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MIT Produces a New Power-Efficient Converter for IoT Devices

MIT Produces a New Power-Efficient Converter for IoT Devices

MIT Introduces New Power-Efficient Converter for Reducing Power Consumption in IoT Devices All About Circuits, July 19, 2017 Energy efficiency in the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has become a critical concern for designers due to decreasing device sizes and limited energy storage capacities. The majority of IoT devices are usually deployed in hard-to-reach areas, or

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Ion Bank Energy Upgrades Help Earn the EPA’s Energy Star Certification

Energy Efficiency Upgrades Illuminate Six Ion Bank Branches Patch.com, July 21, 2017 From Eversource/Energize CT: Ion Bank recently worked with Eversource on energy upgrades across its Naugatuck, Woodbury, Prospect, Cheshire, and Meriden locations. The measures helped the local branches earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Certification, a national distinction for energy efficiency, saving money,

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Simple Ways to Cut Back on Energy Costs

Fast ways to cut your home energy bills CNBC, July 12, 2017 Cutting your energy bill doesn’t have to require much energy — or money — on your part. Consumers aren’t taking advantage of many simple avenues to save money, according to a new survey from marketplace SaveonEnergy.com. Only 14.2 percent say they unplug their home printer

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Businesses are Evolving and Contributing to the Foundations of a Cleaner Future

Adapting to a Renewable-rich Grid: Businesses Embrace Building Management Solutions Renewable Energy World, July 12, 2017 Transitioning to the energy landscape of the future is oftentimes distilled down to a rise in renewable power generation. But the reality is that myriad industries are evolving and contributing to the foundations of a cleaner future. Here, the

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The Energy Department Announces Funding for 7 SSL R&D Projects

Energy Department Invests $8 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D The Energy Department is announcing funding for seven R&D projects that will support key scientific advancements in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting products that can significantly reduce energy costs

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Big Data is Contributing to Big Energy Savings in India

These Startups Are Using Big Data And Smart Tech To Ease The Pressure On India’s Electricity Grid Forbes, July 6, 2017 India is aiming to make annual savings of $8.9 billion in energy costs by adopting new energy-saving technologies. As half of country’s energy is consumed by commercial sector, businesses have long been challenged to improve

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Widespread Controls Cutting Back Energy Usage

Cut US commercial building energy use 29 percent with widespread controls PHYS Org, June 23, 2017 Like driving a car despite a glowing check-engine light, large buildings often chug along without maintenance being performed on the building controls designed to keep them running smoothly. And sometimes those controls aren’t used to their full potential, similar

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Cannabis Industry Has Major Carbon Footprint

The Cannabis Industry Has a Fossil Fuel Reliance Problem Merry Jane, June 21,2017 As the legal cannabis industry grows, so does its carbon footprint. In order to grow cannabis plants indoors, cultivators must resort to using powerful high-pressure sodium lights, similar to the ones used in hospital operating rooms. These lights produce about 500 times

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