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Key Steps in Accelerating the “Smart Cities” Movement Forward

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, September 29, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash On September 14, 2015, the White House administration released a fact sheet on its “Smart Cities” initiative, which will invest more than $160 million towards the goal of improving the sustainability of participating US cities. These Smart Cities will look for ways to leverage the increasing […]

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DOE Funding Opportunities for Energy Efficiency

U.S. DOE Offers $70M for Smart Manufacturing Institute Energy Efficiency Markets, September 22, 2015. Image credit: TBIT The U.S. Department of Energy is offering up to $70 million in funding for a new institute that will focus on smart manufacturing research and development. “Smart manufacturing is a key information technology approach to unlocking energy efficiency in manufacturing,” […]

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ORNL’s Smart Sensors Improve Building Energy Management Systems

Innovative wireless sensor technology yields better energy efficiency R&D Magazine, March 2, 2015 Regulating comfort in small commercial buildings could become more efficient and less expensive thanks to an innovative low-cost wireless sensor technology being developed by researchers at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Buildings are responsible for about […]

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New Temperature Sensors Offer Industry-Leading Power Efficiency

Silicon Labs Introduces New Ultra-Low-Power Temperature Sensors Business Wire Press Release, January 12, 2015 Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of environmental and optical sensing solutions for the Internet of Things and industrial automation, today introduced a new family of high-precision temperature sensors offering industry-leading power efficiency. Silicon Labs’ ultra-low-power Si705x temperature sensors consume only 195 nA (typical average […]

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Kingspan Fuses Intelligent Lighting with Efficient Technology

Zer0 Energy Lighting: The coolest commercial lighting system ever? Treehugger, January 9, 2015 We already know that smart daylighting can greatly reduce the need for artificial lighting. But what if you combined that technology with today’s ultra-efficient LEDs? And what if you then added smart sensors to intensify or dim artificial lighting as needed, according to both […]