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Feedback systems and ECSTASY

May 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

As any who regularly read my work should be aware, I have a fascination with the power of feedback systems to foster behavioral change (and here and …) and help foster more Energy Smart practices and to hasten the adoption of Energy Smart/Energy COOL technologies. This guest post by Milly Watt (which, in this context, […]

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Tags: electricity · Energy · energy cool · energy smart

Energy COOL: Solar Powered Farming

February 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL. Innovative combinations of rather straightforward, well-in-hand, technologies can offer […]

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Tags: agriculture · Energy · energy cool · solar

Energy COOL: Ecobuild brings together people focusing on solutions

December 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

While too much of the world’s attention turned to the falsehoods from climate deniers (such as Sarah Palin) about ClimateGate (Swifthack), there are people from around the world in Copenhagen seeking to find a path toward a global agreement to mitigate climate change. And, around the world, there are people striving to find and execute […]

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Tags: energy cool · energy smart · wind power

WIN to the Sixth Power

November 16th, 2009 · 10 Comments

With our ever mounting trade and budget deficits, unemployment above 10 percent (and, dependent on counting, un- and under-employment above 20 percent), looming peak oil and other resource (water, for example) limitations, enviornmental challenges, and ever-mounting climate chaos , we are in a very serious situation. Our serious challenges are, as the previous sentence suggests, […]

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Tags: algae · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · climate change · electricity · Energize America · Energy · energy cool · energy efficiency · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy

Energy COOL: Green Portable Schooling

November 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL. When determining how to prioritize action using, by definition, […]

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Tags: architecture · building green · Energy · energy cool · environmental · schools

Energy COOL: Searching for the Perfect Flush

November 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL. Humanity has treated natural resources as boundless. And, we […]

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Tags: eco-friendly · Energy · energy cool · energy efficiency · environmental · water

Showing some CURIOsity at The Mall

October 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Thronging The National Mall at this time are thousands of curious people, visiting the Solar Decathlon with the 20 energy efficient solar powered homes, being awed by their designs, their technologies, and their visions for the future.  Team Boston has centered their entire project around that very sense of curiosity, with CURIO House having as […]

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Tags: department of energy · Energy · energy cool · solar · solar decathlon · Solar Energy

Making an ICON-ic statement about a better tomorrow?

October 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments

The University of Minnesota’s Solar Decathlon team‘s handout to visitors to the DOE Solar Decathlon, which opens Thursday on the Mall in Washington, DC, (which I had a chance to visit earlier today) is subtitled “A New Tradition”. Their ICON Solar House hopefully is just that, a representation and sign of “a new tradition” that […]

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Tags: eco-friendly · Energy · energy cool · solar · solar decathlon · Solar Energy

An Illuminating Vision for Pavilion Living: VT’s Lumenhaus

October 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Imagine the environmentally conscious socialite and their new cottage at the Hamptons. That is the feel that Virginia Tech’s Lumenhaus gives in their, quite simply, luminous website and presentation of their entry into the  DOE Solar Decathlon, which opens Thursday on the Mall in Washington, DC, and which I had a chance to visit earlier […]

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Tags: Energy · energy cool · solar · solar decathlon · Solar Energy

Penn State’s Natural Fusion

October 6th, 2009 · 6 Comments

No, we’re not speaking about Cold Fusion, but Penn State’s entry into the DOE Solar Decathlon, which opens Friday on the Mall in Washington, DC.  Let’s take a look at some of Natural Fusion’s features from its website, which is dynamic, enabling rapid connection of concepts and approaches with the home’s physical layout.

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Tags: Energy · energy cool · energy smart · solar · solar decathlon · Solar Energy