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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…

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HVAC E-Mobility, Mobility & Public Transport

Electric Vehicles & Heat Pumps: Electric motors play a crucial role in the energy transition

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…

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Street Lighting

ICP partners made it!

ICP Partners help spread the Investor Ready Energy EfficiencyTM (IREE) Certification scheme in local countries

In a nutshell…

The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is tackling two of the main…

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Smart Cities & Buildings

ORC-systems are helping to create a sustainable energy future

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.

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HVAC

Shining a light on Tomatoes

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.

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Waste & Waste Water Management

Clean Power when ORC System recovers Waste Heat

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.

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E-Mobility, Mobility & Public Transport

Cheaper Storage, Bigger Markets, Lots of EVs… Are you Ready?

Davion Hill, first published here.

We’ve talked a lot about falling energy storage costs, and you’ve heard me say cost reductions of 8-15% per year have been the historical norm, at least for the…

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2018 Energy Trends: Connected Lighting is the Future (Part 1)

First published here.

2018 may well be the coming out party for connected lighting. Connected lighting holds tons of promise – from allowing utilities to lower M&V costs to integrating Automated…

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Smart Cities & Buildings

Are ZNE-ready manufactured homes on the horizon

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…

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Smart Cities & Buildings

Redefining energy efficiency in new construction programs

First published here.

When it comes to integrating the latest technologies and efficiencies into a facility, nothing provides a cleaner slate to work with than a new facility. But in too many cases,…

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Street Lighting

The EIP-SCC Matchmaking initiative as a tool to accelerate investments in the Smart City Panorama

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.…

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Logistic, Transport & Freight E-Mobility, Mobility & Public Transport

Green Aviation

First published here

Those who know me will know of my life long-love of aviation. I wanted to be a test pilot even before wanting to be an astronaut but ended up getting into energy. My…

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Logistic, Transport & Freight

Energy Management for logistic provider

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).

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Smart Cities & Buildings

Energy Management for public buildings

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…

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IoT - Equipped LED lighting systems enhance Energy Efficiency

From Jayne Keynes, first published here

There are plenty of compelling reasons why US buildings need to switch to LED lighting systems and use the IoT for lighting and illumination. The prevailing…

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Street Lighting

ICP Training Street Lighting

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…

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Smart City Projects

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…

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Street Lighting

Street Lighting: help us unlock access to financing - we need your technical knowledge

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…

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Waste & Waste Water Management

Dimaro wastewater plant - magnetic screw compressor

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…

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Waste & Waste Water Management

Compressor for Alto Trevigiano Servizi wastewater plant

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…

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Logistic, Transport & Freight E-Mobility, Mobility & Public Transport

Towards Zero Emission Mobility in European Transport

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…

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Smart Cities & Buildings

Explaining the Jargon behind the Internet of Things

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.

From…

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Logistic, Transport & Freight

Heat Recovery on the Road - Part1 - Sizing Up the Opportunity

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.

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Logistic, Transport & Freight

Heat Recovery on the Road - Part 2 - Heat - What is it Good For

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.

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Smart Cities & Buildings Lighting

The Pitfalls of LED Linear Tubes and Smart Lighting Systems

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…

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