CEN and CENELEC held a webinar on Connecting European Sustainable Finance to Standardisation

On Tuesday 20 April, CEN (the European Committee on Standardization) and CENELEC (the European Committee on Electrotechnical Standardization) held an online webinar dedicated to exploring the role standards can play in scaling up the implementation of sustainable finance for the transition to a climate neutral economy and a more sustainable world. The desired outcome of … Continue reading CEN and CENELEC held a webinar on Connecting European Sustainable Finance to Standardisation

Understanding the benefits of ISO 50001

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that to prevent catastrophic climate impacts, global temperature rise must be kept below 1.5°C. Energy management systems can play a key role. Manuel Sarmento discusses the pros and cons of an energy management system on the Energy Live News website.   ISO 50001: the pros and cons … Continue reading Understanding the benefits of ISO 50001

How energy management is evolving in America’s industry

Liz Delaney provides a good review on the Environmental Defense Fund website of the gains made from good energy management. These are findings coming from the EDF Climate Corps. It is a summer fellowship program that embeds trained, custom-matched graduate students inside leading organizations to accelerate clean energy projects and strategy. Since 2008 over 350 … Continue reading How energy management is evolving in America’s industry

Getting the warmth and cooling balance right for buildings can significantly reduce carbon emissions

Energy management of our buildings – residential and non-residential – is fundamental. Eric Williams, Associate Professor of Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology in the United States writes a good article on The Conversation website about how poor management of our heating and cooling needs can be a serious problem to employees as well as to … Continue reading Getting the warmth and cooling balance right for buildings can significantly reduce carbon emissions

Energy management in our homes still requires more effort

In Europe we are trying to put the pieces together for an ambitious strategy to improve the energy performance of our existing homes. David Roberts on the Vox Energy and Environment website writes on many of the issues that need to be addressed.   Energy-efficient homes: yes, we want them. But we haven’t done the … Continue reading Energy management in our homes still requires more effort

A “digital life” home management and automation platform is coming to Britain

Daniel Thomas writes in the Financial Times about one mobile group in the UK that will be providing its customers with an integrated internet-based platform that will do much to provide energy savings.   O2 to launch smart-home platform in UK by summer British mobile group O2 will offer its 25m customers a connected home … Continue reading A “digital life” home management and automation platform is coming to Britain

Smart technology can help commercial buildings reduce their energy use

The CNA Finance website has an article that describes the benefits of building automation.   We Need A Smarter Process for Building Automation Commercial buildings are huge energy consumers that pollute the environment. The good news is that smart building technology exists to provide a solution to this problem for over 5.4 million US commercial … Continue reading Smart technology can help commercial buildings reduce their energy use

Good case study in introducing energy management systems in industry

The Nation website in Pakistan provides a good example of the introduction of an effective energy management system in textile mills. In Pakistan, textiles are a major industry and the results ensure a major impact on the economy.   Textile mills save 10MW through energy management system The textile industry in collaboration with German International … Continue reading Good case study in introducing energy management systems in industry