Earlier this week, Georgia Tech released a report based on a study of energy consumption in the south. Motivated by an interest in reliable climate-friendly energy efficiency for the future, policymakers were concerned with implementing energy management in order to reduce energy waste.
A team of researchers from Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are releasing a series of reports from this state-by-state study, with a goal of pinpointing the potential to introduce renewable energy efficiency and energy management to the south.
With 37% of the nation’s population, the South is the largest and fastest growing region in the United States. Comprised of Washington, D.C. and sixteen states stretching from Delaware south along the Appalachian Mountains, as well as the Atlantic seaboard, trailing along the Gulf Coast to Texas, it continues to expand, with a 20 percent increase in population since 1999.
This region has been among the last in the United States to develop an energy-efficient culture and impart energy management and energy efficiency programs. More than ¾ of the energy consumption of the South is derived from fossil fuels. With the South accounting for 44 percent of the United States’ energy consumption, the region could see a significant reduction in both carbon emissions and the need for new power plants by imposing improved practices of energy management in the area.
The increase of energy prices and the uncertainty of supply have made the study of energy an important strategy for industries around the world. After an initial study,a building energy management system is implemented to manage energy.Studies show that building energy management provides two major advantages:greater protection against the problems of energy supply,and higher profits by reducing energy costs.
Planning energy management carefully minimizes the risk of changing energy in the future. All industries must prepare for possible shortages or interruptions in energy supply.The potential problems of supply should be monitored to determine the likelihood of actually occurring and what impact it may have on industry activities.Specific strategic plans should be established to ensure energy supply to the cases provided for primary emergency.
By building energy management strategies, the industry can help to maintain production levels and avoid lost sales due to potential threats to energy supply.As mentioned previously, controlling the cost of energy is an important strategy to improve profitability.
In some industries, energy costs represent a large percentage of the total production cost. But energy is the apparatus whose cost grows quickly,yet is one of the few costs that can be controlled by energy experts.Through the study of energy, industries can implement a systematic program to use energy efficiently and save money.You can save 7% to 24% of energy depending on the industry and automation of the production process.
So why wait? Start saving energy today! Contact Advanced Control Corporation to help your business implement an energy management strategy!
President Obama of Unites States announces $2.4 Billion in Grants to Accelerate the Manufacturing and Deployment of the Next Generation of U.S. Batteries and Electric Vehicles.Obama traveled Wednesday to the State of Indiana,which is beaten by the crisis,announcing a plan to which it is claimed will create thousands of jobs.”For too long we have been wrong not to invest in this type of innovative work,”said Obama.
“That’s why this announcement is very important.It represents the largest investment in this type of technology in the history of U.S… It is an investment in our ability to develop new technologies tomorrow.”The grant of 2,400 million dollars for electric vehicles including 1,500 million U.S. manufacturers to develop batteries that will expand the recycling system.Another 500 million will go to companies that manufacture components for vehicles including electric motors and electronic components.Read more.
Why save energy and implement a Energy Management System?
The increasing of energy prices and the uncertainty of supply, have made the study of energy is an important strategy for industries around the world. After taking the study of energy is developed and implemented a building energy management system to manage energy. As per studies building energy management provides two major advantages: greater protection against the problems of energy supply and higher profits by reducing energy costs.
Planning energy management carefully can minimize the risks of a changing energy in the future. All industries must prepare for possible shortages or interruptions in energy supply. The used of coal or agro-industrial waste. First, the potential problems of supply should be monitored to determine the likelihood of actually occurring and what impact it may have on industry activities. After that, specific strategic plans should be established to ensure energy supply to the cases provided for primary emergency.
By building energy management strategies, the industry can help to maintain production levels and avoid lost sales due to such problems of energy supply. As I mentioned previously, controlling the cost of energy is an important strategy to improve profitability.
In some industries, energy costs represent a large percentage of the total production cost. But energy is the apparatus whose costs grow faster and one of the few costs that can be actually controlled by experts in the use of energy. Through the study of energy, industries can implement a systematic program to use energy efficiently and save money. You can save 7% to 24% of energy depending on the industrial and automation of the production process.
Building Automation-Why integrated building solutions? The residents of a building, institutional, small businesses, a shopping center or a hospital, require a safe and comfortable work environment, as well as adequate lighting, access control to different agencies, sectors monitoring, recording and measuring power, control and information loads of faults and alarms necessary. Moreover, the constant concern of every owner of building automation solutions is to control and reduce operating costs. Commercial office buildings consume more energy than any other building. Two thirds of all energy consumed is electricity, where the lighting, office equipment and (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) represent 90% of these expenses. The cooling and ventilation depend on the square meters, number of employees and amount of office equipment. I strongly believed that a good way to save energy without affecting the requirements of both occupants and managers is the incorporation of building automation technologies to each of the systems that compose a building. HVAC systems technology is to incorporate intelligent controllers distributed building, all operating independently, but monitored and managed by central software, therefore enable tenants to override preset building automation scheduling and HVAC systems via the internet or a touch-tone phone after business hours. What are the benefits of creating building automation?The benefits of incorporating building automation systems (HVAC systems) are:
Continuity of operation of the subsystems, because the drivers can share information between them, while maintaining communications with the software management and information center. This architecture allows a fault to the communications network, each subsystem is kept functioning independently until it restores the network.
Energy savings through better energy management: The requirements for air conditioning and ventilation systems are usually dimensioned for the most critical condition, which often involves maintaining air fans and drivers running at 100%, when in fact the order is variable during the day. Intelligent control of air conditioning and heating to maintain the optimal temperature and humidity, even when demand is highly variable, such as shopping malls. In these you can also achieve significant energy savings by incorporating air handling volume variable, which contain variable frequency drive motors for air. If we consider a decrease of 50% of the speed of a motor ventilation, power consumption drops to 1 / 8.
Save labor by requiring fewer people to operate and maintain, which means higher productivity.
Increased security by incorporating access control and surveillance through cameras and video recorders.
Report clear, accurate and timely, for efficient management and, ultimately, greater satisfaction for the occupants.
Several manufacturers such as Schneider Electric, have a range of products and services, along with the technical capabilities of their own or join associations, to integrate all the subsystems of a building, such as air conditioning / heating-ventilation (HVAC) control lighting, power control, access control, CCTV Solutions, fire detection, monitoring of lifts, battery bank supervision, supervision of clinical gases, among others. All these systems communicate with each other using communication protocols and open standards contact Advanced Control Corporation to help you integrate your building automation systemtoday!