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2012.11.03

Warning over Green Deal's technology focus

November 1, 2012 A warning that the Green Deal may not make savings claimed for it because the scheme focuses too much on technology and not enough on people’s behaviour, has come from the National Trust. Talking to environmental environmental website edie, Malcolm Anderson, environmental practices adviser for the National Trust, said that locating high energy consumption and maintaining a proper...

2012.11.02

Thybar Metal Building Curbs: Quality at the Right Price

Oct 31, 2012 Thybar Corporation, Addison, IL, has introduced a new line of laser cut, competitively priced, all welded construction, insulated metal building curbs. Advanced laser technology offers the tightest tolerances and allows for a superior weld.   Each curb is custom designed to accommodate any rooftop equipment and to conform to any roof pitch. The curbs are fabricated using #14 &...

2012.11.02

BACnet Presents 'Leaders of the Pack' Awards

31 October 2012 ATLANTA -- BACnet International announced that its “Leaders of the Pack” awards have been presented to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies involved in furthering BACnet International and the BACnet open standard for building automation.   The award winners and categories are:   Bulldog Award Carl Neilson of Delta Controls The Bulldog Award serves to re...

2012.11.01

Short list for UK’s £1bn CCS competition announced

30 October 2012 Four bidders have been short listed for the next phase of the UK’s £1bn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) competition.   The UK is providing funding to support the development of CCS technology, which if developed at scale, could allow the safe removal and storage of harmful carbon emissions from coal and gas plant.   The four were selected from eight bids received after ...

2012.10.31

Patent Filed for Coating That Could Greatly Reduce the Cost

30 October 2012 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- HyperSolar Inc., the developer of a technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, announced that it has jointly filed a patent application with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) for the “protection and stability of electroactive units used for production of fuels and chemicals.” According to the company, t...

2012.10.30

IEA report sets a course for doubling hydroelectricity outpu

Technology Roadmap: Hydropower sees scope for preventing up to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions annually 29 October 2012 The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy of ...

2012.10.30

Mandatory Commissioning for All Buildings Proposed for Green

Oct 25, 2012 ATLANTA -- Commissioning for all buildings designed and built under a green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) would become mandatory under a new proposal open for public input.   ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise...

2012.10.30

Siemens Introduces Environmental Impact Calculator App

October 29 BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. -- Siemens Building Technologies announced that it has introduced the Environmental Impact Calculator, a new app available free-of-charge through the Apple Store. Siemen...

2012.10.23

Motor Industry Decreases in First 6 Months of 2012

As calculated by the China Electrical Equipment Industry Association, in the first half of 2012 the motor industry has achieved a total output value of RMB 28.83 billion, a 2.2% year-on-year decline. The total industry manufacturing volume reached 8,700 MW, a reduction of 7,377 kW with a yearon- year decline of 7.8%. In the first half of the year, the motor industry has seen a sharp decline of yea...

2012.10.29

EDF to raise gas and electricity prices by 10.8 per cent

26 October 2012 EDF Energy customers will see a 10.8 per cent rise in gas and electricity prices from 7 December, reported the BBC.     EDF, which has three million domestic customers, is the fifth major energy firm to announce price rises and it is the biggest average increase so far.   The company blamed the cost of wholesale energy and government charges including mandatory ener...

2012.10.29

Smart Meters Can Provide Extra HVAC Troubleshooting Challeng

Oct 26, 2012 As power companies seek to improve the efficiency of the electric grid by better matching demand with supply, they are relying with increasing frequency on smart meters. Smart meters record electricity and gas usage in real time in homes and businesses and relay that information back to the utility company. Once applied primarily to commercial and industrial customers, the practice of...

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