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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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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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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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What Are Smart Buildings?

May 15, 2013
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What Are Smart Buildings?

What makes a building “smart”? Is it intelligence, automation, technology or something more? We got some ideas at the Verge conference in Boston this week, and of course have some of our own.

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Is Wireless the Answer to EV Charging?

May 9, 2013
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Is Wireless the Answer to EV Charging?

Massachusetts-based startup WiTricity believes it has the answer to electric vehicle (EV) charging. But first, WiTricity vice president of sales and business development David Schatz has a torso to show me. It’s the first time WiTrcity has shown its torso, which is really a gel mold that resembles human flesh. Inside it are lights...

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GTA to Host #EEChat

May 8, 2013
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GTA to Host #EEChat

Interested in energy efficiency or energy management? The weekly Twitter chat #EEChat will resume this Thursday, at its regular time of 9 pm EDT, and will be hosted by Steve Castle (@GreenTechSteve) of GreenTech Advocates. Just filter your Twitter feed to #EEChat to follow along and participate by using the hashtag #EEChat.

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Plug Loads A Growing Concern

May 7, 2013
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Plug Loads A Growing Concern

Plug loads from electronic devices, mobile chargers, and vampire power are becoming a larger problem and one that green buildings and homes must address. So what's being done? A couple of the greenest and smartest buildings in the world offer us some clues.

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