Smarter, more efficient

June 2011 How buildings and offices can contribute to the energy quest

Buildings are huge end-users of energy. Figures for OECD countries, even on the basis of the most conservative of estimates, show that the building sector accounts for at least 25 % of total energy use. In many cases that figure increases to 40 % or... More...

COPANT

COPANT, the Pan American Standards Commission, held its annual General Assembly on 12 and 13 May, 2011 in Santiago, Chile. Jim Matthews, IEC Vice-President and Chairman of SMB (Standardization...

Efficiency focus

Enabling efficient energy use was the theme of a workshop held by INN, the Chilean National Institute of Standardization, on 11 May, just prior to the COPANT, Pan American Standards Commission,...

Ambitious goals

IEC Global Visions recently interviewed Naoya Takahashi, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer* of Hitachi Ltd., a leading global electronics company. Takahashi underlined the need to explore...

Standards for intelligent homes

For consumers, the smart home, with its home networking and home automation systems, is increasingly becoming a focal point. History shows that in the late 1980s the Las Vegas, US (United States), CES...

Certifying energy efficiency

In commercial and office buildings, energy is consumed by appliances and equipment, from computers and copiers to water coolers and lighting. Heating and cooling equipment – often out of sight –...

IECEx in China

China has seen huge economic changes in the past three decades. The state began to reform its economy at the end of the 1970s, shifting from a state-planned to a market economy. This move gave many...

Conformity Assessment Riding high

Electronics are everywhere in commercial and office buildings....

Industry Spotlight Energy-efficient commercial buildings

The commercial sector is one of the main consumers of energy –...

Technology Focus Intelligent buildings

Even based on the most conservative of figures, in OECD...

Technology Focus Sensors and transducers transmit intelligence

There is a wide variety of intelligent applications in buildings...

Technology Focus Building philosophy

Taking a systems approach to managing energy in buildings is not...

Technology Focus Halt! Who goes there?

Controlling access to buildings, particularly those open to the...

IEC Family Help for the environment and business

One of three Young Professional LeadersAs one of the three Young...

IEC Family Building infrastructures

In May, Immediate Past President Jacques Régis spoke at the 39th...

IEC Family Appointment of new Affiliate Leader

Focus on regional development

IEC Family Sun over Shanghai

Korean maritime students confirm standardization knowledge

Technical Committees Helping harness solar power

IEC Technical Committee works on solar photovoltaic energy systems

Technical Committees Moving billions up and down every day

Moving people around and saving energy in commercial buildings

In Store Simplified purchasing

IEC Webstore adds new functionality