|Intelligent infrastructure achieves substantial energy savings
“Technology in the form of an intelligent infrastructure is fundamental to the building industry today, as it enables efficient monitoring and management of energy consumption, resulting in energy savings, reduced operating costs and an improved bottom line.”
This is according to Bradley Hemphill, Managing Director of Cape Town-based Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES), speaking last month on 'IT for Energy Efficiency & Building Performance' at the ConnectivityWeek convention held in Santa Clara, California. At the cutting edge of global smart energy and green environment events, ConnectivityWeek is the only international convention focused on the intersection of energy and information technology.
“In the current harsh economic environment and with punitive measures on the horizon to persuade and inveigle enterprises to better mange their energy usage, not to mention the global emphasis on green issues, it has never been more important to save energy and reduce operating costs,” states Hemphill.
|From My Pen
Green technology forges ahead
Rapidly gaining momentum the world over is the emphasis on green technology and how it is maximizing the triple bottom line – people, planet, profit. Essential to achieving this is of course an intelligent infrastructure which without doubt enables efficient monitoring and management of energy consumption, reduces energy and lowers overall operating costs.
This topic has been high on the agenda at conventions which Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES) has recently attended and contributed to. These range from Connectivity Week in California, to the Johannesburg-based Hospitality Energy Efficiency Forum, and last week the Intelligent Building Automation (IBA) Symposium held in Midrand.
It is an invaluable experience to have the opportunity to be at these conventions and share, network and gather leading edge information. We would like to be able to keep in touch with customers, suppliers and associates, and communicate thoughts, concepts and information on green technology developments and related issues on an ongoing basis.
To facilitate this two-way communication, we at EES have been hard at work developing and designing a brand new website, as well as this enhanced newsletter (now in a new format), both of which we are proud to launch and introduce to you today.
The link to the website is www.eeslive.com. We welcome any suggestions or feedback on our new website, and encourage debate or comments on the information it conveys.