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ACEEE Summer Study: Hybrid Smart-BIPV Windows

Optimizing the Use of Smart Windows and BIPV to Achieve Net Zero Written by Jim Paull, ERS, May 9, 2018. Windows present an opportunity to reduce electrical consumption in buildings by producing power with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) or by reducing air-conditioning loads with solar heat gain control. Taking advantage of windows is especially important in […]

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Magnetic Liquids Are Helping to Reduce Co2 Emissions and Improve Climate Protection

Magnetic liquids improve energy efficiency of buildings Science Daily, January 16, 2018 Climate protection and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have been on top of global development agendas. Accordingly, research and development projects have been conducted on national and international levels, which aim for the improvement of the CO2-footprint in diverse processes. Apart from […]

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Hook & Ladder Plans to Build Two Seemingly Identical Buildings

Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency Star Tribune, November 27, 2017 At first glance a pair of side-by-side apartment buildings slated to be built on an industrial site in northeast Minneapolis look nearly identical. They are not. One building will be built to conventional construction specifications. The other will […]

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Researchers Develop New Facade That Significantly Reduce Energy Usage

New facades enhance energy efficiency of buildings phys.org, November 13, 2017 Recently, two researchers from UPM have developed a ventilated façade with a double chamber and flow control device that significantly saves energy in buildings. This sustainable, efficient solution can be applied in both renovations and new buildings due to its simplicity. The facade is the main […]

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Sensor Suitcase Allows Business Owners to Identify Energy Saving Opportunities

This ‘Sensor Suitcase’ Developed by National Labs Helps Trim Energy Use in Commercial Buildings greentechmedia.com, August 21, 2017 Say you just bought a 15-year-old convenience store. You learn that the HVAC system has never been serviced. Digging into a stack of old utility bills leaves you wondering if your already slim margins are being eroded […]

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Innovative Technologies Businesses Should Be Aware of That Increase Sustainability

Three tips for businesses to improve energy conservation Colorado Biz, August 17, 2017 Commercial and residential buildings are responsible for a considerable amount of energy consumption in the United States, but there are actions that businesses can take to reduce their environmental footprint. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the commercial and residential building […]