As emerging economies continue to expand, their energy needs are set to grow dramatically in the coming years. The International Energy Agency has even predicted that global energy use will increase by 30 percent over the next two and a half decades. With crude oil the source of so much volatility around the world, there is no question that the the future of energy will be based on countries dedicated to alternative, renewable sources. So, which countries are the most energy efficient Well, the American Council for an EnergyEfficient Economy has ranked the world's 16 largest.
Economies, which account for nearly three quarters of global electricity consumption. This is based on 31 metrics, spanning energy use in buildings, industry, and transportation. It includes things like the country's national energy savings goals, vehicle fuel economy standards, and energy consumed per foot of floor space. The United States ranks among the least efficient, at number thirteen. But across the board, Germany saw the greatest energy efficiency, scoring well in all metrics, but especially industry. According to the report, German industry and manufacturing is the second most fuel efficient in the world, with plans to far surpass the current leader,.
Australia, by 2020. Part of the reason Germany is doing so well is a national policy, dedicated to lowering energy use, known as Energiewende, or Energy Transition. The goal of this program is to stop using coal and other nonrenewable energy sources like oil. Clearly, it has been working so far. In 2014, Germany accounted for half of the new wind farms in the EU, and has been leading the world in energy efficiency. In an extremely close second place overall, Italy actually surpasses Germany in transportation. Although they tie with the UK for vehicle fuel efficiency, at nearly 40 miles per gallon.
On average, Italians also travel the least per capita. This low impact, high efficiency makes Italy a world leader in transit energy. Additionally, Italy tends to prioritize its rail system over its roads, leading to more people taking the train, and thereby saving considerable energy. Still, Italy continues to primarily use fossil fuels, and actually scores the worst in terms of commercial building energy efficiency. When it comes to buildings, China takes the lead. Their polluting past and wide range of energy inefficiency may hold them back. But China's residential buildings use less.
Energy per square foot than any other country in the report. This is partially due to strict building codes, and the fact that energy intensity is one of the country's top priorities. And despite being known for wastefulness, between 1980 and 2010, energy consumption increased five times, while the economy grew 18 times. Between Germany, Italy, and China, emerging countries can look at their journeys towards energy efficiency, and fine tune their own programs for maximum output. Still, every country surveyed has a long way to go, and plenty of areas to improve. Hopefully, 2016.
Korea builds worlds first floating solar power plant that tracks sunlight
The sun is our most important source of renewable energy. but unfortunately we havent gotten round to finding a cheap and reliable way of converting into enough electricity for all of us. However. in a small step toward achieving this goal. Korea has just finished construction of a floating solar power plant. the first of its kind in the world. Won Jihyun reports. This massive solar power plant floats on a reservoir in Gyeonggido Province. And round and round it goes. following the suns movements throughout the day. This gigantic facility. that measures around 75hundred square meters was built last.
Year by a Korean energy firm called Solkiss. The floating plant is made of roughly 16hundred solar voltaic modules installed on a floating deck. that rotates on water. Using a tracking system the deck moves in the direction of the sun to maximize efficiency. Since the floating modules can collect sunlight thats reflected off water developers say this type of plant can generate more power than groundbased systems. The groundmounted rotating system can collect solar energy for an average of 3.6 hours a day. Based on our observation from January until June we found out that the.
Stevens ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
The SURE House Stevens Institute witnessed firsthand the impact of Superstorm Sandy. The SURE House offers a new model of uncompromised coastal living that incorporates at its core both Sustainability and Resilience. The innovative building envelope provides a 90 reduction in energy consumption. The SURE House's Resilient Power and Heating System produces more energy than needed throughout the year, and is capable of providing emergency power for both the home and community during extended outages. Our modest 1,000ft2 home provides an ultraefficient interior, balanced by a generous sequence of exterior living spaces.
Yale ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
Sustainable design for living is often approached in one of two distinct ways as a collection of technologies lacking the spirit of a house or as a traditional house merely ornamented with sustainable features. Today, our rapid and agile lifestyles demand a house that is also able to respond to our changing needs. Specifically targeted at young professionals, our design aims to provide adaptability, multifunctionality and freedom of movement beyond the walls of a house. It is our aim to inspire social and environmental change by making sustainable housing desirable and marketable to a new generation.
