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This week, there is a big article in the Financial Times about how Brussels is re-tooling industrial policy. The focus of the article is on how there is increasing support to develop the battery industry because of the growth in electric vehicles. This isn’t entirely new since it was reported on last year, but plants are now being built.  One research house  has said that “the potential value of…

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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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“Simply not enough”

Current efforts in the industrial sector are simply not enough in light of both the drastic climatic changes ahead and vast efficiency potentials sitting around barely touched. All essential…

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Outokumpu Cools Machine Shop using natural Elements

To cool the rolling mill's machine shop, Outokumpu has chosen a solution that saves energy compared with more conventional alternatives. There are two ways to cool the machine shop. One is to use outdoor air, the other to use industrial water from a nearby river and cool the air through existing cooling coils and a SWEP B649 brazed plate heat exchanger.

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TOP 3 articles in Energy Efficiency fom the 2nd quarter of 2018

1 - What's next for industrial energy efficiency?

By Paul Noble

Why don't companies do more? This is the question to understand why organizations don't engage a holistic energy efficiency approach…

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Using Non-Energy Benefits to Build Better Business Cases

First published here.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the need for better business cases for energy efficiency projects. More and more it seems that one of the most effective ways of building better…

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Energy Management System in glass industry

Steklarna Hrastnik Company is the leading glass products manufacturer in Slovenia.

The company has a strong environmental regulation compliance strategy and is dedicated to optimizing and reducing energy consumption. To comply with European energy regulation and meet the energy consumption reduction target, Steklarna Hrastnik decided to carry out an energy management project.

The project…

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Energy Management System in cement industry

Salonit Anhovo is the leading cement manufacturer in Slovenia. As an environmentally and energy-friendly company, Salonit decided to carry out an energy management project. The project included an introduction to energy management systems and energy optimization in cement manufacturing. It is a large industrial area and LoRaWAN communication was the only suitable alternative to the classical wired…

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Energy Management System in steel industry

SIJ Metal Ravne is one of the biggest steel companies in Europe. The company decided to run an energy management project with the following purposes: 1- Monitor and analyze real-time energy consumption, 2- Define and analyze key energy efficiency indicators, 3- Implement an energy management system, 4- Develop benchmarking and methodology for savings calculations (IJS), 5- Introduce an energy…

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Energy Management System in beverage industry

Pivovarna Laško, a brewery company, started thinking about introducing an energy management system when energy prices started drastically surging in Slovenia. A pre-investment study ncompassed a description and documentation of the existing condition and the proposed solution for the electric energy and all other energy sources (gas, steam, compressed air, technological water, CO2, cooling). The…

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Energy Management System for multi-purpose facilities

Activities of BTC are covering three main pillars: real estate leasing, integrated real estate management and logistics. BTC decided to run an energy management project with the purpose of implementing advanced energy management solutions. The main objectives of the project were: 1- to gain remote control of energy consumption, 2- implementation of an alarm system, 3- definition and analyses of…

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Energy Management System for shopping and logistic centers

Spar Slovenia is a part of the multinational retail chain. The company decided to run an energy management project with the purpose of implementing a comprehensive energy management solution to: 1- Monitor and analyze real-time energy consumption, 2- Define and analyze key energy efficiency indicators, and 3- Implement an energy accounting system

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Energy Management System for hospitals

The Vinzenz Group is one of the largest private providers of care facilities in Austria. To comply with European Energy Efficiency Regulations and to meet energy consumption reduction targets, the Vinzenz Group decided to carry out an energy management project. Main objectives were: 1- Unified energy management system to monitor, accumulate and analyse energy consumption data for all the…

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Energy Management System for hotels

The Debeli Rtič Youth Health and Summer Resort is a hotel complex managed by the Slovenian Red Cross. The complex was built in 1956 and remodelled in 2016. During the energy renovation process of the complex, they ordered an energy use monitoring and management system. Main challenge: The distances between individual meters and the position of the building made wired communication unsuitable.

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Energy Management for metal processing

Company ADK d.o.o. is one of the largest metal-processing companies in Slovenia. Production is carried out in 4 plants - Hoče, Dolane, Maribor and Novi Travnik (BiH). Need for total transparency over energy use and multiple facilities that are not inter­connected by one energy management infrastructure made the introduction of an energy system a must. Objectives were diagnostics, tracking of…

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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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Energy Management for air domes – facility management

DUOL Company designs, manufactures and installs some of the most unique and versatile fabric structures in the world. They are are experts in Air domes, Prefabricated frame structures (wooden & metal), and Tents. DUOL is the leader in air-supported structures and since company foundation 25 years ago, DUOL has installed more than 1500 structures all over the world: Europe, Asia, Middle East,…

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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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Energy Management for telecommunication industry

Telekom Slovenije is a communications service provider in Slovenia, it also operates through its subsidiaries on the markets of South-Eastern Europe in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. The Group’s activities include fixed and mobile communications services, digital content and services, multimedia services and digital advertising, system integration and…

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Where energy efficiency is really found is in the minds of men and women

First published here

We know that there is a massive potential for cost effective energy efficiency in nearly all, well all in fact, sectors and situations. Study after study in many countries and…

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21st century energy management

First published here

Growing up I loved anything to do with the future – particularly the 21st century. TV21 was the comic to read and it was full of stories about life in the 21st century,…

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Open now: The Energy Efficiency Barometer of Industry - a tool to enhance industrial energy productivity

Open NOW, till the 30th of September 

The majority of industrial companies who recently participated in the Barometer, are already pursuing a systematic approach to increase energy efficiency.…

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What’s next for industrial energy efficiency?

From Paul Noble, DNV GL, first published here.

There has been a great deal of thought about how industrial companies can keep delivering improved energy efficiency. And many companies have made great…

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Delivering Energy Efficiency in Industry: How the Hera Group turned an obligation into an innovative and successful business strategy

In my last article, I introduced the Hera Group, an Italian multi-utility owned for the majority by local municipalities, and portrayed its unique approach to global sustainable development.

Today…

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Translating SAP Add-Ons

Energy Efficiency is not only about technology. From time to time we are highlighting related services of relevance so that companies do not forget the little, but often important pieces in the jigsaw to market their energy efficiency solutions internationally. An example is this short paper about SAP add-ons. Ever thought about translating SAP user interfaces to ensure you can smoothly work…

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