Energy Efficient Design

The application of energy-efficient design (EED) has proven  to be one of the most cost-efficient and attractive ways to  improve energy efficiency in industry, as well as in other major energy-consuming sectors. In the planning phase of a new plant  or installation, life-time energy costs of processes, equipment and utility systems should be assessed.

During the planning and design phases, saving potentials are higher and the investments needed to achieve the savings are much lower than when optimisation is carried out during commercial operation (see graph below).

Energy Efficient Design Diagram

This initiative aims to develop the following EED support  material for consulting engineering organisations and  company project managers:

  • Publication of EED methodology guidelines
  • Development of EED methodology training
  • Seminar material to disseminate guidelines and demonstration projects

This activity was launched with a workshop on 6the March 08 which started a Special Working Group on Energy Efficient Design.

Outline of the 2008 workshop -Energy Efficiency Design for Industry.

For more information contact: John O'Sullivan or phone 01 808 2014.

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