September Issue 2008

 

Even before the housing market went into its downturn, residential work was problematic...


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| September 2008
Scottish economist Adam Smith defined four types of fixed capital in his 1776 magnum opus, “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”: useful machines a

| September 2008
Internet protocol (IP) is growing in popularity as a method for integrating building systems. First of all, it is a way of interconnecting every building system.

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| September 2008
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently reported a couple of developments that may help solar power enter the mainstream market.

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| September 2008
Here’s a light source with the potential to reduce the nation’s energy costs by 6–7 percent, to reimagine the light fixture as a highly compact and dynamic element, to keep 2

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On July 21, 2008, a group of selected residential electricity consumers in Washington, D.C., began testing advanced metering technology coupled with pricing options that could

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