Posts Tagged ‘ energy efficiency ’

Making the Emotional Connection for Sustainability, Efficiency

July 25, 2013
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Making the Emotional Connection for Sustainability, Efficiency

The sustainability, green and green tech movements need to stop reasoning and make efficiency an emotional need.

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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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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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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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Sustainability in Hawaiian Paradise: Is It Possible?

May 28, 2013
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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

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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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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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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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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