Janaury 2008 – Volume 2, Issue 1
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LEED Complete set to change the face of green building
LEED green building rating system is a useful guide for building owners
and developers who want to create greener, more environmentally
friendly workspaces. LEED Canada Complete is now taking the
certification to a new level, making it easier for developers and
owners to apply for certification, and offering more effective feedback
on how buildings perform over time.
Full story: LEED Complete set to change
New version of RETScreen adds critical energy efficiency tools and more
fourth version of RETScreen, the web-based energy management tool, was
released in December 2007 with a whole host of upgrades that make it
that much more useful for facility owners and managers considering the
adoption of energy efficiency measures.
developed by Natural Resources Canada’s CANMET Energy Technology
Centre, to determine the feasibility of renewable energy projects, the
tool has gone through several iterations in the past 10 years.
Full story: New version of RETScreen
Canada needs economy-wide price on carbon emissions: NRTEE report
can achieve deep greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by 2050, but
only by putting a price on carbon emissions throughout the entire
Canadian economy beginning as soon as possible, concludes the National
Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) in a new climate
change report released Monday, January 7, entitled Getting to 2050:
Canada’s Transition to a Low-emission Future.
Full story: NRTEE report
Siemens and E.ON cooperate on climate-friendly power plant tech
and E.ON Energie have announced a partnership to develop
climate-friendly power plant technology. The aim of this partnership is
the development of an economic and efficient method for carbon capture
— an important aspect in the development of low-carbon power plants.
The starting point is a solvent with special characteristics that
provide the basis for a new process to capture CO2 from the flue gases
of power plants. A pilot installation on an E.ON power plant site in
Germany will be operational by 2010. Further developments will follow,
up until 2014. The mid-term target is to develop this new CO2 capture
process ready for large-scale, commercial deployment by 2020.
Full story: Siemens and E.ON
Nanowires hold promise for more affordable solar cells
Millions of nearly invisible wires may hold the answer to making solar cells a more affordable source of alternative energy.
Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University, Cleanfield
Energy and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) have formed a
partnership to pursue the commercialization of nanowire technology in
the production of solar cells.
Full story: Nanowires hold promise
|ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS
Aegis SGR Bearing Protection Ring
new split-ring version of the AEGIS SGR Bearing Protection Ring comes
in halves for easy field installation with little or no disassembly of
equipment. For VFD-controlled AC and DC motors, the SGR Split Ring
protects bearings from electrical damage caused by circulating or shaft
currents, dramatically extending motor life as well as preventing
bearing noise, downtime, and costly motor repairs/replacements. The SGR
Split Ring simplifies predictive/preventive maintenance programs for
motor repair shops, maintenance contractors, HVAC service contractors,
and in-house plant maintenance departments. Unlike conventional shaft
grounding brushes, the ring is maintenance-free and lasts for the life
of the motor, regardless of RPM. Its conductive microfibers work with
virtually no friction or wear and are unaffected by dirt, grease, or
other contaminants. The SGR Split Ring is available from stock with
mounting hardware in sizes to accommodate motor shafts up to 6â�� in
diameter, and larger rings can be specially ordered.
||IDEAL 806 Power Analyzer
INDUSTRIES, INC. has taken a major step forward in making power quality
analysis easier, safer and more accurate with the introduction of its
Model 806 Power Analyzer. This rugged, hand-held test instrument
performs all the measurements needed by large-scale commercial and
industrial enterprises to create an effective energy management
program. The learning curve for the 806 is not steep, so it represents
a gateway product for the industry. Sought-after features of the new
tester include: single- and three-phase measurements with
auto-configuration to the electrical system specified; true-RMS
readings for error-free testing; data logging with 1MB of internal
memory and optional FIFO memory to allow continuous recording; a fourth
current channel for neutral current measurements; auto-detect clamps
for easier setup; a backlit 160 x 160 pixel LCD; and an RS-232
interface for fast data downloading to IDEAL PowerVision analysis
||AC/DC Resistive Load Bank Service
Loads Inc. introduces its new custom built AC/DC resistive load bank
service for those involved in plant equipment maintenance and building
electrical systems that require high quality Resistive Loads built in a
timely manner with value pricing (more cost effective than in-house
built Loads) for their electrical testing requirements. Ohm Loads
specializes in designing and manufacturing Variable Resistive Load Bank
solutions. Loads are enclosed in a rack mount/bench top chassis from
25W to 30KW in a single chassis and three of our 30KW loads can be
combined to create a Load of 90KW. A custom user manual is included
with each unit.
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