Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Eco-design for electricity-using equipment

A major part of the environmental impact of energy-using equipment is caused by its lifetime energy consumption. Increasing the efficiency of equipment reduces energy consumption, but requires the use of more (active) material. The purpose of this toolbox is to make an environmental balance between materials options and energy consumption in electrical equipment, using a life-cycle analysis approach.
The presentation will cover an introduction to the eco-design methodology, the toolbox for motors, transformers and power cables and its 2 main uses for providing environmental information to users, or comparing design alternatives.
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