• Worldwide data volumes have seen a 10-fold increase in the last two years, posing the challenge of analysing unprecedented amounts of information.  This challenge can be met thanks to a major breakthrough that has reshaped uses and opened up new, unhoped-for avenues: big data.

    Big data, an energy saving boon?

    Worldwide data volumes have seen a 10-fold increase in the last two years, posing the challenge of analysing unprecedented amounts of information. This challenge can be met thanks to a major breakthrough that has reshaped uses and opened up new, unhoped-for avenues: big data.

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  • While connectedness was once limited to electronics, the internet of things (IoT) now connects objects of our daily lives. According to Idate, there are already more objects able to collect, analyse and share data than people on earth: the internet of things now consists of 15 billion connected objects, and is set to expand five-fold (80 billion) by 2020. Almost everything has become measurable and controllable: room occupancy, temperature, air quality, light...

    The internet of things, towards a more efficient and productive society

    While connectedness was once limited to electronics, the internet of things (IoT) now connects objects of our daily lives. According to Idate, there are already more objects able to collect, analyse and share data than people on earth: the internet of things now consists of 15 billion connected objects, and is set to expand five-fold (80 billion) by 2020. Almost everything has become measurable and controllable: room occupancy, temperature, air quality, light...

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  • Claudio Colluci, an Austro-Italian designer and interior architect, talked to Energy 3.0 about his design for Arbre à Vent®, an energy-producing, sustainable invention that mimics the natural form of trees,  manufactured by French start-up company NewWind.

    Interview with Claudio Colucci for Rexel: Winds of Change

    Claudio Colluci, an Austro-Italian designer and interior architect, talked to Energy 3.0 about his design for Arbre à Vent®, an energy-producing, sustainable invention that mimics the natural form of trees, manufactured by French start-up company NewWind.

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  • Construction is the largest energy-consuming sector in France. According to government estimates, it accounts for 43% of overall final energy consumption and is responsible for 23% of greenhouse gas emissions. Improving energy efficiency in buildings has indeed become a priority, as French and European goals have never been so ambitious in this regard.

    Energy performance contracting in France: limitations and effects

    Construction is the largest energy-consuming sector in France. According to government estimates, it accounts for 43% of overall final energy consumption and is responsible for 23% of greenhouse gas emissions. Improving energy efficiency in buildings has indeed become a priority, as French and European goals have never been so ambitious in this regard.

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  • While the winter cold causes energy demand to rise, access to energy remains a luxury for many French people. In an effort to mitigate fuel poverty, the energy efficiency sector offers both technical solutions to immediately cut energy bills and strategic directions for energy policy.

    Combating fuel poverty in 2015

    While the winter cold causes energy demand to rise, access to energy remains a luxury for many French people. In an effort to mitigate fuel poverty, the energy efficiency sector offers both technical solutions to immediately cut energy bills and strategic directions for energy policy.

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