Tag: Energy consumption

28
May

[Expertise] Achieving thermal comfort while minimizing energy consumption

Thermal comfort is the state of mind that expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment. It is influenced by air temperature, humidity, air movement, clothing, and activity level. Achieving thermal comfort is important for your well-being and productivity, energy consumption, and environmental impact. Energy consumption in buildings is mainly driven by the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, which account

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25
Apr

[Expertise] Thermal optimization of factories

Factories consume a large amount of energy for various operations, such as heating, cooling, lighting, machinery, etc. A significant portion of this energy is wasted as heat, which not only increases the operational costs but also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation. Thermal optimization can help factories to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint, while also enhancing

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19
Mar

[Expertise] How energy efficiency solutions reduce operating costs

Energy efficiency is the practice of using less energy to achieve the same or better results. It can help businesses and organizations save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve their environmental performance. Energy efficiency is important for businesses because it can lower their energy bills, enhance their reputation, and increase their productivity. According to a report by the International

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11
Jan

[Expertise] The importance of energy management

Energy management is more than just reducing energy consumption; it encompasses the strategic planning, monitoring, and optimization of energy usage within an organization in different sectors, such as industry, transport, buildings and households. It involves a comprehensive understanding of energy flows, identifying areas of waste, and implementing measures to enhance overall efficiency. Energy is essential for human development and economic

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28
Nov

[Expertise] Building envelope: the concept and its role in energy efficiency

The building envelope is the physical barrier between the indoor and outdoor environment of a building. It includes the walls, roof, windows, doors and other elements that separate the interior space from the exterior climate. The building envelope plays a crucial role in determining the energy performance, thermal comfort and indoor air quality of a building. In this article, we

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19
Oct

[Expertise] Optimizing natural daylighting while minimizing heat gains and glare

Natural daylighting is a design strategy that aims to maximize the use of natural light in buildings while minimizing the need for artificial lighting and cooling. It can enhance the comfort, health, and productivity of the occupants, as well as reduce the energy consumption and environmental impact of the building. It can also reduce the need for artificial lighting and

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24
Aug

[Expertise] How to certify a carbon-neutral building?

Carbon neutrality is a concept that aims to reduce the impact of human activities on the environment by minimizing or offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve carbon neutrality, the amount of emissions produced by a source, such as a building, must be equal to or less than the amount of emissions removed or avoided by that source or another one.

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17
Jan

[Case study] Galeries Lafayette Shenzhen: an energy efficiency analysis at the design stage case study

In early 2023, Galeries Lafayette will open a store in Shenzhen’s city Futian district, as part of its development in China. Galeries Lafayette wanted to estimate the detailed energy consumption of this mall, before its construction. An Energy estimation study could help Galeries Lafayette gain a clear understanding of the behavior of the store and then identify future relevant optimization

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14
Oct

Our clients recommend us: Elisabeth Muzeau, General Manager of Techné, China

In the wake of Paris Agreement, companies are being pushed more and more to lower their carbon footprint. TERAO can help to assess the carbon footprint of companies, from the upstream to downstream emissions.  Here is an example, with Techné Shanghai, which already had a carbon footprint calculation made by their Headquarter, but needed a local calculation for the Chinese

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17
Sep

Our clients recommend us: Gaëtan Grand, General Manager of Fordia, Changzhou

At TERAO, we assist our client to reach their sustainability target, through energy efficiency calculations. They will not only save money on the long-term, but also preserving the resources. One of our clients had this objective in mind, and TERAO is accompanying them. Gaëtan Grand, General Manager at Fordia Changzhou shares his current experience with TERAO and why he would

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1
Mar

BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY – One Of the Main Environmental issue

At the worldwide scale, both buildings and buildings construction sectors combined are responsible for 36% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. At the moment China is the biggest energy consumer in the world and the building energy use is the second largest right after the US with 16% of total final

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