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Intelligent facades generating electricity, heat and algae biomass

Windows that change their light permeability at the touch of a button; facades whose colour can be changed according to sunlight; facades and window parts in which transparent photovoltaic modules are integrated, or in which microalgae are bred to provide a home with its own biofuel... this is what buildings of the future could feature (or at least something similar). >> Read full article

Efficiency an engine of economic growth, Acadia study finds

The results of a study from Acadia Center (a non-profit, research and advocacy organization formerly known as ENE) show that reducing demand for energy has a “significant, positive impact on economic growth and job creation beyond those commonly acknowledged or measured”. >> Read full article

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Answering the “Call of Duty” to uncover gaming console energy use

Answering the “Call of Duty” to uncover gaming console energy use

In an act of utter selflessness and in pursuit of the common good, engineers at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently decided to satisfy their curiosity about how much electricity the latest gaming consoles consume... which required product testing, of course. >> Learn More…


Intermatic offers “dusk-to-dawn” fixed-mount electronic photo controls

Intermatic released a new line of “dusk-to-dawn” fixed-mount photo controls with electronic switching mechanisms for use in outdoor lighting fixtures. >> Read full article

Roxul integrates units to form Roxul Technical Insulation

Roxul has announced a new “strategic direction” for the North American Industrial, Marine & Offshore business. Effective January 1, the Roxul Industrial & Marine team will integrate with Rockwool Technical Insulation (RTI) to create Roxul Technical Insulation. >> Read full article

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It’s for your pocket! The FLIR C2 “full-featured” thermal camera

It’s for your pocket! The FLIR C2 “full-featured” thermal camera

FLIR Systems just unveiled its C2, referring to it as the “first full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera” designed to help professionals find patterns that expose hidden problems, such as sources of energy waste. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

ASHRAE Winter Conference 2015

Date & Location: January 24-28, 2015 • Chicago, Ill.
Info: New tracks for the conference include: Industrial Facilities; Large Buildings; Life Safety; Design of Energy and Water-Efficient Systems; Hospital Design and Codes. The Winter Conference is held in conjunction with the Int’l Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition. >> More Info

Globalcon 2015 Conference & Expo

Date & Location: March 17-18, 2015 • Philadelphia, Pa.
Info: Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, Globalcon 2015 is designed to help those seeking to expand their knowledge of developments in the energy field, explore new technologies, compare energy supply options, and learn about “innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies”. >> More Info

Energy Efficiency Global Forum 2015

Date & Location: May 12-13, 2015 • Washington, D.C.
Info: Organized by the Alliance to Save Energy (and endorsed by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance) EE Global is an invitation only-opportunity to join executives and policymakers from across sectors, disciplines and borders for two days with the goal of integrating “effective policies and business practices into actionable plans for the next generation of energy efficiency”. >> More Info