Solar photovoltaics and electric vehicles (EVs) are two shining stars of the sustainable-energy movement. Despite their growing market shares, limitations remain, and few would have guessed that pairing these technologies would offer relief. One company has brought the two together in a unique way. READ MORE
Wind and solar power’s intermittency is one of the biggest knocks against the two burgeoning industries. As they grow in popularity and contribute an expanding amount of electricity to the grid, they pose unique challenges to utilities. 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
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. READ MORE
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