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Conference Highlights New Efficient Technologies

4 Jun , 2014  

‘Oh Wow’ Tech and Trends from Energy Efficiency Insiders at Washington, D.C. Gathering

Home Energy Pros, May 27, 2014

Brainy light bulbs. Refrigerators that heat dishwasher water. Elevators that use no more energy than toasters. These are just a few of the “Oh Wow’ topics last week at the annual EE Global conference.

But it was growth in cities – and their buildings – that was clearly on the minds of industry leaders, 500 in total who gathered at the Washington, D.C. event, sponsored by the Alliance to Save Energy.

The US spends $432 billion per year on energy for buildings –  more than what companies pay in taxes across America, more than what the private sector spends on research & development, and on par with the cost of health insurance for the private sector, said John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer of United Technologies Corporation.

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