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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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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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Greenest Office Building Sets a Standard for Energy Efficiency Tech

April 23, 2013
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Greenest Office Building Sets a Standard for Energy Efficiency Tech

Denis Hayes coordinated the first Earth Day in 1970, and now, more than 40 years later, he has opened what promises to be the greenest office building on Earth Day. Hayes now heads up the Bullitt Foundation, and its new building, the Bullitt Center in Seattle, features a collection of cool and practical green...

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Where Is ‘Big Data’ for Building Energy Headed?

March 25, 2013
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Where Is ‘Big Data’ for Building Energy Headed?

Energy data analytics company Retroficiency has an idea: What if it used the data it collects from millions of square feet of building space to help marketers identify energy-efficiency equipment opportunities in commercial buildings? Is “Big Data” marketing coming to the world of building energy?

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USGBC Says Billions Needed for Green School Upgrades

March 12, 2013
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USGBC Says Billions Needed for Green School Upgrades

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released its first “State of our Schools” report, highlighting the critical need to modernize school facilities to meet current health, safety and educational standards. The report, featuring a foreword by former President Bill Clinton, states that schools are currently facing a...

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Surf and Sun Power on Maui

March 5, 2013
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Surf and Sun Power on Maui

On the most remote island chain on planet earth, sustainability emerges out of isolation. The island of Maui is 2,400 miles from the nearest landmass on a dormant volcano, and fossil fuels are hard to come by. For years solar power has played a role in subsidizing the energy needs of the Hawaiian Islands....

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Billions Available in ESPCs for Gov’t Energy Efficiency Projects

March 5, 2013
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Billions Available in ESPCs for Gov’t Energy Efficiency Projects

Perhaps energy efficiency should be made a big part of the perpetual budget talks in Washington. Billions of dollars worth of energy efficiency improvements—and savings—are available to federal government agencies, according to testimony at last week’s Congressional hearing by House Energy and Power Subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee on “American Energy Security...

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Building Automation and Controls Market to Reach Nearly $50 Billion

February 19, 2013
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Building Automation and Controls Market to Reach Nearly $50 Billion

A research report by Research and Markets says the global building automation and controls market is expected to reach $49.5 billion by 2018 and grow at a double-digit compound annual growth rates (CAGR) from 2013 to 2018. According to the report, demand for energy-efficient buildings, more convenient devices and enhanced security via building automation...

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“Greenest Office Building” Uses Daylight Dimming, Aggressive Plug Load Reduction

February 8, 2013
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“Greenest Office Building” Uses Daylight Dimming, Aggressive Plug Load Reduction

Editor’s note: This article is reposted from Earth Techling. Author is Randy Wood. When you’re billed as the “World’s Greenest Office Building” for more than a year before you’ve finished construction, you’d better make a big entrance. The Seattle-based environmental organization known as The Bullitt Foundation has taken up the challenge by announcing that...

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Efficiency Technology Saves Energy in New York Times Building

Efficiency Technology Saves Energy in New York Times Building

Designing a building holistically, and making sure that its components and systems work together according to design intent, can pay big dividends in energy savings and occupant satisfaction, according to a study of The New York Times Building by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The study, A Post-occupancy Monitored Evaluation of the...

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