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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
Building energy management takes a leap forward with advanced weather software capable of ultra-precise predictions.
Date: 10/18/2011
Type: News
In a new report from CTIA, the wireless industry's lobbying organization, the group argues that widespread adoption of wireless technologies has the potential to save billions of energy dollars, conserve water, and reduce urban traffic congestion.
Date: 10/13/2011
Type: News
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
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
A start-up is helping companies identify building energy efficiency improvements by leveraging data on tens of thousands of real-world audits.
Date: 10/06/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Modeling
Lockheed and Barclays plan to invest $650 million to upgrade older buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas
Date: 09/22/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Efficient Building
A product of the two-day workshop held in December 2010 by the Institute for Energy Efficiency, this new white paper provides and overview of current technologies and recommends improvements and actions needed to advance the development and adoption of integrated building systems.
Date: 06/14/2011
Type: Report
Technologies: Buildings
UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency announces the release of a white paper which recommends improvements and actions needed to advance the development and adoption of integrated building control systems for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/14/2011
Type: News, Report
Improved light controls
In addition to its 50 LEED-certified facilities, the University of California system has implemented a number of programs to improve efficiency. These programs include energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy sources, and efficient laboratory ventilation systems, to name a few.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Article

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