the results in value of economic continuity, and to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU parliament approves new energy efficiency targets

    MEPs have passed a resolution about energy efficiency targets that could save UK businesses more than £1bn a year. The European Parliament has demanded that Europe improve its energy efficiency by 20% over the next decade and place a renewed emphasis on greener buildings. MEPs passed yesterday the resolution which, according to recent Carbon Trust research, could help save UK businesses ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Case study - Multi-tenant building energy efficiency

    Buildings accounted for roughly 40% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2010, according to the United States Energy Information Association. “[New York] City's roughly 1 million buildings cost $15 billion a year to power and heat and account for 80% of the city's greenhouse gas emissions”(1). The proliferation of smart energy devices and building management systems will result in the ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • 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 ...

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