Is Wireless the Answer to EV Charging?

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

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

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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Highlights from Smart Energy Summit Available

Highlights from Smart Energy Summit Available

If you missed research firm Parks Associates’ annual Smart Energy Summit back in February, you can catch up on the details with a summary released by the company, as well as some video interviews of key executives who were present, such as keynoters Roy Perry of Alarm.com and Ted Reguly of San Diego Gas...

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Energy Management Stars at one of the World’s Smartest Buildings

Energy Management Stars at one of the World’s Smartest Buildings

If you want to see one of the smartest buildings in the world, trek just north of Toronto to the Earth Rangers Centre for Sustainable Technology. The building has earned dual LEED designations and is a showcase of energy-saving and renewable technologies. There’s 85-plus kw of solar, with 57.6 kw of panels in the...

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ZigBee SEP 2 is Done. Now What?

ZigBee SEP 2 is Done. Now What?

The much-ballyhooed ZigBee Smart Energy Protocol (SEP) 2 has finally been completed and ratified, and the standard is available for download. We could even see devices with SEP 2 by the end of the year and availability in 2014. “The technical work is done, and it’s up to companies to determine what they’re going...

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Greenest Office Building Sets a Standard for Energy Efficiency Tech

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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Beyond Earth Day: 10 Lasting Green Tech Trends

Beyond Earth Day: 10 Lasting Green Tech Trends

Confession time: I am not a big fan of Earth Day, and I suspect many others in the green and green tech fields feel the same. I thought Earth Day was great when we were cleaning out trash-choked streams. It raised awareness when there was none. But now everyone’s got an Earth Day thing...

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