Net-zero building unveiled in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood


Source: TreeHugger 31 October 2014
Net-zero building unveiled in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood

A ribbon cutting ceremony for a green apartment building was held today in Brighton Beach, on the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy...

Fifty Years Ago, GE Engineer Nick Holonyak Turned On The World’s First Practical LED


Source: GE Reports 30 October 2014
Fifty Years Ago, GE Engineer Nick Holonyak Turned On The World’s First Practical LED

The laser was still brand new in February 1963, when Harland Manchester, a past president of the National Association of Science Writers...

10 sustainable innovations: from solar-powered suitcases to floating classrooms


Source: The Guardian 29 October 2014
10 sustainable innovations: from solar-powered suitcases to floating classrooms

Tackling global challenges including Bangladeshi floods, water scarcity, fashion waste and death in childbirth...

Is Energy Efficiency a Good Thing Even with Rebound?


Source: TheEnergyCollective 29 October 2014
Is Energy Efficiency a Good Thing Even with Rebound?

Lighting is critical to our livelihoods. Humans have used lighting technology since long before industrialization...

Elevated Bike Lane System Proposed for London


Source: TreeHugger 29 October 2014 Featured
Elevated Bike Lane System Proposed for London

Landscape architect Sam Martin proposes Skycycle, a separated, elevated system of bike lanes for London. According to the Daily Mail, he...

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How to Breathe New Life Into Sustainability To Build Your Brand And Business


Source: Forbes 29 October 2014
How to Breathe New Life Into Sustainability To Build Your Brand And Business

Sustainability is a bittersweet term in that it embodies one of the most transformative forces in business today and yet at the same time...

Future City Design: Hangzhou, China


Source: Philips 29 October 2014
Future City Design: Hangzhou, China

In Hangzhou, the Grand Canal has been a lifeline for millennia, connecting the city's lakes and waterways...

The envelope please: BuildingGreen's top ten green picks for 2015, from the boring but important to the revoluti


Source: TreeHugger 28 October 2014
The envelope please: BuildingGreen's top ten green picks for 2015, from the boring but important to the revoluti

Brent Ehrlich, Paula Melton, and Alex Wilson of BuildingGreen are some of the smartest people in green building...

One man's waste heat is another man's treasure. The power of industrial symbiosis


Source: Green Energy Futures 28 October 2014
One man's waste heat is another man's treasure. The power of industrial symbiosis

Greenfield Specialty Alcohols is more than just an ethanol plant; it's at the centre of a wheel that's linked to half a dozen other businesses...

Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv To Control Smart Home


Source: HNGN 28 October 2014 Featured
Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv To Control Smart Home

Google, the world's largest internet search company, bought Nest to explore the world of smart homes in January...

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Smart Grid Security and Architectural Thinking


Source: IBM 27 October 2014
Smart Grid Security and Architectural Thinking

Smart grid means automation of the electric power grid, and automation often means computerization, which can create new...

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Hidden inside this SF hotel, the past meets the future of energy


Source: GreenBiz 27 October 2014
Hidden inside this SF hotel, the past meets the future of energy

Just as civilizations sometimes are built literally one atop the next, San Francisco’s historic Palace Hotel this week will feature...

The Smart Grid and Key Research Technical Challenges


Source: IBM 27 October 2014
The Smart Grid and Key Research Technical Challenges

The numerous technological innovations needed to enable the smart grid require integrated collaboration between utilities, governments and...

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IBM Smarter Cities: Creating opportunities through leadership and innovation


Source: IBM 24 October 2014
IBM Smarter Cities: Creating opportunities through leadership and innovation

For the first time ever, most people live in urban areas. In the years to come, the percentage of people living in cities will continue to..

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People for Smarter Cities


Source: IBM 24 October 2014
People for Smarter Cities

Smarter Cities create and encourage innovation through systems enabled by technology such as open data..

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Telefónica dives into the consumer internet of things with Thinking Things “ambient” pack


Source: Gigaom 23 October 2014
Telefónica dives into the consumer internet of things with Thinking Things “ambient” pack

Telefónica has launched a modular internet of things platform called Thinking Things, which consists of stackable modules for a variety of purposes...

The world’s 10 greenest economies of 2014 may surprise you


Source: TreeHugger 23 October 2014
The world’s 10 greenest economies of 2014 may surprise you

A new report ranks countries by their green investments, and also compares performance to our perceptions...

Implementing the Smart Grid Program Management Office


Source: IBM 23 October 2014
Implementing the Smart Grid Program Management Office

The difficulties inherent in implementing a typical Program Management Office (PMO) within utilities organizations are...

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Construction begins on new £4.5m eco-friendly school building with wildflower grass roof


Source: Manchester Evening News 22 October 2014
Construction begins on new £4.5m eco-friendly school building with wildflower grass roof

Construction on a new £4.5m junior school building, featuring an eco-friendly wildflower grass roof, is under way...

How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth?


Source: Planetizen 22 October 2014
How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth?

I recently coauthored a paper for the Mercatus Institute (a think tank operating out of George Mason University) about the prevalence...

As Qualcomm buys CSR, Bluetooth is set to invade the smart home


Source: Gigaom 22 October 2014
As Qualcomm buys CSR, Bluetooth is set to invade the smart home

Blueooth, the technology that a trade journalist declared dead in 2003, has managed to ride its unexpected popularity in wireless headsets...

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