Smart Cities & Buildings
Author: Vanessa Bates
It’s common consensus in the tech industry that the days of cars as we know them—powered by gas, driven by humans, and individually owned by all who want and can afford one—are numbered. Imminent is the age of autonomous, electric, and shared transportation, and we’re continuously taking small steps towards making it a reality. Self-driving software is getting better at…read full article
Electric motors are implicated in two major decarbonisation options involving electrification: electric vehicles (EVs) and heat pumps. This will lead to a significant market growth, as well as growing…read full article
ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology made possible by SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers is being used in Sweden to transform waste heat into renewable electricity. This high efficiency and low maintenance way to produce sustainable electricity is being adopted by district heating systems around the world. Read how Ronneby Municipality put this innovative technology to use.read full business practice
Royal Pride Holland is using the J624 GS engines to power the greenhouse's new cogeneration plant. Some of the power generated is used for lighting for the tomatoes, but most is supplied to the public power grid. Because the waste heat from the engines can be used at very low temperatures, and the CO2 in its exhaust gas can also be used, the overall level of efficiency is 95 percent.read full business practice
Generating clean power in Japanese incineration plant: When the Japanese-based company Daiichi Jitsugy got a request from Ertec to install an ORC system in their new waste incineration plant, the company’s engineers knew that they would need a heat exchanger out of the ordinary.read full business practice
First published here.
Earlier this year, we looked at how zero net energy can make life more comfortable as the weather gets weirder, and how utilities can strategically use ZNE to address the…read full article
Project Initiatives presentation at the 'Explore' zone at the Sofia EIP-SCC Matchmaking on 27-28 June 2018
As urban population increases but budgets are tight, the pressure for cities is now high.…read full article
Pošta Slovenije (Slovenian Post Office) - the primary and largest provider of the postal and associated logistics services in Slovenia has joined efforts with Solvera Lynx to introduce ISO 50001 Standard for Energy management and increase energy efficiency at more than 350 postal facilities in the total area of more than 150.000 sq. m. The project also included the car fleet (1.300 vehicles).read full business practice
Novo mesto is the administrative, economic, ecclesiastical, cultural, educational, medical and sports centre of the Southeast Region of Slovenia. It is recognisable by its exceptionally successful pharmaceutical, automotive, construction, textile and other industries, as the municipality is home to large companies such as Krka, Revoz, Adria Mobil and TPV. The operation of its public buildings…read full business practice
This is the training material for the ICP Street Lighting Protocol. It gives you a detailed view on how to use the Protocol, a best-practice guideline to develop Street Lighting projects - from baselining to measurement and verification. Although you can use this material as an internal training material anytime, we recommend to attend the next training which results in being listed on the ICP…read full business practice
The HERA Group, from local utility to global sustainable development. A unique approach that could change the way utilities do business around the world
Today I want to bring to the attention of the reader The Hera Group (Gruppo Hera), an Italian multi-utility that with its unique business strategy respects the environment while creating shared value…read full article
We need your technical knowledge: Help us “unlock” access to financing for street lighting
The Investor Confidence Project, funded by the European Commission, was brought to Europe to develop a…read full article
ROBOX energy helps a regional wastewater treatment plant to achieve maximum effciency and excellent energy savings.The Dimaro plant presents an unusual challenge. While all other treatment plants in the area feature canonical 4.5m-deep oxidation tanks, the Dimaro tanks are 7m deep. In addition, the plant is located about 800m above sea level, resulting in a significantly lower atmospheric pressure…read full business practice
Located in the area where Prosecco wine is produced and at the time of the harvest and when the winery is at its busiest, from late Aug to early Nov, there’s a considerable increase in the organic burden entering the plant, to the point of reaching a PE (Population Equivalent) of 10,000 with peaks of 13,000 on some days.
To manage both the seasonal surges and the daily variations, it is vital to…read full business practice
Thirteen companies and industry associations from European industry have joined forces and identified key tasks on the upcoming European Union Low Emission Mobility Package. Representing the…read full article
IoT or the Internet of Things is not only changing how our ‘things’ communicate, it is also changing our vocabularies. Networking has developed its own lexicon and often people do not fully explain their jargon in simple context. This is an attempt by Wesely Whited, a DNV GL lighting and controls consultant, to translate the most common terms used into a language that is easy to understand.
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Matt Gutschow, Co-Founder of HeatCalc, writes about an opportunity for heat recovery for trucks. This is a short introduction reflecting on the potential and the economics to make such a technical opportunity a viable business case.read full business practice
Matt Gutschow, Co-Founder of HeatCalc, writes about an opportunity for heat recovery for trucks. This is the 2nd part exploring the sources and uses of heat on a vehicle.
introduction reflecting on the potential and the economics to make such a technical opportunity a viable business case.read full business practice
from Wesley Whited, DNV GL
The Pitfalls of LED Linear Tubes and Smart Lighting Systems
At first glance, retrofitting an existing fluorescent fixture with an LED Linear tube seems like an appealing…read full article