August 12th, 2014

Potential energy savings from the increased application of heating controls in residential properties across the EU

This report, prepared for eu.bac (European Building Automation and Controls Association), once more emphasises the need for more action on home heating controls.

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Saving Energy with Decentralized Circulation Pumps

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.

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August 6th

Energy Management in Industry

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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August 5th

Energy Management in Buildings

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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August 4th

PV competitive in wholesale markets - Session 2

Author: 
Carolina Fondo
Post date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:13

The GPM utility-scale report analyzes PV competitiveness in wholesale energy markets and provides an outline of the electricity regulation in six different countries (Chile, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey and USA (Texas)).

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PV competitive in wholesale markets - Session 1

Author: 
Carolina Fondo
Post date: 
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:27

The GPM utility-scale report analyzes PV competitiveness in wholesale energy markets and provides an outline of the electricity regulation in six different countries (Chile, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Turkey and USA (Texas)).

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July 31st

Life Cycle Costing case studies of RES and EE projects

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.

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July 28th

The only right advice - Use a checklist to anticipate customer's wishes

As an installer or architect, you want to ensure that the installation fully meets the customer’s requirements... now and in the future. Therefore, use a checklist or a design guide when planning their electrical installation. It should enable the customer to determine what features and techniques should or should not (yet) be present in the installation. 
 
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Frustrating advice 5 - You don't need an intercom or automatic roll-down shutters

Why would a hale and hearty person need an intercom? Just go to the door. Why would you need automatic roll-down shutters when you can roll them up and down manually? Only the very lazy invest in comfort they don’t need, right?
 
Well, you might want to give that a second thought.
 
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Frustrating advice 10 - You will charge your EV from a standard wall socket

Plug-in hybrid vehicle and battery electric vehicle (EV) ownership is expanding rapidly. However, few people take this into account when building or renovating a house. If they haven’t got one yet, they probably won’t bother installing an EV charging station at their carport or in the garage. They’ll assume that a standard wall socket will do.
 
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