This article describes the design phase, development and practical application of a smart object integrated into a desk lamp and called “Smart Lamp”, which is useful for optimizing the indoor thermal comfort and energy savings; two important workplace issues where the comfort of the workers and the consumption of the building strongly affect the economic balance of a company.
In 2004, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) established a new financing model in response to the energy challenges in Bulgaria, providing targeted private sector credit lines to local banks. These aimed to: 1. reduce energy demand by increasing energy efficiency in the industrial and residential sectors, and 2. replace the lost capacity for power generation by financing an increase in renewable energy production.
100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks—earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.—but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis.
In this second edition of the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, we analyze the world’s 16 largest economies, comprising more than 81% of global gross domestic product and about 71% of global electricity consumption. We looked at 31 metrics, divided roughly in half between policies and quantifiable performance, to evaluate how efficiently these economies use energy.
This study combined market research and policy analysis to identify where China’s appliance energy efficiency policies were not keeping pace with emerging technologies or rapid market shifts, and to estimate potential energy savings under different policy scenarios.