FROM THE EDITOR:
Welcome to the September Energy Management e-newsletter, and to the new look Energy Management website. Please browse the site and let us know what you think of the new format. I'd welcome any comments or criticisms. If there's something you don't see on the site that you'd like to, please do let us know.
Editor, Energy Management
Keeping our feet on the ground while working in the Cloud
By Ken Sinclair
We are all ambassadors of the power of cloud computing, and managing buildings effectively and to the satisfaction of owners or tenants depends on our ability to talk about our successes and provide working examples of using cloud computing to connect to sustainability, conservation, and energy real time information. more...
Hot water heating renewal series: plant sizing for best value
By Scott Martin
If you've been around the heating business for any length of time, you'll come to the realization that heating plants are almost always oversized. It is common for the heating capacity of a boiler plant to be twice as much as is needed on the coldest day of the year. Why is this? Is it necessary for them to be oversized? When replacing, would it make sense to install boilers that more closely match the heating requirements of the building? more...
Lighting efficiency series: What you see isn't necessarily what you get
By Greg Jones
Light is a funny thing; we are surrounded by it, yet so often what we see is just a minimal fraction of what’s really there. The human eye itself only responds to light with wavelengths between 380 nm and 750 nm, whereas some laboratory tests have shown a response from 2 nm to 2500 nm. more...
Ontario's Feed-in-Tariff program - an overview
By Tom Brett
On July 10, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) introduced revised draft rules for the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Program, as well as a revised price list. This article introduces the major changes. more...
Ontario's Feed-in-Tariff program - what is still missing
By Tom Brett
There are a number of issues critical to the shape of Ontario's Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program where provincial government action is still required. This second article on the FIT program will address these issues. more...
Using ultrasound technology to locate low level leaks in heat exchangers
By Alan Bandes
Ultrasonic leak detection has been used for a variety of applications ranging from energy reduction by locating compressed air leaks to quality assurance inspections such as locating wind noise and water leaks in automobiles. The secret to success is to understand the nature of what type of leak produces a detectible ultrasound and what does not, along with the techniques that can be used for effective leak identification. more...
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