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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Home Energy Magazine Online et Technologies : Veille des technologies émergentes et des solutions innovantes. ACEEE Blog Late on Friday, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed new efficiency standards for commercial icemakers, which make the ice provided by drink dispensers in fast food restaurants among many other uses. While the proposed standards would be a significant step toward improving icemaker efficiency, higher cost-effective efficiency levels could be achieved using commercially available technologies. At a fast food restaurant, icemakers typically sit on top of the fountain drink dispensers. Commercial icemakers are also used in places like hotels, hospitals, and convenience stores. DOE estimates that icemakers meeting the proposed standards sold over thirty years would reduce U.S. electricity consumption by about 30 billion kilowatt-hours, which is equivalent to the annual electricity use of three million U.S. homes, and save businesses $1.8 billion.

ActionEco | News and Tools for Sustainable Facilities EcoGeek - Brains for the Earth BRE : Home Green Label / Green Label Plus The higher standard for indoor air quality Today, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important environmental consideration, especially since we spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors. In 1992, CRI launched its Green Label program to test carpet, cushions and adhesives to help specifiers identify products with very low emissions of VOCs. CRI has recently launched its next series of improvements called Green Label Plus for carpet and adhesives. For more information, select one of the following testing programs: Quick facts Green Label and Green Label Plus ensure that customers are purchasing among the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion products on the market.CRI designed the Green Label and Green Label Plus programs for architects, builders, specifiers and facility managers who want assurances that carpet and adhesive products meet the most stringent criteria for low chemical emissions. Green Label Plus measures up Documents in Portable Document Format » back to top

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Home Facilities Management Cost-Saving Ideas, Jobs, Experts, Technologies, Articles, News and Education for the Building Manager Énergie solaire Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Rayonnement solaire direct. Répartition de l'énergie solaire moyenne reçue au sol L'énergie solaire est la fraction de l'énergie du rayonnement solaire qui apporte l'énergie thermique et la lumière parvenant sur la surface de la Terre, après filtrage par l'atmosphère terrestre. Sur Terre, l'énergie solaire est à l'origine du cycle de l'eau, du vent et de la photosynthèse réalisée par le règne végétal, dont dépend le règne animal via les chaînes alimentaires. Cet article traite de l'énergie produite par l'homme en captant le rayonnement émis par le Soleil, principalement sous forme électrique ou thermique. Historique[modifier | modifier le code] L'utilisation de l'énergie solaire remonte à l'Antiquité. Le Français Salomon de Caus construit en 1615 une pompe solaire, grâce à l'utilisation d’air chauffé par le rayonnement solaire. En 1747, Georges-Louis de Buffon expérimente un miroir qui concentre la lumière du soleil en un seul point focal.