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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
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
Westarkade tower in Frankfurt, Germany.
A sensor-tuned facade lets fresh air in without throwing energy out.
Date: 09/09/2010
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
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
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
The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program launches its latest challenge on Wednesday: an initiative to develop a $100 wireless submeter. The hope is that submeters can help building owners and tenants better understand energy use and help solve the split incentive issue.
Date: 05/06/2013
Type: Article
Two environmental engineers at Clemson University have received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Defense to create a new type of energy efficient Subsurface Thermal Energy Storage (STES) system that uses a conventional heat pump to move heat between buildings and the ground.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: Article, News
Cisco is designing an automated system to manage a buildings energy use through networked lighting, HVAC, and other systems.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
Cisco Systems introduced a new home energy management system with a countertop touch-screen display that allows users to monitor and program home energy use. The system will undergo a year-long pilot test with customers of Duke Energy.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Blog, News

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