Millions of people a year visit Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the world’s most popular theme park. These days, some of the food that they don’t eat – as well as some of the food they do – ends up being used to make electricity for the resort’s theme parks and hotels.
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It’s always a challenge to find a new set of nominees for Forbes’ 30-Under-30 list in energy. This despite the fact that the “energy industry” is quite likely the biggest in the world. According to the International Energy Agency, keeping the people of the world supplied with energy in all its forms costs about $1.7 trillion a year.
The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 has hit a roadblock in the US Senate this week, as retiring Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blocked a motion to expedite passage of the federal energy legislation. Among its provisions, the bill sought to create new metrics for measuring energy use in federal data centers – and enforce new energy efficiency standards.
Since 2013, the market for communicating and smart thermostats has exploded, according to Navigant Research, with 2014 seeing stronger traction with significant business activity in the form of mergers and acquisitions, international expansion, technological growth, and more conclusive evidence of cost-effectiveness.
The piece left out some important facts that are necessary to understand the whole picture. Massachusetts is first in the nation for energy efficiency for a reason. It delivers more efficiency based on a percentage of energy sales than any other state in the country.
More than just a cultural connection, manufacturers who restructure their processes and properties with sustainability in mind also stand to achieve significant savings. Many of these eco-minded changes involve operational shifts to reduce an organization’s environmental footprint, but others are best realized through changes in manufacturers’ facilities themselves.
Temperature control plays an important role in industrial processes, pilot plants, and chemical and pharmaceutical laboratories. When controlling reactors, both exothermic and endothermic reactions must be offset with high speed and reliability.
The push for more efficient air conditioners and heat pumps aims to significantly reduce the 30 per cent share of residential electrical energy use devoted to cooling and heating, but the benefits of improved energy efficiency ratings count for nothing if the equipment is not installed properly, the report says.
Click Green reports that research conducted by Washington State University shows people are key to energy efficiency and that educating them about the features of the buildings they work in is needed to maximize those savings.