Estimated annual electricity savings of cable upsizing could total 20 TWh/year, yet market research indicates that the industry still views initial cost as an obstacle
The European Copper Institute has estimated the benefits of applying an economic cable sizing strategy on an EU scale to industry and tertiary sectors and has come up with an electricity saving potential of 20 TWh/year.Read full article
Few studies have investigated and compared the acceptance of different energy technologies. Moreover, little is known about the role of protected values. These are the values that a person considers extremely important and non-negotiable – for example in the context of energy resources.
In a large survey in Switzerland, Vivianne H. M. Visschers and Michael Siegrist of the ETH Zurich Institute for Environmental Decision Making investigated the acceptance of five energy technologies, including protected values.Read full article
This report, prepared for eu.bac (European Building Automation and Controls Association), once more emphasises the need for more action on home heating controls.Read full article
Central heating systems are widely used in homes throughout much of Europe. Most of them consist of one or more centrally located pumps that circulate hot water to the radiators and the floor heating system. However, there are alternatives available as well. A relatively new technology uses small decentralized circulation pumps. Each radiator and each circuit of the floor heating system has its own circulation pump. This not only enables zone-heating, it also helps save fuel and electricity.Read full article
The free e-learning course is structured into 15 e-Learning modules, including illustrative case studies for industry. The duration of each module is of about 10 minutes. The 15 modules total approximately 4-5 hours. The recommended duration to complete the course is 1 month. At the end of the course, we invite your feedback. The course is self-paced.
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This course trains energy managers to be the top management representative, focussing on a top management – energy manager teamwork. The course is structured into 12 e-Learning modules, including illustrative case studies for buildings. The duration of each module is of about 10 minutes. The 12 modules total approximately 4-5 hours. The recommended duration to complete the course is 1 month.
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Making sound energy investment decisions is a complex task – no matter whether it concerns a Renewable Energy System (RES) or an Energy Efficiency (EE) investment. A Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis combined with an assessment of the available financing options should be the obligatory path for every investment decision. Decision makers usually focus on familiar financing schemes and may fail to consider alternative means of financing which can be of significant added value to a project.Read full article