Comparison of Grid-Connected and Off-the-Grid Houses


Source: TheEnergyCollective 26 November 2014
Comparison of Grid-Connected and Off-the-Grid Houses

Energy efficiency for buildings did not become an issue until after the 4-fold increase of crude oil prices in 1973.

Planning for a livable urban future: The second annual Livable Cities Symposium


Source: The City Fix 26 November 2014
Planning for a livable urban future: The second annual Livable Cities Symposium

How can cities harness urban mobility solutions to become more livable? The second annual Livable Cities Symposium addressed this question.

Green living: Gizmag's Top 10 sustainable houses


Source: Gizmag 25 November 2014
Green living: Gizmag's Top 10 sustainable houses

The cost of a house can be counted in dollars, but the construction and running of a house takes a toll on the environment that's harder to measure.

Sustainable building materials for self build homes


Source: The Green Age 24 November 2014
Sustainable building materials for self build homes

Self building is becoming increasingly popular for a multitude of reasons. At the same time, people are becoming much more environmentally conscious.

IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice


Source: IBM 21 November 2014
IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice

Smart is...Optimising energy and water usage and enhancing the working environment for IBM researchers by analysing data from thousands of sensors...

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How Barcelona is becoming a leader in solar energy


Source: Switchboard 20 November 2014
How Barcelona is becoming a leader in solar energy

I’m not writing much this week, because I’m traveling, very glad to be away from US presidential politics but concerned for all my colleagues and...

The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World


Source: IBM 20 November 2014
The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World

Increasing global energy demands and growing attention to environmental issues require reliable, high-quality power supplies and the use of...

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Nasa animation shows stunning year in the life of carbon emissions


Source: The Guardian 19 November 2014
Nasa animation shows stunning year in the life of carbon emissions

Scientists show in some of the finest detail just how CO2 moves throughout the atmosphere over a year. Prepare to be amazed.

Michael Nicholson named as third speaker at #IBMTryTracker Twitter Q&A


Source: IBM 18 November 2014 Daily digest
Michael Nicholson named as third speaker at #IBMTryTracker Twitter Q&A

Advanced analytics consultant Michael Nicholson will be joining Sam Seddon and Alex Phillips at IBM's upcoming live Twitter Q&A.

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IBM end-to-end security for smart grids


Source: IBM 18 November 2014
IBM end-to-end security for smart grids

The electric grid has been providing reliable electric energy fordecades. Comprising generation, transmission, and...

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Upending Urbanism: How New Postgraduate Programs are Revolutionizing the Way We Create Cities


Source: This Big City 18 November 2014
Upending Urbanism: How New Postgraduate Programs are Revolutionizing the Way We Create Cities

Today’s realm of urban possibilities has never been so expansive and the postgraduate options for students have expanded similarly.

#IBMTryTracker Twitter Q&A Weds 19th Nov at 11am - save the date


Source: IBM 17 November 2014 Daily digest
#IBMTryTracker Twitter Q&A Weds 19th Nov at 11am - save the date

Smarter Trends will be running a live Twitter Q&A session on Wednesday 19th November at 11am gmt under the hashtag #IBMTryTracker

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How Suburban Sprawl, Inadequate Transit Worsen Unemployment


Source: SustainableCities 17 November 2014
How Suburban Sprawl, Inadequate Transit Worsen Unemployment

Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find replacement employment than residents of more convenient neighborhoods.

Equity, Health, and Climate Themes at the Forefront of Green Building Movement


Source: SustainableCities 14 November 2014
Equity, Health, and Climate Themes at the Forefront of Green Building Movement

I’ve just returned from my fourth Greenbuild, the annual green building conference and expo hosted by the US Green Building Council.

Customer Focussed Utilities


Source: IBM 12 November 2014
Customer Focussed Utilities

Two recent IBM research reports, Plugging in the Consumer: Innovating Utility Business Models for the Future, and...

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The Total Economic Impact Of Smarter Planet Solutions: Case Study – Law Enforcement


Source: IBM 12 November 2014
The Total Economic Impact Of Smarter Planet Solutions: Case Study – Law Enforcement

In 2009, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact organizations can realize by deploying...

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Can Buildings Help Regulate the Power Grid and Integrate Renewable Energy?


Source: The Energy Collective 10 November 2014
Can Buildings Help Regulate the Power Grid and Integrate Renewable Energy?

Grid operators may have a new ally in their efforts to integrate more renewable energy sources and regulate the frequency of the grid: buildings.

Labour to beef up plans to make five million homes more energy efficient


Source: BusinessGreen 10 November 2014
Labour to beef up plans to make five million homes more energy efficient

Labour will this afternoon publish its long-awaited energy efficiency green paper, setting out detailed plans to boost the energy efficiency of the UK

David Allen. What is a Smart Building?


Source: Conservation Magazine 10 November 2014
David Allen. What is a Smart Building?

David Allen, executive vice president of the engineering, construction and energy services firm, McKinstry, designs super-efficient buildings...

Best way to heat your home - infrared panels


Source: The Green Age 7 November 2014 Featured
Best way to heat your home - infrared panels

If you are off gas grid, infrared heating can be a really effective, stylish and efficient way to heat your home...

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UK Startup Launches Indiegogo Campaign For New Smart Home Security System; Reaches $100,000 Goal First Week


Source: Crowdfund Insider 6 November 2014
UK Startup Launches Indiegogo Campaign For New Smart Home Security System; Reaches $100,000 Goal First Week

Less than a week since its launch on Indiegogo, UK-based Cocoon’s crowdfunding campaign for its self-titled smart home security has already secured...

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