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Study: Smart thermostat market to grow tenfold by 2020
The Energy Collective
The global smart thermostat market could be worth nearly $1.4 billion by 2020, up from about $100 million today, according to a new market study from Navigant Research.
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What happens if you add lots of wind and solar power to the grid?
The Washington Post
Wind power is no longer an insignificant energy source in the United States. Turbines across the country provided 4 percent of the nation's electricity last year — enough to power half of Mexico. But as wind power (and its cousin, solar power) keeps expanding, it could pose some hassles and headaches for those in charge of the nation's electricity grid.
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Why energy efficiency is worth the investment
BUILDINGS
Considering an efficiency upgrade for your building? The financial benefits are bigger than ever, according to a new report by the Rhodium Group.
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Localizing LEED
EDC Magazine
One common criticism of LEED has always been the notion of taking a "one-size-fits-all" rating system and applying it to the entire building sector. If all sustainability is local, then surely LEED needed to respond to geographically distinct regional priority issues.
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Classic team collaboration goes digital
EDC Magazine
As the desire for project teams to improve communication, increase productivity and reduce paper usage grows, more and more AEC firms are taking their projects digital. The traditional method of printing drawings and marking them up by hand has become too paper intensive and time consuming, especially on projects with a tight budget and schedule. But even as firms replace their paper documents with electronic ones, they still find collaborating with their partners to be difficult.
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BTO releases EnergyPlus V8.1
BUILDINGS
Looking for a whole building energy simulation program? The Buildings Technology Office recently released an update to EnergyPlus, which allows commercial buildings professionals to model heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, other energy flows, and water use in their building.
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Why are wind turbine blades so thin?
Forbes
Nobody has all the answers to the world's energy questions, so New Scientist has teamed up with Statoil to search for solutions from New Scientist's audience. The question posed is: Why do wind turbines have such thin blades? Wouldn't it be more efficient for them to have wider blades in order to capture more of the wind’s energy?
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