Fire, typhoon and earthquake resistance of buildings has long been of paramount importance in Japan.As far back as the Edo period (1603–1868), Japan’s houses have been hit by natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, while the primarily wooden structures (meant to facilitate ventilation during warm summers) were prone to fire.
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Energy efficiency is actually improving old technology products to consume less energy and have better performance. Basically energy efficiency is using less energy to provide same service.
Solar solutions for a sustainable future
As a globally recognized specialist in photovoltaic (PV) module certification, TÜV Rheinland has taken on the role of Silver Sponsor of the forthcoming Africa Renewable Energy Leader’s Summit in Kenya in April 2017.
Düsseldorf municipal utilities’ Block “Fortuna” combined cycle power plant (CCPP) has been in operation since 2016 and is the world’s most efficient power plant of its kind to date. Along with optimal utilization, the combination of gas and steam turbines also ensures climate-friendly energy production. In addition, the ability to use waste heat for district heating increases efficiency.
TÜV Rheinland InterCert Ltd was appointed to perform the PED NoBo supervision for one boiler and TPI technical supervision of the reconstruction of two other boilers.
Making solar power work for you
The trend toward more sustainable energy promises benefits for both the environment and consumers. Photovoltaic devices, in particular, are attractive to home owners and businesses because solar energy is cheap. However, don’t lose sight of the costs of installation, insurance and maintenance over time. These expenses add up, so be aware of the legal and financial implications of your investment in solar power and don’t ignore the small print!
In May 2016, one of the leading German solar power plant manufacturers, in cooperation with Turkish investors and an electric power company chose TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH as technical advisor and inspection body for the newly built 4.7 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Isparta, Turkey. Several companies worked together on building the 8-hectare large system. The client turned to TÜV Rheinland for construction supervision and final acceptance technical inspection.
TÜV Rheinland Japan has been accredited by the ECHONET Consortium (on February 29, 2016) as a certification body for ECHONET Lite/AIF Certification Testing*1 and ECHONET Lite/AIF Certification*2 services. The company also announced that it would begin offering these testing and certification services from 1 April 2016.