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IBM’s Smarter Buildings Initiative Takes Aim at Retrofits

IBM's "building whisperer," Dave Bartlett, believes many of our buildings could use a diet. Bartlett, who leads IBM's smarter building initiative, is known as the "building whisperer" because he views buildings as living organisms, an approach that can help…

IBM's Smarter Buildings Initiative Takes Aim at Retrofits

IBM's "building whisperer," Dave Bartlett, believes many of our buildings could use a diet. Bartlett, who leads IBM's smarter building initiative, is…

New York State Provides Grants for Regional Sustainable Plans

June 27, 2012 - in Energy, Planning, Projects

New York has provided communities with $10 million in funds statewide to pay for the creation of regional plans to promote sustainable development. The…

Lucid Honored at Rio+20 Conference for Building Energy Efficiency Solutions

June 21, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy, Facility Management

Last night, sustainability legend Gro Harlem Brundtland, media guru and philanthropist Ted Turner, and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20: the launch of Sustainia100. Lucid, innovator and pioneer provider of real-time feedback technology…

Volvo Unveils Future Technology, Including Electric and Sentient Trucks

  Volvo has unveiled a new website to highlight the technology that their engineers are working on for the future of transportation and urban life. Among the advancement in the transportation sector are hybrid electric trucks, fully electric buses and…

IBM Smarter Cities Technology Helps NYC Envision Solar Energy Leadership

June 7, 2012 - in Energy, Projects, Smart Cities

IBM is helping New York City (NYC) become a global leader in urban solar energy market analysis and sustainability through an innovative agreement with CUNY Ventures, a City University of New York (CUNY) Economic Development Corporation entity. The goal of…

Echelon Refines The Smart Meter As Grid Sensor

June 7, 2012 - in Energy

Smart meters aren't just remote-controlled utility cash registers. They can also be valuable sensors for utilities, telling them about voltage, frequency, power factor and other such data that's needed to manage the modern power grid. There's a catch, however…

Why the Home of the Future will Talk to the Grid

June 4, 2012 - in Energy

Research engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) picture the home of the future as a smart home that will talk to the grid. The engineers hope our homes will be able to dynamically coordinate when power is…

Software for the Smart Building to Smart Grid Interface to be Worth $1 Billion by 2016, Says Memoori Research

In many developed countries, industrial and commercial buildings consume 40% of all generated electrical power. Interfacing the Smart Grid with this building stock provides large scale opportunities to balance electrical supply and demand particularly as Smart…

Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management Systems to Top $4 Billion in 2020

May 31, 2012 - in Energy, Facility Management, Projects

The U.S. market for sensors and controls for building energy management systems (BEMs) will rise at a 17% compound annual growth rate to $2.14 billion in 2020, while its European counterpart will reach $1.93 billion in 2020, a 19% CAGR. The market growth will…