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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Do Smart Thermostats Really Save Consumers Money?

5 May , 2016  

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Can smart thermostats really help save money on your energy bill? Global News, May 1, 2016. Image credit: Nest According to a recent study commissioned by Telus, one of the greatest perceived benefits of living in a “smarter” home includes saving money and being greener. Of those who currently own a smart home gadget, 36 […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Ways to Reduce a Company’s Energy Spending

7 Mar , 2016  

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The top tech to cut energy costs and emissions? You may be surprised Green Biz, March 4, 2015. Image credit: ErikaWittlieb Based on revenues gains last year in the various advanced energy segments — including solar, wind, gas turbines, biofuels, energy storage and building efficiency technologies — the last grabbed the biggest share of revenues, at […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Cutting-Edge Technology for a Greener Home

4 Jan , 2016  

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Top 3 Innovative Solutions for Greener Houses Tech.co, December 14, 2015. Image credit: Thomas Hawk Given that residential emissions – estimated at 89.9 million tonnes in 2010 – account for more than passenger cars (68 million tonnes) and every other sector apart from power stations, it makes sense to reduce first and foremost your household’s carbon […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Could Smart Thermostats Be the New Low-Hanging Fruit?

13 Oct , 2015  

Are Smart Thermostats the New CFLS? Energy Efficiency Markets, October 13, 2015. Image credit: Sébastien Barré Commonwealth Edison, Nest, ecobee, gas utilities and advocacy groups are working together on the lengthy project. ComEd hopes to see the million mark reached in about five years, according to George Malek, ComEd’s director of energy efficiency services. CFLs were […]

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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Intelligent Efficiency at Work

28 Sep , 2015  

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The workplace – the next major connected ecosystem Tech Radar. Image credit: FirmBee Businesses today are busy automating, embracing big data and trying to figure out what the Internet of Things means for them, but what about the workplace? With ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) firmly embedded, smart devices and wearables are about to fuel a […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

4 Facts about Energy Efficiency

24 Sep , 2015  

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4 Reasons You Should Care About Energy Efficiency The Huffington Post, September 22, 2015. Image credit: TanteTati 1) Companies in the energy-efficiency industry are innovative, well supported and, best of all, huge job creators. The United States economy is still recovering from 2008’s economic collapse. To continue its growth, creative companies with strong balance sheets and […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

OEMs Offer Smarter Controls for Peak HVAC Performance

24 Jun , 2015  

OEMs are In Control ACHR News, June 22, 2015. Image credit: Life-Of-Pix KEEPING CONTROL There are numerous third-party smart controls available — including the Nest thermostat, which some feel initiated the trend toward smart controls — but control platforms offered by OEMs can often lead to more robust system performance. As Scott Evans, EcoNet product manager, […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Nest Thermostat Keeps Getting Better

13 Feb , 2015  

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Nest: Look How Much Money We’re Saving You! PC Mag, February 3, 2015 The Nest Learning Thermostat saves U.S. customers about 10 to 15 percent on heating and cooling bills, according to new reports. Based on two independent studies and one internal one, Nest on Monday touted the positive results, revealing average savings of $131 […]

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Building Automation, Building Technology

Smart Building Technology Catches Second Wave

6 Feb , 2015  

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Clean Tech Stages A Comeback In The Smart Building Space Tech Crunch, February 5, 2015 After the clean tech boom went bust, the industry seemed to disappear from the tech world’s focus as quickly as the billions of dollars that had been invested. But one sector — energy efficiency — has made a quick comeback with a little help from the Internet of […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Which Smart Thermostat Offers the Best Savings?

26 Jan , 2015  

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UPGRADING TO A SMART THERMOSTAT? CHOOSE ONE OF THESE Your Energy Blog, December 8, 2014 With so many smart thermostats on the market today, it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you.  You want one that is going to be easy to install, simple to program, pleasing to look at, and probably […]

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