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  1. The Energy Transition - How Will It Evolve?

    The Energy Transition - How Will It Evolve?

    What does 'energy transition' mean? As with any definition, there are many we could use. One proposed here is this, "Energy Transition is the specific change/s from one state to another of energy systems. Energy systems have specific patterns of both energy supply and demand quantities and qualities; this is their given state". Quite a definition! If we look at history there have been three energy transitions so far: (1) wood to coal, (2) coal to oil, (3) coal and oil to natural gas.

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  2. Introduction to Low Voltage Protective Devices

    Protective devices play a key role in the electrical engineering design of power systems and networks. The selection of the device is dependent on the type of equipment or load and the speed with which the device is to operate.

    This webinar aims to provide a foundation for the purpose of protective devices and the nature of fault protection they provide. In particular, we will look at the characteristics and operation of circuit breakers and fuses.

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  3. Current Trends on Concrete as Construction Material to Capture CO2

    Current Trends on Concrete as Construction Material to Capture CO2

    Worldwide concrete is the most widely consumed civil construction material regarding its versatility, strength, and durability, among other benefits. Concrete is used in almost every type of construction, including homes, buildings, roads, bridges, airports, and tunnels. However, the environmental impacts of cement (and thus concrete) production are significant, considering a mean value of 0.948 kg CO2/kg Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) for the life cycle CO2 footprint of OPC. According to The Global CO2 Initiative (2016) research revealed that significant progress in CO2U has been made in the past five years (2011-16), with many technologies shown to be scalable.

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  4. The Importance of Considering the Three Sustainable Pillars in Construction

    The Importance of Considering the Three Sustainable Pillars in Construction

    A common misconception is to understand sustainability as related to just environmental aspects. Indeed, sustainability is a concept based on a triple-bottom-line framework comprised of environmental, social, and economic aspects. It is clear that addressing any of the three pillars of sustainability in isolation will often result in a trade-off. Therefore, in order to achieve sustainability in a project, it is necessary to use a balancing approach, paying equal attention to all three dimensions.

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