While impressive progress has been made in developing clean energy technologies in recent years, the success stories are overshadowed by surging demand for fossil fuels, which are outstripping deployment of clean energy technologies. Coal has met 47% of the global new electricity demand since the turn of the century, eclipsing clean energy efforts made over the same period of time, which include improved implementation of energy efficiency measures and rapid growth in the use of renewable energy sources.
The SAKURA INTEGRA research and analysis of clean energy technologies – which include renewable energy, electric vehicles, nuclear power and biofuels – focuses on ways to boost demand and deployment so that the clean energy revolution can be achieved.
We have many years experience of designing and analysing manufacturing processes in the waste and water management sectors. We are therefore in a strong position to appreciate how water is used and effluent is created and to devise ways of minimizing water use and waste generation and treating effluent that are practical and cost-effective.
A major activity on most of our projects is technology selection, and its integration into an efficient overall process. We design the main processing scheme to create minimum effluent. This may involve techniques such as solvent recovery and specifying certain types of equipment which we know from experience produce low quantities of effluent. Effluent may also be reduced or made less hazardous by adding, or tuning, an advanced control system, or using a different catalyst. Another method is 'pinch analysis' which optimizes the distribution of water over a site. A combination of analysis and experience allows us to optimise drainage segregation, local vs central treatment, and on-site vs public treatment; all this with the aim of minimum cost.
For existing plants, we undertake waste audits, identify any cost savings generated by possible alternative effluent schemes and justify the capital investment involved.
Increasingly, projects require treated wastewater upgrading to allow its export as irrigation water or integration for re-use as cooling water, process water, or even for use in high pressure steam turbine systems. In addition, zero liquid discharge schemes have become more common.
Waste treatment plants have become increasingly important and more complex. Recognizing this, and to enhance the service we provide, we have developed an integrated waste management methodology that allows a rapid technical and commercial comparison of the many options available to meet a client’s waste management goals. This allows site-wide balances to be developed for bulk parameters and individual contaminants whilst helping to speed up the development of treatment package specifications.
Our expertise includes:
- Identification of cost savings to be gained from improved effluent management
- Review of the legal liabilities and discharge consent levels of a particular site or operation; advice on the likely regulatory conditions for new projects and/or trends in stricter consent levels
- Site/plant auditing by chemical analysis, flow measurement and mass balancing
- Use of waste minimization and water management techniques to ensure effluent production and its cost of treatment is the minimum practicable.
- Assessment of environmental impact on the quality and ecology of receiving waters, including dispersion modelling; determination of the Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO) where there is a choice of receiving media.
- Establishment of an effluent management system which complies with specific standards.
- Provision of regulatory documentation: EIA and planning application, IPC or discharge consent application.
- Treatment technology evaluations using a combination of in-house data, outside laboratory tests and plant trials.
- Determination of BPEO/BAT/BATNEEC.
- Advice on the recycle of treated water and ultimate disposal of wastes from treatment plant.
- Provision of capital and operating cost estimates to an agreed level of accurac.
- Risk analysis and capture of untreated effluent due to contingencies such as fire-fighting.
With rising energy costs and the desire to support environmental concerns, businesses and building managers need to find every way to improve the efficiency of their facilities. However this cannot be done at the expense of employees’ comfort or productivity. How to manage this trade off space between efficiency and employee choice is key. Similarly within the efficiency tradeoff space, there are trade-offs within every decision – such as between artificial light that uses energy and natural light that might add heat when the air conditioning is on – that must be managed in real-time as conditions change. Finally, security is becoming more complicated with too much data from sensors and cameras is being delivered to be processes by humans. Security systems must take the load off of humans so they can focus where human decision making is best used. To be as green, efficient and safe as possible, buildings must be as smart as possible.
SAKURA INTEGRA creates a future where buildings and campuses are intelligent enough to act based on rules you set and yet allow your employees or tenants to have choices within your configured parameters. For example, as clouds reduce the sun’s heat energy on windows, the glass might become less opaque allowing in more light without heat so that lights can be dimmed and temperature in the room can be varied for various comfort levels while people are not in the house for an extended period of time Or as prices for power fluctuate, the building would change power sources or reduces air conditioning levels, etc. The system can even manage negotiation between users in the building as to who get priority service or negotiate with alternate suppliers. Finally, your automated event management and surveillance systems free you security personnel to focus on the exceptions not the routine.
SAKURA INTEGRA Smart and Green Building Solutions
SAKURA INTEGRA provides this intelligence by adding a thin layer of intelligence to integrate and enhance existing building systems. This lets you harness you existing investments to support new intelligent capabilities without disruption. Our intelligent agents are distributed to the places in the building where they can do the most good from sensor to mainframe, providing a virtual nervous system. And our cognitive model also provides the brain as well. This creates a common operating picture to integrate all building operations from lights, to networks to security. SAKURA INTEGRA common operating picture gives building managers the ability to monitor and control all aspects of building operation so to optimize its operation while maintaining worker control. It can automate certain decisions while watching for unexpected event to bring to the attention of decision makers. It can also negotiate with suppliers such as telecommunications and electricity suppliers for the best pricing based on parameters you set.
