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Productivity, GreenTech and the Emotional Connection

July 31, 2013
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Productivity, GreenTech and the Emotional Connection

In business today, it's all about productivity. Here's how green tech can help with that, and how making the emotional connection can help green tech.

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Making the Emotional Connection for Sustainability, Efficiency

July 25, 2013
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Making the Emotional Connection for Sustainability, Efficiency

The sustainability, green and green tech movements need to stop reasoning and make efficiency an emotional need.

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5 Ways Obama’s Climate Plan Will Help GreenTech

June 26, 2013
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5 Ways Obama’s Climate Plan Will Help GreenTech

Did you hear that U.S. President Barack Obama issued a Climate Action Plan on Tuesday? It’s a sort-of aggressive plan that was sort-of big news, though still probably off the radar or considered trivial for most Americans. Yet it could and should have lasting and positive effects for the green tech and energy efficiency...

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Go Ahead, Sweat the Small Stuff

June 13, 2013
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Go Ahead, Sweat the Small Stuff

Don’t be afraid to integrate small stuff like the Philips hue lighting system and mesh network devices using Z-Wave technology, for example.

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Eco Game-Changer by Comcast?

June 12, 2013
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Eco Game-Changer by Comcast?

That tremor shaking the energy efficiency world this week was Comcast announcing that its Xfinity Home control services allowing remote control of lights and thermostats is being made available to cable subscribers—not just those who purchase security systems through the service provider. (Security services are now called Xfinity Home Secure.) The big part of...

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Integrating Systems a Key to Building Efficiency

June 5, 2013
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Integrating Systems a Key to Building Efficiency

Some serious efficiencies, including energy efficiency, can be realized by integrating systems such as lighting, HVAC, security and audio/video—and this thinking is coming to commercial buildings.

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App Simplifies Commercial LED Proposals

May 30, 2013
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App Simplifies Commercial LED Proposals

Energy Squad's ecoInsight Lighting Proposal Tool can be use on an iPad to gather information about an LED retrofit project, specify LED replacements and develop proposals.

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How We’ll Work: More Efficiently, More Productively

May 22, 2013
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How We’ll Work: More Efficiently, More Productively

How will we work in the (very near) future? In the latest generation of green office buildings, technologies provide ways to make the building more efficient and designs help workers and businesses be more productive.

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Is ‘Smart’ the Right Term?

May 20, 2013
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Is ‘Smart’ the Right Term?

I attended a green conference last week and during a round-table discussion, an industry professional said she didn’t like the term “smart building.” It seemed she didn’t like “smart” because it implied intelligent technology, and … well … a building can be green without that. A smart building for example, could employ passive design...

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Overcoming Efficiency Engagement Hurdles: Can It Be Done?

May 16, 2013
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Overcoming Efficiency Engagement Hurdles: Can It Be Done?

Could there be any more hurdles to engaging consumers, building tenants and business execs in energy efficiency initiatives? Execs at the recent Verge Conference in Boston offer up some solutions to this pressing problem.

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