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Clean Energy, Energy-Efficient Homes on the Rise?

May 15, 2012
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Clean Energy, Energy-Efficient Homes on the Rise?

In the May 2012 issue of Nature Climate Change, authors Joseph E. Aldy, Matthew J. Kotchen and Anthony A. Leiserowitz report survey results that say the average U.S. citizen is willing to pay $162 per year in higher electricity bills for clean energy. The group conducted the study to evaluate support for a national...

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Panasonic Announces Eco Solutions for Renewable Energy Projects

April 18, 2012
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Panasonic Announces Eco Solutions for Renewable Energy Projects

  Panasonic has announced the establishment of Panasonic Eco Solutions North America, a new business unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America that will focus on the design, implementation and financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the U.S. and Canada.  The new unit also made public a strategic alliance with Denver,...

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Study: Smart Grid Market Will Exceed $10 Billion in North America

April 18, 2012
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Study: Smart Grid Market Will Exceed $10 Billion in North America

The Continental Automated Buildings Association has completed a collaborative research study to identify, define and size the principle business opportunities presented by the growth of smart grids in relation to intelligent buildings. CABA’s “Smart Grid Impact on Intelligent Buildings” research study estimates that the North American smart grid marketplace will reach $8 billion in...

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Nest 2.0 Adds Energy-Saving Features

April 5, 2012
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Nest 2.0 Adds Energy-Saving Features

The coolest thermostat on the planet just got cooler with several new features. Five months after the launch of the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Labs has announced features including an Energy History and Airwave, which Nest says cuts the energy needed to cool your house to a desired temperature. These and other features are...

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The Cloud is Future of Smart Home Market, Study Says

March 13, 2012
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The Cloud is Future of Smart Home Market, Study Says

The strategy of moving home energy intelligence into the cloud is disrupting the Smart Home market and expanding opportunities for the Home Area Network, according to global technology research firm ON World. IP-based home automation services, a large web-centric developer community and accelerating Smart Grid initiatives are driving adoption for home energy management solutions....

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Smart Energy Summit: 60% of U.S. Homes with Energy Management by 2022

February 24, 2012
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Smart Energy Summit: 60% of U.S. Homes with Energy Management by 2022

Research firm Parks Associates forecasts that over 60 percent of U.S. households will have energy management technologies, deployed by utilities, service providers, or retailers, by 2022. Retailers, service providers, and utilities are all entering the U.S. market for energy management, which will help drive annual subscription revenues from these systems to over $180 million...

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Green Home Building, Remodeling Equal Marketing Opportunities

February 13, 2012
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Green Home Building, Remodeling Equal Marketing Opportunities

Green homes construction is expected to grow to between 29 percent and 38 percent of the market by 2016, realizing an $87 billion to $144 billion market, reports McGraw-Hill Construction in its new Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study. That’s up five-fold from the 17 percent/$17 billion green home construction market in 2011. Construction...

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Report: Building Automation Market to Reach $146 Billion

February 7, 2012
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Report:  Building Automation Market to Reach $146 Billion

A new report from Pike Research says the market for commercial building automation systems will double over the next decade, increasing from $72.5 billion in 2011 to $146.4 billion by 2021. Pike Research’s report, Commercial Building Automation Systems, analyzes the global market for commercial building automation and management systems including security and access, HVAC...

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GreenTech Digest: Times Square LEDs, Crestron LEDs, Energy Storage Microgrids

December 30, 2011
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GreenTech Digest: Times Square LEDs, Crestron LEDs, Energy Storage Microgrids

Amazing LED lighting facts on the Times Square ball, Crestron LED and lighting compatibility, San Jose: e-cycling capital, and energy storage microgrids. Happy New Year!

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Digest: The Importance of LEDs, Smartphone Apps & the Cloud

December 8, 2011
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Digest: The Importance of LEDs, Smartphone Apps & the Cloud

Also in GreenTech news: $4 billion in energy efficiency upgrades for buildings, what Lighting Facts labels mean, enterprise-level energy management software leaders, LG gets way greener, and tax credits for efficient water heaters.

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