- Building and campus wide optimization routines
- Localized optimization (e.g. an office)
- Sensor integration and data fusion
- Event monitoring
- Network Optimization
- Distributed Intelligence
- Threat recognition using pattern recognition and data correlation
- Distributed integration
- Environmental optimization
- Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
- IP-enable remote management of systems like sprinklers and building control
- Disaster and recovery planning
At SAKURA INTEGRA, our urban designers specialize in the art of creating memorable places where people gather, pass through, visit and play. It is the creative planning and design, provided by our land planners, engineers and landscape architects, of the cities and towns we inhabit; specifically, the interface of buildings and streets and the spaces in between. These are the spaces that shape the communities in which we live and work.
In collaboration with our government clients as well as institutional clients, we design community spaces including streetscapes, parks and plazas, amenity zones and transportation solutions that include "complete streets."
Our urban design expertise is incorporated into comprehensive plans, campus development, downtown and main street redevelopments, new town centers, station area master plans, transit-oriented developments, public infrastructure projects, as well as plans and projects that call for medium-high densities and mixed uses.
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- Master Planning
- Land Use Planning
- Site Planning and Permitting
- Landscape Architecture
- Project Branding and Visioning
- Signage and Way Finding
We recognizes climate change as a serious concern that warrants meaningful action on a global basis to stabilize the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs). We believe all sectors of society, the economy and governments worldwide must participate in solutions to climate change.
We has been a leader in addressing climate change through our energy conservation and climate protection expert. SAKURA INTEGRA leadership is defined by our:
- Longstanding global commitment
- Comprehensive and multifaceted programs covering the company’s operations, products and services
- Leading-edge innovations and client solutions
- Significant results, both early and ongoing, benefiting IBM, our clients and the world
A six-part strategy
We have a longstanding commitment to climate protection and execute a six-part strategy to reduce the GHG emissions related to our operations:
- Designing, building, updating and operating facilities, including data centers and manufacturing operations, that optimize their use of energy and materials and minimize GHG emissions
- Purchasing electricity generated from low carbon dioxide (CO2)-emitting and renewable energy-generating sources where it makes business and environmental sense
- Minimizing the use and emissions of GHGs in semiconductor manufacturing, including perfluorocompounds and other GHGs
- Requiring our suppliers to maintain an Environmental Management System which includes energy use and GHG emissions inventories and reduction plans
- Reducing employee commuting and business travel
- Increasing the efficiency of IBM’s logistics operations
In addition, for our hardware and software products and services, IBM's strategy includes designing energy-efficient products and providing clients with energy-efficient solutions that also help reduce their climate impact.
SAKURA INTEGRA considers energy and material conservation to be the cornerstone of our climate protection efforts. SAKURA INTEGRA does not have plans to use emissions offsets to become “carbon neutral” for all or part of our operations. Our efforts to reduce SAKURA INTEGRA’s GHG emissions are focused on delivering results in the areas where the company can make the greatest positive impact on climate protection—by devoting available resources to actions, products and solutions that actually increase energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions for both SAKURA INTEGRA and our clients, rather than offsetting them.
SAKURA INTEGRA’s energy conservation goal recognizes only completed projects that actually reduce or avoid the consumption of energy in our operations. Reductions in energy consumption from downsizings, the sale of operations and cost avoidance actions, such as fuel switching and off-peak load shifting, are not included in the results for measuring performance against achieving this goal. Moreover, the conservation results discussed above are conservative in that they include only the first year’s savings from the conservation projects. Ongoing conservation savings beyond the first year are not included in the tally. Accordingly, the total energy savings and CO2 emissions avoidance from these conservation actions is actually greater than this simple summation of the annual results.
Automation or automatic control, is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching in telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention. Some processes have been completely automated.
The biggest benefit of automation is that it saves labor, however, it is also used to save energy and materials and to improve quality, accuracy and precision.
Automation has been achieved by various means including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic and computers, usually in combination. Complicated systems, such as modern factories, airplanes and ships typically use all these combined techniques.
Automated technology in today’s workplace calls for individuals who are highly skilled; that is why implementation and training at SAKURA INTEGRA is a great choice. In the packaging field, work varies according to the product manufactured, the process and machinery used, and the utilization of the product. What they have in common is the need for automated machine mechanics or technicians who have knowledge and hands-on experience.
With implementation and training at SAKURA INTEGRA, you will be ready to apply your skills in the designing, building, installing, and troubleshooting of high-tech, high-speed automated electro-mechanical machinery systems for packaging and other manufacturing applications. Whether it is diagnosing and quickly solving problems so production flow is maintained or assisting engineers in the development and modification of new and existing designs, you will be prepared for a career that is set to grow as technology advances.
Work in the packaging field will vary according to the product manufactured, the process and machinery used, and the utilization of the product. However, most companies categorize the work into the following positions: Automated Machine Mechanic – a highly skilled individual whose skills include the ability to diagnose and quickly solve a problem so production flow is maintained. This person is competent in electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, welding, machinist skills, and the use of micro-processors and programmable controllers.
