Alternate energy : assessment and implementation reference by James J. Winebrake

By James J. Winebrake

''Over the prior numerous years, and govt have grew to become to a strategic making plans process known as ''roadmapping'' to aid investigate destiny strength administration practices and applied sciences. This booklet considers strength administration and know-how improvement over the subsequent a number of many years through exploring info from those strength know-how roadmaps. overseas in scope, the ebook examines either the technical and non-technical Read more...

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Strategy #4: Accelerate the market penetration of advanced lighting technologies and system by providing incentives for R&D and reducing barriers inherent in today’s specification and distribution methods. ———————————————————————————————— Activity Timeframe ———————————————————————————————— Continue to develop rebate programs, coupled with public information programs, to transform the market for energyefficient technologies. S ———————————————————————————————— Encourage manufacturers to develop new innovative and energy-efficient technologies through public/private programs.

Technology Challenges Research, development, and deployment efforts will be essential in realizing the vision for high-performance commercial buildings. Improvements are required in building components and equipment, as well as in how these elements are integrated within a whole-building, and even whole-community, systems context. Systems integration challenges—rather than component-level technologies—are the focus of this technology roadmap. Despite tremendous advances in computing and control technologies, most buildings are still relatively “dumb” in their operation.

This problem is highlighted in Figure 2-3. Figure 2-3. Cost v. Quality Cycle In any industry, new products gain market acceptance over time by demonstrating a value superior to that of competing products. Yet product cycles have been exceptionally long in the lighting industry. The commercial building marketplace, in particular, has been slow to accept new lighting products and technologies, and the building industry has invested considerably less than most other industries in research, development, and demonstration.

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