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The EU has agreed on energy standards including renewable energy for new buildings and has also established new labeling rules to rank the energy efficiency of products such as refrigerators, windows, and doors.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: News
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
Under the SAVE (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy) Act, estimated energy-consumption expenses for a house would be included as a mandatory new underwriting factor.
Date: 10/30/2011
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
The Department of Energy released a free publicly available database of actual energy performance data from more than 60,000 residential and commercial buildings; the data will allow users to identify key building energy efficiency opportunities and perform insightful statistical analyses.
Date: 06/18/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
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
Currently, the United States uses more air conditioning than all other countries combined. This can soon change, as air conditioning demand increases in China, India, Indonesia, among others developing countries.
Date: 08/15/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
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

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