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US Dept of Energy selects Eaton and HP to improve IT energy efficiency

18 January, 2010

Eaton has announced that it is collaborating with HP on a federally funded project to improve energy efficiency in information technology (IT) systems. Among the 14 projects chosen by the US Department of Energy, the joint proposal from Eaton and HP was selected as the third-largest grant recipient at US$7.4 million.

A holistic perspective of energy management

02 January, 2010

How can lighting designers use intelligent controls to improve building energy management? Philips Dynalite Energy Management Segment Manager, Brett Annesley, explains how an environmentally sustainable development (ESD) strategy can deliver energy efficiency outcomes, while addressing indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and changing occupancy requirements.

Student’s vision of clean energy may come true

02 January, 2010 by Richard Maino

A young engineering student may have found a brilliant way to fulfil every scientist’s ‘unattainable’ dream of renewable energy.

Hitting the compressor ‘sweet-spot’

01 January, 2010

Properly matching an air compressor to the application is the first step towards improving energy efficiency. Rather like a tennis racquet, each compressor variant has a 'sweet-spot' - defining the duty zone at which the compressor operates with the highest efficiency. Represented graphically, the sweet-spot is a distinct zone within a given range of operating hours per year, and percentage loads.

Lighting the way through the ‘green’ building rating maze

02 December, 2009 by Brett Annesley, Dynalite Segment Manager - Energy Management

Energy management and environmental performance are becoming increasingly significant across today’s commercial building sector. Building owners, developers and occupiers face a complex mix of design, application and classification requirements to meet Australia’s two key ‘green’ rating tools for office buildings - Green Star and NABERS Energy. Brett Annesley, Dynalite Segment Manager - Energy Management, sheds light on the issues from a lighting control and automation perspective.

Paint IT green

01 December, 2009

Once upon a time, the IT department was ignored when it came to sustainability. But now, more and more Australian companies are wising up to the benefits of green IT. Andrew Collins explains how these new technologies can cut carbon emissions, power usage and your power bill.

Algal synthesiser offers renewed hope of rapid CO2 emissions reduction

23 November, 2009

A new technology that may hold the key to rapid, large-scale CO2 emissions reduction from existing coal- and gas-fired power stations and other smoke-stack industries such as smelters and refineries has been unveiled as a curtain-raiser to three major trial installations along the east coast of Australia next year.

Better way to harness waste heat

20 November, 2009

New MIT research points the way to a technology that might make it possible to harvest much of the wasted heat produced by everything from computer processor chips to car engines to electric powerplants, and turn it into usable electricity.

Energy-efficient lighting

10 November, 2009 by

The Nimbus lighting claims to deliver energy savings of up to 70% compared with conventional fluorescent and incandescent lighting and is claimed to be more than twice as energy efficient as low-voltage halogen lighting.

Heat exchanger design

10 November, 2009 by

The Deep Dimple design of the Dimpleflo heat exchanger range achieves good heat transfer coefficients when processing slurries and viscous products or waste streams.

Meeting building codes for lighting systems

10 November, 2009

Clothing wholesaler Gazal Apparel recently consolidated its warehousing operation to its distribution centre in Banksmeadow, NSW. In order to maximise space at the centre, high-density pallet racking and mezzanine flooring were installed. During the upgrade, consulting engineers Heggies highlighted to Gazal’s management the Building Code Association (BCA) Section J requirement for minimum energy efficiency standards.

Compressed air solution for production facility

05 November, 2009

Australian recreation vehicle manufacturer Jayco optimises production at its new Dandenong production plant, with the aid of a customised energy-efficient compressed air solution from Champion Compressors.

Energy saving work with Silicon Valley companies

13 October, 2009

Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are working with Silicon Valley companies to demonstrate energy-efficient data centre technologies.

City's low-carbon plan for 2030

08 October, 2009

Plans to turn Sydney into a low-carbon city, using locally-produced electricity from the sun, wind, marine, green power and waste gases, are being developed by the City of Sydney Council as part of its Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan.

Turning food waste into biogas

22 September, 2009

McCain Foods will boost its conversion of food waste to biogas, saving on energy use and reducing landfill over the next year, says Graham Harvey, the Australia/New Zealand Operations Director,.

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