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Google and Energy Inc. provide a free home energy management tool that does not require a smart meter.
Date: 10/06/2009
Type: News
Google releases the application programing interface for Google PowerMeter, a tool to provide users with real time energy use and cost data.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: Blog
PG&E study shows building automation systems for controlling lights actually work.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
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
Smart building design and control systems can help reduce and manage energy use.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
A variety of companies have developed home energy management devices and web applications.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: News
To address the unique demand response challenges in Europe, companies are pilot testing systems that can reduce load on local feeder transmission lines and integrate the continent's growing intermittent renewable energy sources.
Date: 10/07/2011
Type: News
Microsoft announced today that it has combined its Hohm Web home energy-efficiency application with the PowerCost electricity monitor. Using a broadband internet connection, consumers can then monitor their home electricity consumption from the web or from the tabletop electricity monitor.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: Article, Video
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Microsoft is developing a strategy for software and services for managing energy consumption in commercial buildings, as well as a strategy for integrating building management systems into predictive analysis tools.
Date: 03/11/2011
Type: Article
NASA collaborates with Integrated Building Solutions (IBS) to enhance the energy efficiency of their buildings.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems

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