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A variety of companies have developed home energy management devices and web applications.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: News
Smart building design and control systems can help reduce and manage energy use.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
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
PG&E study shows building automation systems for controlling lights actually work.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
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
Google and Energy Inc. provide a free home energy management tool that does not require a smart meter.
Date: 10/06/2009
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
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
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
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

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