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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
Energy efficiency features are becoming standard in new home construction due to increasing demand and eco-consciousness.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Infrared scan of a retrofitted building.
A new crop of startups such as Skyline Innovations and Metrus Energy hope to transform energy efficiency and building management through creative financing, service contracts and software.
Date: 08/30/2010
Type: Article
An assessment of the city of Boston identifies Boston's vulnerability to climate change and provides steps to help property owners reduce their vulnerability to severe storms and sea level rise.
Date: 08/09/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change
HP has unveiled designs for a new data center that will require no net energy from traditional power grids.
Date: 06/01/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
Smart building design and control systems can help reduce and manage energy use.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
With first-year funding approved, Energy Secretary Chu's flagship program is getting underway.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: Blog
A variety of companies have developed home energy management devices and web applications.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: News
Buildings must emit radically less CO2 during construction and occupation. This often leads to the assumption that we should be delivering ‘Zero-Carbon Buildings’. However, this is the wrong target for buildings, radical energy efficiency is the right target for buildings.
Date: 10/31/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
From 1978 to 2005, energy use in homes has remained essentially constant. There have been incredible energy efficiency improvements, but that has been offset by bigger homes and more stuff that needs to be plugged in.
Date: 08/23/2012
Type: Article

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