The Baden-Württemberg Foundation, which intends to pave the way for cutting-edge research, a variety of training activities and the responsible use of their citizens launched an expedition truck to raise awareness about Smart-Grids through a game. The truck, called “Expedition N”-truck, will be on a year-long tour.
Visitors in the truck can play a multi-player game. Their mission is to reenact the functionality of an intelligent power grid (“Smart Grid”) as a consistent group. They become a kind of “human smart grid” and learn how the energy turn can be achieved by means of intelligent networking of power producers and power consumers.
We’ve already seen in a previous post why Energy Efficiency business developers should look at the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution and the benefits this technology’s wave will provide to them. Now, let’s delve into 2 ideas, which should help you build the next smash hits in Energy Efficiency.
Insulation plays an essential role in both comfort and energy savings. In order to get the most for your [Client’s] money, it is important to make sure that the [building] has the right amount of insulation. This infographic will give you a better idea of insulation [principle].
Enjoy this educational infographic. It should give you ideas to make similar infographics and use them to promote your solutions.
This infographic is very well-made. However can we conclude that insulation is systematically a must-to? What should be the best tradeoff between different Energy Conservation Measures such as insulation or active systems efficiency improvements or behavioural demand response? We’ll see in a forthcoming post how grey energy can help local authorities and firms make the best long-term choice.
We are in 2018 and some of the biggest electrical equipments and Building Management Systems firms had burst, leaving the room to very young blooming startups, for some of them created less than 5 year ago. Would you want to work for one of these unfortunate big formerly top-in-the-class firms? You want to turn around and not stay on the side of the road?
Delve into the Non Intrusive Appliances Load Monitoring area. As seen in a previous post, NIALM technologies are processes for desegregating power and deducing what appliances are used in a building through a single metering point. Look at these up-and-coming startups. We should talk a lot about them very soon:
As Patrick Gray said: “The Internet of Things (IoT) appears to be moving from futurist speculation to reality.” Here’s a look at what business value it may hold at Energy Efficiency industry: the 5 main reasons why Energy Efficiency business developers should look at IoT revolution.
Every things can talk.“The “thing” […] is any item that can contain an embedded, connected computing device.” For energy consuming devices, a “thing” in the IoT could be a self-powered no-battery no-wire connected meter or a light bulb that sends luminosity data to a server somewhere on the Internet.
What if it was possible to get the power consumption breakdown by electricity usage of a building, based on a single sensor? What if all submetering systems became obsolete because of one signal processing technology? Today, this comes true thanks to NIALM (Non Intrusive Appliances Load Monitoring) technologies.
NIALM technologies are processes for desagregating power and deducing what appliances are used in a building through a single metering point.
In a previous post, we saw that it was easy to reduce street lighting energy consumption for almost zero investment. Today, we are going to visit 7 other efficient actions with very good payback time every cities should implement to reduce their electricity consumption.
Redeploy street lighting points: In order to avoid the excessive number of lightings by acting on the spacing and the number of lighting points, these can be redeployed according to their buildings’ architecture and to our street maintenance services. The height of the lampposts can also be optimised to ensure an optimum response to the need for functionality, safety and attractiveness of our territories.
Regarding public lighting, the European norm EN 13201, not yet mandatory, sets up the illumination levels that need to be maintained in the different categories of public areas, essentially according to the level of safety. While respecting this regulation, conceivable (almost) free actions can be set up to optimize costs: change or modernize lampposts, regularly maintain the lighting lot, choose a rational use of public lighting, etc. Essential actions, detailed below, can help transforming our existing public lighting systems into effective public lighting systems.