Mistbox Offers an Efficient Solution for Central Air Conditioning Systems

Mistbox cools your air conditioner to cut energy consumption Gizmag, June 25, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures According to its creators, the Mistbox is a simple device that can be retrofitted to central air conditioners that improves their efficiency and reduces operating costs by pre-cooling the incoming outside air used to cool the condensing coil. It works […]


Building Controls that Give Employees the Power to be Comfortable

Enduring Summer’s Deep Freeze New York Times, July 4, 2015. Image credit: jarmoluk Why is America so over air-conditioned? It seems absurd, if not unconscionable, when you consider the money and energy wasted — not to mention the negative impact on the environment from the associated greenhouse-gas emissions. Architects, engineers, building owners and energy experts sigh […]


HP Energy Pack Allows Demand Management through Internet of Things

Valerie Eacret, March 13, 2015 Hewlett-Packard has developed the Internet of Things Platform and Energy Management Pack, which allow utilities to control how much energy is used by certain equipment. It can use big data and two-way communication to adjust energy consumption, if residents’ deviation from their typical patterns of energy use shows that they […]

Environmental & Safety Concerns Create Controversy for World Cup in Qatar

Gita Subramony for Zondits, March 11, 2015 The early planning stage for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been rife with controversy. Allegations of bribery have surrounded the location selection process. Additionally, the exorbitant costs for the event and Qatar’s questionable human rights record have added fuel to the flames. Another issue is the […]