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Smart Cities

A Critical Moment of Opportunity Demands an Open Smart Buildings Market

August 30th, 2021
Smart Buildings

The Whitehouse Turns Green with New Building Efficiency Policies

June 22nd, 2021
Smart Buildings

Building Occupancy Levels Matter to the Environment

“We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is spreading human suffering, infecting the global economy and upending people’s lives,” stated UN Secretary General António Guterres. “We must ensure that lessons are learned and that this crisis provides a watershed moment for health […]

Smart Buildings

Shell Announces Smart Building Partnerships with Sparkfund & GridPoint

“The Paris Agreement has sent a signal around the world. A new energy system is emerging. It will unfold over decades, moving at different paces in different places. The transition offers challenges, opportunities and tough choices for governments, businesses and customers,” states the Shell Energy Transition Report. Royal Dutch Shell, the British-Dutch oil and gas […]

Smart Buildings

SaaS for CRE – Like Having a FitBit for Your Building

Buildings contribute 40% of all energy use around the world, they consume 70% of all electricity and emit 40% of all greenhouse gases. Global initiatives such as the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations’ 17 sustainability goals have identified energy efficiency in buildings as the low hanging fruit in the fight against climate change. […]

Smart Buildings

New Energy Performance Directive Aims to make EU’s Building Stock “Nearly Zero Emissions” by 2050

A new year, a new energy directive for buildings. Over the festive period a political agreement on new rules for improving the energy performance of buildings was reached between negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. The new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to renovate Europe’s entire building stock by […]

Smart Cities

Now is The Time To Get Serious About Energy Efficiency!

The idea that we might be better off foregoing energy efficiency efforts and instead use the saved money to fuel inefficient buildings, is a compelling thought. Although environmentalists would certainly have something to say about it, and it is a depressing thought for those that have strived to develop the energy efficiency sector. Recent comments […]

Smart Cities

How Important is Environmental Responsibility for the Smart Tech Sector?

“The environmental movement is, in my view, the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world,” states to Myron Ebell, an adviser to the US president Donald Trump’s administration. Ebell said US voters had rejected what he dubbed the “expertariat” and said there was no doubt that Trump thinks that climate change is […]

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