Buildings are huge end-users of energy. Figures for OECD countries, even on the basis of the most conservative of estimates, show that the building sector accounts for at least 25 % of total energy use. In many cases that figure increases to 40 % or... More...
COPANT, the Pan American Standards Commission, held its annual General Assembly on 12 and 13 May, 2011 in Santiago, Chile. Jim Matthews, IEC Vice-President and Chairman of SMB (Standardization...
Enabling efficient energy use was the theme of a workshop held by INN, the Chilean National Institute of Standardization, on 11 May, just prior to the COPANT, Pan American Standards Commission,...
IEC Global Visions recently interviewed Naoya Takahashi, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer* of Hitachi Ltd., a leading global electronics company. Takahashi underlined the need to explore...
For consumers, the smart home, with its home networking and home automation systems, is increasingly becoming a focal point. History shows that in the late 1980s the Las Vegas, US (United States), CES...
In commercial and office buildings, energy is consumed by appliances and equipment, from computers and copiers to water coolers and lighting. Heating and cooling equipment – often out of sight –...
China has seen huge economic changes in the past three decades. The state began to reform its economy at the end of the 1970s, shifting from a state-planned to a market economy. This move gave many...
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