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Greentech Media summarizes Americans' 2012 home energy usage and statistics. "Home energy management in 2012, like every other year, finds us somewhere between the Flintstones and the Jetsons."
Date: 12/17/2012
Type: Article
Two Cupertino alums have created a thermostat with iPod ease, but will builders and homeowners warm up to it?
Date: 10/25/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News
Google LED bulb
Google is teaming up with Lighting Science to develop a bulb that is controllable from an Android phone. The bulbs will communicate through a wireless network anchored by a home router and will allow users to dim, shut off, or program their lights remotely.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article
Texas
Last week’s events in Texas help illustrate that building an ever-expanding fleet of gas-fired peaking plants may not solve all our electricity needs. Instead, smart homes may be key to our rational energy future.
Date: 02/14/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
smart meter
A recent report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy stresses the need for energy efficiency programs that change consumer behavior and habits. In short, consumers need to be able to see how much energy they use and they need proof that conservation pays off.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Blog
This video highlights home energy gateways, smart appliances and charging stations that might soon be coming to the States.
Date: 10/22/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: General Information
HVAC
While the markets for energy management in large-scale buildings and homes are booming, the market for mid-sized commercial buildings (fast food restaurants, small office parks etc.) remains relatively untapped.
Date: 10/05/2010
Type: Blog
Home energy audit blower.
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that communication style is key to getting people to make significant home energy improvements.
Date: 10/04/2010
AVOB's Energy Viewer software
GreenTech Pastures summarizes two new power management software options: Energy Viewer Express and Surveyor.
Date: 10/04/2010
Type: Blog

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