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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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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.
It will enable combined heat and power plants and emergency backup generators, made by Rolls-Royce brand MTU Onsite Energy, to be connected to a virtual energy system via an interface box.
This acquisition furthers the capacity of ENERActive's Virtual Energy Manager (VEM) service, a technology leveraged platform of web-based energy management that perfectly complements ENERActive's core energy services business.
Control at the device level is by agent-based systems which negotiate on a virtual energy market, sometimes using strategies coming from game-theory concepts generally based on price aspects that are a good proxy for the energy availability in the Power Grid.
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 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.
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.
A key objective of ECOWAS Efficiency Policy includes adopting energy saving measures that create the equivalent of four virtual energy efficient power plants regionally and the long term objective of doubling annual improvements in energy intensity, thus bringing the ECOWAS region on par with international efficiency leaders.
Webcast internationally and then published at IEEE Xplore, IEEE GreenCom'12 officially launched with the keynote of Jean-Yves Le Boudec of the Computer Communications and Applications Laboratory 2 at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and his address on “Stochastic Analysis of Real and Virtual Energy Storage in the Smart Grid.
Graham, who hopes to show another presentation of a virtual energy audit later this month.
It's a standard-ish third person action game, but with a large dash of realism - get shot and it'll kill you rather than knocking a couple of bars off a virtual energy scale.

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