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Clean tech stages a comeback in the smart building space
TechCrunch
After the clean tech boom went bust, the industry seemed to disappear from the tech world's focus as quickly as the billions of dollars that had been invested. But one sector — energy efficiency — has made a quick comeback with a little help from the Internet of Things. And the same investors that got burned before are rushing back to try their hand in a new version of the old game.
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Top 10 states take the 'LEED' in green building
EcoWatch
The U.S. Green Building Council released its annual list of the top 10 states for LEED. According to USGBC, LEED is "the world's most widely used and recognized green building rating system." USGBC ranked the states in terms of square feet of LEED space per state resident.
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Looking to get published this year?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of AFE Weekly Headlines, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AFE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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M&M predicts global acoustic insulation use will grow quickly through 2019
FMLink
MarketsandMarkets recently published a report on acoustic insulation materials, which have found wide acceptance in various industries, such as building and construction, transportation, industrial and others because of their superior acoustic and environmental resistance characteristics. The report estimates the global demand and market value for 2013, and projects the expected demand and market value by 2019.
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GSA could lead net-zero energy building revolution
RMI Outlet via Clean Technica
Imagine a future in which our buildings are resilient, self-powered, community resources. Not a kilowatt-hour of energy is wasted in a building, and on-site renewable energy systems meet every building's energy needs. Although this may seem like a futuristic dream, a recent policy recommendation to the United States General Services Administration could spark a market transformation that makes this vision a near-future reality.
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The cost of wind and solar power keeps dropping all over the world
Vox
Many people have probably heard that it's getting cheaper to install rooftop solar panels in the U.S. But that's just part of an even bigger trend. Since 2010, the cost of renewable energy has been plummeting all over the world.
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Ready or not, the US clean power 'revolution' is here
GreenBiz.com
Despite a few rumblings from the old energy regime, "the revolution transforming how the U.S. produces, delivers and consumes energy" continued in 2014, "and the long-term implications of these changes are coming into sharper focus," finds a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.
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The importance of properly reporting counterfeits
Tom Grace
The Independent Electrical Contractors and Eaton teamed up in 2013 to determine the current state of counterfeit awareness among IEC members in a joint survey. The results of this survey showed where the industry has gotten smarter about electrical counterfeits, but it also identified areas where the industry can step up and help prevent these unsafe lookalikes from causing harm to people and property.
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