Rick Laezman

Freelance Writer

Rick Laezman is a Los Angeles-based freelancer writer. He has a passion for renewable power. He may be reached at richardlaezman@msn.com.

Articles by Rick Laezman

January 2014
On a similar plane, the evolution of digital technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, from the work environment to the home, from professional to personal. These days, nothing seems untouched by this trend.
 Looking at one industry in particular, home security has undergone its own technologically driven transformation. READ MORE
January 2014
The Great Recession and real estate market collapse will always be linked. Just as the real estate crash of a few years ago has been primarily blamed for the economic downturn that followed, the housing market now is being closely monitored for signs of a recovery that could lead to wider economic growth.
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January 2014
If the healthcare industry were its own patient, a checkup would be long overdue. According to a recent report, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are some of the biggest energy users, and the best medicine is a retrofit.
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January 2014
Much of the attention in energy efficiency is focused on changing consumer behavior. Las Vegas has taken that action one step further and decided to lead by example.
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December 2013
The benefits of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a brighter, more efficient alternative to fluorescent lamps have become common knowledge. It may only be a matter of time before LEDs become the lighting source of choice for consumers.
 What is not so widely known is another beneficial use of LEDs—as a wireless network router.
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December 2013
It is logical to think of an electric vehicle (EV) as a device that consumes power. After all, it is a car that runs on electricity.
 What is slightly less intuitive but equally brilliant is to also think of it as a source of power and, taking that concept a step further, to use it as an ancillary device that supports the grid.
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December 2013
You know you’ve hit the big time when New York City sings your praises. In October, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a plan to retrofit the streetlight network with LEDs.
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December 2013
While they may not be exciting, standards do as much for progress as technological innovations. In the last few years, design advances, popular support and political rhetoric have combined to make building energy efficiency a sustainable energy force as compelling as renewable power or electric vehicles.
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December 2013
Energy Efficiency’s expanding role in the sustainable energy movement can be assessed by various measures. One of them is the use of smart meters. If the results of one recent report are any indication, the technology is catching on.
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