Eco Game-Changer by Comcast?

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

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

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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Sustainability in Hawaiian Paradise: Is It Possible?

Sustainability in Hawaiian Paradise: Is It Possible?

Is Larry Ellison's plans to turn the Hawaiian island of Lana'i into a sustainable tech lab ... er ... sustainable? Tommy Kissell of Eco High Fidelity takes a peek on a recent trip. Lucky guy.

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How We’ll Work: More Efficiently, More Productively

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?

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?

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?

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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