Tag: energy savings

Energy conservation refers to reducing energy consumption through using less of an energy service. Energy conservation differs from efficient energy use, which refers to using less energy for a constant service.

Pumps Operations in the Building Envelope

Pumps Operations in the Building Envelope

Water flows downhill. Nothing could be more simple. Getting water to the top floor of an urban skyscraper is a bit more difficult. Mere gravity flow or even accumulated static pressure head aren’t sufficient to accomplish this task. Pumps are obviously needed. But what kinds of pumps are used in

Siemens Highlights Alternative Financial Solutions to Support Infrastructure Modernization Initiatives

Siemens Highlights Alternative Financial Solutions to Support Infrastructure Modernization Initiatives

Public-private partnerships and value-based procurement enable cities to make improvements and help ensure long-term sustainability.

For cities, implementing intelligent technology and infrastructure upgrades comes down to a question of affordability. But increasing access to private capital investment via public-private partnerships (P3s) and alternative financing models such as performance contracting have allowed

Honeywell Launches Outcome-based Service, a Cloud-based Connected Building Service Designed to Optimize Facility Maintenance and Management

Honeywell Launches Outcome-based Service, a Cloud-based Connected Building Service Designed to Optimize Facility Maintenance and Management

New service draws from the collective power of Internet of Things technologies,
mobile applications and Honeywell’s service engineers

Honeywell introduced a new cloud-enabled building management service that helps prioritize building maintenance activities where they can have the most impact on overall building performance.

Combining advanced automation and data analytics, Outcome

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) or Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is extremely important to our health and wellbeing. The Environmental Protection Agency named IAQ as one of the top five environmental health risks because improvements in energy efficient construction materials have led to reduced air circulation indoors—and that can cause a

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

Water flows downhill. Nothing could be more simple. Getting water to the top floor of an urban skyscraper is a bit more difficult. Mere gravity flow or even accumulated static pressure head aren’t sufficient to accomplish this task. Pumps are obviously needed. But what kinds of pumps are used in

Pilot Results Show the Potential for a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant in Italy to Achieve Energy Neutrality

Pilot Results Show the Potential for a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant in Italy to Achieve Energy Neutrality

Borghetto Santo Spirito, a tourist town on the Mediterranean Sea and managed by Servizi Ambientali SPA, has achieved positive results during the first six months of a 10-month pilot featuring GE Water & Process Technologies’ innovative technologies including ZeeLung Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) and LEAPprimary advanced primary treatment technology.

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Global Awareness and Grace

Global Awareness and Grace

In an effort to better understand women’s participation in the water industry and the water supply network, last May Water Efficiency magazine explored the topic by way of an interview with Kirsten deVette of the International Water Association.

We learned that in many parts of the world women bear the primary responsibility for

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

According to EPA, the US Department of Energy (DOE), ASHRAE, and various industry reports, having leaky air ducts is one of the leading causes of energy waste in US buildings, says Neal Walsh, Aeroseal’s senior vice president of strategy and commercial sales.

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