The Sustainability Matters Resource Library contains white papers, eBooks, webcasts, videos and technical papers to help you manage and solve work related problems. Select from a variety of application and technology related subjects, supplied by market-leading vendors or written by our editorial team.
Intelligent water systems leverage today’s technology to detect any changes in water quality as soon as they occur within a network. This allows organisations to adopt smarter management strategies, provides them with greater confidence when allocating resources and enables better organisational planning.
Lithium-ion is likely to become the battery of choice for uninterruptable power supplies (UPSs) — as their costs continue to decrease, the benefits become more widely known, and manufacturers make their UPSs compatible.
Using the "eco-mode" option on UPS systems provides a proven 2% reduction in data centre energy consumption. Few data centres use this mode, however, due to the perceived side effects. Cost/benefit eco-mode tradeoffs are rarely explained adequately, unfortunately, for one to make a genuine informed decision.
Your workplace is on the cusp of a dramatic smart-tech shift. Old-styled buildings are soon to be converted into hyperconnected, responsive, controllable machines. They are set to promote energy efficiency, improve power quality and stimulate collaboration, optimising your productivity like never before.
Innovation for sustainable business is a prime focus for top performers. It is critical to re-evaluate ways that your team measure, analyse and innovate all costs involved to capture new forms of business value and opportunities, and develop that competitive edge.
The largest operating cost for a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is energy. The largest of all WWTP energy consumers — running blowers for aeration. With energy prices continuing to rise, understanding the compressed air demand of your system and selecting the right blower to suit is critical.
Rimini, Italy, boasts the biggest wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) using membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology in Europe. Its cost-effective MBR upgrade and advanced performance has allowed the centralisation of Italian coast wastewater, the demolition of redundant surrounding WWTPs and an improved unpolluted tourist coastline.
Partially blocked pumps are extremely difficult to notice and reduce pump effectiveness by up to 40%. When the majority of energy costs of a water treatment plant are due to pumping, pump efficiency is critical.
A pump's best performing feature can vary greatly; be it hydraulics, electrical, maintenance, non-clogging, unclogging, or wire to water. Careful consideration of your specific requirements is needed to match your organisation's needs with the best fit.
Variable temperature scheduling and zoned heating are now drastically reducing home heating bills. Home energy management systems, used to coordinate scheduled heat, will seemingly become commonplace in the years to come.
Webinars are a low carbon footprint method for delivering training and community engagement. This 'how to' handbook guides you through the process of webinar production. Step by step, discover what you need to do before, during and after your webinar to generate engaging results.
Unscheduled downtime, equipment failure and damage is often the result of power quality problems. A management framework that efficiently measures, monitors and analyses your power will highlight corrective and preventive actions to minimise these risks.
New technologies in the manufacturing space provide constant opportunities for productivity increases and economic gain. To gain their competitive edge distributed control systems need to be upgraded to take advantage of these latest opportunities.
Wearable technology is becoming more mainstream and technology advancements are made every day. The capabilities of wearables are now beginning to emerge for retail, enterprise and consumers. They are soon to become the interface between body, apps, data and services. This creates great opportunities for the customer service space.
Many utilities employ penalty rates for low electrical system efficiency. A common resolution to this situation is to install a capacitor system. How much energy and how much cost can a capacitor system actually save?