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Embodied energy

The energy consumed by all of the processes associated with the production of a building, landscape, or site, from the acquisition of natural resources to product delivery. This includes the mining and manufacturing of materials and equipment, the transport of the materials, and the administrative functions. Embodied energy is a significant component of the life-cycle impact of a home, building, landscape, or site. Included are the product’s raw material extraction, transport, manufacturing, assembly, and installation, as well as capital and other costs of a specific material, in addition to disassembly, deconstruction, and/ or decomposition.
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Upside Energys platform aggregates the energy stored in everyday connected devices, such as batteries and hot water tanks, to create a virtual energy store that can be drawn on as needed.
Mitchell (2011) similarly proposed that the virtual energy field of an object is reflected off a holographic grating in the brain and this outgoing field interacts with the incoming virtual field from the object itself.
Hubco, says a software platform, permits power producers to build a virtual energy plant that works according to modern technology.
Their unique Virtual Energy Management System (VEMS[R]) platform, designed specifically for cinema buildings in mind, offers energy savings of more than 25% over time with no out of pocket expense to exhibitors.
The product suite provides a seamless fully integrated virtual energy management and control system enabling reductions in building energy costs by up to 30 per cent and operational cost savings as well.
Designed for use within integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants with carbon capture, and implemented at the National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research (AveStar) Center in Morgantown, West Virginia, the Eyesim solution uses 3-D virtual reality simulation to help train power plant control room and field operators.
The two parties proposed three major joint activities for the coming year: a workshop on technological advances in the road transportation sector; a discussion addressing the challenges of safety in offshore operations and the shortage of human resources in oil and gas production; and completion of the preparations of a virtual Energy Technology Centre for networking, research and development.
The three Baltic States are on a virtual energy island, connected to the EU electricity grid only by a 350-megawatt cable between Estonia and Finland, otherwise relying completely on Soviet-era connections with Russia.
Ivanic will discuss greening energy portfolios and buying carbon offsets, during the event sponsored by the Virtual Energy Forum.
Before an investment is made in construction, researchers plan to demonstrate a virtual energy plant.
A number of companies are already developing web and smartphone applications and services that can use Green Button data to deliver customized energy-efficiency tips, provide easy-to-use tools to size and finance rooftop solar panels, and conduct virtual energy assessments that can cut costs for building owners and speed the initiation of retrofits.
The Jenbach plant has a virtual energy center based on Predix, GEs IIoT platform that controls the heat and power supply of the cogeneration plant.

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