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World Energy Consumption Energy costs have steadily risen over the last decade and are expected to carry on doing so as consumption grows worldwide.
"…96% of participating (large) businesses indicated that they had started implementing energy-saving measures. Moreover, when asked about their motivations to reduce energy consumption, respondents cited “reduce energy costs” as their most important driver." | "Businesses can save energy when relying on renewable energy. One efficient way is to install biomass production of space or process heating." | "Major savings can also be realized when businesses start relying on onsite solar and wind power." | "Building control plays an important role in industrial energy-efficiency…. By deploying effective building controls, consumption can typically be reduced by up to 30%." | "Having identified the most important areas of energy-saving potential is a first step towards greener and more energy-efficient businesses. However, the turn towards energy-efficiency still is a challenge, as it involves vast investment sums. …"
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There really needs to be a branding initiative that can help consumers understand the business that are making improvements in this space. That would allow folks to vote with cash to encourage businesses.
There is room for a lot of work in this area Harold, typically it is quite slow to get governments and industry together to agree on standards. Also education is required as a lot of people just are not aware of the issues and the possible solutions. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is currently developing ISO 50001 – Energy management for utilization and deployment in industrial/business practice internationally.
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Very interesting Duane, thank you for sharing!