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  • Ireland: example of energy storage using wind turbine

    The idea is to store excess energy produced at night and to reuse it when it’s necessary during the day.

    • Publication date : 2015/03/23
  • LHC season 3: cryogenic cooling system upgrade

    The particle accelerator returned to service in 2022 after numerous improvements, including an increase in cryogenic cooling power at point 4. 

    • Publication date : 2022/05/30
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Superconductivity for aircrafts?

    NASA recently published plans for the development of aircraft using superconductivity for a time frame around 2030. This could allow for noise reduction, improved carbon footprint and energy savings. The main advantage of HTS machines is that they...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Energy savings: Case study on a cool way to cut energy consumption in the UK food industry

    A collaborative research and development project led by a mechanical engineering team from Brunel University, UK, found that supermarkets and food processing plants could cut their energy costs by over 30% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • The HVACR workforce in the United States in 2022

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of technicians employed in the heating and refrigeration sector in the US rose between 2021 and 2022.

    • Publication date : 2024/01/12
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • The HVACR workforce in the United States

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 800,000 technician and engineer jobs related to heating and refrigeration in the US in 2021.

    • Publication date : 2023/04/17
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Briefs: Britain’s greenest supermarket?

    Tesco has opened its flagship environmental store in Wick in northern Scotland. The 4600 m2 store is expected to produce 50% less carbon emissions than a conventional supermarket of comparable size. Besides using wind turbines, solar cells and...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Briefs: Night wind

    A European project designed to store wind energy produced at night in refrigerated warehouses then to use this energy during daytime peak hours has been launched in The Netherlands. Wind turbines are being installed and cold store refrigeration...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Brief: Green towers: big can be green

    The Bank of America's new 1 billion USD national headquarters in New York will be the first skyscraper to apply for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum rating. It will feature underfloor displacement air ventilation...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • "Smart" fridges

    "Smart" fridges that stay cool by talking to each other, run on renewable electricity (photovoltaics, wind turbines) and are capable of negotiating the most energy efficient way to keep food cold have been developed by researchers from CSIRO's...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Mine cooling

    Cooling the world's deepest single-shaft mine: cooling Anglogold Mponeng gold mine in Gauteng, South Africa, is a challenge - the mine is 3.68 km deep and without cooling, temperatures can reach 60°C at the mine face. Six 3.5 MW Eco-Vim...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Green buildings: Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China

    Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China is on, and is expected to draw 70 million visitors. With a theme of "Better City, Better Life", it aims to explore the full potential of urban life in the 21st century and how to create an eco-friendly society....

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Phare Tower

    Morphosis's Phare (Lighthouse) Tower is to go up in La Défense, France. Thom Mayne, the Design Director, describes the future landmark building as follows: "Moving around the tower, it appears to shift continually, distinct from different vantage...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Integrated CO2-CHP system

    Brunel - a UK University - and 14 industrial partners in the commercial refrigeration sector have presented an innovative integrated energy system which has been designed to meet the needs of medium and large supermarkets and can be tailored to...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • Briefs: Green Olympics

    The London Olympics are providing an opportunity to apply a range of sustainable solutions. The Olympic Park buildings will emit 50% less emissions (compared with 2006 building regulations) by 2013, a wind turbine on the site will supply power to...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07