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Cost of Energy and Payback Periods

Published on Tuesday, 2 June 2015 19:17:02    Written by Marc
Cost of Energy and Payback Periods
I am often amazed about the responses I receive when I speak with people, from different parts of the world, about the differing costs of energy. Not that I am surprised, having been in the industry for well over 20 years (closer to 25 now), and having travelled in many countries. I have done projects in a few, and I am well aware of the cost of energy in different parts of the world. Where some people are paying a low $0.08 per kWh of electricity, other countries are paying over four times that. It is; therefore, a safe assumption that not only does the cost of electricity that varies from place to place. Most products and services will as well.
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Quick Energy Savings Calculator

Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:17:26    Written by Marc
Quick Energy Savings Calculator
This week we released a new tool that we created for companies and organizations who wish to estimate rapidly how much energy they could potentially save in their buildings. We call this tool our, "Quick Energy Saving Calculator." It is a free tool available on our web site at http://www.almiranta.com/calculator
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Cost of Oil Going Down, Cost of Electricity Going Up

Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 23:24:41    Written by Marc
Cost of Oil Going Down, Cost of Electricity Going Up
Just when we see the price of oil going down (almost every day now), we would think that it might suppress the price of electricity everywhere and that it would cost us less to heat and cool our homes and businesses. However, just about everywhere we look, it seems that the price of electricity is far from following the same trend as oil. In, fact it is quite the opposite, with the price of electricity increasing (sometimes by more than the inflation index). While nobody probably knows where the price of oil is going to end up this year (or subsequent years), one thing that is relatively certain is that prices of electricity will continue to increase year after year. There are some rare occasions where the price remains stable for a short period, but we know that prices are not going to go down.
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Understanding that Energy-saving is Much More than Replacing Lights

Published on Thursday, 15 January 2015 19:03:53    Written by Marc
Understanding that Energy-saving is Much More than Replacing Lights
A few days ago, I was talking with a senior executive of a large company in North America and I was asking him what energy-saving measures they were doing. He told me that they were proactive in implementing energy-saving measures and that they did many lighting retrofits in their buildings.
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Conducting Lifecycle Cost in Order to Make Better Decisions

Published on Monday, 17 November 2014 20:05:02    Written by Marc
Conducting Lifecycle Cost in Order to Make Better Decisions
By definition, the lifecycle cost is the total cost of an equipment over its useful life. For example, if we purchase a new rooftop unit for a commercial building, the lifecycle cost will include the cost of purchasing the unit, the cost of installation, and the cost of all its maintenance and energy used during its lifespan. If we take the long definition, it also normally includes any upgrade costs as well as residual value.

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