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Smart Home and Energy Efficiency

May 3rd, 2017 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - building

megaphone-blueLike any other product or service nowadays, smart homes technology was part of science fiction stories. In May 6, 1950 Ray Douglas Bradbury first published his science fiction story “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains”. He just had a look in future and imagined how will homes look like in future and how will them be smart and interactive with surrounding conditions.

Although Ray’s prediction was perfect, the human development was faster than his expectation as smart homes became common few years ago.

Smart homes: why were they developed?

Smart homes were developed for two main ideas:
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How to wire a building and provide for future load growth

February 5th, 2016 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - building
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Here’s an article about wiring a building and provide for future load growth, sent by one of our members.

You too can suggest essays, debates, tutorial or whatever linked with electrical engineering simply by sending a mail.

Consideration regarding future power requirement in a commercial, residential or office block is often ignored. Most of the installations are designed to only cater for the current power requirements. In some cases, the building owners will try and save costs by overlooking some of components that may appear as unnecessary expenses.

Figure 1: Crowded panel box | image: merchantcircle

Figure 1: Crowded panel box | image: merchantcircle

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Speed variation and air renewal

December 18th, 2015 | 1 Comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - building
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Michel, a french member of the community sent us this article, and we tought it was interesting for you to read it and give your impressions.

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Inserted into ventilation and air renewal systems in the buildings, the speed variator can deliver the right air flow in real time. Some considerable assets in terms of energy performance and maintenance equipments.

In addition to the use of electric motors at high-yield, the speed variator contribute to the reducing of energy consumption. Concerning the business buildings – service sector ones, and also the industrial buildings, two main categories of application are targeted. First, ventilation and then, domestic water pumping, notably in tall buildings or skyscrapers.

The effective management of the source of new air room by room, requires the setting up of a speed variator. Photo Credits : ATLANTIC.


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How to install a good measuring system? (tips from an expert)

January 26th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - building
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The Electrical Engineering Community counts numerous members and we are lucky because they send us articles on a weekly basis. Today, let’s meet one of them who is willing to give you 5 practical tips to install a correct measuring system…

“Most electrical engineers face a number of problems while selecting a good measuring system. The reason being, they need to consider various types of measuring systems, current transformers, voltage transformers, wiring and grounding of the systems, etc., to finalize the most appropriate measuring system for electrical equipment.

I, being an electrical engineer myself (specializing in instrumentation), and having 15 years of experience in the similar field, have put together some practical tips that might help other electrical engineers in understanding “How to install a good measuring system?”. Following are some of them:

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3 Strategies to Reduce Peak Demand at Industrial Sites

January 5th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - building
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New article by Martin M. who chose to highlight the 3 basic strategies for engineers and technicians at the industrial sites…You too can have your articles published by sending a mail to the team.

Introduction

3 Strategies to Reduce Peak Demand at Industrial Sites

The cost of investing in renewable energy sources is quite high. In addition, the costs of the main raw materials for electricity generation such as coal and oil are always rising. This means that the cost of electricity continues to increase despite the best of efforts.

Therefore, despite the long-term promises by the governments to reduce the cost of power, it is important that industries integrate short terms strategies to reduce peak power demand.

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