These skills, plus a knowledge of packaging fundamentals, make the Automated Packaging Mechanic invaluable in today’s automated technology. Automated Machine Technician is knowledgeable in packaging materials, machinery, and systems used in the field of automation. Technicians are called upon to assist engineers in the development and modification of new and existing designs. Technicians set up production lines and train in-plant machine operators and maintenance personnel on its operation and troubleshooting techniques.
SAKURA INTEGRA provides mineral management services and mineral economics consulting expertise. We work in carrying out market research and analysis, process development and strategic planning, linking producers with distributors, project development support and aspect of mineral economics, mineral processing, material handling, resource recovery and related industries.
We work with key people on the issue of "Sustainability" for the plastics and coatings markets and work with customers throughout the product life cycle, from beginning to end. We carefully monitor the supply and value chain, continually improve product performance and seek ways to recycle or find productive uses for waste materials. In this regard, carbon footprint reductions and product reuse and recycling are key initiatives.
SAKURA INTEGRA helps customers improve product performance and reduce environmental impact. We help coatings customers limit VOC content and incorporate post industrial and post consumer products into their finished products.
We provide to our custumers state of art methodologies for material requirement definition and specifications.
- Material Requirements Specification - Elicitation of material requirements based on the physics of the problem and on the criticality of the system.
- Material Selection - Our in-house knowledge on the mechanical behaviour of polymeric (thermosets, rubber, thermoplastics, foams, etc.), composites and metallic materials is of paramount importance for a correct material selection procedure.
- Complex Material Systems & Nanomaterials - Our experience in tailoring materials for demanding applications is of great importance for very specific applications.
A company's technology organization should support its business strategy, not constrain it. SAKURA INTEGRA focuses first on the strategic needs of our clients' businesses to determine the technology capabilities needed to support their long-term goals. We help companies confidently address technology-related decisions and ensure their IT organizations and operating models are agile and effective, equipping them to cut through the noise of fleeting technology trends to create enduring results.
At SAKURA INTEGRA, we value technology as an integral and potentially differentiating component of a business. We help clients transform their organizations; enabling holistic digital strategies to catch up with consumer demands, maximizing value in turnaround situations and ultimately, developing technology operating models that make organizations more agile.
Our technology projects start with business strategy. We believe that a company’s corporate strategy both guides and is influenced by its technological capabilities. Our industry experts take a unique approach to engagements by working with business leaders to initially understand corporate goals and then determine what technological capabilities, systems and support they require to succeed.
We pursue a proven, conservative investment strategy that emphasizes the fundamental performance of underlying companies rather than making bets on short-term market movements or jumping on the latest bandwagon. We only invest in companies that meet our internally developed set of rigorous quantitative criteria and that are under good management. We believe that an investment should exhibit what we call absolute value, and it means that we personally contact management at every company we invest in before committing clients funds.
SAKURA INTEGRA invests only in equity securities of Indonesia listed companies, and takes only long positions.
We offer services in managing your investment portfolio by using quantitative and qualitative analysis regardless of market capitalization. We also offer consulting services on investment for small, medium and big companies for the optimum results. Our specialists also will help you to answer financial management questions:
- How to reduce operating costs
- How to leverage the management of working capital
- How to create a common center of a financial function serving
- How to ensure that company directors and management receive the operative reports that are necessary to make decisions
- How to combine employees’ motivation with strategic company goals
- How to reorganize a financial function in order to increase efficiency
- How to reduce preparation terms for financial statements and administrative reporting
The objective of a Social Engineering engagement is to identify weaknesses in the human perimeter of an organization. An organization's security is only as strong as its weakest link - Social Engineering assessments are used to establish that strength. This type of review allows us to gauge an organization's exposure to real-world attack scenarios.
The GDS Social Engineering methodology combines manual and automated research of publicly accessible information sources. This includes, but is not restricted to: Internet sites, chartrooms, social networking or directly calling the target organization and attempting to gather data. This information alone can give an organization a better understanding of their public Internet persona.
During a GDS Social Engineering engagement, consultants will identify and construct scenarios that could be used to gain access to restricted areas of buildings or sites belonging to the target organization. The object of the test will be to evaluate the organization and gain information that is considered sensitive. These scenarios will be discussed with the client organization, choosing those with measurable targets and allowing the organization to maximize the effectiveness of testing.
Onsite Testing Activities
GDS will make contact with a target organization via the scenarios agreed, either by phone, email or directly onsite. During this activity they will impersonate 3rd parties, trusted internal staff or even external contractors. The targets of these activities could range from obtaining user names and passwords, access to sever rooms or simulation of placing software or devices on the target network.
Remote Testing Activities
Consultants will call the target organization or send email attempting to illicit information from individuals. Remote Social Engineering also include the testing of an organization through the use of fake phishing attacks or trojans sent to the target company.
GDS delivers a detailed and comprehensive report at the conclusion of each Social Engineering assessment. All GDS reports are highly customizable depending on requested reporting requirements and typically include an executive summary, details of several scenarios that could be used to attack the organization, illustrative walkthroughs (including photographs) and full write ups of the scenario used during the testing. The report will also contain recommendations on how to improve the social defense of the organization.