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US Unveils $4bn Plan To Upgrade Public Housing As Part Of Green Jobs Project
Wednesday, May 27 2009
The US has revealed a project upgrade windows, insulation, and lighting in low income public housing projects as a part of the administration's green jobs creation strategy.
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Empire State Building Gets Eco-makeover
Tuesday, May 26 2009
The Empire State Building is getting $20 million in energy improvements as a part of a $500 million total building upgrade project. These upgrades will cut energy usage by 40% over the next 15 years and pay for itself in under 5 years. It is aiming for a LEED Gold certification as a result of the upgrades.
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'Smart' appliances could ease electrical-grid woes
Wednesday, October 29 2008
Article on the potential impact of smart appliances on reducing the peak load of the energy grid.
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Staking the Vampire: The Future of Recharging
Monday, August 11 2008
Home and Lifestyle
Devices that are plugged in but not in use consume between 200 and 400 terawatt hours (TWh) per year, according to the International Energy Agency. Other research pegs the not-in-use drain from 5 to 25 percent of all residential energy used in the U.S., with numbers rising. A large portion of this is due to AC to DC transformers that let off a large amount of waste heat.
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Finding and Fixing a Home’s Power Hogs
Sunday, July 27 2008
Home and Lifestyle
WHILE we all worry about where we’re going to get more energy in an increasingly energy-obsessed world, there’s also another alternative: Use less power. According to some, the degree of waste is so big that it makes investing in energy management look far more viable for fighting global warming than any alternative energy source.
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A Green Carpet for Home Controls
Friday, February 15 2008
Home and Lifestyle City
If the utilities do, in fact, finance the replacement of existing meters with those that can provide consumers information about their energy consumption and allow them some control over it, then energy management will become a major conduit in the broader deployment of control systems in U.S. homes.
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Real-time Energy Feedback Technology
Thursday, January 25 2007
Home and Lifestyle
World Changing background on the basics of feedback monitors and why they are important.
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