Green Electronics

Is Alarm.com the Bellwether of Home Energy Management?

August 15, 2013
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Is Alarm.com the Bellwether of Home Energy Management?

If you want to know where energy management in the home is going, you may want to track Alarm.com and its automation features.

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Video: Energy Monitoring System in Action

August 6, 2013
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If you want to see what an energy monitoring system looks like in the recesses of an equipment room, and how the finished on-screen display can be operated, check out these videos I took recently in a cool green home in Vermont. The home features an Apple-based Savant home control system with Savant’s SmartEnergy...

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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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Sustainability in Paradise 2: Here’s the Plan

July 23, 2013
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Sustainability in Paradise 2: Here’s the Plan

Larry Ellison's vision for a sustainable island of Lana'i, Hawaii, includes solar-powered desalination, hydro power, microgrids, a solar farm, EVs and more.

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Urban Electric Power Takes Energy Storage from Startup to Grid-Scale

June 27, 2013
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Urban Electric Power Takes Energy Storage from Startup to Grid-Scale

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) sat down with Eric McFarland, CEO of Urban Electric Power (UEP), to discuss the challenges of leading a start-up company, the company’s partnership with ARPA-E, and its participation in New York Energy Week. Key Facts: The CUNY Energy Institute developed a low-cost zinc-anode rechargeable battery that can be...

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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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Smart Energy – The Evolution of Green Tech (interview)

June 20, 2013
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Smart Energy – The Evolution of Green Tech (interview)

Who says not much is going on in green tech? We’ve been having quite a time trying to wrap our arms around everything that’s going on in the green tech world. Steven Castle was recently interviewed by Peggy Smedley of The Peggy Smedley show about machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and the co-evolution of green tech...

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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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Steven Castle Interview on The Peggy Smedley Show

June 13, 2013
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Steven Castle Interview on The Peggy Smedley Show

Steven Castle talks with connected device expert Peggy Smedley on Tuesday, June 18 at 1:30 pm ET, 12:30 pm CT, 10:30 am PT about green technology trends in the M2M space.

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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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