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University of Pennsylvania engineers have proposed the possibility of 'two-dimensional' metamaterials that could be achieved by controlling the conductivity of sheets of graphene.
Date: 06/09/2011
Type: News
Tags: graphene
green construction
A new study from the Building Codes Assistance Project reveals that the average incremental cost of constructing a new home to meet the current energy efficiency building code is relatively small, and that owners will recoup those costs through energy savings in less than four years.
Date: 11/20/2010
Type: News
Center for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM), has been officially launched
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Institute Director John Bowers is quoted about the energy saving benefits of microchips
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
Laptop charger
Institute faculty member's start-up says gallium nitride could make power electronics more efficient.
Date: 02/24/2011
Type: Article
Westarkade tower in Frankfurt, Germany.
A sensor-tuned facade lets fresh air in without throwing energy out.
Date: 09/09/2010
Dow Chemical has unveiled low-cost, thin-film CIGS photovoltaic cells in a roofing shingle form.
Date: 10/07/2009
CRDF Global is seeking female researchers in the U.S. to attend an event in Doha, Qatar, where they will meet with female Qatari graduate students in the natural sciences/engineering. The event is co-sponsored by the Qatar National Research Foundation.
Date: 08/24/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Implementing cool roofs on a national scale would be equivalent to energy savings from removing 20 million cars off the road for 20 years.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
On April 22, 2009, Brent Constantz spoke about the Carbon Capture and Conservation (CCC) technology to capture carbon emissions in stable structures to be used in concretes
Date: 05/07/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Buildings, Materials

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