To achieve this, we are seeking to challenge traditional notions of public and private space and to redefine the very idea of bigness. Through a minimal footprint, our design achieves reduced material costs and energy loads. With its shotgun configuration, natural ventilation is maximized. Through the extended porch and garden areas, the public is invited into the conviviality of the living spaces. The outdoors has never blended this well with livable, indoor spaces. The Yale University Team is proud to present our very first entry into the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Competition.
Sacramento State ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
Gtgt NARRATOR Hello and welcome to the Solar NEST's Reflect Home Sacramento State. Developed for the Solar Decathlon 2015. As you enter our net zero home the dining room and kitchen are integrated into one ultra functional space which can either seat an intimate dinner for two or a large gathering. Comfort is a paramount priority in the Reflect Home. Inside each room the ductless mini split HVAC system is designed to individually heat and cool each room to anyone's specific needs. The wood throughout the house is reflective of the Sacramento region's affinity for.
The outdoors and the demand for houses with a modern design. The raised ceiling is prevalent throughout the house but provides the master bedroom with a more elegant and sophisticated feeling. This also helps to allow more natural light to cascade in from the outside. This space has a separate door opening to the exterior space. The exterior space is equally useful and efficient. It provides the homeowner with endless practicality and functionality regardless of the outdoor lifestyle they want to live. Planting a garden is easy with our gray water capturing system.
Missouri ST ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
The Missouri ST Solar House Design Team's vision of a sustainable future starts with the creation of a home. The Nest Home. Nature's next masterpiece. Mimicking a bird's nest, The Nest Home creates a serene environment that is constructed of repurposed materials. Salvaged shipping containers are the core of The Nest Home, so the structure can be easily expanded as the family grows. Reclaimed wood siding and recycled cloth fiber insulation are all repurposed from everyday sources. Every aspect of The Nest Home brings the family closer, yet gives each member the space needed to grow.
The comfortable and inviting central room is perfect for family gatherings, while modules containing the bedrooms and office give privacy when needed. Overhead canopies and large glass walls and doors flood the space with natural lighting and help residents feel attuned with nature. Photovoltaics convert the sun's rays to electricity and support one hundred percent of the family's energy needs. Solar thermal panels collect radiation to heat domestic water. The predictive home automation system integrates weather forecasts, schedules, and comfort preferences to reduce energy consumption by acting proactively to meet needs.
CrowderDrury Team Interview Solar Decathlon 2015
Gtgt Male 1 We're from Crowder CollegeDrury University. Our house is called Shelter Cubed. It's a threetier design concept. It's built to respond, recover, and resist, mostly towards tornadoes. We're from Tornado Alley. Our neighboring town, Joplin, Missouri, was actually destroyed by the costliest tornado in U.S. history. Students from both of our schools volunteered a lot of time to help in those recovery efforts. We saw a lot of need firsthand, and when this project came around a lot of our architects and engineers were thinking, Well how great would it be.
If we could work on a solution for those storm situations gtgt Male 2 The ideal sort of setting for our house would be for a family that's lost their home in a disaster. They're looking to recover, rebuild their lives sort of after this tragic event's happened to them. So immediately they get shelter, they get power, they get a way to sort of get back on their feet right away instead of having to look for a hotel to move, to live with family. And then when that next tornado comes, our home is impactresistant.
It's tornadoresistant. So you don't have to start the process over again. You're safe in your home, and you have that peace of mind. gtgt Male 1 One of the simple concepts that they showed me that it was just so simple but I thought it made so much sense is they're just adding threaded rods in the walls that just connect the ceiling to the floor. One of the things that happens in a tornado is that the wind actually comes in through the broken windows and starts pushing upwards on the roof, and then that outside wind then peels it off,.
Missouri ST Team Interview Solar Decathlon 2015
Gtgt Female Our design for the 2015 Solar Decathlon is the Nest Home which is designed for a growing family. So, our primary structure is actually three refurbished shipping containers that are arranged around a central gathering space that really keeps an open floor plan, unlike the restricted feeling you get in a lot of traditional container homes. So, we also try to incorporate a lot of, you know, refurbished materials such as we're using shipping pallets as our wood siding. You know, we're using recycled blue jeans as insulation. We have a greywater system that recycles water from the laundry, shower, and bathroom sink.
To feed a hydroponic garden that will actually feed the family. We actually did design the house for California, so the angle of the solar panels to, you know, focus on fresh food, and we know that in California, there is a big emphasis on solar power and renewable energy. So, we designed our house to suit a growing family. The way our containers are arranged, you can really expand the house And so it can grow with the family everything from a full nest to an empty nest. gtgt Team We are the Nest Home! Rise with us!.
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