Siemens Seeks To Optimize Microgrid Solutions With New Building Management System Integration

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:46:00 +0000

Siemens is pushing into microgrid development with news of the launch of a new microgrid test bed at its New Jersey R&D facility. The Siemens Advanced Microgrid Research and Demonstration Lab will work to integrate more traditional power generation, storage, and management solutions with Siemen’s core solutions in the building automation and cloud platform space

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Fully Charged Tours The Net Zero Energy Moonstone House

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 20:05:35 +0000

The Moonstone House was meticulously designed and built between 2002 and 2009 to put the best renewable and energy efficiency technologies of its day to the test. Better than that, the owner continues to search out the latest and greatest technologies to showcase them throughout the property. Robert Llewelyn and Fully Charged visited Moonstone House and dug into why it exists and why it continues to evolve so many yeas later

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The Science Channel Presents: “Inside the Tesla Gigafactory”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 17:53:13 +0000

The Science Channel has a new series called Super Factories that focuses on the marvels of modern engineering. The show reveals epic engineering feats. It began this week with the Tesla Gigafactory. Super Factories explores engineering as a new frontier and gives viewers an inside look at the state-of-the-art factories that create the world’s most innovative products at insane speeds

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Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 01:43:33 +0000

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy

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Empire State Building Slashes Carbon Emissions By 40% With Energy Saving Upgrades

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 16:05:41 +0000

Empire State BuildingIn 1931, the Empire State Building was a beacon of hope to a world devastated by economic collapse. Today, it is once again sending a message of hope that lowering carbon emissions from the built environment is not only possible, it is the fiscally responsible thing to do.

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Shelter-At-Home Project: DIY LED Lighting Upgrade

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 18:22:49 +0000

The coronavirus outbreak has forced many into an unplanned staycation at home for several weeks already and no end date is in sight. One can only spend so much time on Netflix, YouTube, Duolingo, and Khan Academy before looking for more exciting projects to tackle. Upgrading to LED light bulbs is one such upgrade that offers not only energy savings every month, but more control over the type of lighting being provided and a more pleasing aesthetic. Curious? Let’s jump in

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10+ Years in Cleantech

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 05:10:50 +0000

A decade ago, wind power was already basically cost-competitive with conventional power sources, utility-scale solar was significantly more expensive but starting to bloom, and electric vehicles were hardly a blip on the horizon and basically unknown to most of us. How did that change in the past 10 years

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Your Journey Toward A Fully Electric Future Starts With A Single Step

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 15:00:05 +0000

Every journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle starts with a single step. It starts with a dissatisfaction for the status quo. With all that said, my encouragement to you today is to take your next step. Take the step that sits in front of you, whether that be to give up your car in favor of a bike, to purchase an electric vehicle, to install solar on your roof, to add a battery backup system, or even to upgrade your electrical panel if that’s what’s in the cards

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A Peak Inside the Unisphere, One of the World’s Largest Net-Zero Buildings

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 12:10:59 +0000

By Marlene Cimons It is hard to build a net-zero building — one that produces more energy than it consumes — in the middle of a city. For one thing, nearby skyscrapers might block sunlight from reaching rooftop solar panels. For another, urban office buildings are cramped for space, and it generally isn’t possible to set up wind turbines on site. But Martine Rothblatt, head of United Therapeutics, would not yield when it came to the company’s new headquarters. When designers warned that erecting a net-zero building in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland would be a formid”It is hard to build a net-zero building — one that produces more energy than it consumes — in the middle of a city. For one thing, nearby skyscrapers might block sunlight from reaching rooftop solar panels. For another, urban office buildings are cramped for space, and it generally isn’t possible to set up wind turbines on site

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