Construction

Optimising energy consumption

Building-management companies and manufacturers are increasingly optimising their energy consumption, within their own company and of the buildings they manage. This entails internal temperature and lighting controls, architectural modifications and energy-saving machinery. In order to address questions about future energy supply, companies are rapidly developing optimisation technologies, which have the benefit of providing immediate and significant financial rewards. The Economist Intelligence Unit spoke to Didier Teirlinck, executive vice-president for the climate segment at Ingersoll Rand, an Irish manufacturing group, to get a comprehensive view of trends in energy optimisation for large-scale consumers.

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