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By connecting the grid to a wireless network that updates current price and source of energy once every few minutes, an energy start-up hopes to reduce energy consumption and enable large-scale renewable energy use.
Date: 03/31/2009
Type: News
Optimum Controls skyscraper
A new partnership between Optimum Energy and Johnson Controls offers energy management for central chilled water plants that are used to cool water for air conditioning systems in skyscrapers.
Date: 01/24/2011
Type: Article
Startup software company EcoFactor is partnering with Texan utility company Oncor to turn programmable thermostats into smart, energy-saving devices.
Date: 07/07/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
Westarkade tower in Frankfurt, Germany.
A sensor-tuned facade lets fresh air in without throwing energy out.
Date: 09/09/2010
As emissions reductions estimates and methodologies regarding Smart Grid use vary widely, the EPA suggests a clearinghouse could be created for such data.
Date: 11/06/2009
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
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Evan Mills explains how the US could save billions of dollars a year by maximizing the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
Date: 09/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
The Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus is now the nation's largest zero-energy office building.
Date: 07/06/2010
GE Ecomagination announcement
The 12 winners of GE's Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid include an energy-efficient solar-powered cooling/heating technology, a network-based energy management solution, and energy-efficient electrochromatic windows.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: News
An $11 million grant from the Department of Energy will help Honeywell and SCE install smart grid technology in California.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: News

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