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. READ MORE
There is no shortage of hype and futuristic rhetoric when it comes to the innovation that is taking place these days in the field of energy technology. Occasionally, the future touches down in one place or another.
Three years after its groundbreaking, a pioneering new community on the campus of the University of California, Davis, has almost reached its goal of zero-net energy (ZNE). READ MORE
In the new world order of energy, change is one of the guiding principles. Change can be hard, but when it comes to achieving greater building efficiency, the federal government has accepted the challenge.
Building on the success of a two-year-old program, the Obama administration has raised the bar on its Better Buildings Challenge. The expansion comes on several different fronts. READ MORE
FieldAware, a field service software company, conducted a survey of more than 200 field service companies to gain insight into the operational challenges those service companies face and their key areas of focus for improving business processes. READ MORE
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
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE